If you don't know how to bid for public and private sector contracts (or even how to find out about them) this workshop will demystify the process.
It is possible for smaller businesses, charities and social enterprises to win grants and contracts - you just need to know-how.
You'll leave fully armed with the knowledge to start bidding successfully.
At this event our panel will discuss:
- Finding out about opportunities
- An insight into how procurement departments work in the public and private sector as well as larger organisations
- Deciding what work to bid for and whether collaboration would help
- Understanding what might make you win or lose a tender
- Practical advice on writing bids and grants
- Understanding your business better and what your value proposition is
And, they’ll be time for a Q&A with our procurement experts and facilitated breakout discussions.
Chaired by Emma Mills-Sheffield, who will be joined by our panel who have experiences from both sides of the process:
- Cliff Youngman, Head of Procurement, Brighton & Hove City Council
- Jo Crease, CEO, Together Co
- Tim Hague, Director of Property and Infrastructure, Shoreham Port
This will be an interactive event with questions and answers and a chance to work on your business in small groups.
You’ll leave with an action plan you can put in place with your new skills.
Peter Middleton, Creative Essence Life Coaching
"Catch The Wave: Smart bidding helped me to understand all aspects of the bidding process, I particularly enjoyed the diversity of the panelists in terms of their industry experience and how their area of expertise. I was able to get more focused on my personal offerings, and the time frames, also the value of discernment and saying no when necessary. I would recommend to anyone."
Who by? Emma Mills-Sheffield, Mindsetup Ltd. Having spent the last 15 years in industry, Emma has led major proposals and pursuits, sales PMOs, managed programmes and process improvements then broadening into training delivery programmes for bidding, workshop facilitation and coaching.
Across the financial services sector, creative and digital industries and engineering consultancy she’s experienced working with, and tendering to, public sector organisations, FTSE100 and Fortune500 companies, charities and start-ups.
Design by Excell Design and Marketing
Catch the Wave is a business support programme for anyone in the city who wants to launch and grow a business. It includes affordable workshops, useful resources and expert mentoring sessions.
Designed and delivered by Brighton Chamber, Catch the Wave includes practical, interactive sessions and runs from November 2020 to July 2021.
What's the refund policy?
Places are limited, and events are usually oversubscribed. Please give two working days’ notice via email for a refund* or you’ll be required to pay for your place in full.
*Eventbrite booking fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or there are duplicate charges.
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Time: 9.15am - 11.45am
Date: Thu 15 / 07 / 21
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