John Bilcliffe – Bid Writer

John Bilcliffe – Bid Writer

John is a Bid Writer with years of experience securing public sector contracts. He has a degree in business with economics from the University of Northumbria and is a self proclaimed ‘tender writer extraordinaire’. His years of experience in the field means he knows how to handle pressure and always meets the necessary deadlines. In his spare time he walks dogs and is a season ticket holder at Newcastle United (and has been for over a decade!). He may also be the worlds biggest Nicolas Cage fan.

Lydia Cauldwell-Ball – Bid Writer

Lydia Cauldwell-Ball – Bid Writer

Lydia has a degree in History from the University of York and joined the team in 2018 as a Graduate. Lydia provides the team with an extensive skill set that supports the writing of tenders for our clients through her proactive and positive approach. She thrives under pressure and always plans effectively to meet every deadline. She consistently has the cleanest desk in the office and is a lover of all things George Michael.

Nick Rowland – Bid Writer

Nick Rowland – Bid Writer

A BA (Hons) Geography graduate from Lancaster University, Nick has been a valued member of the team since 2018. He provides yet more talent and enthusiasm for our bid-writing team, using the experience from his degree to help continue our growth. Nick is a self-motivated and goal-driven individual, fitting into our values and helping us drive for excellence. When not writing Bids, he can be found at the gym or watching Messi highlights.

James Miller- Digital Marketing Executive

James Miller- Digital Marketing Executive

James is a young and enthusiastic member of the team with bags of talent and potential. James joined the team in 2017 and works with the team to improve our digital presence. He earned a Level 3 in Digital Marketing in 2018 and continues to help grow our brand every day. He eats chicken for every meal and when he isn’t being a digital grandmaster, he’s honing his Jiu Jitsu skills.

Tim Ward – Managing Director

Tim Ward – Managing Director

Tim established Bid and Research Development in 2013 and has overseen the growth of the company to become the UKs leading Bid Writing Consultancy. Achieving an unrivalled 94% bidding success rate having won over £2.5 Billion worth of contracts for their customer base.

With a degree in Architecture and a varied background in Construction, Educations, Risk Management and much more, Tim has successfully secured multi million pound contracts for companies in a broad range of sectors. When he isn’t running the business, he’s playing tennis, swimming, spending time with his family or training to beat Mo Farah in the Great North Run.

Catie Ward – Director of Research

Catie Ward – Director of Research

Catie joined the team in 2014 bringing professional experience in undertaking result focused research, holding research based degrees in both Sociology and a Masters Degree in Health. Through an in house designated research function the team are supported with the highest quality data and information to support development of high quality work.

Catie’s background both as an independent research professional and within the NHS provide her with the experience required to quickly understand complex information, to think divergently and to identify information which adds value to the bidding process or through stand alone research. When she isn’t working with the team, she’s spending time with her family or smashing the gym (yet another avid gym goer in the office!)

Jess Ward – Marketing & Admin Assistant

Jess Ward – Marketing & Admin Assistant

As a longstanding member of the team Jess has developed a strong understanding of all aspects of the business. She is a proactive administrative support function supporting the progression of both bidding and research opportunities.

Additionally Jess takes a lead in implementing marketing activities with the team ensuring we are keeping you up to date with changes both in the world of procurement and in the way that we work to keep our customers winning.

Alongside her work with the team Jess is studying Mathematics at Newcastle University.