Bid Writing

Bid writing and bid management is a skill. Thornton & Lowe is a corporate member of APMP (Association of Proposal Management Professionals) and we have a team of directly employed bid professionals who work across the UK to maximise our clients' success. 

Our success rate is in excess of 75%

Bid Resource

Our Bid Resource Division have access to a talent pool of over 500 highly experienced and vetted bid professionals, covering a variety of sectors and specialisms.

We supply temporary and permanent Bid Writers, Bid Managers and Bid Directors.

Bid Training 

Our bid and tender writing training courses are designed to help you write a clear, concise, competitive and compelling bid.

Our training courses are accredited by the CPD certification service which enables us to award CPD points to delegates who complete our training courses.

Bid Creative

Over the years Thornton & Lowe has developed a sector leading solution for bid design, print and production.

If you need your bid, presentation or pitch to wow the buyers, standout and clearly demonstrate why your organisation's solution is better, then you need to make contact

Tender Library 

Tender library is our market leading bid management software.

Recently updated to make the process of writing and submitting tenders up to 30% more efficient. 

Tender Pipeline 

Tender Pipeline, our FREE tender alerts platform. 

Find and receive new contract alerts to your inbox. Plus gain competitor insights as well as competitor contract wins. 

Sign up today and win more contracts

Bid Writing Consultancy

Established in 2009 Thornton & Lowe has always had a single focus; helping our clients win more contracts through the provision of sector leading bid and tender support services.

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Kayleigh BerryKayleigh Berry
08:54 10 May 22
I did a Bid Training Course with Charles Grosstephan recently and it was very insightful, allowing me to reflect on how I write and how my style should change in order to be most successful when submitting bids in the future. Charles was very personable and the general learning environment was very comfortable which allowed us to feel at ease/relaxed whilst learning key information, rather than it feeling like we were in a strict classroom .I highly recommend to anyone who wants to finely tune their bid writing skills!
Samena BegumSamena Begum
08:09 09 May 22
Samena Begum - OMG Education CICThe training was very interesting and I learnt many qualities about bid writing as I am new to this. Charles was a very good trainer
Clara FoleyClara Foley
12:31 06 May 22
Thoroughly enjoyed my Bidding and Tendering Masterclass with Thornton & Lowe. Charles shared his in-depth knowledge and experiences, which provided me with an interesting perspective into the bidding industry. Would recommend this masterclass to anyone looking to develop their understanding whilst experiencing a fun few days!
Shelley RussellShelley Russell
13:18 26 Apr 22
My initial concerns about how the 2-day Bid / Tender Masterclass could be effectively facilitated over a Zoom call were soon dispelled. Charles is an upbeat trainer who delivered the course in an engaging manner. He clearly has a lot of expertise on this subject and also imparted plenty of helpful tips. Having little experience in Bid Writing myself, I found the content of the course highly useful and feel certain that this new knowledge will benefit me in future endeavours.
James KewinJames Kewin
16:10 08 Nov 17
The trainer Charles was excellent in providing thorough and easily understandable guidance on everything on bid writing, from preparing for bids right through to submission. The resources provided gave me plenty to work through once I completed the course and have proven very useful for reference in my writing.

Each year we:

Write and support nearly 400 bids and tenders 


'' We have developed a great work relationship with Thornton & Lowe and this had resulted in tender success. Thornton & Lowe listened to our requirements and added value by going the extra mile with each of our tender submissions. standards are very high and we would recommend Thornton & Lowe's service to others. ''

                                                                                                                                            - Grace McGrath, Danfo (UK) Ltd

Train over 1000 delegates on bid writing 


'' So useful! I will definitely by taking it back with me and applying it as much as i can. In terms of bid courses, I have been on one other but this was by far the best. A lot of different people could get value from it - no matter what sector. Kept me interested all the way through. Thank you! ''

                                                                        - Eleanor Wills, Business Development Coordinator, Morrison Utility Service Ltd

Win over 75% of the contracts we help our clients bid for  

If our clients win; we win as they stay with us over the years for continued support.

Why Thornton & Lowe

Offices across the UK

Greater Manchester, Tyne and wear, Central Scotland and through our acquisition of Win That Bid in 2015, a London presence. We also regularly support clients from outside the UK

Directly employed Bid Professionals

Our investment in staff ensures quality, consistency and allows us to build long term relationships with our clients. Please see our Bid Management Team.

Our clients win more work

Our success rate is in excess of 75%. This is achieved through working with a group of excellent clients, alongside our input on bid strategy (including bid, no bid decisions), provision of bid writing and bid management expertise. 

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If you would like to understand our experience in any specific sector please get in touch. 

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Every Client is important to us and we really do care

We appreciate how crucial winning a tender can be. It can be the difference between a company continuing to trade or not, keeping local staff employed. Your tender will never simply be a "writing project"; our entire staff are continually trained on how important each tender really can be and this is why we really do go the extra mile to maximise your success.

Which sectors do we work in? 

We have worked in over 120 different sectors over the years and apply our bid expertise across these. core areas include:

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Contact Info

  • 40 Higher Bridge Street Bolton BL1 2HA
  • West Port Business Centre, 1 Old School Road, Cupar KY15 4EZ
  • The Jewellery Business Centre 95 Spencer Street Birmingham B18 6DA

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