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As Dozens Of US Cities Head Into A Bidding War For Amazon's Second Headquarters - WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO WIN?

With bidding of the second headquarters of Amazon, one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms starting NOW.

What will it take to win?

Three Essential Tips For Securing A Place On The NEPO Framework

The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) is inviting companies to bid for a place on a construction framework worth £300m over the next four years. By separating housing from public...

Five Components for Winning A Project For HS2


Any business can bid for contracts. Not any business can win them.

Have you got everything you need to win?

Here are our 5 top tips for winning a project for HS2

Winning Leadership


Shine BidAnne McNamara - Woman of The Year Winner 2017

Shine’s Masterplan© for Bid winning

Shine CEO Anne McNamara outlines the company’s approach to winning, using art and science.

The starting point for all our bids is what the customer (our client’s client) wants and what’s the best...

'How to Win Government Contracts in the UK 2017'

Interesting Times

There has never been a more interesting and exciting time to be bidding for government work in the UK.

There has never been so much uncertainty, confusion, and chaos before...

Building a great bid team – by ditching the Bid God Leader

Working with a great bid team is inspiring and energising.  You come out of a project meeting with a sense of purpose, a clear direction and inspiration as to what to do next.

We Win Bids.

In the early 00’s we fell into bid management – we won’t pretend that there was a strategic plan – it was all quite random.

We won six major bids in a row and thought, “how hard can it be?” We lost the next three bids and realised that it was ridiculously hard.

To win systematically we needed foolproof systems, processes and amazing people. We are now working with Plc’s, Fortune 500’s and VC backed start-ups globally. We win way over 80% of what we bid, and we are constantly coming up with new and innovative ways to keep our clients ahead of their competition.

This blog was created to share some of our secrets with you...enjoy!


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