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Boosting your business with bids, tenders and awards

Boosting your business with bids, tenders and awards

Does applying for awards add value to your business? And why should you consider getting help with award applications and tender writing? We speak to two of the region’s leading experts about simplifying the application process to get the most value.

Nicola Moss, Regional Support Coordinator for FSB East Midlands and Rachel Hayward, Managing Director, Ask the Chameleon

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Have you ever applied for tenders or other commercial contracts and been unsuccessful?

Have you tried to access funding for your business, but struggled?

Have you applied previously applied for a business award and not been shortlisted?

Crucially, do you know why?

The process of applying for awards, funding and tenders can seem like a dark art, but there are actually sound principles in place which govern your chances of success.

Unfortunately, too many small businesses either don’t know how to navigate the applications process, or don’t have the time to do it properly.

In this episode of the Love Business Podcast, professional bid writer Rachel Hayward, founder and managing director of Derby-based consultancy Ask the Chameleon, demystifies the process.

She is joined by Nicola Moss, regional support coordinator of the FSB in the East Midlands, to share their top tips on putting together a winning application and giving insight into their formula for success.

Rachel has helped to secure countless business awards and more than £4m of funding for her clients since 2015, and she can do the same for you.

So, if you’ve been plugging away for years with applications which don’t seem to go anywhere, this podcast may be the key to reversing your fortunes.

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