• Guidance on finding and accessing tender opportunities
  • Specialist in accessing and winning public sector tender opportunities
  • Tender writing skills and training

Key Areas of Expertise
Tendering, bid writing, new opportunities, public sector contracts, construction contracts, social value, NEPO.

Background
Mel Carr Business Services are regionally focused specialists who help businesses find and win proposals, contracts and tenders, and secure places on supply chains and as subcontractors to larger businesses. Our hands-on support and training has helped businesses across the region secure over £430m in new work. We work extensively across every sector and size of business – helping start-ups secure their first contract through to helping established businesses win tenders that have transformed their business. We are leading specialists in accessing and winning public sector contracts, working closely with Council and other purchasing teams across the region, and in providing workshops, training and hands-on advice to businesses wanting to understand and access their opportunities.

Mel Carr
Mel’s background includes running her own business, and working in sales, marketing and businesses development teams at senior level in construction and recruitment. Since 2010, her work as a dedicated business advice professional has enabled her to work alongside hundreds of businesses across every sectors, including delivering hands-on tender and procurement advice on behalf of North Tyneside and Newcastle Councils, and full range of expert growth support for local businesses. Mel has won millions of pounds in contract and tenders for local businesses, including start-ups, helping family-run firms secure transformational contracts, and not-for-profit organisations retain crucial contracted work.

Working with us
We offer direct, expert advice on any aspect and finding and winning new business: a friendly chat on the phone, reviewing some of your previous proposals or tenders, advising on your best route to grow your business, mentoring you and your team, and full hands-on bid and tender writing. We have extensive knowledge and understanding of how and why businesses win work, what makes a winning proposal or tender, and have wide-ranging knowledge and contacts across many markets to help businesses understand their best way forward. We are keen to share what we have and know to help secure growth, success and jobs for every local business.


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