Learn from Lord Coe and create the winning bid

July 03, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The North East Regional Portal (TNERP) has launched a series of bid writing workshops designed specifically for the region’s companies.

We only have to consider London’s recent 2012 Olympic Games win, to understand the importance of creating and submitting an outstanding bid.

The nation celebrated as it learned that London beat Paris, after bids from Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated.

Yet February 2005 told a very different story, as an initial appraisal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ranked London as a poor third and made several criticisms of their bid.

This slowly began to turn around thanks to the strength of London's presentation and the impact of bid leader Lord Coe, and finally lead to success, as we learned that Britain would be hosting the Olympics for the first time since 1948.

So how did they manage to lay to rest uncertainty about their claims? And how can you learn to do the same for your proposal?

An interactive one-day bid writing workshop has been developed to help North East companies improve their bid writing and presentation skills learning from the London 2012 experience.

For further information, contact the Regional Portal on (0191) 4872002.

The trainer for the courses is bid writing expert David Ward whose impressive track record has seen him work for organisations like NASA, One North East and Scottish Enterprise.

“The workshop will analyse the infamous ‘winning bid’, that Lord Coe KCB and his team submitted to the Olympic Committee, to provides delegates a thorough insight into bidding process,” explains David.

“Delegates then have six months free access to a ‘Community of Practice’, online resource that allows them to share experiences and learning with peers and the course tutors. This is a powerful and proven way to advance and gain further competence in the subject and means that delegates can learn at their own pace, wherever and whenever they choose.

“Mentoring is also available online before the workshop to address immediate concerns.

“The content is a combination of quizzes and tests, worked examples and group exercises, using tools that will solve actual problems in the workplace.”

Workshops will take place on the following dates:

 13 July in Sunderland
 14 September at NetPark in Sedgefield

Call (0191) 487 2002, email info@n-e-life.co.uk or visit www.n-e-life.com for more information about the bid writing workshops.