Meet the Team

Martin Smith
Martin Smith

Managing Director

As Managing Director of Bid Solutions I am passionate about helping clients win new business. Today’s bid and proposal industry is unrecognisable from my early days as a trainee bid manager. With increasingly savvy procurement professionals, more competition and new technology changing the way we bid, it is my job as Managing Director to ensure we offer you market leading people, tools, training and solutions to help you win more business. Prior to joining Bid Solutions I spent 10 years at global IT organisations. I held positions such as Head of Professional Services and Head of Bid & Proposal Management. I have served on the UK APMP Board and remain an active member. I’m a bit of an exercise junkie. Skiing, running, triathlons, golf – basically anything that gets me into the great outdoors.

Lisa Easthope
Lisa Easthope

Operations Director

I joined Bid Solutions four years ago as the office administrator and have progressed in that time to Operations Director. I can’t believe where the time has gone. It’s certainly been an interesting journey. I am responsible for managing the admin team, finance, training and driving process improvements (the team love my new processes).
Chilling at home with family and friends or with my head stuck in a good book. I enjoying travelling and have already booked my holidays for the next two years.

Ben Hannon
Ben Hannon

Senior Consultant

As a Senior Consultant, I am responsible for consistently providing long-term success for our clients in an increasingly competitive market. I achieve this through a personable and professional approach, along with a continuous education of the industry, ensuring that I speak the same language as fellow bid and proposal professionals.
Having progressed through the ranks at Bid Solutions, I understand the culture and winning mentality that ensures we stand out from the crowd. I am an active member of the APMP and enjoy networking at local events. Come find me and say hello!
I enjoy keeping active and find Crossfit to be a great way to de-stress whilst feeding my competitive nature. As well as this, my weekends will usually include watching another typically frustrating Arsenal performance. Not good for the blood pressure.

Lavanya Ram
Lavanya Ram

Senior Consultant

After taking a career break to raise two children I have now come back in to recruitment working as a Senior Consultant.
I manage the recruitment lifecycle from start to finish and thrive on the different challenges that are thrown my way. I love the responsibility of being able to drive the whole process and enjoy the interaction with the clients and candidates.
Whilst managing client expectations and maintaining a quality service are always high on my agenda, I like to ensure that the candidates also receive a positive experience. I take great satisfaction from knowing that I was involved in helping an individual find the right job.
When not working you can find me playing with Barbies with my seven year old daughter or Spider-man with my three year old son. On most occasions it’s playing referee between their fights though!