Bid Solutions were engaged in early May 2015 by Heather Elliott, Portfolio Office Lead, to source a Bid Manager for The Nichols Group – the first dedicated bid professional the company has ever hired. As a family run business, finding the right personality fit was as important as sourcing the necessary skills. As the leading provider of bid and proposal professionals, we were confident that we could provide The Nichols Group with the right fit, both culturally and professionally.
Having provided an initial shortlist of candidates within two days, Heather swiftly made her decision as to who she would like to interview. Through the following weeks we navigated candidates through the interview process, with all applicants receiving positive feedback. The hiring process was quick and straightforward; the initial brief was taken in May and the successful candidate started in June.
Heather Elliot, Portfolio Office Lead at The Nichols Group
“It was apparent from my initial conversation with Heather that The Nichols Group placed great importance on maintaining the values that were established forty years ago. We took this into account when briefing candidates on the opportunity, ensuring that they had the right blend of bid management skills and personality to fit in seamlessly with their prospective colleagues. Heather’s passion for success and desire to provide employees with a friendly and convivial work environment made it very easy to sell the opportunity to candidates.”
Ben Hannon, Recruitment Director at Bid Solutions