Charlotte started her bid and proposals career as one of the world’s first Bid and Proposals Apprentices back in 2013. She has since gained a wealth of bid management experience leading multidiscipline proposals within the IT Services industry and now manages the bid team within the IT Services division in NG Bailey.
She has a passion for creating and promoting initiatives that will encourage best practice and drive change. This includes making a number of improvements to the way that bids are created and managed within the business and developing tools to ensure the bid process is efficient and adds value to proposals.
In 2017 she was part of the Strategic Proposals’ Rising Stars award programme which recognised outstanding individuals aged under 30 within bid and proposals and she also completed her APMP Practitioner qualification.
After digging into research showing clear inequalities in the bid and proposals profession (such as the Bid Solutions Salary Survey), and working closely with a number of people in the industry regarding the specific diversity issues highlighted; Women in Bids and Proposals was created!
There are many ‘Women in…’ associations that have made huge steps in tackling the diversity issues faced by their industries and Charlotte has been working closely with a number of these associations to gain an insight into how Women in Bids and Proposals can really make a difference! She is aiming to create a positive and inspiring network of professionals who can provide guidance to each other, and to achieve a more equal and diverse workforce within the industry in the very near future.
Women in Bids and Proposals promotes diversity in the UK bid and proposal profession by supporting and providing valuable networking opportunities to anyone working within the industry.
Women in Bids and Proposals seeks to promote diversity in the UK bid and proposal profession. We’ll be providing networking opportunities and support for individuals, creating toolkits to help organisations to monitor and embrace diversity within their bid and proposal functions, and aiming to help attract young people to careers within the profession.
The group aims to take practical and positive steps, building on extensive research that’s highlighted diversity challenges in the bidding world. We already have the support of a number of leading organisations in our profession. We’ll draw on the experiences of other similar bodies in other industries, to ensure that this a success.
Membership is free, and is open to anyone working in bids and proposals in the UK, irrespective of their gender.