Testimonials

Providing Quality Bid Writing Services

 

"After being faced with an Invitation to Tender that was very much out of our comfort zone, we approached John at Executive Compass. John ran through how he would deal with the process of obtaining information and then putting together draft responses for review and additions as required.

This process ran smoothly, despite being in the heart of the holiday season and a mix of telephone interviews and emails provided the responses required. We scored very highly and were awarded a place on a framework that was strategically important to our future business. I would not hesitate in returning to John and his team in the future". 

Mark Denman, T Denman and Sons Limited
 

"Real Life Options have enjoyed a successful business partnership with Executive Compass for the past 18 months. During that time we have engaged the services of Neil, John and the team on numerous occasions, several of them at very short notice; on each and every occasion our experience has been positive.

The tenders that have been completed for us have been to an exceptional standard and always delivered prior to agreed timescales. These factors alone would have been enough for us to continue our partnership with Executive Compass, but the service offered is so much more.

You approach Neil with a major headache caused by the daunting prospect of writing 20,000 words and within no time at all you are reassured and a huge weight is lifted from your shoulders.  This is in no small part down to the professionalism of everyone at Executive Compass; but what really struck us as unique was their desire to really understand the ethos of our organisation and the fact that that they genuinely cared about the sustainable development of our organisation.

We would, without reservation recommend Neil and his team to everyone who was looking for dedicated professional business advice and support."

Gary Hooper, Real Life Options

 
"We had occasion to use Executive Compass for the first time last year. From the initial contact to starting to work on a project we found them responsive, professional and extremely knowledgeable.
Whether dealing on the phone or face to face they were always accessible regardless of the time of day.
The project was delivered on time and has resulted in us achieving Tier 1 status with the supplier so reaching our desired outcome. We are confident we could have not done this without the input of Executive compass
Michael Lee is a pleasure to deal with always remaining calm when around us all was quite frenetic
I would have no hesitation on recommending Executive Compass
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Lorraine Scott, STO Ltd, Glasgow
 
 
"We are highly satisfied with the service, advice, help and support we have received from Executive Compass® and Michael Lee. Would definitely use your services again in the future, and highly recommend your services"

Julie Slater, Trust Homecare Ltd, Barnsley

 

"We needed our tender application to be swift as we had a tight deadline. Executive Compass worked efficiently and with good communication. We also won the tender!"

James Lewis, Meercat Workboats

 

"I entered my first tender process at the tail end of 2013 and contacted Executive Compass. This proved to be an excellent decision. In essence I knew my company provided a very good level of service but if like me you struggle to present yourself in a way that convinces others then John and the team at EC are who you need to help you achieve this.

If you approach this expecting them to do all the work you will not succeed it is very much a team approach, you are encouraged and guided to gather the evidence needed to convince others of your competence this is packaged, proof read and tweaked before finally presented in a very professional manner.

This teamwork ensured we not only secured our contract, but achieved the highest quality rating from the process an outstanding result, thanks John."

Mick Fogarty, Fogarty Care Services Ltd 

 

"The team worked closely with my team on the production of a critical PQQ in advance of completing the most important tender to date for our Business Unit. Michael's advice was invaluable for the specific piece of work but, importantly, was adopted by the team to enable us to benefit for all future tenders as well. To the point and direct, Michael's advice helped us review how we tackled these procurement exercises and I have no doubt our processes are improved because of it. Thank you."

James Kippenberger, Big Hand, London


"Au début de cette année 2011 j’avais à remplir un questionnaire pour un appel d’offre pour une municipalité de Londres. Étant une petite entreprise, j’ai décide de faire appel à des experts et je me félicite tout les jours de cette décision car Neil Capstick, de « Executive Compass », est une vraie merveille. Son professionnalisme, son enthousiasme sont d’un autre monde, et bien qu’étant une petite entreprise Neil s’est complètement investi dans ce projet, comme si il faisait parti de notre équipe, ET nous avons gagne le contrat !!
Merci mille fois Neil et au prochain appel d’offre !!
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Claire Damblat, The Distribution Company, London
(I think she is saying good things about our writing but I do not speak French!)


"I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to Executive Compass for the presentation on Bid Writing Skills at a work shop held on Thursday 29 September.
Having prepared previous bids for which we have had minimal success, we were hoping as a company to learn a bit more from the presentation. We can say that the workshop was pitched at exactly the right level for novices and those, like ourselves who just needed the extra bit of guidance. The presentation style kept us interested and we thought it very detailed given the time constraints. Even during breaks the team were more than happy to sit with us to clarify and give further information.
We can without a doubt say that we have definitely learned much more than we anticipated about bid writing and should be able to apply this to our own future bids
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Mason Clark Associates, Leeds

"Executive Compass has helped our business to win a large contract with Centrica by working with us on the tender process. The team looked at our business polices and brought them in line with legislation and he has worked hard for us.
We would say if you have not yet used his service give him a try. CLI will be using his service in the future to win us more contracts
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Malcolm Edwards, CLI Heating, South Wales


"I have found Neil to be very pleasant and knowledgeable he is always available and helpful at all times. He helped a little company win a big job. This has enabled us to expand our business which has given us more opportunities. We would highly recommend his services to anyone"

Martin Granger, M J Granger Grounds Maintenance Ltd, Hitchen


"This was our first attempt at public sector tendering. Neil not only assisted us in our submission, but also with the background evidence which supported it. We will continue to use Executive Compass in the future and have no hesitation in recommending their services

Mike Gardiner, Two Acre Kennels, Norwich

 

"Fast, reliable and huge efforts made to get our tender done within few days of the deadline. Excellent services"
Gus Zarrugh, AFAQ Cleaning Services, Tripoli
 
 
"Thank you very much for all your help, you have been invaluable to our business and I won’t hesitate in using your services again."
John Allard, South West Building & Maintenance Ltd, Cornwall
 
 
"Neil is superbly experienced in his field. He works in an intelligent, industrious and participative way to get your company positioned to win business."
David Cliff MD, Gedanken Ltd, Sunderland
 
 
"I have used Neil from Executive Compass on four occasions and have no problem recommending him. He assisted me with the PQQ and tenders and offers advice and guidance all the way. An intelligent wordsmith who knows his job and does it well. The service he delivers goes far beyond your expectations a person who takes pride in his job and treats you as if you were the only important client he has no matter how small the job. Each time is another step on the learning curve. Thanks Neil"
Mick Rickwood, Access2all
 
 
"His practical approach is refreshing in that it has challenged our thinking in a friendly way and has allowed us to rethink some of the core aspects of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending Neil to others in a similar role."
Mark Law, AMS, London

 
"I have a lot of time for Neil Capstick. Affable, efficient, studious and with time to listen it is very clear to see why he has been so successful to date.
When it comes to needing the knowledge required to write a tender that will win you work. You will have to go a long way to find anyone better than Neil Capstick
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Paul Robson, Get More Sales
 
 
"I have known Neil for many years, he is dedicated to achieving the very best results for his clients, he is approachable as well as conscientious and will go that extra mile to help you secure that contract."
M Maychell, Feed the cat
 

"I am delighted with the submission. I aplaud your professionalism and attention to detail. It has been a pleasure working with Executive Compass® on this project"
Euan Caskie, Caskie Limited