Bid writing to grow your business

7th July 2022

Bid writing to grow your business

7th July 2022
Starts at 12:00pm
Ends at 3:00pm

A focus on bidding can help with your business development and overall business strategy, allowing you to access more opportunities as well as understand your competition, build potential partnerships and receive feedback, which will inform your future operations.

Led by Business West’s experienced Bid Manager, Catherine Simpson, this online, interactive workshop is for businesses based in Somerset, with ambitious growth plans for the future.

What will I learn?

The workshop will focus on:

• Why having an agreed approach to bids is important for your business, including funding applications

• How to find and respond to opportunities with limited resources

• What role policies, social value and accreditations play in writing responses

• How to win bids

• How to track success

What will I take away?

You will have a better understanding of what is required to complete a bid/grant application. Understanding how it will be assessed and how you will monitor your progress. Plus you will learn how to write a winning bid and find those important opportunities.

Who can attend?

This workshop is open to registered businesses based in Somerset. Businesses must have ambitious growth plans, be over 12 months old, employ more than two people and have growth plans that will look to increase employment.

Please note this does not include Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset.

How much does it cost?

This workshop is free to attend. This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Can you offer support after the workshop?

Our Somerset Business Growth Programme offers 1-2-1 business support. Find out more here.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

The  UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.  For more information, visit

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