Bid Writing


The business world has never been tougher. Stay still, and you risk going backwards. No wonder business development has become so important, and the quality of your bid writing such a key differentiator. A multitude of companies offer bid writing services these days. Such a wide choice poses a challenge, but also an opportunity. At HALO, we hope the crowded market place will ultimately allow the quality of our writing to shine through. For bidders, it's a great opportunity to make sure your expertise, experience and value for money permeate your entire bid.


We write winning bids while minimising disruption to the client. In fact nimbleness is a HALO Bid Writing USP. And it creates better bids. Why? Because too often, the best brains of a company do not contribute to the bid process. Chances are your frontline stars are too focused on the day job, or fear getting sucked into a maelstrom. We understand that focus, that fear. Yet our conviction persists that the best bids require the best input. HALO Bid Writing excels at interviewing busy senior managers. We ask the right questions, we grasp concepts quickly, and we're as flexible as high-powered corporate life demands. Can't speak until midnight? No problem. Need to meet at a cafe on the South Bank? Delighted.


Jon Scott started HALO Bid Writing in 2012. A former bid editor at Interserve Justice, where he wrote and oversaw the company's £500m prisons bid submitted in April 2012, Jon has also worked in the Business Development arm of G4S Care & Justice. Applying writing and operational expertise, he helped the company win 15-year contracts for Birmingham and Featherstone prisons. Total contract value exceeds £1bn. Jon has also written bids for Babcock, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier, Carillion and Interserve. Uniquely among bid writers, Jon has worked as a journalist, PR copywriter and senior operational manager within both the public and private sectors. This rare combination of skills gives HALO Bid Writing a key advantage. We sound authoritative yet understanding, impressive yet realistic. Jon has worked in and written about prisons since the start of the millennium, and as such is a specialist within the justice sector. However he has also written about or for numerous other sectors, from social care, childrens' services and healthcare to defence, new media and marketing. New subject matter appeals more than frightens, and HALO Bid Writing may use specialist writers with prior approval from the client.

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