Bids after Brontë, Ransome & Simenon
Would-be writers are often told to read widely before picking up a pen. Bill Foster believes proposals also benefit from such scrutiny and often uses classics in storyboard and wider training.
Next January, Bill Foster marks 20 years in bids, 15 of these leading bid consultancy and training at Foster Brandt.
Bill’s key interests are in bid analysis; tool creation; and higher-level writing. He is also an experienced bid scorer, who has devised scoring and specifications across Europe.
Although new to APMP, Bill is known across the UK as trainer and mentor to 4,200+ bidders via open and in-house programmes.
Beyond the UK, Bill has specialised in grants work, including bringing ex-combatant communities together in reconstruction projects in Bosnia. In Brussels his roles have included running and improving EU bid frameworks.
In 2009-10, Bill led a team devising the BID4 response model, created from a bid scorer perspective.
Bill also draws on skills acquired from spending ten years in journalism and TV.