Onto the Page is a Leeds-based agency offering bid consultancy, bid training, knowledge management and business writing services to organisations of all sizes. Our model is based on the recognition that you’re the experts in your field, but that you might just need some help when it comes to getting that expertise out of your team and ‘onto the page’.
We work with clients in the public, private and third sectors, helping them to win contracts which often open the door to larger opportunities, increased turnover and profitability, more staff, improved reputation and business processes.
Managing Director Emma Jaques founded Onto the Page in 2008 to help companies of all shapes and sizes navigate the pitfalls and frustrations of tendering more smoothly.
Over the past 12 years we’ve steadily grown an agile, highly-skilled team committed to professional and personal development – everyone in our bid team is a member of our professional body, the Association of Proposal Management Professionals. We’ve built a thorough understanding of the challenges facing bidders, using this knowledge to develop and update our service provision.
Crafting winning bid and tender responses is part art, part science – and we’re out-and-out specialists – with a well-deserved reputation for excellence and a bid win rate of over 90%.
With a wealth of experience gained over 25 years of leading, managing and writing successful bids, Emma is perfectly placed to provide end-to-end support for companies of all sizes in bidding to the public, private and third sectors. Not only do our clients also benefit from her expertise through the bid skills and knowledge management training sessions she delivers, but she has provided invaluable insights for a wider audience through the two published books she’s written on bidding best practice, The Winning Bid and Bid Management.
“There’s no better feeling than supporting a client through what can be a very challenging process and delivering a winning result for them.”
Sarah’s experience in managing and writing both public and private sector bids for clients across a wide variety of industries means she’s an expert in providing a full range of bid support to clients of all shapes and sizes. The bidding workshops and bespoke training sessions she delivers help clients to get ‘bid ready’ and give them the tools to write winning bids. And because she manages our Quality Management System and continuous improvement programme, she’s the perfect person to advise our clients on their own quality processes.
“I find it really satisfying helping to open doors for clients who’ve been put off bidding in the past by giving them the skills and confidence to create the best bid they can.”
Abigail’s background in journalism gives her the insight she needs to create winning bids and proposals for our clients. She knows exactly what questions to ask and which angles to take in tender responses to show buyers that our client is the right choice. Abigail’s extensive experience in persuasive writing on topics including business and finance allows her to produce detailed, convincing and highly-scoring responses.
“I love gathering information from clients and crafting it into thorough but concise bid responses that address every part of the buyer’s question and will score as highly as possible.”
Kate’s background in journalism means she’s an expert at working with clients to gather information on any subject and transform it into compelling, easy-to-read copy that connects with the audience. She’s skilled at creating everything from case studies and business policies to support client bid submissions, to marketing materials that spread the word about our clients and what they offer via websites, blogs, brochures, and much more. Clients looking to organise their bid content or other company documents benefit from Kate’s experience in information management, and her passion for our knowledge management software product, Knowledge Central.
“I love helping clients to organise their company information so they can access it quickly and without fuss.”
The expert support Nahid provides to the bid team by managing production of bid and proposal response documents ensures the design and look of our clients’ responses matches the quality of the writing inside. He also manages procurement portals and carries out compliance checks, making sure our clients don’t miss any vital messages from buyers, and that every document has been completed and uploaded when it’s time to press the ‘submit’ button. Nahid also helps key clients to market their services without fuss by managing their social media activity.
“I enjoy supporting clients through the bid submission process, making sure they’ve got all the documents they need to submit a compliant bid.”