We’re proud of our team: read the biographies below to learn about our staff, their experience and what they bring to Onto the Page.
Emma JaquesManaging DirectorOur Managing Director, Emma, has worked in client-facing environments for over 25 years and has a wealth of experience in leading, managing and writing hundreds of successful bids to the public sector, the private sector and to funding organisations. She has been a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) since 2006, through which she holds Practitioner accreditation; a global standard. As well as working with corporate clients, Emma loves working with small and medium-sized businesses, giving them the confidence and skills to create winning bids and achieve their potential. With experience of opportunities ranging in size from a few thousand pounds to the hundreds of millions, her all-time win rate at Onto the Page is over 80%. Emma also has an enormous amount experience in coaching and mentoring in bid skills and knowledge management, through the delivery of masterclasses, group training and interactive workshops.
Sarah Shafiei-SabetSenior Bid ManagerOur Senior Bid Manager, Sarah Shafiei-Sabet, is a highly experienced bid writer, with experience in managing and writing bids to the public and private sector. Working with clients across all sectors, Sarah provides a full range of bid support including identifying and researching bid opportunities, authoring, bid process management, reviewing submissions and feedback. Drawing on past experience, Sarah can directly relate to a client’s bidding experience, and understand the frustrations and pit-falls associated with tendering; this allows her to adapt the services she provides to fully meet client’s needs. Sarah really enjoys helping small businesses get ‘bid ready’ and regularly delivers workshops and training sessions that provide delegates with the tools to write winning bids. Sarah also successfully guided the company through our ISO:9001 certification in early 2019, and now manages our Quality Management System and continuous improvement programme.
Laura Autumn CoxBid WriterWith a background in business journalism and technical writing, our Bid Writer Laura works with our clients to create winning content. Laura has extensive experience in persuasive writing across a broad range of topics, including detailed responses and articles for customers in both the public and private sectors. Drawing on her experience as a content creator and editor, she works alongside our expert bid management team to produce concise, quality bids and proposals. Laura is especially interested in promoting sustainable business development and environmental awareness, helping clients to respond to ever-demanding social value requirements.
Kate GregoryKnowledge and Content ManagerOur Knowledge and Content Manager, Kate Gregory, has a background in journalism and a wealth of experience in gathering information and transforming it into compelling, easy to read copy. Her key role is to work closely with our clients to write bids and award applications, as well as creating copy for a wide range of marketing materials including websites, blogs, brochures and adverts. A qualified proofreader, Kate has also worked extensively in information management and is tasked with supporting clients in the use of our knowledge management software, Knowledge Central.
Nahid MollikBid CoordinatorOur Bid Coordinator, Nahid, provides expert support on active projects by coordinating production of bid / proposal response documents, managing procurement portals, championing document control and executing compliance checks. He also looks after our search service, our website and social media platforms for key clients. Nahid is currently studying for a BSc in Business Management and Leadership at the University of Leeds.
Kiran LandaBusiness Support OfficerOur Business Support Officer, Kiran, provides vital support to the whole team. A key member of the search service team, Kiran identifies suitable tendering opportunities for our clients. Using her background in marketing and business support, Kiran supports all areas of the business, from office administration to arranging our tendering workshops.
Emma Jaques, our Managing Director, has written two books on bidding best practice for international publishers, Kogan Page.