Frances Farren

Professional Head of Bid Writing & Senior Bid Writer


Frances is a senior bid writer and team leader, with 10 years of bid experience across highways, infrastructure, rail, facilities management and environmental sectors. She also has 30 years of experience in retail banking, giving her a solid commercial-based knowledge and a good understanding of service sector requirements. Frances excels in solution development, as well as in the demonstration of compliant tenders, reflecting client requirements.

As team leader, she uses her extensive experience to deliver a trusted, competent and qualified service by supporting a team of writers to develop its writing skills and client and sector knowledge.

Skills and behaviours

  • Implementing a keen eye for detail and compliance
  • Developing successful, collaborative client relationships
  • Applying an organised, structured and effortless approach
  • Engaging in peer assessment and constructive challenge
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Adopting a can-do attitude
  • Utilising a strong sense of vision and purpose
  • Employing a confident, adaptable style
  • Approaching tasks calmly and practically
  • Being perceptive to team dynamics

Experience and successes

Projects she has worked on include HS2 (track), Queen Margaret University junction works and the refurbishment of Victoria Station.

Case studies

Irish Water Engineering Design Services framework – a future in Ireland’s utilities sector

Teamwork makes the dream work!


Birks Grange Village, University of Exeter – delivering new low-carbon student accommodation