Stuart Forbes

Senior Bid Writer


Stuart has over 10 years’ experience in bid writing, having secured over £3 billion of business for major clients from the infrastructure sector to pharmaceuticals. Stuart’s wide-ranging experience allows him to work comfortably with senior managers, domain leads and subject matter experts to create compelling tender responses.

Stuart has a charismatic and personable style, allowing him to work closely with subject matter experts. His ability to break down complex problems into their constituent components has supported his track record of adding value for clients. His expertise has helped his clients to realise major cost efficiencies and provided increased competitive advantage.

Skills and behaviours

  • Analysing win strategy and identifying win themes
  • Understanding customer needs
  • Understanding client delivery capabilities
  • Storyboarding and solution development
  • Bid writing, editing and proofreading
  • Reviewing
  • Facilitating workshops
  • Supporting bid teams to deliver high impact presentations to clients
  • Vision creation
  • Ambitious
  • Excellent communicator
  • Task oriented.

Experience and successes

Stuart’s extensive experience in developing responses for projects includes work as a lead writer for M27 Junction 8 project, and Scottish Water AMP7 ITN1 and ITN2, planning, storyboarding and writing responses across 3 lots. He has also written responses for South Wales Trunk Road Agent (SWTRA), A417 Missing Link to Air Balloon and several HS2 projects including HS2 Early Commissioning Works 2 ITT and route-wide railway systems package of works.