Bio: Andrew Morrison is Managing Director of AM Bid Services Ltd, building the business in under 3 years to employ 7 people. Previously he led British Gas bid teams and was Business Development Director for a property services company bidding to public and private sectors.
Cameron Houston, Bid Development Executive, was Andrew’s first full-time employee. His involvement in bid teams has achieved wins of over £100m for clients ranging from FTSE 100s through to SMEs and sole traders.
It is a precious privilege to be someone’s first employer: wise heads can teach the newcomer many aspects of bidding. Although enthusiasm, willingness to learn and strong IT skills are a must, the employer must nurture the recruit in a supportive environment with permission to get things wrong whilst ensuring employers/clients receive high quality work.
The driving force to win usually suggests a need for experience over youth. By striking the right balance of success and investment in the next generation, however, the outcome is a young, loyal workforce used to winning.