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Alison Zalecki

MA / Managing Director

Career: Alison has been a bid specialist since 2009, successfully leading deals from £50k to over £2bn across both public and private sectors. Alison has worked within a global and then national property firm and quickly became a Director and Head of Bid Team, taking the business from a 45% to 75%-win rate and generating additional revenue by charging out the bid function to struggling clients. It was a short time later that Alison set up Mozer.

Bid highlights: Some of Alison’s favourite projects include winning the redevelopment of a £2.5bn high profile redevelopment in her home town of York, securing the CAT B Fit Out of Google KGX, and leading the Turkish Football Federation’s dossier submission to UEFA to host EURO 2024.

Interests: Alison can often be found with her head in a business book or listening to a personal growth podcast. She loves to exercise, socialise, and see the world afresh through the eyes of her young son.

Social value: Alison is a volunteer litter picker for her local council. Since 2012, she has also been a regular volunteer with the Salvation Army where she serves hot meals to those in need, sells snacks at festivals to raise funds for community projects, and helps to whip up 40 meals on Christmas Day each year for those who would otherwise have spent the day alone.

Emily Stevenson

BA (Hons) / Bid Manager, Team Leader

Career: Emily is an experienced bid professional, bringing a strong background in bid writing and management, having coordinated and managed a number of public and private sector land planning, estate management, agency, property development, construction and large-scale infrastructure bids.

Following completion of her English Language and Literature degree alongside a full-time job, Emily is organised, methodical, and has a keen eye for the written word.

Bid highlights: Emily’s favourite bids have been a number of estate management tenders for private clients who inherited the estate from family, where she was able to be creative in their approach, tailor guidance and come up with some novel initiatives. Emily’s biggest win was a £2bn UK regeneration scheme in the North of England for a residential and commercial developer. Other highlights include a land and property development and land agency services bid for a Danish multinational power company. The win accrued over £100m in initial value and formed a new relationship that expanded the company’s global footprint and opened the door for further opportunities.

Interests: In her free time, Emily enjoys writing short stories, reading, listening to podcasts, and live music. She loves to travel and discover new places, cooking, fitness, and being outdoors getting muddy whenever she can.

Social value: Emily often volunteers at the Night Shelter and once spent a night sleeping on a train platform to raise funds for the Salvation Army as well as awareness of the difficulties that homeless people face. Emily is passionate about the environment and sustainability, with particular interest in local initiatives such as the National Forest Company, completing an 80-mile trek across the National Forest to raise funds for their environmental goals and towards the DMRC Benevolent Fund. In July 2023 Emily walked the UK 3 Peaks in 24 hours to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Charlotte Cook

Bid Manager

Charlotte Cook

Career: Charlotte has over 15 years of experience as a bid professional, successfully writing and managing highly complex private and public sector bids within the built environment. Over her career, Charlotte has secured contracts ranging from £50k up to £350 million within sectors such as local authorities, rail, utilities, nuclear and MoD.

Charlotte adopts a structured and methodical approach to every tender, with a meticulous eye for detail, her excellent proofreading and editing skills ensure that bids are professionally presented and in line with the tender requirements.

Bid highlights: Charlotte’s favourite bid was for the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Framework covering disciplines such as civil and structural engineering, geotechnical, archaeology in addition to asbestos removal. A technically challenging and highly complex bid, Charlotte coordinated and planned early to help secure a successful result.

Interests: Charlotte loves spending time with her family and friends. A keen traveller, she is always looking for new places to explore with her children. Her favourites include Australia, Cala D’or and Greece. To unwind, Charlotte enjoys cooking new dishes, particularly chinese and mexican food.

Social Value: Charlotte is an advocate for children’s mental health and regularly volunteers at events that raise money and awareness. In addition to working with mental health charities, Charlotte is currently training to complete the three peaks challenge to raise money for Alzheimers.

Teneeka James

BA, APMP / Senior Bid Coordinator

Career: Teneeka has worked as a bid professional since 2009, coordinating and managing high profile bids for small to large blue-chip companies within construction, hard and soft facilities management and property development.

Following her Business Management Degree, project management courses, and numerous bid writing courses, Teneeka knows how to run an efficient bid process, get the best out of busy people during complex projects, and deliver within demanding timescales.

Bid highlights: Teneeka’s first major win was at Mitie where she coordinated a bid for Essex County Council Total Facilities Management services Framework circa £500m; a huge win for the business.

Teneeka also produced the bid response that secured a Building Services client onto the Housing Capital Delivery (construction) Framework (circa £56m) with London Borough of Redbridge; 1 of the 3 awarded suppliers.

Interests: Teneeka is a natural creative. She is a self-taught website builder, enjoys reading and writing poetry, songs, and social media. She also spends time socialising with friends and family, relaxing at a spa (a must when you work in bids!), trying new cuisines, and watching movies.

Social value: As her way of giving back to her local community, Teneeka performs her creative pieces and speaks at charitable and public events to impact and empower the lives of young people.

Janine Newton

BA (Oxon) MA MSc CIHCM / Business Development Associate

Career: Janine is a built environment professional with 16 years’ experience in land and development, business development, bid writing and management. Across roles with national housebuilders, Local Authorities and Registered Providers, Janine has led development projects with a GDV of up to £1bn and won over £500m in new business. An academic grounding in literature, urban regeneration and strategic planning underpins Janine’s ability to communicate effectively, build relationships understand stakeholder priorities and convey complex detail concisely and effectively.

Business development highlights: With a skill for growing commercial relationships and identifying new markets, Janine increased industry CPD for a London-division of a national placemaking developer by 300%, and personally delivered 5.5x her share of all industry attendees for the division’s two main 2022 London BD events. She also grew a northern-counties-focussed national housebuilder’s profile in London, building relationships with Future of London, London First and NLA, heightening industry exposure and increasing appeal to public sector partners.

Bid highlights: Among Janine’s top tender wins are a £400m, multi-phase, four-hectare brownfield site delivering 1,000+ new homes and 9,300 sq.ft of non-residential space in RB Kingston, won for Countryside Partnerships following a 10-month multi-stage competition including three other national developer finalists. Janine has also produced successful bid submissions securing multiple developers places on procurement frameworks for NHHG, Clarion and the GLA’s LDP2.

Interests: Janine’s love of design and the built environment means Janine can often be found photographing brutalist buildings, completing her LSoH landscaping course, and designing additions to her never-ending house renovation. She has lived in five countries across three continents, and when not covered in mud or paint, links her love of music and travel by booking tickets to gigs in cities yet to be visited.

Social value: Janine is a Board member for the Community Interest Company Women in Social Housing (WISH)and encourages female talent in the industry. As well as lecturing to MA Urban Regeneration students over a five-year period, she enjoys speaking at educational events. Janine’s interest in the intersectionality of physical, social, and economic development factors has led to volunteering for homelessness and research organisations in Oxford, Saint-Louis, and Yerevan, as well as community litter picking and placemaking initiatives in London.

Richard James

CF / APMP Bid Management Associate

Career: Richard has worked in business development and bid management roles for over 10 years. He has worked for both regional and multinational property firms, as well as other sectors including legal and accountancy. Richard has led on hundreds of tender proposals to both private and public sector clients, winning over £100m in new business. Richard also has experience in business development training and coaching and is APMP qualified to Foundation level.

Bid highlights: One of the most rewarding roles for Richard was establishing a brand-new bid function for a regional Contractor; introducing a formal review process, bid materials and delivery model that took win rates from sub-25% to over 65%. A personal bid highlight for Richard was winning a £3.5m pitch for a London Residential Development Sales Team, secured by outdoing client expectations and adding tailored videography, animation, and print into the response.

Interests: Living on the south coast, Richard enjoys the shores and seas of Poole Harbour, running on the Jurassic Coast, and is currently learning to kitesurf.

Social value: Richard is a volunteer Surf Mentor for The Wave Project, a foundation set up to improve the mental health of children and young people. He is also actively involved with the Dorset Chamber, working with local schools, and offering students real-world business advice and coaching.

Kim Engelstad

MSc, JBA / Bid Writing Associate

Career: Kim is an experienced marketing communications professional who brings a strong background in bid writing and bid management for architecture and interior design. Since 2006, Kim has written and coordinated bids for significant projects up to $1bn (£700m). She also has an academic background in urban planning, rounding out a broad understanding of the intersections of policy, urban and town development, and the built environment.

Bid highlights: Among Kim’s favourite wins are a 600,000 sq ft high-rise biomedical research building for Northwestern University in Chicago, won after an eight-month multi-stage design competition, and a multi-million-dollar healthcare campus transformation project at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, USA.

Interests: Kim is an avid traveller; her favourite destinations include South Korea, Norway, Malta, and Greece. When she’s not working or travelling, she spends as much time as possible going for hikes in the countryside, cooking, baking, reading, and listening to music.

Social value: Kim most recently served as an Associate Board member for Green Star Movement, a small non-profit that engages schools and communities to create public art in Chicago. She has also volunteered for Slow Food Chicago and the Centre on Halsted, an LGBT support organisation in Chicago.

Oliver Kempton

Partner at Envoy Partnership, Social Value | Level 3 Advanced Practitioner of Social Value and SROI (Social Value International) | Member of Social Value International’s Methodology Sub-Committee

Career: Oliver works closely with Mozer’s clients to produce high-scoring social value responses to bid questions, evaluate the impact of client commitments, develop social value business plans, and support training initiative to understand this area better.

Oliver was part of the UK Green Building Council’s Defining Social Value Task Group, which led to UKGBC’s Framework for Defining Social Value. Oliver is also a member of the expert panel on Social and Human Capital for the Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit, which enables value-based decision making focused on driving better social, environmental and economic outcomes in construction. He currently sits on the BREEAM Social Impact Technical Working Group and is a member of the Social Value International methodology sub-committee.

Oliver has trained over 1,000 people in social value and SROI, and developed a course on evaluating social impact for the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College.

Bid highlights: Oliver has worked with a wide variety of organisations to win bids and secure funding. These include developers who are bidding for local authority contracts and charities who are bidding for public and private funding sources. Highlights include supporting a coalition of housing associations in Scotland with a social value analysis of adaptations to older people’s homes, which persuaded the Scottish Government to reverse a funding cut to adaptations.

Interests: Oliver is a pianist, sports fan, and long-suffering supporter of Derby County.

Social value: Oliver runs SVDHA (‘Social Value in Development and Humanitarian Assistance’) on a pro-bono basis. SVDHA is a group focused on promoting social value within the development and humanitarian assistance sectors, building capabilities in social value, and improving the application of social value principles. Oliver has also spent 15 years as a school governor at nursery schools in South London.

Andy Gawin Warby

Partner at Envoy Partnership, Social Value | Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (RSA) | Executive MBA (Cranfield University) | Masters in Built Environment and Sustainable Heritage (UCL’s Bartlett School) | Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Career: Andy has led the development and analysis of social value delivery and process effectiveness. He has guided a diverse range of property clients to evidence and manage their Impact programme from bid stage to delivery and monitoring. He leads Envoy’s work in regeneration and construction, community investment, operational strategies, health care and social prescribing, and procurement. He has sat on steering groups developing innovative models and sector-wide frameworks for Social Value delivery, including the UK Green Building Council, NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group, and the Mayor of London. Clients have included Lendlease, Bellway, British Land, Hammerson Plc, Derwent London, Hill, Urban Splash, CBRE, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Great Portland Estates.

Bid highlights: Andy has supported property developers, REITs, and asset managers, to develop compelling social value programme delivery, towards securing new sites, contracts, and enhancement of book value. Three recent wins/site approvals total c.£900 million in long-term construction delivery, in Swansea, Birmingham, and East London, encompassing c.6,000 residential units, plus additional mixed-use, retail, and public realm amenities.

Interests: Andy enjoys swimming, offshore sailing, hiking mountains (preferably with a hip flask), heritage conservation skills, vintage posters/lithography c.1910s-1950s, and Eastern European poetry.

Social value: Andy is a trustee of PEDALL the disability cycling charity and is a British Red Cross Community Reserve Volunteer. He provides pro-bono impact measurement and management guidance to small charities supporting ethnic minority women’s health equality.

Mike Harris

Director at Greengage, Carbon Net Zero & ESG | BSc, CEnv, CIEEM

Career: Mike has over 20 years of experience within the environmental sector and has delivered major projects within a range of industries (residential, mixed-use, commercial, infrastructure and energy). Mike is a Director at Greengage, an award winning, independent sustainability consultancy that work with clients to deliver resilient places that benefit both people and nature. The team work extensively within the public and private sector helping organisations to benchmark, understand, measure, and improve their sustainability.

Bid highlights: Mike has assisted and led winning bids for projects with a development value of more than £1.5bn including multiple Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (new ports, HS2, East West Rail), major regeneration projects, corporate strategy delivery and public sector led work. Highlights include Clapham Park, Cambridge Road Estate, Silvertown as well as securing places on long term frameworks with the likes of Network Rail, Clarion Homes and L&Q.

Interests: Mike is passionate about natural history, ecology, the outdoors, and anything to do with fish. In his spare time, he can be found mountain biking or kayaking with friends and family. 

Social value: Mike assists with the intern and graduate schemes at Greengage and is part of a mentoring group for other Directors in other industries. He regularly gives talks on ecology and biodiversity to schools and other groups and has previously helped monitor a dormouse nest box scheme in Surrey. Mike also helps out at St Mungo’s as part of Greengage’s annual commitments.

Wedidit Creative

Bid Visual Specialists

Wedidit is a Creative graphic design studio based in London, specialising in the design and production of bespoke bids and proposal submissions, helping clients win business.

As one of the most highly accomplished design professionals within the bid sector, the creative team are innovative thinkers with a wide set of skills capable of producing traditional responses as well as pushing the boundaries of possibilities to engage in new ways with your clients. With a natural flair for working at a fast pace within tight deadlines they understand the demanding nature of bids.

The team are responsive and committed to every bid. Whether it be a printed or electronic submission, Wedidit Creative understands the competitive nature of pitches and presentations to deliver creative solutions that meets the brief on time and on budget. The creative team dedicate themselves to every project ensuring that the entire process runs seamlessly making it easy for you including printing and production.