The charity, SAFE!, has recently been successful in bidding for our largest-ever contract to deliver services to young victims of crime across the Thames Valley, extending our services across a much broader geographic scope than before. As a small organisation, going through the tendering exercise was a new and challenging process, so we approached Jonathan Lane (SR Consulting) and Holger Garden (Mercury Communication & Strategy) for advice.
As SAFE!’s Chair of Trustees, I can’t praise Jonathan and Holger highly enough. From the outset, it was clear that we would benefit from Holger’s considerable expertise in the area of contract bidding and writing, and Jonathan’s extensive knowledge of the charitable, statutory and criminal justice sectors. Despite tight timescales and a large volume of work, they responded swiftly to each of our queries and read through our tender documents, providing detailed feedback on every part of our bid, offering lots of advice on how to promote our charity in the most positive light, always with our client’s requirements in mind.
We are immensely grateful to Jonathan and Holger for their support at a pivotal time in our charity’s journey.