TENDER WRITING & FUNDING BIDS

I suspect any of you that have been involved in putting a tender together to win a new project or a bid proposal to receive some funding or a grant, will know exactly what I mean when I say “aaahhhhhhh”.

These documents have to be the most tedious and bureaucratic in the world. Why do they need so much information? They’re asking for environmental policies, health and safety policies, your corporate social responsibility documents….the list is endless. When are you going to have time to write these, and more to the point, what on earth are you going to include in them? The submission you are putting together is worth a lot of money to your business and the competition is going to be very stiff, so you need to make sure you really stand out. What are you going to do?

Don’t despair Zebra Colour can help you. Meena spent over 10 years completing pre-qualification questionnaires and tenders, resulting in Glasgows being placed on 18 Central Government and Agency rosters for the likes of LOCOG (the London Committee for the Olympic Games), the Home Office, the Department of Health, the Central Office of Information, the Health and Safety Executive, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and the Homes and Communities Agency to name but a few…and winning thousands of pounds of work.

So come and speak to us, we can help you win work in your sector with a professional and slick tender and obtain grants and funding which will help grow your business.

I am writing to say a BIG “thank you” for your contribution to the Northern Lights event on the 10th July as our special guest speaker. Your talk on “Marketing – Rocket Science Made Simple” Top tips for simple but effective marketing communication, was extremely well received by the audience. Your relaxed style and delivery really helped our clients to understand the basic concepts of Marketing/PR and how to apply your helpful techniques to their businesses. We had excellent feedback from the delegates, who quoted “Clear, Concise and Enthusiastic Approach”, Excellent – very practical”, Brilliant speaker”, “Excellent communicator and useful information”, Simple yet effective”

Lateef Badat

Business Mentor/Coach, Northern Lights

Zebra Colour provide a complete service offering innovative ideas and effective solutions to businesses, whether it be in client relations, website development or media awareness. MJH Accountants recommend the services of Zebra Colour to any business who is looking to provide the best possible service to their existing clients and to expand their client base. Zebra Colour can help!

Andrea Moore

Practice Manager. MJH Accountants, Preston

We’ve definitely seen a big increase in the media coverage MJH receives since we started working with Zebra Colour, and I believe this is having a very positive impact on the number of potential clients we are speaking to

Mark Hall

Director. MJH Accountants, Preston

Zebra Colour has helped develop our marketing strategy by prioritising the activity which will most help to raise our profile in the educational sector and grow our business. Thanks to them we are now sending newsletters out every few weeks, producing and distributing press releases to the trade press and maximising all our event and exhibition opportunities. We are also updating the website with event news, case studies and testimonials on a regular basis which Zebra Colour has helped put together. ICT Direct’s visibility in the educational market is increasing significantly as a result.

John Graham

Managing Director, ICT Direct

After my initial meeting with Meena from Zebra Colour I will definitely be using her for the future marketing of my business. She gave me some fantastic ideas to get me started and was extremely easy to talk to!

Donna Brown

Owner, Chorley Florist

I have worked with Meena for the past 15 years in a variety of roles. Whilst she was at Fuji I worked with her to provide strategic direction on many exhibitions and events, at McCann Erickson we worked together on marketing strategies for blue chip organisations and at Glasgows we provided event solutions for public sector bodies. All of these roles required different approaches and Meena easily adapted her marketing skills to suit the needs of each company.

After all these years, Paul Turner Displays Ltd had no hesitation in recruiting Meena as their marketing consultant, to offer strategic direction and marketing support to help the business grow. Meena is a very knowledgeable and dedicated marketing professional with excellent communication skills. This combined with her project management expertise makes sure we keep on track with our commitments within the agreed budget. She is a real team player with a great attitude, very professional and friendly, and I thoroughly enjoy working with her.

Paul Turner

Managing Director, Paul Turner Displays Ltd

It is quite astounding, Zebra Colour really can turn their hand to a variety of marketing functions, from providing PR support to helping build relationships with new customers, they really have helped my business grow

Nick Little

Sales Director, Trimwel, Ireland

Zebra Colour is far more remarkable than you’d imagine after meeting Gareth – is there someone else involved? Seriously, I’ve already received orders and enquiries, and more importantly, recognition that I know has come about following the PR and email marketing that Zebra Colour has done

Chris Naylor

Director. Marketing Incentives, Leyland

Having worked with Zebra Colour for the past three years on a variety of marketing projects, ranging from PR activity, exhibition support, production of newsletters to website development. They can only be described as a highly focussed and dedicated marketing team who possess excellent communication skills. They are all team players with great attitudes and excellent inter-personal skills. Their project management skills always ensure our deadlines are met on time and within budget.

Loic Delor

Managing Director, Josero

Meena and Gareth are a pleasure to work with; laid back but very efficient at the same time. They were fundamentally involved in our total rebrand and relaunch, including the content for our new website. On top of this, we now have a marketing strategy covering the next 12 months and I’m certain that, with their support, we will continue to develop and achieve our goals.” Diane Ogden, Director. The Therapy Company, St Annes & Preston

Diane Ogden

Director. The Therapy Company, St Annes & Preston

Building relationships and convincing people that they are dealing with an honest and professional team that will deliver what they commit to is sometimes hard to achieve. With the help of Zebra Colour I have many new customers who believe in my company and the services it delivers.

Keith Pratt

Managing Director, Atlantic Print Solutions

For nearly eight years Meena had a pivotal role in delivering a highly complex project to promote the European Union’s Framework 5, 6 and 7 for research and development in the UK. The challenge was not just to market the programme but to find and encourage UK companies to apply for funding. In many ways this large and complex project allowed Meena to use all her skills and expertise to maximum effect. Not only did the project call upon all her extensive marketing skills and expertise but required sophisticated administration, management and people skills….. Needless to say the project was a great success earning plaudits from our Government clients

Ron Glasgow

Chairman, Glasgows

Zebra Colour provides marketing support for a number of my companies based in Canada and the Middle East. The needs of each of these organisations varies greatly and Zebra Colour has been very flexible in its approach and excellent at adapting its services to fit in with the needs of each. The marketing advice and support has been invaluable, especially on website development. The depth of understanding of the markets we operate in and of how websites work has helped hugely with the development of the design, structure and content of my websites.

Homayoun Shahrestani

CEO, Maplejet.