Bid Writer | Coach | Trainer
I’d like to publicly thank Rachel Hayward. This was always going to be a challenging assignment and it proved to be just that for a number of reasons. However, Rachel’s patience, perseverance and attention to detail has been the cornerstone of the bid. We were very fortunate to secure her services and the submission is stronger for it.
Andy Lock – Head of Operations (England) Coalfields Regeneration Trust
Having worked myself in the third sector for many years I had met Rachel Hayward on several occassions, so when I heard she was now a professional bid writer I was eager to contact her to see if there was a possibility we could work together. I am so glad I made that telephone call!
Not only has Rachel built up a portfolio of our achievements, she has advised on the logistics of future projects Steps for the Future wish to achieve. She has written and submitted funding applications for us and has been such a great help and support to me personally. I have been invited to networking events, introduced to many influential people who hopefully will take an interest in our charity, and has given me sound advice, which I have willingly accepted.
I love and appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication shown to us, and have no reservations in recommending Rachel in her chosen field. Together, we are a great team.
Maggie Attenborrow – Founder & CEO Steps for the Future
Thanks for doing such a wonderful job, I must say that they way you work is fantastic and very professional.
Cathy – First Steps
I have worked with Rachel for over 9 years and have always been impressed with her knowledge and energy to make a difference. Not only is she an excellent NLP Master Practitioner she is an around great person to be around. I have been teaching NLP since 2002 and people like Rachel come along very rarely.
Owner – Kevin Dennison and Associates Ltd
Rachel is a very organised and analytical bid writer. She takes time to research her subject before putting pen to paper. She is very organised and ensures that she responds effectively to the brief which is given. She consults well with stakeholders in the bid to ensure she has fully understood their needs and regularly checks with them that the progress she is making is effective. Her knowledge of the local region is strong and she is well connected with some of the key organisations that are critical for her to understand to ensure that her bids can reflect local strategies effectively. She enjoys a challenge and is very good at responding to deadlines which are set. She has been a pleasure to work with during her time at Derby College.
Louise Curd – Director of Enterprise & Innovation at Derby College
Rachel has the ability to cut through the clutter of noise that surrounds both bid writing and business planning. She works hard to get results for her clients and is very knowledgeable and professional. Rachel is a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend her services as a Business Coach and/or Bid writer.
Lindsey Newman Wood – Passion Marketing
Rachel is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled bid writer in the field of employment and skills, I have worked with her recently of two significant partnerships bids both of which were complex and detailed with a range partners across the East Midlands. Rachel has outstanding attention to detail with in depth knowledge of the sector and delivers a great service on time.
John Endersby – Employment & Skills Director Futures Advice, Skills & Employment