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project management

Livewire have a number of expert project managers who can support your business activities in a variety of ways – from full-time project management of a specific task, with accountability for delivering results, from strategic support with high value tenders.

Our most recent projects include:

Creating winning bids – Building Schools for the Future programmes

In these competitive bid situations, winning is what counts; we help position the team, promote effective inter team communication and explore and promote bid winning strategies.

Livewire were appointed the lead consultant to provide a framework to coordinate and facilitate successful bid submissions. Our brief was to coordinate and facilitate effective communication across the design and build projects, incorporating all consortium partners.

We created one consortium brand, through which the collective vision, values and unique aspects of the consortium’s tender was promoted. We developed, early on in the process, behavioural workshops, presentation critiquing sessions, question and answer response sessions and bid writing workshops.

My team consists of a consortium of up to eight different organisations, tendering and bidding under the Government’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI). This is an incredibly challenging, diverse and complex project involving production of detailed plans and tender documents, which have to be submitted to strict deadlines.

At various stages the bid the team are required to make a number of presentations. The most crucial presentation is made to an audience of up to 60 school heads, educationalists, governors, councillors and community advisors, shortly after the bid is submitted. This is a daunting task.

We enlisted the help from The Livewire Group for four days over a period of six weeks in the run up to the presentation. They had the difficult task of taking a team of diverse individuals who all worked for different companies, raising our skills to a consistent level and coping with the pressures the team were under, regarding deadlines and workload.

I am full of admiration for the work they did with my team, not only making a significant improvement to the way we all present, but to our cohesiveness as a team and giving us life skills that we can take into many other areas of our work. Our presentation on the day was an outstanding success and we could simply not have achieved anywhere near that level of professionalism, clarity of message and audience engagement without the expertise of their presentation techniques and the outstanding one to one coaching. I would strongly recommend Livewire to all of our consortium partners and look forward to continuing our work with them in the future.

Peter Ingram Project Director, Sir Robert McAlpine

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