What is the formula for a perfect executive summary? 

Mike and Jeremy debate their views and discuss the pros and cons of using an exec summary in different proposals. 

Question of the day

Mairi Morrison of Strategic Proposals asks: With mental health and wellbeing being such a hot topic in our industry (88% in our industry has had mental health /wellbeing issues compared to 55% in general workplace - results from my survey), what can we do to protect ourselves from the stress,  what can we do as an industry to tackle this problem and how can we influence management in this area?

Give away

Tell us your tip for managing wellbeing in the workplace. Comment on a Red Review podcast LinkedIn post or tweet us your answer.

Other useful links:

Make a change - A collection of Mike's musings and blogs on business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy.

Growth Ignition - Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. 

The Bid Toolkit - In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle.

The Bids and Procurement LIVE! Events - Breakfast events and a conference bringing together bids and procurement people.

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