Meet the Team

At Bidding Limited, our team is the thing that sets us apart.

Our award-winning Bidding Limited team is made up of bid professionals with decades of industry and bid writing experience. Every single member of our team – from our Principal Bid Director through to our bid writers – value the quality of our clients’ submissions above everything else.

We provide the highest quality bid writing services in the UK, and pride ourselves on our 92% repeat customer rate, underpinned by an unbeatable 86% win rate.

Whether you’re looking to bid for NHS, Local Authority, Social Housing, Central Government or private contracts – we can help.

Meet a few of our key team members below.

Sarah Fatchett

Group Chair

Sarah’s career has taken from senior leadership roles across the NHS to founding 365 Response, a Patient Transport Digital Marketplace and software provider, which she exited in 2021. Her passion for healthcare led her to found HealthBid (now part of Bidding Limited – along with Brendan, Tom and David – in 2015, which led her to becoming to Group Chair of Bidding Limited in 2023 when the business expanded, acquiring both ContractsWise and AMBid.

Brendan Fatchett

Group CEO

Brendan’s career has seen him journey from TV journalism to scaling and exiting numerous digital, consultancy and services business over the past 20 years. He has significant experience in bidding and contract management across Patient Transport Services, healthcare software platforms and many more, and is currently the Chair of Yorkshire Sport, and a NED of various fast growing business.

Rob Barraclough

Group CCO

Rob’s background spans from key roles across BT Group through to a a successful period as Managing Director of healthcare software provider, RotaMaster. He’s worked extensively on Central Government, Local Authority and NHS contracts, and directs our sales and marketing teams across the Bidding Limited and BidVault group to ensure that we’re providing market leading services to our clients.

David Haslewood

Director of AI Strategy and Group COS

David spent the early stages of his career serving in the Armed Forces, before moving on to work in senior bid positions at Raytheon and ERS Medical, among others. He formed part of the founding team of HealthBid (now Bidding Limited) in 2015. David has won £bns worth of bids across the NHS, Local Authorities and defence sectors alone, and is responsible for our end to end bid strategy, encompassing AI, across the business.

Chris Ibbetson

Group COO

Chris has a solid track record in various leadership roles over the past 15 years. As GM of First Practice Management, he grew the business significantly over a period of 4 years, before joining IQUS as Operations Director in 2015. He managed the business through to sale to M3 Inc. in 2017, before taking over as Managing Director through to 2021. Most recently, he was the CTO of 365 Response, a group of technology companies working across patient transport services.

Philip Thomson

Principal Bid Director

Philip joined AM Bid in April 2021 bringing with him over a decade of highly successful bidding experience. He is an Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) certified Practitioner, with extensive experience of working with, supporting, and mentoring bid teams, and of bidding to a broad range of public and private sector clients, including central and local government.


Jeanette Shaw

Bid Director

Trudie Haywood

Bid Director

Sarah Dixon

Senior Account and Product Director

Sophie Young

Senior Bid Manager

Francesca Hippey

Head of Content

Kirsty Thompson

Senior Bid Manager

Joshua Atherton

Senior Bid Manager

"It’s been a pleasure working with Bidding Ltd."

Joe Gatenby - Senior Business Development Manager, RotaMaster

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