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About Silverlock

Silverlock is a bid writing and business development company. We work with our clients to produce strong bids for funding and to help them take their businesses to the next level.


Silverlock was established in 2009 to provide training to staff in the public sector – but quickly moved into tender writing. Initially, we focused on writing tenders for training companies, but then expanded into all types of tenders and bids for funding.

We have now grown to become one of the largest bid writing businesses in the Midlands with a bid writing team of 17 writers and two procurement experts. Our approach is to focus on the following three key elements:

• Excellent writing
• Excellent bid management
• Excellent understanding of the buyer’s/funder’s mindset.

Our experience is that focusing on the above three aspects, and working in close partnership with the bidder who provides the material for us to use, significantly increases the likelihood of success. It also saves a massive amount of senior management time for the client, develops strong material for them to use in future bids and increases their skills and knowledge.

As we have grown, we have connected with skilled and gifted people in other areas of business support. As a result, we have expanded our team to include several other consultants and expanded into other areas of business development. Our services now include training, mentoring, workshops facilitation, strategic development and critical friend feedback.


Our Mission

From the very start, our strapline was “Unlocking Potential in people and organisations” – and this still remains at the very heart of Silverlock.

Our Values

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Creativity