K Low Consulting is a boutique specialist contract strategy and growth consultancy, with the overall objective of delivering growth strategies by optimising contract growth resource and creating winning bids. We work within healthcare, social care and other specialist areas such as education and debt recovery. Our approaches and processes ensure that our bids are of the highest quality, to win contracts that align with your organisation’s strategic growth goals.
Every bid we write is synonymous with best-practice methodology from insight gained from 1000’s of cycles of learning. As part of quality control, all projects are thoroughly assessed by:
⇒Taking time to understand your organisation’s aims and objectives, delivery model, challenges and USPs.
⇒Producing and agreeing a clear project plan confirmed upon tender release.
⇒Conducting quality control, monitoring and reporting on progress.
⇒Acting as a ‘critical friend’, advising, challenging and supporting clients throughout the process.
Krisja Low: Owner of K Low Consulting
K Low Consulting is owned and run by Krisja Low, who has a wealth of experience in the industry. Krisja has experience in commercial bid writing and has worked with and managed over 50 professional bid writers. As a reflection of his hard-working ethic and attention to quality, Krisja has led the Strategy Development and Management of over 200 Health and Social Care bids on behalf of NHS and local authority providers; this included the successful award of a large integrated community health service of £500M+, covering 40 different clinical pathways. As a result, those clients have secured over £1Bn in contract value, at a win rate of 88%. He leads our governance, developing our future business plans, identifying growth opportunities and new ways of working.
“I thrive when challenged to deliver an outcome; to properly research, analyse and understand the problem is the real challenge. I am a quick learner, fascinated by the way things work”- Krisja Low.
To create a sustainable partnership with our clients, and to respect our team and their consistent hard work and proficiency, we expect our clients to respect our time and expertise as their own. We have an expectation that our clients:
⇒ Care as much about the quality delivered as we do, and in doing so, appropriately prioritising the project.
⇒Provide access to information and knowledge holders in a timely manner.
⇒Appreciate that usual working ours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. However, if we deliver work outside of these time brackets, we will do it as an exception not as expectation and if it is required to get the best possible outcome for you.
⇒ Understand that any challenge is approached with development in mind.
David Oakes: Consultant Bid Manager
With a background extending across local government, charity, third and private-sector roles, David brings a detailed understanding of the Health and Social care bidding landscape. This insight sits alongside an established track record in Bid Management, delivering over £350m of new contract growth in the last 5 years.
David’s expertise ranges from working with large-scale market leaders, through to start-ups and SMEs keen to explore how strategic, high-quality bid management can deliver sustainable growth. Irrespective of size, his principles and core approach remains the same, working in partnership with organisations to: help them identify their strengths, provide marketplace insight, and lead them through the often complex world of public sector procurement.
This commitment extends into supporting businesses with contract implementation and management (functions he has performed for both supplier and commissioning organisations). Aspects of this support includes providing tools and advice around systems, monitoring, and impact reporting to meet all contractual requirements and to ensure they establish and evidence themselves as the provider of choice – enhancing current delivery and placing them in prime position for future contract awards and further growth.
- NHS Workforce
- Integrated Community Health
- GP APMS
- Sexual Health
- Healthy Child Programme
- GDE FF Funding
- Domiciliary Care
- Support Living
- Extra Care
- Learning Disabilities
- Complex Care
- Care for children
- Alternative Education
- Interpretation & Translation
Key Successes in The Last 12 Months Include:
All of our experienced associates have expert knowledge and aim to consistently deliver compelling pieces of writing. Each have a different breadth of skills, tailored to different areas and specialisms, so our clients get the very best quality work.
An experienced and highly efficient project manager, Katie has managed bids in the public, private and voluntary sectors. She uses her governance, project management and fundraising expertise to help charities and social enterprises to think strategically, plan projects and raise funds. In 2015, she was part of a voluntary sector team that successfully bid for a £2.7m contract to deliver the Small Steps Big Changes Family Mentor Service in Nottingham.
A member of the Institute of Fundraising since 2003, Katie holds the Certificate in Fundraising Management, delivers fundraising training and is Treasurer of the Institute of Fundraising’s East Midlands Committee.
“I engage with customers’ objectives and values, working collaboratively with them to maximise their chances of success. My excellent research and writing skills enable me to convey complex information in succinct, clear way, and I’m committed to adding value and delivering the best possible proposition for customers.” – Katie Holmes
A highly competent bid writer and consultant with over 20 + years in the financial sector focusing on business system development and a degree in Economics from The University of Lancaster .
David’s early career gave him rich experience of project management, business analysis and implementation of new systems.
His specialism is working with subject matter experts, helping them identify and communicate the unique qualities that make their organisation that one that should win.
“With an eye for detail, extensive business consultancy experience and creative writing skills, I work closely with individual customers to understand and present a cohesive and compelling vision that effectively demonstrates their unique proposition and supports their business objectives” -David Macauley.
We work with carefully selected clinical advisers who have many years of experience and expertise in their chosen fields. Acting as consultants, our panel of clinical advisers help shape a bid into a comprehensive and winning submission.
Chris is an Extended Scope Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with 15 years of experience delivering Physiotherapy in Orthopaedic Clinics within Hospital and Community settings.
Chris has implemented and run integrated community services for leading MSK providers such as Circle and Connect, as well as NHS Trusts across London and the South-East. His expertise in clinical governance and procedures is second-to-none. Due to his expertise Chris is routinely commissioned to produce clinical guidance notes for other clinicians.