I am Debbie Oxberry, and I LOVE writing bids and tenders. OK, that makes me sound odd, but if you hate the whole process then you need me on board. I get a real buzz out of seeing organisations grow and enjoy working with teams to describe a new service that meets commissioners requirements.
I set up Mercury Business Development in 2014 and since then we have worked with all types or organisations to help them win new contracts.
I have worked in health and social care for over 25 years, 20 of them in a business development role. I have set up and managed services and teams, working up to Associate Director level, so I understand the demands faced by health and social care organisations. My background is in Psychology, and I was a guest lecturer on the Psychological Therapies course at the University of York for several years.
For those of you who care about such things, I have an MA and a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Durham, I am a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and an Accredited Member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). I’m also a published author – I love bid writing so much that I’ve even written a series of books about it.