Meet The Team

Garry Stone

Managing Director


"It's quite simple - we just want you to WIN"

Garry’s extensive director-level experience includes running national supply chains for the UK’s largest insurer, building a successful national building-repair consortium, and working alongside and within the widest range of SME’s in gaining access to corporate markets.

Since 2009 he has been dedicated to North East Business support as a Bids and Tender Specialist, successfully working with hundreds of businesses across the region through his acclaimed workshops and training programmes, and as a hands-on bid and tender writer. In that time he has successfully secured contracts across every sector, including construction, transport and logistics, sport, leisure and facilities management, construction, professional services, a wide range of social and domiciliary care and health services, training, travel, offshore, specialist products and ancillary services, marketing and web, IT, specialist building surveys
and more....

“Thanks for your mentoring. Last time we bid we came 29th in the PQQ. This time we outscored all the other regional and national Architects in pre-qualification, and clearly won the Tender with a score of 37 out of 40. We are now well placed on one of the region’s key Housing Association Frameworks. Thanks again”.

Lyndsey Morrison

Events Director

"We know how important it is for you to connect with the right networks and knowledge"

Lyndsey had managed the delivery of some of the region’s premier Business Events, including high profile Conferences, Meet the Buyer, and Supply Chain Events attended by hundreds of buyers and thousands of business owners and managers.

Contact Lyndsey If you want to get connected through any of our events or workshops, want to find out more about accessing connections for your business, or if you are planning a business conference or event and want the reassurance of the very best professional experience, expertise and advice.

"Thanks for your efforts - we exceeded the visitor numbers and targets for business generated from the event"

Mel Carr

Associate Director


“We have seen time and again how the right focus and support can transform the fortunes of any business”

Based in Redcar, Mel’s background includes running her own business, and working alongside sales, marketing and businesses development teams at senior level in construction and recruitment.

Since 2010, her work as a dedicated business advice professional has enabled her to work alongside hundreds of businesses across many sectors, including delivering hands-on tender and procurement advice on behalf of South Tyneside and Newcastle Councils,
front-line delivery of regionally funded programmes, and working closely with Redcar and Cleveland Council in delivering a full range of expert growth support for their local businesses.

"By the way I have already praised Mel for her work but again I will repeat how good she is. The knowledge and commitment is exceptional and has worked really well for us“"


workshops & events

Our region-wide workshops and events are attended by hundreds of businesses every year, including our acclaimed NEPO Business Club workshops and surgeries, events held jointly with regional Agencies and Local Authorities, and joint working with the FSB and others.

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bids & tenders

It’s not just time and resources - you need true expertise on your side. We know how to craft persuasive, compelling, winning tenders, bids, proposals and quotations.

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Our successes don’t just come from writing tenders. That’s just part of the business and development insight and expertise we can offer.

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This was the best proposal we’d ever produced - and we retained the contract despite the toughest competition. Thanks for all your help
Joanne Ball : Quicksilver Removals