Successful projects start with successful bids, but, what is a successful bid? One that wins the project on mutually beneficial terms for you and your customer. Your aims, just like your customer's, are often varied, inter-related and possibly complex, especially in the arena of novel technology and innovation. Goals for both you and your customer may be financial, or can often be strategic – innovation, publicity, increasing brand awareness, etc..
We also assist clients of varying sizes to bid for grant funds. This is a highly competitive area, as the funds are free from obligation, i.e., no IP ownership issues, no equity requirements. Grant funding is typically match funding. Many bids, whether for grants or contracts, fail because details that seem both obvious and superfluous to the bidding company are not equally obvious to the recipient. Our knowledge of assessors’ requirements means that we are well-placed to assist you to write a compelling bid.
Under bid management, we provide a low-engagement bid critique service, a full service or a service tailored to specific needs.
We understand the requirements of funding bodies
"Short of doing it for me, I could not have been happier. I could not have got to the end product without Black Kite; the support was invaluable. I really appreciated the weekend / late night replies, and the level of support offered when needed. I feel like I became more confident in the project, how to talk about it, and the business model. That is a direct result of doing the application, and of BK guiding me and drawing the information out. I could not have submitted the application to the standard I did without BK; defintely use them again."
"Clear and concise feedback delivered very flexibly to accommodate our needs. Would definitely use Black Kite again and have no hesitation in recommending them to others."
"Organised approach, got feedback times in the diary early. Really took your time to talk me through the edits, suggestions and made time
"Your insight into the mindset of Innovate UK and bid writing generally was v useful – this helped me better understand what the assessors were looking for."
Black Kite® Ltd. is a technology business consultancy that has been helping small and large organisations grow since it was founded in 2007. We bridge the gap between R&D and business development to provide expertise that you may not have in-house.