Essential Business Skills ~ Dynamic Communication

Su Ingle & David Pratt agree to develop Dynamic Communication

They say never meet your heroes – well that got blown apart recently- not for Su but for David.

David met with Su Ingle, television, radio presenter and media personality.

Having watched Su present on “Tomorrow’s World” and a whole range of science and nature stuff across radio and television they met to discuss business.

The potential for our joint clients is incredible, as they discussed “Dynamic Communication” either one to one or in groups to improve peoples skills primarily to enable them to improve their ability to Influence, Negotiate, face “the Board” and respond to “the Media”. 

Su’s extensive experience in the world of media presentation and interviews, combined with David’s approach to business and negotiation, will mean the programmes will be in serious demand.

To keep up to date with developments of this new and exciting partnership follow us on twitter, linked-in or with the Redcap blog!

Presentation to FSB ~ “Winning Business”

Download the presentation by David Pratt made to SME businesses  at the Holiday Inn on 26th October 2011, a great evening

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Presenting to FSB in Mid Norfolk

David will be the gest speaker at FSB Mid Norfolk Branch open and friendly networking event on Wednesday 26th October 2011 at Holiday Inn Norwich Airport from 18.30 to 21.00

David ‘s subject for the evening will be “Winning New Business”

Winning new business can be a real challenge especially for SME’s who are not used to dealing with larger more complex organisations,

David has built his business “Redcap Associates” through dealing with the “big boys” of the business world and clients include Nissan, VISA, Barclays, Shell, as well as Central Government, Emergency Services, Universities, County & Local Councils and interestingly his competitors!

His first question is usually “How serious are you?”

Quickly followed by:

  • Do you want to respond quickly and effectively to new business opportunities?
  • Do  you want to compete for new business?
  • Do you want your business to grow and increase profitability?

There is no magic formula, but by adopting appropriate strategies and preparing your business to win is a key investment.

The evening will explore

  • Are you really serious?
  • Understanding the procurement labyrinth
  • Setting a strategy
  • Becoming ”Bid Ready”

Doors open at 18.30, buffet at 19.00, speaker at 19.20, networking to close at 21.00.

Cost £8 which includes light buffet and tea/coffee. Pay bar also available.

To greatly help us in catering for this event please BOOK HERE

People like Bid Ready

Intrerest in Bid Ready increases following the recent training events.  This new business support initiative is growing,  after attending Erika Paganini from Intelligent Selling said

“The Bid Ready training was a real eye opener; it gave me a solid understanding of the complex process, potential pit falls and the enormous opportunities available to companies who get bid writing right first time.  Hearing David compare prey birds to businesses was entertaining and informative – I highly recommend Redcap and in particular David to any business that is serious about achieving long-term growth”.  

 To find out more and how Bid Ready can help your business contact Sharon or David on 01603 401363

Redcap Congratulates Student of the Year

David had great pleasure in attending the University Campus Suffolk’s  Graduation Ceremony at Bury St Edmunds Cathederal and presenting the Purchasing & Supply trophy for Student of the Year 2011

We would like to congratulate all of the students for their achievements, especially those studying Purchasing and Supply towards MCIPS.

Laura Kicks acheived the Supply Level 6 in the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Qualifications.

Paula Jarvis won the Redcap Purchasing & Supply Trophy awarded for the student of the year!

Paula joins a select group of “Redcap Students of the Year” previous winners include

Lucy Voice ~ 2008

Alan Lamplough ~ 2009

Katie Darcy ~ 2010



Still Winning New Business

Even in these turbulent times Redcap is still winning new business.

The latest is that we have  been awarded a contract by an organisation in Plymouth to assist them with their procure to pay processing.

Exciting times, that is two such projects currently ongoing.

We are providing clients the opportunity for greater efficiency by streamlining their procure to pay processes and reducing the time internal users have to wait for procurement action.

Payment Cards is one of the options. Contact David who will be happy to discuss improvement options to your prcesses.


Bid Ready Launch

Sucessful first Breakfast meeting today. the bacon rolls went really fast!

We spent a good two hours explaining the complexities of the procurement process to a group of business people and introduced them to the concept of “Bid Ready” and the full tendering support package that we can provide, for more information follow this link.

If you missed today’s event there are still spaces on Thursday.  Contact Sharon on 01603 401363 to book your place.

Redcap working with Amtec…

…a supplier of to the Government Procurement Service

Redcap Associates are delighted to have re-affirmed  membership of the Amtec Consulting Alliance Programme to support the Alliance in its government-related work. By working with Amtec, Redcap can deliver its services to clients who are looking to achieve procurement transformation, cost reduction and organisational change to meet the challenges faced during the economic climate.

Amtec is a supplier of Government Procurement Service (previously Buying Solutions), the national procurement partner for UK public services, and provides consultancy services across eight categories of the government’s Management Consultancy and Accounting Services Framework. Launched in January 2010, the three-year framework agreement makes it quicker, easier and more convenient for customers to procure the high quality consultancy services they need, while saving them money in the process.

Amtec on the Management Consultancy and Accounting Services Framework – launched 27th January 2010:

  • Business Strategy Consultancy
  • Organisation and Change Management Consultancy
  • Procurement Consultancy

For more information and how we can help in your success please  email  Sharon

“Ways to Win” business and become “Bid Ready”

Special “free” supplier events are being held in Norwich,

13th September  “Bacon Roll & Coffee”

15th September “Danish & Coffee”

Spaces are limited at our Norwich Office so best to book early

Contact Sharon on 01603 401363 to reserve a place……

Find out more about Bid Ready click here

Ways to Win new business by becoming “Bid Ready”

Are you a supplier of goods and services? Trying to understand the complexities of the tendering and procurement process?

Are you a purchaser who needs their potential suppliers to provide better quality bids and increase competition?

If so Redcap have developed an approach that will guide suppliers to become “Bid Ready”, reducing the stress of responding to enquiries and tenders, enabling a better quality response.

Many companies who fail to win a tender do so not because they cannot do the work but, because they fail to understand the enquiry and tendering process.

Are you interested to learn more and discover “ways to win”, click here for further information and download a brochure…