Directors Bio

Philosophy – Integrity, value, flexibly, inclusion and learning are core.

Simon Baker is the creator of the Bid Catalyst brand which offers services to non-rail clients. He is also the Director of Centric Rail which offers bid, project and commercial management services to the rail industry.

Simon’s background is technical with almost 20 years experience on bids and offers that range from £500 to over £500m. He’s worked in the UK, Europe and across the world.

He’s defined sales and bid strategies for businesses in the engineering, manufacturing and rail sectors. Including winning bids for new vehicles, rolling stock refurbishment, locomotive leasing, maintenance and service contracts.

Bid Catalyst is borne from Simon’s passion, to support both businesses and individuals to be successful.

He’s also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET). And a Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

About Bid Catalyst

Vision – To support the growth of businesses and individuals.

We are a micro-consultancy based in the United Kingdom, providing a range of services with Bid Management at the core.

Is your business achieving its anticipated growth? Or are you held back, unable to bid on potential projects, with only limited success when you do? Often the challenges a business faces when bidding relate to existing processes, assets, skills base and accreditations.

A bid tells the story of what you intend to deliver, how, where, when and most importantly evidences why you can. It’s not the bid that delivers; it’s the business and its people that do. We believe it takes more than a strong bid to achieve a high conversion rate and successfully deliver products, services and projects.

Bid Catalyst’s approach is unique as we look before and beyond bidding. We utilise our multi-disciplined knowledge to ensure a foundation for sustainable business growth and delivery is in place. Our experience in the tools and techniques of bid management provides us with the capability to add value and support strategic, tactical and operational improvement within your business.

Our goal is to enable and enhance your bid capability both directly and indirectly. We are collaborative, seek to add value from day one and strive to support the clients to become self-sufficient.

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