Andrea Collier

andreaAndrea is one of the preeminent Microsoft Word experts within the bids and proposals industry. Understanding the idiosyncrasies that affect complex bid documents enables her to maintain her calm professionalism in the face of approaching submission deadlines.

Over the last 15 years, she has supported blue chip companies with templates and document formatting on major projects, including rail franchises and infrastructure bids. Andrea employs Word best practice to ensure absolute consistency of documentation and uses advanced techniques to produce bespoke client templates, creating an environment that allows bid teams to produce more consistent documentation that conforms to their corporate style, irrespective of an individual team member’s experience with using Microsoft Word. Andrea has designed Word templates for over 25 different clients in 2015, including the development of macro enhanced Word templates, facilitating document consistency and enhanced efficiency for the bid production process.

Keen to share knowledge and help bid teams, she has delivered training and guidance to a number of organisations on using Word effectively in a bid environment and regularly posts tips and blogs on best practice, via LinkedIn and other forums.

Life between bids – Andrea enjoys spending time with hubby and the two kids, going to the gym and running; jointly setting up a running club recently and helping out with couch to 5k running courses. She enjoys travelling and is equally happy laying on a beach or skiing down a mountain.