What have we been up to?

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a comment piece or provided an update on what we’ve been busy with.


Well, we’ve been deep in the world of solution design and business development, particularly bid writing. And let’s be honest… we defy anyone to write an even halfway interesting piece on the mechanics of putting a bid together. That said, we’ve seen that a few people have tried (and failed).

In short, we decided to spare you the detail… and there’s been plenty (more post-it notes than a branch of Staples).

By way of a quick overview though, in case you curiosity has gotten the better of you, we’ve been working with a range of clients to develop strategy and submit tenders, covering a range of key public services, including:

  • Probation Service
  • European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
  • National Citizen Service
  • Devolved Adult Education Budget
  • Prison Education
  • Secure Schools

And, for good measure… we’ve been doing a bit of market-entry strategy work; sales and communications development; reviews into key policy development areas; and some policy work covering low pay and low productivity.

So, don’t worry. We’re still busy.

If you’ve been missing our insightful comment pieces, we apologise… and we’ll be back on the case in the New Year. In the meantime, you can get your fix via our Twitter feed @50__Degrees where, for reasons that we can’t really remember anymore, we set ourselves the challenge of creating 50 amusing/informative charts in 50 weeks. Check our #50Degrees50Charts. Honestly, some of them are pretty funny… they’ve been re-tweeted and everything.