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Fran McGhie

Bid Writer


A skilled Business Development Consultant who has successfully supported a variety of clients across the private, voluntary and public sectors to realise their strategic growth ambitions.

Possesses particular expertise - and a proven track record - in leading and contributing to bid campaigns within the welfare-to-work, education & skills, enterprise, criminal justice, health & social care, and youth & family sectors across all UK geographical regions, as well as internationally.

An effective and highly motivated Project Manager; fully committed to working with clients to deliver results.


Notable achievements include: contributions to multiple ESF/ DWP successful tenders for Flexible New Deal 2 (2009), Work Choice (2009), Work Programme (2011), Families with Multiple Problems (2011), Youth Contract (2012), Community Work Placements (2013), New Enterprise Allowance (2014) and Specialist Employability Support (2015), as well as to the Ministry of Labor in Saudi Arabia (2012-2015); lead writer of winning tender for a re-contracted Work Programme contract (2014), as well as for multiple Dynamic Purchasing System (DWP) contracts across multiple Jobcentre Plus Districts (2015); and joint lead writer for winning Transforming Rehabilitation (Ministry of Justice) tender (2014) and winning tenders across all three streams of the Employment Services tender (Department of Employment, Australia) (2014).


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Quality of apprenticeships and skills training inquiry launched

The Education Committee launches inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training.

Purpose of the inquiry

While many independent training providers and further education colleges are providing excellent training, too much provision is poor. For example, Ofsted last year reported that 37% of apprenticeship providers were less than good.

The inquiry examines whether employers, learners and tax payers are getting sufficient value for the time and money invested in training, and whether more needs to be done to detect poor-quality provision.

The inquiry  also looks to uncover barriers faced by the socially disadvantaged in accessing skills training and consider how Government funding can be used to remove these barriers.