Lothians based bidding specialists, AM Bid Services, has been nominated for three highly sought-after awards at the prestigious Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony in February 2018.

After impressing the judges, AM Bid Services is a finalist for the Best Performing Business (1-10 employees) category, an award which recognises the growth and drive of a business. The company is also a finalist in the High Growth category, following AM Bid Services demonstrating growth each year since the company started in 2014, with turnover increasing in year three by 73%.

Andrew Morrison, the Managing Director and Founder of the business has also been shortlisted for Director of the Year at the upcoming awards. This celebrates his achievements in leading the business from strength to strength since 2014.

The nominations recognise the consistent growth and impact of the company on the local community and economy. The company operates across the UK assisting local, regional and national organisations to create award winning bids and proposals.

In 2017 the company added new staff and expanded to working in over 20 sectors. The leadership team’s commitment to quality has resulted in an extremely high bid win rate, with over 20 satisfied client referrals to other businesses. They are also adding new services such as Bid Gap Analysis and Bid Training to strengthen their proposition further in 2018.

David Gray, Bid Development Director at AM Bid Services said: ““I’m absolutely thrilled that we have been shortlisted as finalists for these two highly coveted business awards (Best Performing Business and High Growth), for the second year in a row. This comes following another year of high growth for the business, with a 73% increase in revenue and the addition of five new staff members. We have achieved over £1bn worth of contract wins for our clients, so our growth reflects the success we are achieving for many other organisations, as well as our own. This is testament to the expertise, dedication and commitment of our highly-focussed team, who deserve enormous credit in helping us achieve and exceed our growth targets.

“I am also delighted for Andrew Morrison, our Managing Director, who has been shortlisted for the Director of the Year award, for the second year running. This reflects the strong leadership Andrew has shown in taking the company forward to new markets, driving exponential growth and maintaining market leading bid win rates for our clients.”

Richard Ellis, Head of Membership at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce said: “We had a huge number of submissions for the ECC Annual Business Awards this year and our judges had a really tough job deciding on the shortlists. It’s great to see so many members putting themselves forward and being shortlisted for Awards – we love celebrating their successes.

“AM Bid Services have been shortlisted for 3 awards this year – Director of the Year, High Growth and Best Performing Business (1-10 employees) – which is testament to the hard work Andrew and his team put in to making the business a success. We wish him the best of luck on the evening.”