AM Bid Services Managing Director honoured with top accolade
Andrew Morrison, Founder and Managing Director of AM Bid Services fought off strong competition to win the prestigious ‘Emerging Director’ Award at the Institute of Directors, Scotland Director of the Year Awards last night at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.
The Institute of Directors Awards judges were impressed with Andrew’s scaling of AM Bid Services, and his clear view of success planning with an ‘obvious appetite for strong governance’. The ‘Emerging Director’ Award is open to innovative leaders of new or established businesses who have operated at director level for less than five years.
The Awards celebrated the best in businesses across nine key director categories and five regional categories, including the family business category, a new addition for 2018. Andrew’s victory recognises the growth he has spearheaded at AM Bid Services, which achieved 195% increase in turnover in year two, with a further 73% increase in year three.
Andrew has also more than doubled headcount at the company, creating five new positions in the last year alone, including appointing David Sole OBE as Non-Executive Chairman, experienced procurement and bidding specialist Peter Sharpe as Bid Manager/Writer for London & the South East and Gavin Cowan as Client Account Executive.
Andrew was recognised for his dynamic leadership in the bidding industry, leading his team to provide award winning results for the company’s multitude of clients ranging from FTSE 100 companies to SMEs across the country. Andrew has also delivered pro-bono work to charities and third sector organisations, assisting them with bid strategy and funding applications. He has recently supported homelessness and mental health charities such as Social Bite, and Josh Quigley, the suicide survivor who focuses on raising awareness of suicide prevention.
In 2017, Andrew also expanded the company to working in over 20 sectors and his team’s commitment to quality has resulted in a more than 80%+ bid win rate. AM Bid Services is also adding new services such as Bid Gap Analysis and Bid Scanning to strengthen their proposition further in 2018.
Commenting on his shortlisting, Andrew Morrison, Managing Director said: “Given the very high calibre of finalists at the IoD Scotland’s national awards, I am thrilled to have been awarded the Emerging Director of the Year Award. AM Bid Services is just 3½ years old, so to get this recognition so early in our company history is testimony to our dramatic growth journey. We have exciting plans for the future involving continuing to increase our staff numbers across the UK whilst focussing on helping our clients achieve outstanding bid win rates.”