Shine Bid Services credits its success to diverse workforce as it is named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies

Shine Bid Services CEO Anne McNamara: “Firms shamed in gender pay gap should look to smaller, more dynamic companies as an example.”

London, United Kingdom. 26 April 2018. The CEO of one of the UK’s leading businesses on winning government and highly regulated bids today called for industry giants who pay women less than men to follow the example of smaller businesses, highlighting Shine Bid Services’ diverse workforce as being behind the organisation’s success.

Shine Bid Services

Shine Bid Services

Anne McNamara, CEO of Shine Bid Services, made the comments after Shine was named among the top 400 fastest growing private companies in Europe by Inc. 5000. Ranking in 396th place, the result was based on Shine’s three-year revenue growth.

“Being named as one of Europe’s fastest growing private companies is a testament to our team for the amazing work they deliver for clients, by helping them win work to transform their business,” said McNamara. “As a female-led company with an even mix of women and men in C-suite roles, equality is at the heart of our workplace ethos and we are proud to have a strong representation of LGBT, age and race within our team. Appreciating talent no matter what form it comes in has been a big factor behind our success.”

Despite having less than 250 staff, Shine decided to analyse the pay across its company, finding no gender pay gaps. More than 50% of its workforce is made up of women, with more than 50% of C-level positions also held by females.

Shine Bid Services supports its clients in building business by winning bids, providing a specialist consultancy service to take the uncertainty out of bidding. Working with clients in markets including SAAS and technology, business process outsourcing and the built environment across the UK and US, Shine has an outstanding win rate of more than 80% and has secured more than £8.95 billion in contracts for its clients.

“Shine’s attitude is ‘grow or die’ and we are thrilled to be recognised by Inc. 5000 for our own strong growth. Racking up more than a hundred years’ worth of experience in bidding, our highly talented workforce is relentless in winning bids and we are now working with Plc’s, Fortune 500’s and VC backed start up’s globally,” McNamara added.

Shine Bid Services uses its bid winning formula combined with a strategic approach in all aspects of bid writing and bid delivery, from intel reports, defining the bid strategy to bid design. In addition, Shine offers other bid winning solutions, including bid training and recruitment tools. Clients include LendLease, PWC, Knight Frank, Kier, Nasdaq Bwise and TaskUs.

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About Shine Bid Services
Shine Bid Services has been providing the strategy and technology to help businesses grow through winning bids for ten years. We help clients drive long-term success by winning more business. With offices in UK & US, we work with clients across sectors including SAAS and tech, BPO, professional services and the built environment. We harness this cross-sector awareness and knowledge and apply it to help our clients bid better and win more business. Our success is evident having won over £8.95bn on behalf of our clients and maintain a win rate of over 80%. Shine Bid was ranked #396 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 Europe list for the fastest growing private companies in Europe. It is a member of the Mayor’s International Business Programme in London. For more information visit

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Originally posted 2019-09-19 23:13:30.


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