7House, 23 Gay Street, Offices 1&2, Bath, BA1 2PD
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Meet The 7House Team

The 7House team has been hand-selected to meet the varying needs of our clients. All have a strong business development background with experience gained from corporate, public and SME sectors.

Our team provide strategic guidance and hands-on support to ensure positive outcomes.



Public Sector
Craig is the founding member and Managing Director of 7House. With over 18 years of business development experience within the professional and service based arenas, he is uniquely placed to provide incisive guidance on how to develop new business and exploit existing business in a consultative, yet hands-on, manner.

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John is an experienced Director having operated in senior roles spanning strategy, acquisitions, commercial issues and operations. This has given John very significant hands-on experience in all aspects of delivering front line services to the public sector.

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Sebastian is a commercially astute and multi skilled Board level Director with proven experience and a strong leadership record in service delivery, strategic planning, financial management, and business development.

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Helen is an experienced and highly motivated bid management professional. She has over 10 years’ experience of managing and writing proposals, tenders and grant applications for public sector contracts and funding.

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Simon is a highly experienced Director within the business services and outsourcing sector. He has over 30 years’ experience in the services sector.

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Martin is a Bid management consultant with 20 years’ experience. He is skilled in process development, instigating best practice and leading teams to win profitable contracts in diverse industries.

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Lara is an innovative and engaging bid professional with a proven track record of winning high profile tender responses over the past nine years. She is adept at international tender management with experience in the UK, EMEA, APAC and US markets, which typically occupy value ranges between £10m-1bn.

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Commercial
Simon’s key focus is on developing and implementing strategy and change programmes, drawing on his finance background in P&L & Commercial management. Simon started his career in the Telecoms sector gaining his ACMA qualification in 2003; his last role was Head of Commercial Finance managing a matrix to deliver bids in excess of £300m.

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Michael has over 30 years sales and marketing experience gained at companies that include Procter & Gamble, Williams Holdings, Moulinex and more recently Cookson. Michael has improved the performance, productivity and profit of leading companies in the jewellery, domestic appliance, consumer durable and FMCG sectors.

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Nigel focuses on helping businesses improve their rebid retention rates and winning their rebids. He brings 18 years experience in the outsourcing field in both operational and business development roles. This has given him practical insight into the requirements of running portfolios of contracts effectively, how to win and retain business through bid and rebids as well as implementing new processes and cultures into a business and making them work successfully.

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Philip has a strong managerial background developed over a number of years in customer operations, business development and corporate strategy senior management/director roles. Managing through leadership, and clarity of objectives; diverse and geographically dispersed teams of specialists, technical and operational management and engineering grades.

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Frank has over 15 years of experience working with FTSE 100 companies and SMEs in board and director level roles. He has experience in industries such as telecommunications, IT services, business process outsourcing and systems integration across public and private sectors.

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Pippa is a motivated and flexible writer with over ten years’ experience within the Highways and Construction Industry. She is able to offer not only exemplary writing skills but also reviewing, proofing and consulting assistance.

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Shaun has led IPL’s company’s sales function, including many high-profile and successful bids to the public sector. He is an accomplished board-level operator, and has significant experience in formulating and negotiating deals.

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Keith is an experienced director having operated at CTO, CIO, Programme Director, Procurement & Contract Management Director and Bid Director for a number of public and private sector companies. His breadth of roles and a consultancy background means he is able to assess and lead bids from an all-inclusive point of view.

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Ian is a committed bid professional with outstanding success defining, implementing and delivering effective bids to meet the exact requirements of a contract, with exceptional commercial clarity.

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Kim is a dedicated bid professional with over 10 years experience, she is passionate about bids and the sales tool they represent. Kim set up De La Rue International’s first dedicated Currency bid team in 2011. Hailed as the success of 2012, she was committed to continuous improvement and development of the individual team members as well as the bid process.

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Health Care & Social Care
Andy is an experienced business development professional with expertise across both public and private healthcare in the UK. In private healthcare, Andy successfully managed and grew three hospitals for Nuffield Health, and had market-management responsibility for the East Midlands. Most recently he was Business Development Director for Vanguard Healthcare Solutions.

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Noreen has held a number of senior operational and strategic posts which have involved business development, operational management and mobilisation of services through both interim and substantial positions. In addition, Noreen has undertaken various commissions as a consultation on behalf of both local and national bodies relating to audit and review, transformation of services and commissioning structures.

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James has a proven record of commercial success in NHS and Independent sectors; tenders won in excess of £200 million total contract value plus significant savings made in existing contracts. NHS experience includes contracting; procurement; project management; commissioning; service redesign; clinical and stakeholder engagement focusing on GPs.

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After a career in the British Army, he became an investment banker, rising to board positions with several financial institutions. Upon leaving investment banking, he managed several start-up businesses through to exit within his sectors of expertise.

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Karen has held posts in senior management in both local authority and the third sector, including commissioning positions. Her roles have included operational management, service mobilisation, and business development in both substantive posts and in a consultancy role across adult and children sectors.

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Russell started his career in the health sector with EMIS (the UK’s leading supplier of GP IT systems). Subsequently he has worked across Acute, Community and Mental Health settings. This experience has given him both a very broad and deep understanding of the UK health system and has also enabled him to build a robust network of contacts.

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Debbie is an experienced and highly motivated business development professional with experience of managing complex bid processes. These have involved bringing together bid teams across a range of partner organisations and facilitating joint working.

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Martin is an experienced Business Development Director who on three separate occasions has built substantial business units with profitable revenues of £50 million, £120 million and £57 million per annum.

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Matt has over 20 years of healthcare experience with considerable operational expertise in corporate and clinical services. Having high level commercial acumen in acute and mental health sectors, strong interpersonal skills, from Board to Ward.

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Chris displays an excellent mixture of presence, business acumen and likeable personality, combined with first-class business development skills and judgement. He is proven project manager in the private and public sectors; taking on transitions from poor to excellent service quality and from loss to profit.

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Gary is a dedicated professional benefitting from a wide range of local, regional and national operational excellence, a successful track record in managing complex teams, clinical services and project delivery, by achieving challenging operational and strategic objectives.

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Suzanne is a Public Sector oriented Consultant with wide and successful experience in NHS and Social Care transformation, service improvement and programme delivery.

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Contracts Advance
Francis is our Head of Marketing & Business Development helping to grow our national client base across all sectors. Francis joins Contracts Advance with a wealth of business development and marketing experience, having held a number of sales and account development positions, across a diverse range of sector verticals.
Michael is our Sales Director who develops and grows our national client base across all sectors. Michael joined Contracts Advance with a wealth of business development experience, having held a number of senior sales and account development positions, across a diverse range of sector verticals. Prior to a career in business development Michael worked in the city as a proprietary fixed income futures trader for eight years.
Chris is one of our dedicated Contracts Advance Business Development Managers who develops and grows our national client base across all sectors. Chris has a wealth of experience in business development and marketing and joins us from the world of robotics where he worked with a number of the UK’s leading universities and manufacturers.
Tim is one of our dedicated Contracts Advance Business Development Managers who develops and grows our national client base across all sectors. Tim joined the business starting in a lead generation role following a history within hospitality management. He has quickly become a proven part of the business development team and continues to support business growth.
Sofia joined us as a Business Development Manager in 2017 and is working to grow our national client base and increase our market share. She has extensive experience in both business development and account management and has worked with companies of all sizes across several sector verticals.
Christopher leads our Client Care team. He has been brought on board to oversee and implement our care programmes for Contracts Advance. His role is focussed on adding value; improving the client experience and broadening the awareness of Contracts Advance to our potential markets.
Hannah is one of our Client Care Managers, supporting Christopher to implement our care programmes for Contracts Advance. Her role is focussed on contacting customers daily to ensure Contracts Advance is meeting their needs and supporting in the winning of new public sector contracts.
Emma has over 10 years experience as an Artist Management Assistant / PA working mainly within the music industry supporting artists in their career development. She has also extensive administrative experience as PA to senior management within in the music industry and more recently within business consultancy.

When not working Emma enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, drawing, country walks and pub lunches.

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