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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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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Susan is a strategically focused Manager with a proven record of success in the private, public and third sectors. Her experience includes bid and proposal management (greater than 95% success rate), KPI analysis, strategic marketing, traditional and e-marketing, branding, new product launch, channels to market and strategic partnerships and alliances.

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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.

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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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Commercial
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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As a dedicated bid professional with over 10 years experience, Kim is passionate about bids and the sales tool they represent. She set up De La Rue International’s first dedicated Currency bid team in 2011.

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Lee is a successful and experienced senior business executive who is strategically, commercially, and operational minded; has the advantage of being extremely adept in communicating and presenting at all levels, and is highly financially aware.

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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. He has also advised widely on IP/marketing strategies and on business/asset disposals.

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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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Marc started his career in the defence electronics sector designing and producing avionic equipment before undertaking an MBA. He then worked as part of a transformational project reorganising services in the health sector before moving into a business development role in the services sector.

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Jennifer is a specialist in bid writing, management and strategy with over eighteen years’ experience in business development and operations. Trained in both APMP and PRINCE2, Jennifer has a rare ability to both manage an end-to-end project effectively and to write high quality bid responses, sales collateral and project documentation.

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Julian has nine years’ experience as a Business Development Director and experience as a Performance Director and Board member in large multinational companies. He has leadership experience developed in the Armed Forces (Army) in the field, in the MOD Policy Division working to Ministerial level and in corporations leading sales teams and tenders.

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Health Care & Social Care
Robert is a proven business developer having held senior management and board positions in strategic planning, marketing and business development for major industrials as well as within the UK healthcare sector.

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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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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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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. A hugely motivational senior manager who works well under pressure and when managing multiple workstreams.

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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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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.
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 but quickly moved into a Client Services Manager role. She has extensive experience in both business development and account management and has worked with companies of all sizes across several sector verticals. Her role is to help our clients win more public sector work through consulting them on how to pre-bid engage and educate them on how to maximise on the data and functionalities available through Contracts Advance.
Dom is one of our dedicated Contracts Advance Business Development Managers who develops and grows our national client base across all sectors. Dom joins Contracts Advance with a wealth of business development and account management experience, his range of sector verticals include; IT, Telecommunications, Real Estate & Retail. This has benefited Dom in helping him shape a very broad skill set which he now applies at Contracts Advance.
Alex joined Contracts Advance as a part of the Client Services team. He is focussing his attention on optimising client user experience and engagement. His previous experience is in the physical commodities sector where his focus was on the commercial management of client accounts and operations.
Josh is one of our dedicated Contracts Advance Business Development Managers who develops and grows our national client base across all sectors. Following his undergraduate degree in Politics from Bath University, Josh worked within the Recruitment industry, with a primary focus on C-level executives within the Technology Industry.

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