Introducing Piers Riley, our new Associate – Bid & Tenders

Ben Paul
May 24, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Piers Riley has joined the team as an Associate – Bids & Tenders. With extensive experience and an APMP Certification, Piers brings a wealth of expertise in managing bids and tenders. His appointment further strengthens The BD Ladder’s ability to deliver exceptional results for our professional services clients. 

Piers has held senior bid management positions at top-tier international law firms, and a Big 4 accountancy firm, leveraging his expertise in managing bids from low to high-value contracts, ranging from $30,000 to multi-million dollars. His experience encompasses a wide range of local and cross-border bids within both the private and public sectors, covering a diverse range of practice areas and industries. Piers is recognised for his consultative approach, deep industry knowledge, and creative strategies that set his clients apart from their competitors. 

In his position as Associate – Bids & Tenders, Piers will focus on collaborating with clients to write and manage winning bid responses. Described as consultative, knowledgeable, and creative, Piers will excel in managing the bid process effectively for our clients, utilising tools such as InDesign, Word, and PowerPoint to produce compelling material. He will also develop effective client engagement plans, to foster strong relationships and a deep understanding of our clients’ needs. 

Ben Paul, CEO, is very excited to have Piers join the team, stating “I am delighted to be welcoming Piers to our team. He brings real expertise and a focus to our bids and tender services, an area our clients are seeking greater assistance with. Not only is he experienced in writing and managing winning bids processes, he’s also highly experienced working within professional services. I’m delighted to have him join the team.” 

Elizabeth Petersen, Director, also welcomes Piers’ arrival: “Piers brings strong bids and tender experience to our team. Piers’ expertise is a valuable addition that will greatly enhance our collective capabilities.” 

Thrilled to join the team, Piers says “I am very pleased to join the BD Ladder team. They have an impressive online presence and provide insightful knowledge within the Marketing & BD arena. The bids & tenders’ space has become significantly more competitive with firms often needing to ‘go the extra mile’ to win work. I am looking forward to working closely with the team to help provide professional service firms with the support they need to win tenders and to help them improve their internal bid functions. I regard Ben and the BD Ladder team as Marketing & BD experts within the professional services sector, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to help them write their next chapter.” 

To learn more about Piers and his expertise in bids and tenders, please visit his bio page on our website. Feel free to connect with Piers on LinkedIn to engage with him directly and explore potential collaboration opportunities.