Bid support

We help companies and charities build their public-sector businesses by helping them understand their customers better. 

We can advise on the concerns and priorities of decision-makers in the criminal justice and policing sector, and help our clients develop propositions which address those concerns. We advise on how to communicate those offers most effectively, both directly to the client and through key influencers on the customer – at all times respecting procurement rules. Our work can include longer-term stakeholder engagement programmes to help new entrants to the sector establish their presence. Or we can provide tactical advice on win themes, content and language for live bids.

Our team includes subject matter experts in the shape of former senior practitioners and policymakers, and communications specialists who can help to craft messages and deliver them effectively.

We do not introduce clients to customers or other decision-makers: rather, we equip clients with the insights, evidence and messages to build successful relationships themselves.

If you would like to find out more about us and how we work please contact one of our team for an initial chat.

Gavin Lockhart-Mirams

Gavin Lockhart-Mirams


Gavin Lockhart-Mirams is Crest Advisory’s Chair and has led the team since setting up the company at the end of 2011.

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