I am a qualified adult and paediatric nurse and spent several years working in the NHS, primarily at Bristol Childrens hospital. I then moved into medical device sales, selling a range of products to the NHS. Working in a small company I then became interested in the legislative requirements for selling the products, and what the company needed to do to be compliant. This led me to become the tender bid writer and co-ordinator, as well as lead internal auditor for ISO 9001:2015 (quality) and 14001:2015 (environmental).
Since becoming self-employed I have helped other companies implement these standards into their organisations and also develop the evidence they need to successfully be awarded onto tenders, so their products can then be purchased by the NHS. This evidence now includes requirements for Carbon and Water; to demonstrate compliance towards the NHS net zero target, Modern Slavery, Labour Standards and Social Value. These are requirements for any organisation tendering for public procurement contracts, so I am able to offer support to any companies who are looking to participate in these tenders.