WHY GRIST?

Bidding. Presentation coaching and presentation training. Video for construction, FM and many other sectors.

We are BAFTA winning television producers who will help you tell a compelling story.

We help create great bids, great presentations, and great videos.

We specialise in Construction, FM and Architecture, but work across all sectors. We help you tell your story to your clients and people.

Facilitation, training, bid review, bid editing, bid writing.

We are experts on public speaking.

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LINDSAY GRIST

Lindsay leads on Bidding and Presentation Training. She has helped hundreds of constructors, FM providers, Architects and numerous others win new business totalling over 2 billion pounds.

She has worked as a journalist for BBC radio and television programmes for more than 20 years, including Newsnight, Newsround, The World Service and the main BBC One News bulletins. She has specialised in political journalism, with spells in the Westminster lobby and science and technology  journalism, running the BBC’s science unit within News. She has interviewed Prime Ministers, reported on overseas elections and even toured with Take That. Assignments have taken her from Working Men’s Clubs in the Midlands to the Terracotta Warriors in Xian.
Lindsay began her career in regional journalism with Television South West in Plymouth before moving to London to work on Tomorrow’s World in the BBC Science Department. Lindsay still works as a regular freelance journalist with BBC Breakfast and has delivered training to a range of business executives as well as the Williams F1 team, Wasps Rugby players and one reigning Head of State.

BILL GRIST

Bill leads on Video production. His a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award winning programme maker with credits across the BBC Science Department, BBC Business Unit and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. From Tomorrow’s World to The Money Programme, from Back To The Floor to Jeremy Clarkson On Speed, he has worked on over 230 high-quality factual programmes. As Director, Producer, then Executive Producer, producing the performances of such stars as Carol Vorderman, Jeremy Clarkson and Dan Snow.

As a director of Grist he has trained many hundreds of people in construction, FM, Architecture and many other fields to pitch for, and win, new work.

Bill also takes the lead in producing many videos for our clients. Many are used in pitching for new work, like Client testimonial videos. To see an example of our work see our video for Skanska.

PAUL FAIRBURN

Paul leads on Bid Review, Bid Writing, and Bidding presentation coaching. He is a communications expert, helping businesses sell themselves. After many years working in radio programming, Paul now works with businesses on their major presentations, as well as online communications, websites and advertising. Paul is a former Managing Director of Heart FM and is responsible for winning the coveted Best Breakfast Show Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards with two of his radio stations.  He was also President of the Publicity Association of Central England.

Paul leads in Bid Writing and Bid Review.

GILLY ROBINSON  

Gillian Robinson leads on Presentation and Client Engagement training. She has worked for the BBC for almost a decade, and currently produces its flagship morning programme BBC Breakfast. Her experience extends across a breadth of outlets including the News Channel, Radio 5 Live and working on political news at BBC Millbank.

From writing news bulletins, handling breaking news to interviewing politicians and managing live outdoor broadcasts, Gillian has also reported news stories nationally and is a trained video journalist and picture editor.

Prior to her career in journalism, Gillian worked within the airline simulation industry. Her technical background combined with her experience within engineering, provides a good understanding of the commercial sector and the challenges businesses face to win competitive bids, whilst also presenting themselves appropriately to the media.