Claire Holmes

Claire Holmes

Director | Head of Bid Team

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Professional Summary

Director in Colliers International, based in our EMEA HQ in London. Leads the Bid Team, an award-winning advisory business development service to deliver successful bids. Framework Account Director (financial services and public sector). Member of the Management team for the UK business; co-leads on business development and marketing strategy for the business. Member of the Colliers International Corporate Responsibility Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group. Claire coaches people to pitch and is involved in Colliers training and development programme. Claire is an experienced Director, bid writer and manages pitch design collateral and film production. Specialist marketer with extensive global real estate track record.

Recent Awards: Colliers International Bid Team won the "Business Services" award at the EMEA 2018 Awards and the UK 2017 "Client Service" award.

Previously worked in transactional property and consulting: Office Agency (Leasing/Disposal); Office Investment (Sales/Acquisitions); Development Consulting and Property Marketing. Prior job appointments with CBRE and Savills.

Member of the British Property Federation (BPF) Business Development Forum; Winmark Marketing Directors Network; Corporate Executive Board (CEB) Marketing Leadership Council and Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).

Colliers International is a global leader in real estate services with more than 17,000 professionals in 68 countries. It is a subsidiary of Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI) which is listed on the NASDAQ and TSX as CIGI. In the UK and Ireland, Colliers International has over 850 staff across 16 offices. The people of Colliers are experts in their field who help clients achieve their greatest potential. We cultivate a culture of leadership: a collaboration among creative, entrepreneurial people who believe they can—and will—make a difference. We’re passionate about what we do, take personal responsibility for success, and act efficiently—all natural extensions of our enterprising culture. uk.linkedin.com/in/claireholmes

Accomplishments

Recent Awards: The Bid Team won the "Service Excellence" award at the recent EMEA 2017 Awards in Barcelona and I also won the UK 2016 "Client Service" award presented in London

- 2018 Bid Revenue and Win-rate were an all-time record high
- Instrumental in managing key business wins to increase revenues
- Colliers Bid Team has one of the highest long-standing 'Win-rates' in the industry

 

 

 

Skills:

  • Development Consulting
  • Business Development
  • Consultancy Services
  • Quality Management
  • Project Marketing

Testimonials:

Cancer Research UK:  "Claire was instrumental in managing our national corporate real estate bid with a thorough understanding of our business model. Colliers has acted on CR-UK's behalf for over 15 years providing a long-standing senior team."

 

 

Clients:

Aviva Investors, British Property Federation, Cancer Research UK, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Grosvenor, Lloyds Banking Group, Metro Bank, Ministry of Justice, TSB and CEB.

Education:

I study at Colliers University, our proprietary education and professional development platform, to our client engagement strategy that encourages cross-functional service integration, to our culture of caring. Colliers University is a significant investment within Colliers to ensure our professionals maintain leading-edge skills that translate into improved performance and results for clients.
Other studies:  CIM Dip-University College London; University of Oxford (English); Awarded a Record of Achievement by the National Council for Vocational Awards, Ireland (Business studies with languages). Languages: English, French and German.

 

Memberships & Involvements:

APMP, BPF, Winmark Marketing Directors Network, CEB

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