Claire Holmes

Claire Holmes

Director | Head of Bid Team

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Professional Summary

Head of Colliers International's 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 and co-leads on business development and marketing strategy. Experienced business development and marketing professional. Member of Colliers Corporate Responsibility Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group & Programme. Claire works with Compliance regarding Supplier Audits/Certifications. Claire coaches people to pitch and is involved in Colliers training and development programme. Claire is a bid writer who manages pitch design collateral and film production. Specialist Multi-lingual marketer with extensive global real estate track record in property marketing.

Awards: Colliers Bid Team won the "Business Services" EMEA 2018 awards and UK 2017 "Client Service".
2018 Colliers Bid Revenue and Win-rate were an all-time record high, following a 5-year continuous year-on-year increase.

Previously worked in transactional teams: Office Agency & Investment and also Consulting: Development Consulting and Destination Consulting (Place making). 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).

Claire is involved in mentoring fellow bid personnel through the market's network across industries.

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 has 850+ staff across 16 offices.

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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
- Since Claire's leadership the Bid Revenue and Win-rate have continuously excelled over the last 5 years
- 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

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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