Grow Team Capacity
Whether you need proposal skills to help you meet a deadline, want to outsource your proposals entirely, or if you're looking to hire proposal people, nFold can help.
We have a bid network of experienced proposal consultants and strong relationships with people in the local proposal community.
Finding good proposal people is not easy. If you want to grow skills, build capacity, outsource, hire, coach or you just need some friendly advice, we can help.
nFold's Bid Network
To provide bid skills on demand, we can draw on about 10 consultants in our local network and another 20 in our global network. Skills vary to include proposal strategy, writing, editing, compliance, layout, graphic design, bid administration and more.
Our core team includes the following trusted and experienced project managers:
Sandy Pullinger has been writing proposals since 1992 and consulting in the field since she founded nFold in 2001. She has achieved many accolades in her proposal career, such as becoming the 2nd person to achieve the highest level of APMP certification in 2012 and being voted the 1st chairperson of APMP SA in 2009. Sandy's training is technical, with a BSc Comp Sci (Hons) in first class from UCT. She is educated in business strategy and has loads of entrepreneurial and commercial experience.
Annatjie Jonker joined the nFold network in 2006. She is globally certified by APMP at the Foundation level.Annatjie has more than 20 years of proposal experience, gained in operational, marketing, sales and executive roles. Her corporate and consulting career spans more than 30 years, mainly in the financial and ICT sectors, for customers from a wide range of industries. Annatjie has a BCom in Economics and Statistics from the University of Pretoria and is qualified as a business and life coach.
Eric Njuguna has been an nFold consultant since 2010. He has more than 15 years of experience in bid management gained prior to joining the nFold network. He has also worked in several African countries. During his corporate career, spent mainly in the telecommunications, financial and ICT sectors, Eric held a variety of sales, bid, management and consulting roles. He is APMP-Certified and holds certifications in PRINCE2 Project Management.
Fiona Bizos started with nFold in 2012. She has achieved the APMP Foundation level certification. Fiona has both project management and non-profit experience, having worked for NGO Food and Trees for Africa, and then for MEGA-TECH where she managed a contract on behalf of USAID worth over $17 million. Fiona adds marketing and creative flair to nFold proposals. She achieved an MSc in urban planning from the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (she won an award for the highest marks).
Kalli Manitsa joined nFold in 2013. She passed the APMP Foundation exam in 2015. She has a wealth of sales and marketing experience as well as co-ordination and project management experience. She has more than 28 years of experience, mainly in the advertising and media sectors. Kalli worked in a corporate environment for 15 years, and ran her own online media business for 13 years. She graduated with a higher diploma of education after completing her BA at Wits University.
In 2010, nFold conducted the first local proposal manager survey. The latest survey, conducted by APMP in 2016, provides salary trends and global benchmarks that are useful to proposal people at all levels.
In association with EOH and APMP, nFold started a learner/intern project in 2015 to help grow local proposal skills. We need potential employers, mentors and interns to take part in this worthwhile project.
Skills Survey 2015
In 2015, APMP conducted a survey to understand the status of proposal skills in South Africa.