Jackie: Good morning everyone & v special welcome to Carol Hustler of @TEDs_Friend – how r u Carol?
Carol: Hi Jackie, Thanks to #1230KISS I’m wired and ready
Amazingly, no coffee yet this morning. Just the thought of my first twitterview with #1230KISS has woken me right up!
Jackie: please tell us something about your business Carol
Carol: TEDs Friend helps you find and win contract opportunities, bids and tenders
Jackie: Hi ! everyone Qs for Carol?
airwaves slow today folks, bear with us….
Jackie: r u a champagne or beer & skittles gal?
Carol: What a a great question! Either or both, depending on my mood and who I’m with. Last week it was charity darts with @mattbigg
I should add, that it wasn’t just me and @mattbigg, there was about 20 team in total raising money for Action for Children
Carol: There have definitely been some positive changes in the last 6 years in terms of understanding b/tw SMEs and procurers
Wwisewolf: Can we really bridge the gap?
Carol: In the same way, most SMEs have never been procurers, and don’t understand their job roles and how they work
Wwisewolf: the end of that was tenderer’s needs
Completely understand! There have been some great efforts by central govt, and corporate orgs to build better links
Jackie: G8t answer! last Q coming up – what’s success all about 4 u Carol – is it the money?
Carol: No, it’s never been about the money for me (I shouldn’t admit that should I?)
Carol: The best bit is working with a business to the point they win their first tender, and suddenly “get it” That’s fantastic for me
Jackie: OK time to say goodbye to Carol at @Teds_Friend, thnx so much Carol – next week is racing driving @AnnabelMeade
thanks again to TEDs_Friend for – plse tune into my interview & others with @SoniaBrown 4-6 pm today #playvybzdoncom
Carol: Thanks Jackie. Time for a minute’s silence now