What a surreal conversation, played out towards 10pm on Friday evening. I just had to transcribe it as accurately as I could straight afterwards…
My mobile phone rings: “Is that Strategic Proposals?” asks the heavily-accented stranger.
“It is indeed. I’m Jon: I run our UK business. How may I help?”
“Do you help people to win contracts, then?”
“Yes, that’s right.”
“OK. I’ve found a contract that we want to win. I’ll send you the details, OK?”
“And then you’ll write the proposal for us. That’s really great. Is there anything else we need to do ourselves at any point, or can you do it all from here?”
Where does one start?!