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Let’s introduce you to the Insequa team members. Led by Directors with over fifty years’ combined experience in social care, academia, public sector tendering, business turnarounds and strategy, our talented team members know what it takes to optimise your chances of business success.

We have an independent streak and it’s fair to say we do things a little differently. As specialists in social care, we’re set apart from other business support generalists. We are social care experts, passionate about what we do, but we are not robots. You will be the first to understand that working in social care, it’s important to show your human side. So, just to prove we aren’t tender and policy writing automatons, find below some insight into what makes the Insequa team tick…


Bill Watson


Bill's favourites...

  • Song – No Surprises, Radiohead
  • Ice cream – Rum and raisin
  • Film – 12 Angry Men
  • Play you in a film – Bob Hoskins
  • Book – Hotel New Hampshire
  • Colour – Green
  • Season – Spring
  • Biscuit – Bourbon
  • Country – Spain
  • Inspirational person – Paul Dirac


Peter Hamilton


Peter's favourites...

  • Film – The Boat that Rocked
  • Book – A Deniable Death by Gerald Seymour
  • Biscuit – Tunnocks Bar
  • Song – Kids by One Republic
  • Season – Spring
  • Sport – Motor Racing
  • Country – Australia
  • Cuisine – Asian
  • Actor – Bill Nighy
  • Colour – Blue


Mathew Salmon

Business Development Manager

Mathew's favourites...

  • Film: Layer Cake
  • Book: 10X
  • Biscuit: Viennese Whirl
  • Song: Ordinary World – Duran Duran
  • Season: Summer
  • Team: Spurs
  • Country: Spain
  • Cuisine: English
  • Box set: Walking Dead
  • Inspirational figure: Grant Cardone


David Statham

Senior Proposal Manager

David's favourites...

  • Ice cream flavour: Strawberry
  • Biscuit: Shortbread or chocolate digestives
  • Song: Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
  • Season: Winter
  • Sport: Boxing
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Cuisine: Indian food
  • Box set: The Sopranos
  • Actor: Robert De Niro, in the films he did 30-years ago
  • Colour: Blue


Emma Knowlton

Policy Manager

Emma's favourites...
Favourite Film – Her


Book – Handmaid’s Tale


Ice Cream Flavour – Cherry


Biscuit – Bourbon


Song – Here Comes the Sun, George Harrison


Country – Thailand


Cuisine – Spanish


Box set – Inside No.9


Actor – Idris Elba


Colour – Green




Rebecca Benson

Marketing Manager

Rebecca's favourites...

  • Film: Barton Fink
  • Book: Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
  • Ice cream: Cookie dough
  • Biscuit: Bastogne
  • Song: I Can’t Make You Love Me, (Bonnie Rait version) Driving with The Brakes On – and about a million other songs
  • Season: Summer
  • Country: France
  • Cuisine: Very partial to Greek cakes
  • Box Set: Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Colour: Green


Katie Harding

Proposal Manager

Katie's favourites

  • Book: Little Women
  • Ice cream: Mint choc chip
  • Box Set: Black Books
  • Biscuit: Custard Cream
  • Song: A Thousand Years (The Piano Guys version)
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Colour: Purple
  • Country: Crete
  • Film: Muppet Treasure Island









Grace Brookes

Proposal Manager

Grace's favourites...
•Film: The Greatest Showman

•Play: Blood Brothers

•Book: Any of the Harry Potters, but 3 and 5 are top

•Ice cream flavour: Banana

•Biscuit: Milk Chocolate Digestives

•Sport: Baseball 

•Country: Croatia

•Box set: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

•Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

•Colour: Red

Luca , Bid Writer

Luca Seigel

Bid Writer

Luca's favourites...

  • Film: Apocalypse Now
  • Book: Catcher in the Rye
  • Ice Cream Flavour: Hazelnut
  • Biscuit: Custard Cream
  • Sport: Football
  • Country: Italy
  • Box set: Twin Peaks
  • Song: Heroes – David Bowie
  • Colour: Red
  • Album: London Calling – The Clash


Matthew Bulmer

Sales Executive

Matthew's favourites...
Film: No Country For Old Men


Football Team: Whitburn and Cleadon 2004-2005

Ice Cream: Cookie Dough

Cake: Mary Berry’s Triple Chocolate Divine Cake

Sport: MMA

TV Show: Monkey!

Musician: Darwin Deez

Game: Fortnite

Food: Tuna Pesto Pasta

Sales Idol: Mat Salmon


Harry Andrews

Bid Writer

Harry's favourites...
Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Actor: Joaquin Phoenix

Football Team: Coventry City

Ice Cream: Strawberry

Song: This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads

Album: Is This It? – The Strokes

Book: American Psycho

Sport: Football

TV Show: True Detective




Jessie Ashurst

Bid Writer

Jessie's favourites...
Book: Americanah- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Season: Summer 

Colour: Green 

Animal: Elephant 

Biscuit: Ginger Nut 

Box Set: Breaking Bad 

Cuisine: Thai 

Country: Greece 

Album: Channel Orange- Frank Ocean 




Hayley Pate

CQC Support Advisor

Hayley's favourites...
Film – Beauty & The Beast

Book – Where the light gets in – Lucy Dillon

Ice Cream – Mint Choc Chip

Song – Lighthouse family – High

Biscuit – Ginger Nut

Box Set – Friends

Season – Autumn

Cuisine – Mexican

Colour – Purple

Place – Dubai


Laura Smith

Bid Writer

Laura's favourites...
Film: Hot Fuzz

Soundtrack: The Greatest Showman

Food: Pizza

Season: Autumn

Colour: Purple

Author: Donato Carrisi

Biscuit: Chocolate Digestive

Murder Mystery: And Then There Were None

Ice-cream: Mint Choc Chip

Hogwarts House: Slytherin


Lucy O’Horan

Bid Writer

Lucy's favourites...
Book: The Book Thief

Tv series: Sons of Anarchy

Football Team: Manchester City

Restaurant: The Frustrated Chef

City: Leeds

Sport: Hockey

Dip: Tzatziki

Favourite Film: Moneyball

Hogwarts House: Slytherin

Quote: ‘By indirections find directions out’ – Hamlet


We’re Hiring!

Bid Writers Wanted

At Insequa we’re always keen to hear from talented people with bid writing expertise. If you have experience of tender writing for social care, health care and broader sectors, and you can produce quality work to tight deadlines, we need to chat. Forward your CV to us at enquiries@insequa.co.uk and let’s get the conversation rolling!