Our Team

We recruit excellent writers, who are the right cultural fit to join our clients’ teams, and who are resilient and communicative under stress.

 

Bright Circle invests in our people. We spend significant time training our people, coaching them while onsite with our clients, and continuously learning and improving.

Peter van der Merwe

PETER VAN DER MERWE

Founder/Senior Bid Writer

Based in Sydney (Eora). Available onsite & remotely.

Peter has 10 years of experience in engineering, construction and maintenance bids. He started out as a consultant in major rail bids, before founding Bright Circle in 2015. For Peter, Bright Circle is driven by culture. Our clients work in stressful and high-pressure environments and want to work with writers who bring positive energy and keep a level head as they get the job done.

 

Peter is extremely proud of his team of writers and has picked them very carefully to ensure that they live our culture and are a ray of sunshine for our clients.

(He/Him)

photo 7-2-2022, 5 45 35 pm_edited.jpg

Teana Kaleopa

Operations Manager

Based in Melbourne (Kulin).

Teana is the Operations  Manager for Bright Circle. Bright Circle is a culture and values-led business and Teana is integral to building and consolidating our culture. Teana is a key client liaison, helping our clients plan and commit their resourcing and ensuring that projects are set up, delivered and concluded seamlessly. A strong communicator and problem-solver, Teana supports our team of bid writers to write compelling bid submissions for our clients.
In addition to Teana's business acumen, she is a commercial operator in aerial photography. 

(She/Her)

Mahalia Rimmer

MAHALIA RIMMER

Senior Bid Writer & Bid Coordinator

Based in Sydney (Eora). Available onsite & remotely.

Mahalia combines seven years' experience in project management at Barangaroo Delivery Authority with her passion for writing and editing in her role as a Bright Circle Bid Writer. Since joining the team, she has worked on multiple engineering, construction and FM bids. Her experience at Barangaroo makes her highly knowledgeable about tender evaluation processes: she knows what evaluators are looking for and ensures that all content is primed for the best possible evaluation.

 

In addition to writing, Mahalia's superpower is formatting and template creation.

Jodie Fisher

JODIE FISHER

(She/Her)

Bid Writer

Based in  Brisbane (Meeanjin). Available remotely.

Jodie is a skilled technical writer with a Post Graduate Law Degree. Her experience in writing legal how-to guides means she is an excellent communicator, perfect for translating complex technical jargon into simple concepts.

 

Focussed on providing exceptional customer service, Jodie's bright and enthusiastic demeanour will delight all who have the pleasure to work with her.

Courtney Noble

COURTNEY NOBLE

(She/Her)

Bid Writer

Based in Sydney (Eora). Available remotely.

Courtney understands the importance of adopting the values and capturing the tone of each client in her writing. Courtney strives to write compelling content with a focus on storytelling and is undertaking a Masters in Creative Writing.

 

In addition to writing, Courtney runs her own fashion label through which she repurposes dead-stock fabrics to create original designs.

Janice Kanniah

JANICE KANNIAH

Bid Writer

Based in South Africa. 9 hours behind AEST. Available remotely.

Janice is a writer and editor who has worked internationally across the corporate sector. Being located in South Africa means Janice is uniquely positioned to continue working on projects overnight. This enables Bright Circle to provide near 24-hour service for projects that require urgent or around-the-clock attention.

Andrew Kliem

ANDREW KLIEM

(He/Him)

Bid Writer

Based in Sydney (Eora). Available remotely.

Andrew brings a competitive edge to bid writing as a former journalist who is also a self-published New York Times Bestselling Novelist and Screenwriter.

 

Excellent at distilling a project down to its strengths. Andrew is a skilled all-rounder and problem-solving pro.

NoahGrundy.jpg

NOAH GRUNDY

(He/Him)

CV Writer

Based in Melbourne (Kulin). Available remotely.

Noah is an accomplished writer with diverse experience. He has significant experience writing and coordinating education bids. He recently completed an editing and publishing internship at Hardie Grant.

 

Noah is known for his professional empathy, sunny disposition, proactive can-do attitude and high quality written work. He always meets deadlines, is a proactive communicator and is an asset to any bid team

Melton Viaduct Bridge, Victoria