Meet the team.

The Tendup team is an energetic bunch, ever curious and looking for the best way to articulate a client’s capabilities in an engaging way.

Tendup Team

Kat Barter

Founder + Director

Kat is a tender superhero, a guiding hand offering end-to-end support across any stage of a tender – from qualification through to contract signing.

Trenae Buick

Trenae Buick

Business + Program Manager

Trenae has over five years managing operations and people in innovative small to medium enterprises, leading their evolution and maturity into industry leaders. In managing Tendup’s day-to-day operations, Trenae ensures we are a well oiled machine across everything from finances to people & culture. 

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Sarah Bishop

Proposal Manager

Sarah is an experienced marketing manager with a diverse career across multinational organisations and advertising agencies.

Natalie Cook

Natalie Cook

Proposal Manager

Nat’s role as a Proposal Manager is built on fourteen years of experience in project and contract management in the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) at the Department of Defence. Nat has drafted tender documents, financial approvals and contracts, and managed tender evaluation teams and negotiations.

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Nicole Dunbar

Proposal Manager

Nic is the enthusiastic equestrian of the team. With a penchant for organising, Nic has a breadth of experience across project and bid management, stakeholder engagement, tender strategy and writing, policy and process development and executive recruitment.

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Natalie Sweet

Editor

Natalie is a detail-oriented communications and administration professional with 20 years of experience across the public and private sectors.

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Kylie Wansink

Writer

Kylie is an experienced tender and business writer who prides herself in producing carefully crafted and compelling written work.

Rachel Williams

Proposal Producer + Designer

Rachel turns Tendup concepts into creative masterpieces. With more than 20 years in the design industry, she has the knack of converting complex and detailed material into eye catching, powerful communications.

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Tendup Team

Kat Barter

Founder + Director

Kat is a tender superhero, a guiding hand offering end-to-end support across any stage of a tender – from qualification through to contract signing. She established Tendup in 2018 with a vision to make tenders easy. With over a decade delivering high-quality tenders and proposals across government and private enterprises, Kat brings together the experience, creativity and smarts for winning tender management.

Coming from an arts and media background, Kat’s creative perspective and dynamic communication style bring a creative point of difference in the competitive world of tenders.

Her approach is collaborative and team-focused, incorporating agile elements to drive creativity and momentum within structure and process. She leads the Tendup team with purpose, overseeing cut-through content that gets clients to the negotiating table.

Trenae Buick

Trenae Buick

Business Manager

Trenae has over five years managing operations and people in innovative small to medium enterprises, leading their evolution and maturity into industry leaders. In managing Tendup’s day-to-day operations, Trenae ensures we are a well oiled machine across everything from finances to people & culture.

She orchestrates the effective and efficient operations of our business and collaborates across our team, clients and partners to drive our growth and sustainability.

Trenae is the trusted first point of contact and oversees our exceptional experience milestones from enquiry through to project startup and beyond, supporting our delivery of outstanding outcomes for our clients.

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Sarah Bishop

Proposal Manager

Sarah Bishop is an experienced marketing manager with a diverse career across multinational organisations and advertising agencies. She has a breadth of experience in strategic writing, branding, strategy, customer relationship management and PR. Sarah brings her experience and writing capabilities to help brands with their engagement at all levels – customer, industry, government and the broader business ecosystem.

With a background in the information technology and telecommunications industries, Sarah has secured engagement across all levels of government through tender submissions and engagement programs. Utilising her fine eye for detail and strong people skills, Sarah keeps even the toughest of projects on track.

Sarah’s specialisation is in her ability to distil information into compelling, benefit-based language and to communicate in a way that conveys the selling points and value that help to win tenders.

Natalie Cook

Natalie Cook

Proposal Manager

Nat’s role as a Proposal Manager is built on fourteen years of experience in project and contract management in the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) at the Department of Defence. Nat has drafted tender documents, financial approvals and contracts, and managed tender evaluation teams and negotiations.

Nat has had the privilege to work on Major Capital Equipment projects and programs, on short term operationally urgent projects and on both capability and personnel Standing Offer Panels, delivering successful outcomes to government, the department, industry, and operations.

Her professional background as a tender evaluator has given her a keen appreciation for the different perspectives, and priorities, of the customer and the vendor during the bid process. Nat has a passion for aligning the values and the strategic objectives of both parties to foster a sense of partnership at tender, which can be built on through future negotiations and contract award.

In her spare time Nat likes to hang out in cafes, drink black coffee, not smoke cigarettes and write about life.

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Nicole Dunbar

Proposal Manager

Nic is the enthusiastic equestrian of the team. With a penchant for organising, Nic has a breadth of experience across project and bid management, stakeholder engagement, tender strategy and writing, policy and process development and executive recruitment.

Her passion for encouraging human enhancement has led to work with small to medium organisations through to large Government departments. Nic’s experience spans across a range of industries including Human Services, Human Resources, Training and Education, Information Technology, Animal Training and Personal Development.

When not on the back of a horse, Nic brings a collaborative and meticulous approach to delivery and proposal management which ensures milestones and deadlines are achieved and Tendup customers are delighted.

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Natalie Sweet

Editor

Natalie is a detail-oriented communications and administration professional with 20 years of experience across the public and private sectors. She has a passion for working with others to develop and refine written material that is clear and accessible to the target audience.

Natalie has experience across multiple sectors including national security and justice, the arts and education. She has contributed to and edited a variety of publications including ministerial briefs and cabinet submissions, annual reports, exhibition catalogues and magazines. Natalie holds postgraduate qualifications in professional writing and editing and is a member of the Canberra Society of Editors.

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Kylie Wansink

Writer

Kylie Wansink is an experienced tender and business writer who prides herself in producing carefully crafted and compelling written work. Kylie has extensive experience in writing for both the corporate and public sectors. She can efficiently carry out research, conduct interviews and produce independently written content for business purposes.

Kylie is a versatile member of the Tendup team and has a particular flair for writing unique case studies, customer success stories and capability statements. Kylie Wansink joined Tendup in mid-2020 and holds a Bachelor of Management.

Rachel Williams

Proposal Producer + Designer

Rachel turns Tendup concepts into creative masterpieces. With more than 20 years in the design industry, she has the knack of converting complex and detailed material into eye catching, powerful communications. A capable desktop publisher, Rachel brings her creative flair to turn even the most lengthy documents into interesting and compelling pieces.

Pairing her graphic design and digital skills, Rachel integrates visual content including imagery, iconography and graphics to transform written materials from words on a page to effective communications that are easily navigated and digested. 

Specialising in the design and publishing of books, Rachel brings her skills in document design, layout and publishing to deliver high quality design, for print and digital media. Her passion for photography, film and the arts comes to life in her books, which are based in inner cities and focus on celebrating the beauty of everyday urban streets.