John Ashton


Freedom of Information Act - Pure Gold for Bidders

The Freedom of Information Act can provide valuable insights into both groups

Companies looking to win UK public sector contracts know the importance of having as much commercial intelligence at their disposal as possible. Yet many of them ignore one of the most important sources – the Freedom of Information Act. This technical session will truly open your eyes to the possibilities and provide a practical guide to overcoming public authorities’ reluctance to release information and leveraging FOI to your advantage.

A former journalist and researcher, John Ashton is the founder of Freedom of Information Ltd, the UK's first FOI agency. The company offers research and training services to organisations wishing to access information via the FOI Act. John is the author of six non‑fiction books and founder of the commercial writing agency Write Arm.