Welcome to APMP UK

APMP UK is the UK chapter of the ‘Association of Bid and Proposal Management Professionals’ which is the body that defines and supports best practice in the areas of bids, proposals and business acquisition.

As a group of like-minded professionals and companies, we promote and share proven techniques, tools and experiences with and amongst our membership.

We hold regular friendly networking events covering interesting and relevant subjects from how to engage with current procurement practice, to the art and science of pitching. Come and hear what we have to say.


News:

APMP UK Conference 2017 Microsite has launched.

Conference 2017

  • Three Months to Go until APMP UK Conference 2017

    There's just three months to go until our 15th APMP UK Conference in October, and to celebrate, here's our Top 3 reasons why you should attend:

     

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Round Up

    The last of 5 articles this week

    Today is the last day of National Apprenticeship Week.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the insights we’ve shared across social media this week from experienced bid and proposal apprentices, and their employer.  If you missed it, you can catch up on what Charlotte, Vicky and Frank had to say. 

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Meet Vicky

    The penultimate of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s Day 4 of National Apprenticeship Week, and today we hear from Vicky Coleman, a Proposal Manager within NG Bailey’s Engineering Services division.

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2017: The Employers Perspective

    The third of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and an anticipation of the launch of the APMP UK Chapter’s first Bid and Proposal Coordinator Apprenticeship later in 2017, this week we are sharing insights from individuals and businesses who have already taken part in a similar scheme in the bid industry.

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Meet Charlotte

    The second of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s Day 2 of National Apprenticeship Week, and in line with this year’s theme “Ladder of opportunity”, we caught up with Charlotte Rees, a Bid Manager at NG Bailey, to hear about the opportunities which have opened up as a result of her completing a Bid & Proposal Apprenticeship.

Upcoming events:

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Benchmarking your Proposal Capabilities - Farnborough - 25th Sept

Do come and join us for this unique event, during which you will have a chance to benchmark your bid and proposal capabilities – in real time.

You’ll get the chance to see how you rate compared to your peers. You’ll get validation of the areas in which you’re already applying best practice. And you’ll see things you could do to sharpen your organisation’s proposal capabilities. We’ll also – perhaps provocatively – look at the average score compared to international averages!

The session will use an innovative new tool – the Proposal BenchmarkerTM – launched this spring to mark Strategic Proposals’ 30th anniversary. Participants will assess their capabilities during the workshop using the structured questionnaire, facilitated by one of the UK’s most respected proposal experts.  Please bring along your phone so you can complete the tool in real time during the session. 

After the event, those who attend will be sent a personalised report summarising and making recommendations based on their self-assessment findings, compared to the overall survey group.

This really is a must-attend event for anyone interested in assessing and improving their approach to retaining and winning business.

Taking your bid team to the next level - London 3rd Oct

Are you looking to expand your existing bid team resources? Are you ready to take your bid team to the next level?  Or perhaps you just want to organise your team processes better.

Our team will take you through a general overview of how to develop and strengthen the skills of a bid team. The evening’s topics will include training team members on best practice, using effective tools to aid processes, identifying risks and the benefits of buddying.  Lee will also discuss how to review a bid team’s progress and the options for further team development.

15th Annual Conference - Basingstoke 18/19th October

The APMP UK Conference is a two-day annual event offering unparalleled access to hundreds of leading bid and proposal management professionals from a range of sectors from independent consultants to national and multi-national organisations. It is a huge opportunity to make connections, share knowledge and learn through over 24 workshops that challenge you to look afresh at the way you work.
  • Access the latest insights into bid and proposal best practice, with influential speakers sharing thought leadership and a range of interactive sessions
  • Come away with take home strategies which challenge you to look afresh at the way you work and leave you better equipped to win
  • Networking opportunities that help raise your profile and develop your career
  • Recharge your bid professional batteries through networking with friends and colleagues
  • Sharpen your competitive edge with new ways to stand out
  • Earn 15 CEU credits supporting your APMP Certification
  • Exhibitors from leading proposal management organisations giving you the opportunity to discover how the latest products and services can generate a competitive advantage for your business
  • Compared to the cost of attending a training course, APMP UK’s Annual Conference represents excellent value for money
 
Presentation slides and member reviews from many of our past events are available here:

Past Events - Slides & Reviews  Past Events

News

  • There's just three months to go until our 15th APMP UK Conference in October, and to celebrate, here's our Top 3 reasons why you should attend:

     

    Three Months to Go until APMP UK Conference 2017

  • The last of 5 articles this week

    Today is the last day of National Apprenticeship Week.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the insights we’ve shared across social media this week from experienced bid and proposal apprentices, and their employer.  If you missed it, you can catch up on what Charlotte, Vicky and Frank had to say. 

    National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Round Up

  • The penultimate of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s Day 4 of National Apprenticeship Week, and today we hear from Vicky Coleman, a Proposal Manager within NG Bailey’s Engineering Services division.

    National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Meet Vicky

  • The third of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and an anticipation of the launch of the APMP UK Chapter’s first Bid and Proposal Coordinator Apprenticeship later in 2017, this week we are sharing insights from individuals and businesses who have already taken part in a similar scheme in the bid industry.

    National Apprenticeship Week 2017: The Employers Perspective

  • The second of 5 articles coming this week

    It’s Day 2 of National Apprenticeship Week, and in line with this year’s theme “Ladder of opportunity”, we caught up with Charlotte Rees, a Bid Manager at NG Bailey, to hear about the opportunities which have opened up as a result of her completing a Bid & Proposal Apprenticeship.

    National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Meet Charlotte