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

  • 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.

  • Happy National Apprenticeship Week 2017 from APMP UK

    1 of 5 articles this week

    It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and what better week to update our APMP UK Members with the progress being made with the development of a brand-new Bid and Proposal Coordinator Apprenticeship.

Upcoming events:

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Better Bidding - The Impact of Design on the Tender Process - 27th June - Leicester

APMP UK is delighted to invite you to our June event in Leicester

Better Bidding - The Impact of Design on the Tender Process

Speakers:  Helen Andrews and John McCay 

Venue kindly provided by Pick Everard

Have you ever wished you could improve your bids and proposals through the use of graphics and design?

Helen Andrews, Account Director and John McCay, Creative Director of RizkMcCay, a strategic marketing and creative design agency will present their lessons learned during 10 successful years of tenders.  Over the course of the last year alone, RizkMcCay has helped clients secure over £2Bn of public and private sector contracts.

Topics covered on the night will include:

  • Their Modus Operandi
  • Finding your experts and unsung heroes
  • Your brand versus their brand?
  • Design and editorial hierarchy

Grammar and Punctuation for Proposal Professionals - 28th June - London

Mind your Ps and Qs...or is it P’s and Q’s?  An evening to discuss common grammar and punctuation errors and how to fix them.

As Bid Managers, we often source content from a variety of Subject Matter Experts—not all of whom love the written word as much as we do.  During the course of the evening, we will discuss the most common grammar, punctuation and usage errors in written language: how to spot these problems and how to rectify them.

We will have a whirlwind tour through grammar, punctuation, composition and rhetoric, and a brief drive-by of psychology and human conceptual understanding.  The aim of the evening is for attendees to learn something new that can be applied practically and directly from day one.

Stimulate Cohesion - Clarity - Conviction - 29th June - Newcastle

 

Kindly hosted by Godfrey Syrett Ltd

29 June 2017  |   Newcastle

APMP is delighted to invite you to attend our June event in Newcastle

Stimulate Cohesion - Clarity - Conviction How do you get stakeholders to make an effective contribution to bids?

Speaker:  Peter McPartland

Bid teams bring together people with different abilities, intellect and imagination. Effective bid team leadership and emotional intelligence significantly influence success by creating environments which harness collective talents.

The presentation will discuss how solicitors in a top UK law firm have been challenged, energised and inspired to make high impact bids that win business in the professional services sector. Hear approaches and insights to inspire those navigating bid teams to overcome group dynamics that hinder collaboration. These can be applied to any sector.

Techniques discussed go beyond formative stages when win strategies are finessed and include supporting subject matter experts to overcome skill gaps; avoiding demoralising reviews and preparing teams to confidently connect with audiences as a genuinely cohesive unit.

The first UK law firm employee to achieve the APMP Certified Professional qualification, Peter is recognised for expertise in bid leadership and innovation. He is a winner of an APMP UK national award for innovation and has a Masters degree in marketing. Peter is a recognised speaker at APMP conferences and has articles published in various marketing journals on this subject.

Value Map – Articulating your Tangible Business Value during a Bid - 3rd July - London

Kindly hosted by Price Waterhouse Cooper LLP 

3 July 2017  |   London

Value Map – Articulating your Tangible Business Value during a Bid

You undoubtedly have real differentiating business value to offer your clients. But do your sales teams consistently articulate this – and do your proposals really bring this out?  If they don’t, then do deals stall in the pipeline or get lost to lower-cost competitors?This engaging, highly interactive seminar will introduce a proven tool to both revolutionise your sales team's approach to proposals and executive conversations and make a measurable difference to your sales success.

 
Presentation slides and member reviews from many of our past events are available here:

Past Events - Slides & Reviews  Past Events

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News

  • 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

  • 1 of 5 articles this week

    It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and what better week to update our APMP UK Members with the progress being made with the development of a brand-new Bid and Proposal Coordinator Apprenticeship.

    Happy National Apprenticeship Week 2017 from APMP UK