APMP UK Chapter CEO's April Newsletter

Three Months Into My Tenure

The launch of this year’s Conference

I am delighted that not only is this year’s Conference being organised with care and precision, but that the theme, imagery, and keynote speakers are better than ever. I know many of you will be planning to attend this year, and currently, the Summer Special discount applies, so book now:


Annual Awards

One of the highlights of the Conference agenda is the APMPUK Annual Awards Dinner. Not only is this a great evening, but it is more importantly an opportunity for those organisations, teams and individuals that are pursuing excellence in bid work, to showcase their efforts with an award. We shall, in the weeks to come, be updating the new Conference website to give the criteria for the Awards, but that does not stop you starting to think about putting in a submission and mobilising your efforts.

The launch of the new branding

A lot has already been reported to you on the new branding for APMP UK, so I shall not go over it all again here. Suffice to say that the new, clean, fresh logo and the newly laid out website(s) are a delight and we think will serve us well for the future. Although the re-branding was something we had to do, now that it is done we are delighted that we did.

Growing Regional Events

The four events held in February at several new locations were a great success and show that there is strong demand for our interesting events all over the country. I can report that we have a number of people who are aiming to set up events local to themselves, so keep looking at the emails and website for events, because you may find there is one local to you. We are of course keen to see more Event Organisers, so if you feel that your area is not getting the events that you want, then get in touch and we can work together to set up an event.

Support to the Directors

The volunteer directors on the APMP UK board put in a lot of their time to ensure that the APMP UK runs smoothly and provides the benefits that our members have a right to expect. But sometimes progress on an important or interesting topic, can be delayed due to the limit on resources. If you would like to provide support, either for a specific project or for an ongoing activity, then do please get in touch. You can be assured that whatever time you can commit will be put to good use for the benefit of our members and profession.

Best Regards
Ken Newland


  • The APMP UK Board would like to invite you to submit questions to the Chair, for discussion at our Board Workshops which take place throughout the year.  Please see this link for the dates.  Please email your questions to chair@apmpuk.co.uk

    Opportunity to submit questions to the Board

  • The APMP UK Chapter is pleased to welcome Jon Darby as its new Chapter Chair.

    Jon has over 20 years of business winning experience in the ICT, defence, police, rail and logistics markets with a track record of winning multi £m bids in the public and private sectors. Jon is experienced at leading opportunities through all stages of the bid campaign and has led global bid teams from Italy, Germany, Netherlands to the US. Jon is a certified proposal professional and has served on the APMP UK board as Marketing & PR Director and COO since 2012.

    FINAL PRESS RELEASE 18th January 2018 Appointment of new UK Chapter Chair

  • The APMP UK Chapter is pleased to announce the election of Jon Darby as its new Chief Operating Officer for 2017, following which he will succeed Amanda Nuttall as CEO following completion of her term in January 2018. 


    FINAL PRESS RELEASE 5TH OCTOBER 2017: Appointment of new Chief Operating Officer

  • 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