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:

  • 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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Hints and Tips for Successful Bidding - 9th May - Manchester

Chris Hopkins and Andrew Brookes, Bid Managers within the Aviva Life Bids & Tenders team, will facilitate a group session looking to discuss a range of topics when bidding. Some of the topics they will cover include:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders
  • The importance of pre-proposal planning
  • Getting the best out of the review process
  • Knowledge management best practice

Collaborative Proposal Production Enabled by Cloud Technologies - 10th May - Chippenham

In this session, Andrew Moore, Bid Director, will provide an insight into the challenges and opportunities that a cloud-based collaboration environment can bring to bid management. We will look at a range of topics including:

  • What collaborative tools are available in cloud-based environments such as Microsoft Office 365. How can they support proposal production?
  • Winning hearts and minds. How to get people engaged and collaborating effectively?
  • Going beyond document libraries - revealing the hidden power of lists
  • Tackling the thorny issue of security - pragmatically
  • Common pitfalls to avoid when implementing a collaborative bid management solution
  • A glimpse of the future. What is coming down the road from technology vendors that could help bid managers?

The State of the Nation - Benchmarking Scotland's bid and proposal capabilities - 17/05/17

Come and join us for this unique event, during which the Scottish work winning community will have a chance to benchmark its 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 Scottish 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 an award-winning presenter. And 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 Scottish survey group.

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

 

We'd like to thank you for attending ... - 18th May - Birmingham

Attend this workshop session and you’ll take away some ideas and skills on how to improve your approach to designing, reviewing and contributing to Executive Summaries.

It will take 45 minutes of your time in return for improved satisfaction with your content and a clearer approach to the art of appeal.

Book early to avoid disappointment and bring along your successes, failures or bugbears to participate in this free session.

 

APMP UK One-Day Symposium - 6th June 2017 - Manchester

APMP UK's second one-day Symposium 'Success before Submission' includes a wide range of speakers and breakout sessions, sharing tips and techniques that will enable you to think and work differently, and maximise your chances of bid success before the button is pressed.

With the bidding industry becoming ever more competitive and customers increasingly demanding, it is critical that we keep on learning and thinking of better and more efficient ways of winning future business.  This one-day symposium will take you out of the work silo, providing time and space to learn from some of the industry’s thought leaders.

The day will focus on: 

  • Capture Planning - how to position your company in front of your customer
  • Bid Planning - how to use capture information to generate compelling bids
 
Presentation slides and member reviews from many of our past events are available here:

Past Events - Slides & Reviews  Past Events

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