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.
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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
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.
Value Map – Articulating your Tangible Business Value during a Bid - 3rd July - London
Presented by: Ian Hirst, Greenbank Ltd
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.