Welcome to the 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.


Bid and proposal apprenticeship news

Winning work is an essential part of any business strategy.  With bidding and proposal management a critical component of the sales cycle, we are delighted to have our standard approved for a bid and proposal co-ordinator and even better that we are able to announce this during National Apprenticeship Week.  Developing the next generation of talent in our industry is vital to the future growth of the economy

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COO appointment at the Association of Proposal Management Professionals UK

The board of directors has appointed Amanda Nuttall as the new COO of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals in the UK. Amanda will serve as the COO for 2016 and will become the CEO of the organisation in 2017 when the current CEO’s mandate ends.

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Upcoming events:

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From good intentions to excellent proposals - closing the "Execution Gap” - 27 April - Manchester

Often, we have good intentions for proposals, but fail to translate those intentions into excellent proposals.

Practical steps that will bridge between ideas and reality, including:

  • Helping to improve compliance scores
  • Getting the information you need to write the Executive Summary
  • Saying “why you” and “not the competition”, and
  • Making sure the proposal is easy to evaluate

Participants will learn practical techniques they can apply for themselves ...

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Learn to Love Executive Summaries - Marcus Eden-Ellis - 9 May - Chippenham

Marcus Eden-Ellis, a master of the executive summary, will take delegates through the worst examples and demonstrate in depth (and with humour) the most common and painful mistakes that could let your organisation down. Reviewers frequently tell us that these bid cornerstones sometimes fall short in terms of clarity, energy and readability …

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Ghosting: Powerful force or unnecessary distraction? - 23rd May - London

How do we know whether or not ghosting works in persuading customers to choose you over the competition?

Using real life examples from the worlds of politics, advertising and bidding, you will gain insights into current thinking on the effectiveness of ghosting strategies and tactics and learn how to apply caution too …

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APMP UK Symposium - 14 June 2016 - York

Understanding Your Customer ... reduce the risk of doing business ...

This one day symposium will have keynote and top speakers sharing their bidding and proposal knowledge and practical experience. The day will focus on: Capture Planning - how to position your company in front of your customer and Bid Planning - how to use capture information to generate compelling bids.

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

Past Events