Executive Committee

Jon Darby, CPP APMP - Chapter Chair

jon darbyFor over twenty years Jon has been helping companies in the ICT, defence, rail and logistics markets win business in the public and private sectors, as well as internationally. He has hands-on experience in a wide variety of business winning roles, enabling him to lead and improve the performance of bid and proposal operations.

For the last five years Jon has volunteered his time to serve on the board of APMP UK as Marketing Director, Chapter Vice Chair and now as Chapter Chair. He has been a member since 2004 and has benefitted from the many networking and learning opportunities that attending APMP UK chapter events and annual conferences has given him. In 2012, he achieved the professional level certification (CPP.APMP), and now mentors others to help develop their careers.

Jon takes take pride in advancing the business winning profession and establishing it as a recognised and valued career. His goals for 2018 as chapter chair are to promote a transparent and accessible chapter, encourage the next generation of bid and proposal professionals, and invest in member benefits.

Outside of APMP, Jon is the owner of BidCraft – a business winning service provider that helps companies achieve their sales growth targets by optimising how they select, pursue and win the right opportunities.


email: chair@apmpuk.co.uk

Nic Adams, CF APMP - Director APMP International

nicadams sqrWith over 25 years IT Industry experience including more than 15 years in bid and engagement management, Nic has extensive experienced in bid, proposal, contracts and programme management and is skilled in the development of the Win Strategy, creation of the Value Proposition with a broad background in the development, management and control of corporate bid processes.

Nic has a history of personal involvement in non-profit organisations and has been elected to numerous board positions within AFSM International, Rotary, Lions International and various education institutes.

Having been an active member of APMP since 2004, Nic has served on the UK Chapter Board of Directors since 2007, holding the offices of CFO from 2007 to 2009, COO for 2010, CEO for 2011 and 2012 and of Immediate Past CEO for 2013 before once again taking on the role of the UK Chapter's Chief Financial Officer for 2014.

Nic fully embraces the APMP mission.  He is an elected director on the international APMP Board.

email: nic.adams@apmpuk.co.uk

Martin Kaye, CPP APMP - Treasurer

Martin Kaye apmpMartin first joined APMP in 2005 as the APMP UK committee member for membership.· After a short break, he returned to the same role in 2012 and is now moving on to be the Finance Director.

Martin has over 20 years of experience as a bid manager, being skilled in leading teams to win profitable high value contracts through use of best practice. Early bid management experience was in aviation control systems and telecoms. Over the last nine years Martin has been contracting in a variety of industries as diverse as security and travel management and he enjoys the diversity and flexibility that working as a contractor provides.

email: finance@apmpuk.co.uk



  • 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