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.


Writing Bids and Proposals for Dummies!

APMP has collaborated with the popular‘for Dummies’ guides to help you gain the collected knowledge and skills of the professional proposal writer – without having to be one!

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Press Release - 6th Sept 2016

APMP UK Announces New Appointments to its Board of Directors

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APMP UK Receives APMP Chapter Award

The UK Chapter was again proud to be recognised at the APMP Bid & Prop Con in Boston with the Stephen P. Shipley Award for Chapter of the Year 2015. The award honours the APMP chapter that demonstrates excellence in chapter sustenance and development through support of APMP initiatives.

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Upcoming events:

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APMP UK Sheffield Event: Think Differently - Embrace the Power of your Audience - 24th Nov

Using tools that include ‘Audience Heatmapping’ and concepts such as ‘The Presentation Landscape’ and ‘Blended Presenting’ Simon Morton will share insights into how to build documents and presentations which place the audience and its needs at their core.

Members and guests will find their current bid and pitch preparation practices challenged and will learn fresh techniques and tools they can take away and share with colleagues.

APMP UK Exeter Event: Content Categories for Higher Scores - Bill Foster - 30th Nov

Short word counts and portal constraints means we need to re-think content essentials.

This session will help you tune your bids to evolving trends by mapping them to recent buyer and funder preferences across sectors – and achieve higher-scoring content. Drawing on original research, Bill will show how shorter text increasingly has the potential to attract higher scores. A ‘must attend’ session for bid professionals who need to make sure that every word counts.

Learn to Love Executive Summaries - Marcus Eden-Ellis - Reading - 7th Dec

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 …

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

Past Events - Slides & Reviews  Past Events