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.

 Upcoming events:

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Breakfast Event at Balfour Beatty, Canary Wharf - 22nd Feb 2018

The role of counterintelligence in winning business 

You are invited to this advanced APMP prestigious breakfast event where you will learn new skills for communicating with complex audiences in a chaotic business environment -

What you don’t know may be more important than what you know

Do we need to operate differently in a world filled with fake news? Information is a valuable commodity for bid professionals and Dr Ardis’ counterintelligence experience will challenge our perceptions of believability and authenticity. This is an advanced session during which Dr Ardis will share counterintelligence techniques for assessing, grading and analysing market intelligence. He will provide us with tools to raise the quality and effectiveness of our interactions with existing and potential customers.

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Changing for the Better - Overcoming Resistance to Deliver Effective Change - March 8th - Salford

To improve our bids we need to embrace change.

Change involves making choices, choices made at personal risk, and risk to those affected. In a world where 70% of change initiatives fail, the odds are against you getting it right. Make the right choices and you’re a hero; make the wrong choices, and you’re a villain looking for a new job.

This session will help us all to look at change in a constructive way. More information is available in this link - 

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Upcoming events

8 June 2018 - WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff, London – Chris Milburn, Executive Summaries

13 June 2018 - Hymans Robertson, Glasgow – Andrew Brookes & Chris Hopkins

September 2018 – Morsons, Manchester – Ceri Topham, Recruiting and Building a Bid Team

More details to follow.

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

Past Events - Slides & Reviews  


  • 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