As I take the APMP UK Chair, I must thank Gareth Earle, my fellow board members, and our volunteers who together delivered another strong programme of membership benefits last year. Of particular note, the launch of the Chapter's redundancy reboot and career clinic programmes, and the debut of BIDx: APMP UK's Digital Festival for Bid Professionals.
Now, it is time for us all to look forward. To learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow. With this in mind, your chapter board is as determined as ever to offer all our members another year of innovative benefits, a strong sense of community, and value for money.
We will continue to deliver a programme of high-quality, interactive virtual events throughout 2021. And in the chapter's 20th anniversary year, it is a central ambition of your chapter board to restart our in-person events programme as quickly, effectively and safely as possible. This includes our annual conference, targeted for the week of 11th October 2021. Mark your calendar!
Volunteering to support your chapter is a rewarding channel for personal growth and professional development. To volunteer, click here.
We start 2021 with, I believe, the largest cohort of volunteers in the history of our chapter. Thank you to all volunteers, past and present, who have shaped APMP's largest and most successful chapter. This year's current volunteer roster can be found here.
We're excited for the continued evolution in 2021 of the key tenets of our mission. Unrivalled member engagement: events; webinars; online community; career clinic; redundancy reboot; Jez Rose masterclass, etc. Superlative professional development: driving understanding and recognition of our profession; education, training and competence; career progression; mentoring, etc.
A very special thank you to three much-loved board members, Gareth Earle, Karen Althen and Nic Adams, who have rotated off the chapter board:
Steven Coles, CPP.APMP
CEO, APMP UK