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Awarding Exceptional Bid and Proposal Professionals Across the UK

Thursday, November 5, 2015  
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Awarding Exceptional Bid and Proposal Professionals Across the UK
APMP UK Chapter Recognizes Organizational, Team and Individual Accomplishments

The following press release was submitted by the APMP UK Chapter. For more information, please contact Jon Darby at

London, England, Nov. 5, 2015Each year the Association of Bid and Proposal Management Professionals in the UK (APMP UK) recognizes the organizations, teams and individuals who have shone over the previous 12 months.

On October 21st, over 200 bid professionals attended the APMP UK Black Tie Award Dinner at the Park Inn Hotel, Heathrow, London to celebrate the achievements of fellow colleagues.  An unprecedented number of award nominations had been submitted across the six award categories; Best Newcomer, Innovation, Bid Excellence, People Development, Writing and Knowledge Management.

The Award Dinner was preceded by a two day Annual Conference and a Training Day. APMP UK members had the choice of attending over 24 bid and proposal-related speaker sessions and the opportunity to learn more about professional certification, as well as sharpening skills in areas such as final document review (`red team’), writing executive summaries, capture planning development and many others.

The Award Winners on the night were:

Best Newcomer: Rachel Munro (Hymans Robertson LLP)
To recognize  a new recruit to the profession within the past 18 months who has made a significant contribution or impact to their organization.

Innovation: Amey Work Winning Services
To recognize  those that do great things through new ways of making a positive impact to successful bid and proposal management.

Bid Excellence: Mairi Morrison (Canon Europe)
Working on a specific live deal, to recognize  outstanding achievement in a vendor organization. (Note: not a consulting or tool company).

People Development: Vodafone Group Enterprise Bid Training Academy
To recognize an organization that has furthered the capability and/or impact of their staff in their bid/proposal function, as well as others involved in proposal development (e.g. sales, content contributors, senior execs) to the success of the business.

Writing: Chris Burnett (John Sisk & Son)
To recognize  an individual’s ability to write.

Fiona Flower - Knowledge Management: Arqiva Bid Management Team
To recognize an individual’s, team’s or organization’s implementation of knowledge management, that has resulted in more-efficient and effective bid or proposal submissions.

Note to the Editor:
APMP UK is the UK chapter of the Association of Bid Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), an international body of over 6,000 members, which is committed to the pursuit of proposal and business acquisition excellence.

About APMP
APMP® is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, capture, business development and presentations. APMP is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1989 and began with 28 charter members. Today, the Association has more than 6,400 members and 27 active chapters worldwide. Membership includes proposal and business development professionals who are engaged in a wide range of activities including business development and acquisition, proposal management, strategic planning, business capture, sales, competitive intelligence, writing, editing, graphic design, desktop publishing, document production, and proposal consulting. For more information about APMP international, contact Patrice Scheyer, Director of Marketing and Communications, +1-703-281-1686 or