2016 APMP UK Awards

Everyone knows someone they believe deserves an award! This is particularly true within the bid profession which frequently involves complex work against demanding time constraints.  

We’re sure you’ll have no difficulty in identifying deserving individuals, teams or companies whose performance you’d like to see recognised.

After all nominations have been judged by an independent panel, a shortlist will be published.

Winners will be presented with their awards at the Annual Black Tie Awards Dinner on Wednesday 19th October at the APMP UK Conference at Wokefield Park, Reading.

Award Categories & Winners

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Best Newcomer Award

Best Newcomer Award
To recognise a new recruit to the profession within the past 18 months who has made a significant contribution or impact to their organisation. (Individual)

  • Katy Talbot (Telefónica UK Ltd)

Innovation Award

Innovation Award
To recognise a new way of making a positive impact to successful bid and proposal management. (Individual, organisation or proposal centre)

  • Enterprise Global Bid Management Team of Vodafone

People Development Award

People Development Award
To recognise an organisation that has furthered the capability and/or impact of their bid teams to the success of the business. (Organisation)

  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

The Fiona Flower Knowledge Management Award

The Fiona Flower Knowledge Management Award
To recognise the implementation of knowledge management that has resulted in more efficient and effective proposal submissions. Fiona Flower was a staunch supporter of the APMP UK until her untimely death in 2012. With the support of her family, we have instigated this award in her memory and to recognise her own pioneering work in the field of knowledge management. (Individual, team or organisation)

  • Fiona Higgins (Hymans Robertson LLP)

Writing Award

Writing Award
To recognise excellent use of the English language – clarity, brevity and impact. (Individual)

  • Kathryn Morgan (Mitie)

Bid Excellence Award

Bid Excellence Award
To recognise outstanding achievement(s). (Individual or team)

  • Anthony Dyer (Telefónica UK Ltd)

Awards Schedule

Award Nominations Now Open

15th August - Nominations Close

19th September Nominations Announced

19th October – APMP UK Awards Dinner

 Award Sponsorship

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  • "Last year I won the Bid Excellence award. I was over the moon as I didn't expect to win, but to know that I had put in the hard work needed to attain this award made me very proud. Since the award, my LinkedIn profile views went up 1000%, and I found a renewed confidence in my ability as a Bid Manager. For anyone who wants to be nominated for an award, do it. Even filling in the form and having to think about how you have contributed to this industry, will give you a sense of achievement of realising what you do. Bid and Proposal people work very hard, and this is your chance to be recognised for that."

    Mairi Morrison - Canon Europe
  • "… I was very proud to win the APMP UK Writing Award last year, and would most definitely encourage others to enter an award entry this year. For me, it’s an exceptional accolade. I’m proud that my peers have recognised the quality of the work I do, but more than this, it also acknowledges how important my colleagues and managers have been in nurturing my ability to write …"

    "I also believe the award will enhance my future career prospects, particularly as the APMP becomes more and more recognised as the leading body that represents our profession …"

    Chris Burnett - John Sisk & Son