Chris joins Strategic Proposals from SSE, where he managed tenders for leading energy infrastructure developments across the UK & Ireland.
Specialising in proposal writing and editing, Chris provides critical support on live deals, transforms pre-written libraries and offers expert input on key messaging – all enabling clients to sell themselves in a compelling, customer-centric manner.
With a work history that also includes Aviva and Lakehouse (an asset services specialist), Chris has significant experience of winning contracts in very diverse industries. This extends to both the public and private sector.
BJ Lownie was one of the founders of APMP and started up Strategic Proposals in the US in 1987. He is a truly outstanding presenter and trainer and is recognised as one of the gurus of the proposal world.
He is running a one-off Proposals Masterclass in London on 4th October, hosted by Simmons and Simmons.
Having retired from his role as Head of Procurement at Telehouse International, Steve has re-joined Strategic Proposals as Director Emeritus. His focus will be on helping proposal teams to make sense of their customer’s procurement people and process – an often poorly understood dimension where Steve’s unique insights increasingly make the difference between success and failure.
He has over 35 years’ experience in the consulting, telecommunications, data-centre, private equity, banking, aviation and manufacturing sectors. Steve has held senior executive level positions in procurement, operations, supply chain management, strategy and general management.
Steve is a leading thinker and practitioner in the procurement field, and previously headed one of the world’s leading procurement consultancies. He has been working alongside the SP team in various guises since 1997, including a spell as the chair company’s board of directors. In 2002, Steve was the keynote speaker at the inaugural annual conference of APMP’s UK chapter.
We’re proud to continue our long-standing sponsorship of the annual APMP Bid & Proposal Conference taking place this week in New Orleans. The event’s the largest of the year for bid and proposal professionals worldwide, attracting close on 1,000 attendees.
Pictured on our stand are BJ Lownie, Managing Director of our US business, and Amanda Nuttall, CEO, APMP UK (and one of our UK directors). If you’re at the conference, drop by and say hello!
Samantha has 14 years’ experience of winning work across a wide range of sectors. She provides expert support throughout the entire bid project life-cycle: from bid/no-bid discussions, shaping key messages, creating and refining the document, proofreading, managing pitch rehearsals and facilitating post-bid client feedback.
Prior to joining Strategic Proposals, Samantha worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, managing proposals across all their lines of services. She worked on major opportunities for FTSE100 & 250 companies, plus international bids requiring liaison across multiple territories.