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To take advantage of the APMP "Practitioner Palooza" we are reducing the price of our APMP Practitioner course on 20th October and our APMP Capture Practitioner course in November for anyone booking and paying by 28th September. They will be £320+VAT and £515+VAT respectively. What's stopping you? Book here! https://www.strategicproposals.com/apmp-certification 
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Five years in the making! Our latest white paper unveils the results of in-depth, real-time profiles of bidding organisations worldwide.
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We're hosting a special event at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5,  10 October 2022 0830-1800
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SP directors Jon and Graham show you how the very latest findings from this industry-leading benchmarking model can drive change in your organisation.  
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Watch SP designers Cíara and Marian to see how to create and compile an editable, animated movie using PPT. 
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We're delighted that our colleague Graham Ablett has been elected as a Fellow of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals. 
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SP directors Lorraine and Kat talk about how to create more customer focused proposals to win more deals.
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In November 2021, BQ magazine - the bid & proposal industry's premier magazine worldwide – presented Jon with their inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award for his writing in the publication.
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We're delighted to announce Strategic Proposals won the the top prize at the 17th Annual International Business Awards®.
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It's time for the annual strategic Proposals spring webinar series! Three fantastic sessions to join.  All are advertised on our LinkedIn page and mean you can sign up :)If you can't attend one or more, they will be recorded and put on here when they are complete - so you can always watch it later!
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Mairi is an industry bid and proposal professional for us at Strategic Proposals and is chair of the APMP UK chapter for 2022. Wonderful news!
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Our team of specialists continues to grow, and we're excited to welcome Tim Syme as the latest member. 
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Win a year of free training and development from SP with our Rising Stars awards 2022.
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Susan Hanning on how the underlying scientific principles behind powerful face-to-face presenting can also be applied online. 
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Graham Ablett and David Pullan on the challenges of thinking clearly in pressure cooker environments. Today, focusing on content.
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As the transport and logistics sector faces major challenges, we can give you the competitive edge you're looking for.
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Done well, executive brochures help you win more - here's an example of one of ours.
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Jon Williams discusses proposal best practice for the Enterprise Sales Club podcast.
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A couple of the Strategic Proposals designers look at the use of video and motion graphics in the bid and proposal world. It's filled with practical tips and is incredibly useful!  
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An interactive "podcast" type event with bite-sized hints, tips and tricks that our Proposal Managers learnt in lockdown. This looks at lessons through 2 lenses; work and personal.
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Check out the upcoming dates for all our award-winning APMP certification courses: Foundation, Practitioner & Capture Practitioner.
Our eye-opening survey questions the bid and proposal industry's attitude to mental health and wellbeing.
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As APMP launches its new Capture Planning certification, we look at how capture and proposal management go together.
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Hear Graham Ablett and David Pullan talking about influencing techniques, in episode 11 of our Connect and Win series of webinars.
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We look at the trends in buying, sales and marketing that are having an impact on winning in 2021.
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Graham shares the latest sales proposal hints and tips in this podcast with Jonathan Finch from Sales Geek. 
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Jon Williams' acclaimed presentation lifts the lid on the extraordinary professional changes we all faced in 2020.
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Time for a giggle as Jon Williams imagines dealing with an ITT that turns out to be one of our favourite nursery rhymes!
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BUY IT HERE. Packed with advice from two of the world's top proposal experts, Proposal Essentials will help you win more business, more easily.
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Snooze and you lose. We highlight how taking the initiative is key when it comes to dealing with renewals.
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Our annual December round-up this year looks back on a year where we all faced unprecedented challenges.
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Recognising those who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to proposal management best practice.
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We know creativity is highly valued in successful businesses, but can it help you improve your pitches and proposals?
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Our new SP Bursary Scheme will help job seekers, apprentices and those working for charities or social enterprises. 
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Strategic Proposals scoop top prize as world's best "Corporate & Community - Customer Engagement Event"
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Three months into the first lockdown, we wondered how the coronavirus crisis was affecting UK bid and proposal professionals. 
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 A FREE 45-minute briefing on the APMP's new certification, providing clarity on the importance of capture in winning proposals.
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Our UK managing director shares his thoughts on the most important things that bid and proposal teams need to consider. 
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Mairi Morrison shares the results of her Mental Health and Wellbeing survey and looks at how we can limit the damage we do to ourselves.
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In April 2020 we took the temperature on the coronavirus's immediate impact on the proposals industry.
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Draw on our experience of helping candidates to pass the new Objective Testing Examination, launched in summer 2019.
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We feed back the results of the snapshot survey that looked at the impact of coronavirus on our industry.
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Updating your library of high quality pre-written content is an efficient way to boost your chances of winning.
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An entertaining anthology of the very best entries from the world's leading proposal management - the Proposal Guys.
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Director Lorraine Baird guides you through her top tips for successful proposal management. 
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Push up your win rates and margins through our extensive range of award-winning training workshops and classes.
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In another of our acclaimed surveys, we discover many bidders have forceful views on procurement processes. 
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With the ongoing debate around the true cost of bidding, we consider how much you should be investing.
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We bring you the buyers' perspective on what you can do to get the most out of your proposal pitch.
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The increasing benefits of including proposals as part of your proactive sales and marketing strategy are clear to see. 
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We have a range of services to get your team pitch perfect ready for bid and proposal presentations.
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Our recent research has shone a light on buyers' rising expectations of written proposals.
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We've developed a range of tried and tested solutions to help you improve your proposal capabilities.
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Unsurprisingly, we find there's a direct link between win rates and an organisation's proposal capabilities.
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With buyers wanting real value, here's how to show them you've listened and understood what they really need.
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Results from research into disparities in the bid and proposal profession still make challenging reading.
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How we helped independent pensions consultancy, Hymans Robertson, transform their winning bid and proposal capabilities.
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After working so hard to create the perfect proposal, it's time to realise that presentation is everything.
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