David Gray Bid Development Director, Peter Sharpe Bid Manager/Writer, Andrew Loughlin Head of Bids

Senior staff from multi award-winning bid and tender specialist AM Bid will share their expertise and successes this week at Europe’s premier conference for bid management professionals.

In his ‘Diary of a Bid Doctor’ presentation at the APMP UK Annual Conference in London, David Gray, Bid Development Director with AM Bid, David will reveal some valuable secrets from his 13 years working across a broad range of sectors, totalling more than £1bn worth of winning bids. The session will include ‘pain points and surgery’, an open forum covering the challenges and solutions of bids and tenders.

AM Bid Manager/Writer Peter Sharpe, who has a decade of experience in bidding and procurement, will speak about how technology now allows bidding and procurement teams to work remotely yet still pull together successful bids. AM Bid, which last week announced a record 57% hike in sales, has a success rate of 80%.

The APMP UK Annual Conference, organised by the UK chapter of the Association of Bid & Proposal Management Professionals, takes place on October 9 and October 10 at London’s Hilton Heathrow Airport.

The speaker appearances come as Edinburgh-based AM Bid announced a new appointment in response to its rapid business growth. Andrew Loughlin, new Head of Bids, has joined the company from Babcock International Group.

AM Bid Founder and Managing Director Andrew Morrison said: “With such rapid growth and a sterling track record in winning bids, it makes sense that we share some of our bid and procurement secrets at this year’s APMP Annual Conference. I’m delighted to see our team grow with the appointment of Andrew Loughlin, a highly experienced bid professional, who will help us drive our business forward. Having Andrew on board will allow David Gray and myself to focus on scaling the business whilst ensuring that our high quality bid output continues to deliver 80% win rates for our clients.”

AM Bid achieved £729,000 in sales in the year to 30th September 2018, a 57% increase on 2017. Net profits are likely to remain stable. Since its launch in 2014, AM Bid has grown both in size and reputation to be an emerging force U.K.-wide in a sector seeing rapid growth. Now with nine permanent members of staff and 15 associates across the U.K. and Republic of Ireland, AM Bid provides bid writing, strategy and training services across more than 20 different sectors.

Clients include construction industry giant Jewson, Spotless Commercial Cleaning and Orbit, a PR and communications agency. Its non-executive Chairman is David Sole OBE, Grand Slam winning rugby union captain and now Managing Partner of the School for CEOs.