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Thousands of companies have already taken advantage of one or more of our free resources (as well as buying our books and booking our courses). We’d love you to make use of them as well! 

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News

SP have contributed five articles to the latest edition of Bid Solution's award-winning Bidding Quarterly.

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New Orleans played host to this year's APMP BPC, and we certainly made our presence felt in the Big Easy! 

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The new Procurement Act is on the horizon and our new workshop is exactly what you need to get ready.

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There's a lot of noise out there, so how exactly should you approach using generative AI in bids and proposals?
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White papers

Our latest whitepaper is a must-read, outlining how you can build your winning price window.

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Directors Lorraine and Jon are contributors to issue 18 of Bid Solutions' Bidding Quarterly

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Blogs

Part two of our series based on the bestselling Proposal Essentials by Jon Williams and BJ Lownie. 

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White papers

Our latest white paper unveils the results of our third iteration of primary research about bidders' view of buying. 

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BJ Lownie, Strategic Proposals' founder will be hanging up his proposal quill for the last time in early 2025. 

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Rachel - one of our experienced and brilliant designers - has become an Approved Trainer by APMP for the graphics micro-certification.

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So pleased to announce that Denise Mullen has joined our expanding SP family.. 

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We're delighted to welcome Regina Ellis as the latest star signing of our SP family. 

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Service guides

Push up your win rates and margins through our extensive range of award-winning training workshops and classes.

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Webinars and videos

At the APMP's First Consultant Showcase in January, we shared some of our work-winning approaches. 

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News

Our very own Jon Williams and Graham Ablett feature in the latest BQ, the award-winning publication produced by our friends at Bid Solutions.

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Blogs

Every story has a beginning. And the beginning is a great place to start. But in the world of proposals, sometimes the best place to start might be to not start at all.  

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News

24 ideas for 2024. Inspirational things you can do in the New Year. 

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Strategic Proposals' free online tool will let you assess how you measure up against this new code, and to identify improvement opportunities.

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We were thrilled to be alongside Graham when he won contribution to the profession award at the APMP UK Conference. 

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White papers

Our brand new white paper, created at lightning speed! The end of the age of AInnocence? AI in bids and proposals: research findings.

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We're up for Bid excellence: Jon Beardmore, Design excellence: Marian Paton, Contribution to the profession: Graham Ablett and Outstanding leadership: Lorraine Baird.

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As usual, we at Strategic Proposals have got a busy event!

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White papers

Our latest white paper unveils the results of our third iteration of primary research about buyers view of bidding.

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Fantastic feedback and an astonishing NPS score of 94% for our APMP training courses in 2023. 

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Webinars and videos

 And here's our second comparison between generative AI and a real SP expert.

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Here's our first experiment to see how we think generative AI compares with a real human being. 

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SP sponsor, and Graham coaches, Twickenham Rugby Football Club Under-14s tour of Dublin. 

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Webinars and videos

The last in our 2023 summer webinar series was BJ Lownie with lessons learned from 40 Years in Proposal Development.  

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The 3rd in our 2023 summer webinar series was Tim and Marian talking about how to use AI to work smarter and win more.  

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Webinars and videos

As part of our 2023 summer webinar series, Susan Hanning shows how to make your presentations stand out.  

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Service guides

Our latest brochure outlines the many ways SP can help you win that bid and seal the deal!

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News

June is pride month, and we take this opportunity to affirm our support for a truly inclusive society.

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Webinars and videos

We kicked off our 2023 summer webinar series with the ISP to discuss the bid and proposal coordinator apprenticeship.  

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News

Launch of Strategic Proposals' APMP writing micro-certification preparation course

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BCP Global in Orlando. We're Silver Sponsors, we're running an APMP Foundation course and we've got FIVE presenters! 

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SP won the WIBAP EDI Team award for our strong and successful approach to EDI. Kat was presented with a special "Wibap's choice" award!

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So thrilled to have carried off another prize, winning the the mastery award at the Loopio Annual Partner kick-off! 🏆 

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We are really pleased to welcome Christine Johnson to the SP family as our office manager. 

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Top of the world! We won the gold trophy - the top prize - at the leading global awards for Sales & Customer Service.

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Run, Mark, Run! We're proud to sponsor one of our writers in this year's London Marathon, supporting Phab Kids.

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We're proud and delighted to be named finalist in the annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service 

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The Institute of Sales Professionals has recognised the importance of our bid and proposal training to the overall sales process.

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We were thrilled to be awarded the Supplier of the Year award 2022 at the APMP UK Conference.

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The APMP UK Conference (11-12 Oct 2022) was epic! We were the headline sponsors and had a busy few days!  We had a brilliant stand and video.

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We've got a great offer for anyone looking to book our APMP Practitioner and Capture Practitioner courses in October and November!

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White papers

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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Webinars and videos

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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Webinars and videos

SP directors Lorraine and Kat talk about how to create more customer focused proposals to win more deals.

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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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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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Win a year of free training and development from SP with our Rising Stars awards 2022.

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Webinars and videos
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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White papers

As the transport and logistics sector faces major challenges, we can give you the competitive edge you're looking for.

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Service guides

Done well, executive brochures help you win more - here's an example of one of ours.

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Webinars and videos

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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News

Check out the upcoming dates for all our award-winning APMP certification courses: Foundation, Practitioner & Capture Practitioner.

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White papers

Our eye-opening survey questions the bid and proposal industry's attitude to mental health and wellbeing.

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White papers

As APMP launches its new Capture Planning certification, we look at how capture and proposal management go together.

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Webinars and videos

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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White papers

Jon Williams' acclaimed presentation lifts the lid on the extraordinary professional changes we all faced in 2020.

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White papers

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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Books

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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White papers

Snooze and you lose. We highlight how taking the initiative is key when it comes to dealing with renewals.

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News

Our annual December round-up this year looks back on a year where we all faced unprecedented challenges.

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News

Recognising those who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to proposal management best practice.

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Webinars and videos

Hear Graham Ablett and David Pullan talking about design in pitches, in episode 3 of our Connect and Win series of webinars 

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Hear Graham Ablett and David Pullan talking about pitch preparation, in episode 2 of our Connect and Win series of webinars 

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Graham Ablett and David Pullan introduce our Connect and Win series of webinars 

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See Graham's latest sales proposal hints and tips, shared in this recent podcast with Jonathan Finch from Sales Geek. Some gems in there for you as well as some reminders on good practices.
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Webinars and videos

Graham Ablett debates the top renewal challenges with Warwick Brown from Account Manager Tips.

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White papers
We know creativity is highly valued in successful businesses, but can it help you improve your pitches and proposals?
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News

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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We're delighted to announce Strategic Proposals won the the top prize at the 17th Annual International Business Awards®.

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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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Webinars and videos

 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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Webinars and videos

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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White papers

In April 2020 we took the temperature on the coronavirus's immediate impact on the proposals industry.

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Webinars and videos

We feed back the results of the snapshot survey that looked at the impact of coronavirus on our industry.

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Webinars and videos

Draw on our experience of helping candidates to pass the new Objective Testing Examination, launched in summer 2019.

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White papers

Updating your library of high quality pre-written content is an efficient way to boost your chances of winning.

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Books

An entertaining anthology of the very best entries from the world's leading proposal management - the Proposal Guys.

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Webinars and videos

Director Lorraine Baird guides you through her top tips for successful proposal management. 

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White papers

In another of our acclaimed surveys, we discover many bidders have forceful views on procurement processes. 

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White papers

With the ongoing debate around the true cost of bidding, we consider how much you should be investing.

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White papers

We bring you the buyers' perspective on what you can do to get the most out of your proposal pitch.

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White papers

The increasing benefits of including proposals as part of your proactive sales and marketing strategy are clear to see. 

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White papers
We have a range of services to get your team pitch perfect ready for bid and proposal presentations.
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Service guides
A quick highlights tour of who we are and what we can do to boost your teams' proposal capabilities.
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White papers

Our recent research has shone a light on buyers' rising expectations of written proposals.

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Service guides

We've developed a range of tried and tested solutions to help you improve your proposal capabilities.

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White papers

Unsurprisingly, we find there's a direct link between win rates and an organisation's proposal capabilities.

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White papers

With buyers wanting real value, here's how to show them you've listened and understood what they really need.

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White papers

Results from research into disparities in the bid and proposal profession still make challenging reading.

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White papers

How we helped independent pensions consultancy, Hymans Robertson, transform their winning bid and proposal capabilities.

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White papers

After working so hard to create the perfect proposal, it's time to realise that presentation is everything.

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White papers

What do UK heads of bid and proposal management wish for on behalf of their proposal teams?

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