Since 2020, Bid Managers and Writers from EiB have been nominated in the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Best Newcomer Category, which recognises a rising star in the industry who has made significant impact in a short period.

The APMP Awards is a prestigious event that takes place every year, recognising the achievements and contributions of professionals in the world of proposal management. Following our attendance at the APMP conference, Tuesday 17th October saw bidding professionals come together to recognise achievements at the awards ceremony.

APMP adjusted their awards to the virtual format during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bid Managers, Courtney Hynes and Caitlin Murphy were both finalists, with Courtney taking the win. Since joining EiB in 2019, Courtney’s experience included supporting a client win the £540 million trunk road maintenance contract for the North East region in Scotland.

In 2021, the awards were a similar format. Bid Writer, Imogen Allen and Senior Bid Writer, Lauren Hewlett, were both finalists, waiting patiently at their laptop screens. Host Pete Morris announced the results, with Imogen as the winner of the category. Imogen’s adept skills in critical thinking and analytical research provided a strong foundation for her career in bid writing. By December 2021, she had supported numerous clients with quick turnaround tenders, including a 4-week period for Network Rail’s CP7 Southern Integrated Delivery framework.

The first in-person award ceremony took place in 2022 in London. After two-years of virtual ceremonies, we were delighted to be invited to attend, celebrating previous success and our third nomination in three years. Bid Writer, Amina Tazim, was announced as a finalist – well deserved recognition of Amina’s contribution to both the business and our client’s success. She has played a vital role in numerous bids across our sectors, including a £250m pre-qualification questionnaire for our utilities client.


Team at the awards

In September 2023, Shakeel Cox-Henry was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award – testament to his hard work, dedication, and expertise. Since joining EiB, Shakeel has been involved in numerous tenders, supporting major projects such as HS2 Birmingham Interchange and a £1.6 billion Civils and Infrastructure Framework.

So in celebration of four nominations in four years, the awards last Tuesday provided a great opportunity to recognise exceptional talent within our growing business. People development is at the very core of EiB, with dedicated training programmes, commitment to excellence and a strong focus on client satisfaction.