What does success look like for you and your team? How do you continually improve performance? If you can’t easily answer these questions, the 20 fantastic articles in BQ16 can help. They offer more than 25 different metrics for measuring and assessing performance. Download it here.
The 2022 UK Bid and Proposal Salary Survey Report is now available. More than 1,400 professionals across the UK participated in the survey. We are confident that employers, employees and self-employed consultants will find the results extremely valuable for salary benchmarking, staff retention, peer review and career planning.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. Many people took the time and effort to share it with their peers and social networks and we are very grateful for everyone’s continued support. Click here for full details.
I’m delighted to announce our new training delivery partnership with Growth Ignition and Jeremy Brim. This strategic partnership enables us to significantly increase both the quality and volume of training courses in our ‘Train to Win’ programme.
Please do visit our Training page for full details of our bespoke and online courses, and to book a place on one of our upcoming Bid Writing and Bid Masterclass courses.
BQ13 features 14 brilliant articles from our team of global BQ Experts. They discuss the current wave of prosperity within our profession and offer their views on if we’re riding a freak wave or if it’s fundamentally here to stay. Download it here.
Bid Solutions provides the definitive salary benchmarking data for the UK Bid and Proposal Profession. The 2022 survey is now open for completion. The survey is intended for permanent and temporary employees and independent / freelance contractors and consultants. A full report will be published in August 2022. Click here to complete the survey.
I’m thrilled to share Bidding Quarterly 12 with you. ‘The Culture Club’ explores geographical differences, local influences, and workplace variations within the bidding profession. With 15 fantastic articles from Bid Solutions team of global BQ Experts, it explores a wide range of cultural preferences whilst offering strategies, insight and advice for how best to manage diverse cultures within a bid environment. Download it here.
We are delighted to share BQ11 with you. This special edition of Bidding Quarterly has been created by the brilliant Women in Bids and Proposals (WIBAP) team. The positive action they are taking to drive equality in our profession is truly inspirational.
BQ11 has 12 brilliant articles from our BQ Experts, the WIBAP team and a few of their Allies. Containing stories of hope, new beginnings and the breaking down of barriers, it also tackles head on the uncomfortable truths about our historically male-dominated profession. I applaud all the contributors for their honesty, bravery and leadership with their shared goal of eradicating inequality.
There can be no more excuses for discrimination in our profession, or indeed in any walk of life. When Bid Solutions produced the first UK Bid and Proposal Salary in 2008, I was truly shocked to see the scale of the inequality. Fast forward 13 years and as a profession we have only taken tiny steps towards equality. It’s time for giant strides.
I really hope BQ11 inspires you to get actively involved, become a WIBAP Ally, challenge inequality head-on and create a fairer world. 50:50 in everything we do.
We would like to invite you to participate in QorusDocs 6th annual ‘State of the Industry’ research initiative.
The survey focuses on revenue teams, such as RFP response management and pre-sales, sales and marketing teams who create proposals.
The report will provide industry information to help you benchmark sales productivity and revenue outcomes in the increasingly complex world of proposal management.
We are very interested in hearing your insights – as someone in your organisation involved in responding to RFPs, proposals, security questionnaires, and due diligence inquiries.
The survey has a broad focus and a section dedicated to proposal and RFP management. It will take roughly 10 minutes to complete and all those who do will receive a copy of the report. Click here to take the survey.
I’m delighted to announce that the Women in Bids and Proposals (WIBAP) Team will be guest editing BQ11. Charlotte Rees has done a fantastic job in highlighting inequality in our profession and BQ11 will offer a huge amount of advice and guidance from the WIBAP team and panel of BQ Experts. It will be available early September.
Bid Solutions’ regular cycle of UK Salary Surveys was due to be published this year. Unfortunately, with Covid-19 and the resulting furlough scheme having such a huge short-term impact on the market and salaries, it will be impossible to draw meaningful conclusions or truly compare data with the 2018 survey. We aim to press ahead with our survey in early 2022.