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apmp certification

  • The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) is for Bid, Proposal, Business Development, Capture and Graphics Professionals. It offers the world’s first, best and only industry-recognised certification programme for professionals working in a bid and proposal environment
  • #TeamPipster are proud and committed APMP members and enjoy membership opportunities that deliver benefits on many levels, including access to the APMP Body of Knowledge (BOK) and industry events held across the year
  • APMP certification provides peace of mind for our clients as the global standard for demonstrating bid and proposal management competency
  • Hover over icons to learn more about #TeamPipster’s APMP Certifications:

Pippa gained APMP CPP certification in 2018. APMP Professional demonstrates significant contributions to an organisation and/or the profession, as well as proven leadership and communication skills.

Pippa gained APMP CAP certification in 2020. APMP Capture Practitioner certification demonstrates hands-on mastery of APMP opportunity/capture best practices at the Practitioner level.

Pippa gained APMP CP certification in 2016. APMP Practitioner demonstrates a mastery of how to apply best practices and lead others in their use.

Pippa, Hannah, Jo, Ali & Matt have all completed their Foundation certification. The certification demonstrates an extensive knowledge and understanding of APMP best practice. Katie is currently completing her Apprenticeship, Sajia her academic studies. Both will progress to Foundation certification later this year.


staff development

Our commitment to staff training and development is clear. Each member of the team is at different points in their career so have been sent down different paths to meet their individual development needs. These range from APMP courses to apprenticeships to mentoring and external training. Whichever path they have taken, we ensure the team continually learns alongside client work so they can produce top quality work for Pipster clients. 


All employees partake in various training throughout the year to keep up-to-date and learn new skills. We research bidding, business and industry training opportunities from different organisations, institutes, federations, and associations including:

● Association of Record for Bid, Proposal, Business Development, Capture and Graphics Professionals (APMP)
● Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS)
● Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
● Appetite for Business
● Strategic Proposals
● The Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT)
● Women in Bids and Proposals (WIBAP)


We realise the amazing benefits that mentoring can have on individual development and encourage all staff to find a mentor that suits them. Although Pippa is an APMP Rapport Mentor herself, we all have external mentors that can provide unbiased and impartial guidance. This ensures we have well-rounded support to achieve our aspirations and career goals.


Apprenticeships are an incredible tool for business improvement, individual development, career progression and social mobility. We are delighted to have enrolled Katie onto JGA’s APMP certified Bid and Proposal Coordinator apprenticeship. The programme focusses on building the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for bid coordinating, providing Katie with everything she needs to succeed in the industry. The programme also benefits Pipster and our clients, improving our business function, productivity and performance.

Pipster is Carbon Neutral! We have committed to evaluating our carbon footprint each year and offsetting our Co2 emissions, this year we decided to invest into a UK tree planting programme. Please see our certificate attached!

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Pipster is certified to Constructionline Bronze, providing our construction sector clients with assurance that we know and understand the portal and its requirements.

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Pipster believes that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay! We are committed to ensuring that our employees are entitled to earn the real Living Wage.

Pipster has taken and passed the Cyber Essentials assessment to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate our commitment to cyber security. Please see our certificate attached.

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