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The new year has started with the welcome news that a worldwide association that numbers almost 2000 UK members from the Bid, Proposal, Opportunity and Business Development sector has decided to carry out its first ever survey on the salary and compensation levels of its members in the UK.

APMP has in the past undertaken detailed and enlightening salary/compensation surveys in the US, South Africa and New Zealand and will use a similar format to poll APMP members in the UK. The decision was taken because of the burgeoning membership of the association on this side of the Atlantic. APMP believes the number of professionals participating will give the independent survey a meaningful insight into the earning capacity for industry professionals.

Rick Harris, an APMP Executive director said “APMP’s Board voted to fund and execute an independent salary survey and compensation report to benefit the more than 1,700 UK members. This piece of research will be unique because it will be produced by the association that represents the industry and will be a tool for both professionals and their organizations to level set compensation and benefit expectations within their organizations.” He went on to say “ APMP Salary Surveys and Compensation Reports provide the facts, figures and trends to help its members on their path to greater professional development in their chosen profession.”

The survey will be carried out by Alan Jones & Associates , specialists in providing detailed compensation and benefit analysis for non-profit making organisations, who will start sending the surveys out in early January with the report ready to be divulged to members in Spring 2018.

Gemma Underwood, a director of Underwood Consulting and a member of APMP said “ This information is always useful for organisations, whether they are planning to recruit bid writers on a permanent basis or bring in much needed resources on a flexible ad-hoc basis. We look forward with anticipation to the publication of the findings later this year.