Who We are
Shipley believes that its consultants can make a positive impact on your business winning capability. First established in 1972, we have experience in helping organisations and individuals win better business, by providing a flexible and responsive service to our clients.
We are the innovators of the Business Development lifecycle. Our best practices are proven and are being applied today in organisations worldwide.
Since 1972, Shipley has provided organisations and individuals with consulting and training services focused on winning business in highly competitive environments. With over 320 consultants worldwide, we support over 180 major proposal efforts per year with a client win rate of over 82%.
Our proposal specialists, capture managers, trainers, and process designers are recognised leaders in developing today's standards for proposal strategy and business acquisition. We offer a unique mix of consulting, training, and process improvement expertise tailored to meet each client's requirements.
This approach has enabled us to lead the market for over the last 30 years - shown in the diagram below.
Shipley Associates is formed
Published 96 step process for Business Development
Shipley Associates is one of the co-founding organisations of the APMP
Shipley Limited is formed
Proposal Guide First Edition published
Shipley Limited co-founds the UKAPMP
Shipley is one of the co-founding organisations of the Business Development Institute, International
Shipley develops Proposal Management Certification programme on behalf of APMP
Capture Guide First Edition published
Shipley develops Capture Management Certification programme
Some key facts about Shipley:
- We work with and support organisations of all sizes, from large corporations to individuals.
- Over 85% of Shipley’s business is either repeat business or referrals from existing clients.
- We work or have worked with 43 of the top 50 fortune companies.
- Our client list includes 21 of the FTSE 100 companies
- We have trained over 30,000 people worldwide.
We believe that every organisation, given the correct knowledge, support, tools, processes and advice can improve their ability to win business.
Please feel free to contact us and talk about the challenges that you may be facing.
Shipley is an ISO9001:2008 certified organisation