Executive Compass Memberships
We hold a number of memberships and certifications to cement our place in the market as one of the largest bid and tender writing firms in the UK. Find out what certifications we hold, the benefits and what this means for you.
The APMP is the representative body for professionals in bid, proposal and capture management. All our bid writers either hold or are working towards the APMP certification. This internationally recognised qualification allows our team to be excellent project managers for your bid and tender submissions and has been invaluable for the thousands of bids we have been involved in to date.
UKAS ISO 9001:2015
We have a UKAS-certified ISO 9001:2015 quality management system, which is a clear demonstration of the quality of our internal policies and practices, and our ability to not only deliver excellent customer service but to achieve global quality recognition.
“UKAS is the sole accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally recognised standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, and inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and sustainable performance of these evaluators.”
This provides our clients with the assurance that quality not quantity is our driver. We use structured and systematic project management tools, meaning your tender will be delivered on time. Not only do we implement regular audits, we also receive external annual audits, meaning you can be assured of our high-quality standards.
CPD Member (training)
All our training workshops are CPD certified, which means our training has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standard and benchmark. All delegates attending our training sessions will be awarded CPD points and certifications, documenting the skills and experience that they have received via the training workshops. Some organisations require employees to reach a certain amount of CPD points whilst in employment. There are over 1,000 institutes and professional bodies across the UK that recognise and certify to the CPD standard.
Cyber Essentials PLUS
We have been certified to comply with the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme, which includes the following:
- Secure configuration
- Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
- Access control and administrative privilege management
- Patch management
- Malware protection.
You can be certain that your data and information remain secure and confidential with us, and all shared systems are safe. This is audited on an annual basis by an external consultant.
Social Value UK Member
Executive Compass are proud to support Social Value UK and have also undertaken the Social Value UK training workshops. Our knowledge in this area is valuable for all our clients’ bid and tender submissions, as well as more generally helping to drive social value initiatives. We have a great understanding of the principles, benefits and impacts of social value, and can therefore offer consultancy services in this topic area.
BSI Members and Lead Auditors
Executive Compass is a subscribing member of BSI, keeping up to date on the latest standards and also helping to drive best practice within our industry.
All bid writers are BSI lead auditors and know how to get to the heart of what is important. They are trained extensively in interview techniques, and on how to identify win themes and how to identify potential differentiators. All of this means the bid writing process is simpler and more streamlined for our clients, as we can efficiently get to what matters in your bid.