We're delighted that, after taking a break from blogging, we're back!
To those of you who followed us before, when we posted between 2006-2014: it's great to see you again. Did you miss us?
And to new readers: welcome! I guess we owe you an introduction. 'The Proposal Guys' is written by Jon Williams and BJ Lownie. We're the principal directors of Strategic Proposals, an award-winning proposal management consultancy, in the UK and US respectively. And we're both Fellows of APMP - the Association of Proposal Management Professsionals.
This is our space for exploring topics about bids and proposals that interest us - and which we hope you'll find thought-provoking too. You'll find there's much the two of us agree on - and some fun to be had in those few areas in which BJ's still wrong. Which, coincidentally, are those in which BJ thinks Jon's wrong!
We've been busy since we last posted. If you want to read about some of that, you can head to the Strategic Proposals news page, or follow us on Twitter (@ProposalsSP and @BJLownie). And we've seen a lot of you around at events and conferences anyway!
But you'll find that whilst our work with our clients - and our wonderful team of colleagues in SP and our partners around the world - informs much of what we write here, it's not our main subject matter. Neither of us is a salesperson, and neither of us feels comfortable with such blatant self-promotion. We hope instead that we'll share some of our passion for proposals, and in doing so offer ideas, inspiration and a little amusement. Sometimes we'll provide answers and advice; often we'll just share things that catch our imagination and (perhaps) pose questions. And we'd very much welcome your input and comments.
See you around, very soon – we promise!