| Sophie Lawrence - Partnership Development Manager
I joined APM in June 2022 with a wealth of experience working predominantly in business development and events.
My responsibilities within the membership team:
Account management – building relationships with corporate clients and providing a directly link to APM resources. Specifically the public sector and charity members.
Corporate partner events/webinars – both organising and supporting of events for corporate members and their employees.
Promote and drive growth across all APM products including individual membership, qualifications and ChPP. Corporate accreditation – assist corporate members in the ascertaining/retention of corporate accreditation.
Work closely with other areas within APM to raise awareness and offer support.
| Ben Start - Partnership Development Manager
I joined APM in 2016 as part of the Service Innovations team and worked my way through the department ending up as the team leader for qualifications. I have a background of consultative sales and account management from my time working in the ‘daily deals’ market.
My responsibilities within the membership team include:
Account management – of corporate partners and affiliates.
Corporate partner events/webinars – both organising and supporting of events for corporate members.
Drive engagement and sales – with all corporate members across all aspects of APM, including qualifications, membership and ChPP.
Corporate accreditation – assist corporate members in the ascertaining/retention of corporate accreditation.
| Austin Witney - Partnership Development Manager
I joined APM at the beginning of 2016 following 12 years in the manufacturing industry, where building relationships and communication were key in supporting clients based all over the world.
APM has evolved and progressed significantly during my time here, and it is part of my role to ensure that my key Corporate Partners are introduced to the many new developments and opportunities introduced to the profession. Working with organisations across many sectors, my aim is to raise awareness across your Project Management community and help build Project Management capability.
I enjoy spending my spare time running, biking and I am also a football coach for my sons team. Quality family life is also important for me.
| Amelia Spencer - Partnership Development Manager
I joined APM as a Partnership Development Manager in April 2023, with a background of managing partnerships and key accounts in other sectors.
My main role at APM is to help my corporate partners to get as much value from our partnership as possible. This includes supporting those looking to take qualifications and chartership, APM membership, as well as supporting at events and conferences.
Outside of work, I enjoy getting outdoors with my Golden Retriever, travelling and spending time with family.
| Michael Thomas – Business Development Coordinator
I joined APM in September 2019 as part of the Service Innovation team supporting the operational side of APM Events, Individual Memberships, and our Corporate Partnership Programme before transferring into my new role at the beginning of 2023.
My responsibilities at present include supporting all our Affiliate organisations, ensuring the upmost is extracted out of their partnership benefits, while also spreading awareness of the various opportunities APM offers.