About Shipley

We are a trusted, global professional services firm focused on helping our clients compete for and win business.


Our mission is simple: We help companies win business.



Clients range from large, multi-national companies to small businesses to individuals - all with a common goal: to win contracts and grow revenue.

How do we help companies win? We support clients in four ways:

1. By providing a turnkey team of experts that develop a capture strategy and execute a competitive, winning proposal.
2. By augmenting client proposal teams with onsite or virtual experts who know how to prepare a winning proposal - in virtually any market.
3. By providing training and tools in capture management, proposal writing, proposal management and related topics - classroom or online.
4. By diagnosing gaps in business capture processes - and then designing, developing, and implementing an approach to winning business that works.

The Shipley Difference explains more about the unique services Shipley provides its clients.

Our History

Since 1972, Shipley Associates, headquartered in the USA, has provided organizations and individuals with consulting and training services focused on winning business in highly competitive environments. With a presence in several countries in both Europe and Asia and with over 400 consultants worldwide, we support over 200 major proposal efforts per year with a client win rate of over 80%

Our proposal specialists, capture managers, trainers, and process designers are recognized 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.

Today companies from all over the world depend on Shipley to provide personnel, training, or tools to help them compete for and win business.

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Shipley Canada

Prior to 2008, the Canadian market was managed by Shipley Associates out of the USA. In 2008, management decided to further develop this important and growing market with a Canadian-based enterprise and Shipley Canada, headquartered in Ottawa, was created>

At the core of the Shipley expertise is the full, broad spectrum of Business Development (BD) from very early-stage strategic positioning through to winning proposal development and post-contract-award transitioning. Shipley injects rigour into the various stages of the BD process by bringing to bear sophisticated, well-documented applications of best practices and next practices.

If you need help in substantially increasing your business win rates, contact us now.