Business Sale Live! Bristol

BCMS Business Sale Live!

A half-day event, with all you need to know…

Is 2019 the year your business sale plans truly take off? Find out all you need to know about the most important deal of your life at this free, one-off business sale conference at Aerospace Bristol.

What You'll Learn

  • The secrets of succession planning
  • How to grow your business for sale
  • How to find the best buyers for your business
  • Real-life insights and advice from the experts
  • How to negotiate the biggest business deal of your life

Business Sale Live! offers a packed agenda, aimed squarely at business owners and entrepreneurs who wish to find out more about the complex business sale. We have a very special guest speaker, too: Bruce Dickinson, best known as lead singer of Iron Maiden, but an aviation entrepreneur and qualified pilot in his own right.

Alongside a straight-talking introduction to business sales, there’s an unmissable opportunity to put your questions to business owners who have successfully sold up.

It all takes place at the amazing Aerospace Bristol, where you’ll receive private access to the hangar, and enjoy a two-course dinner and refreshments under the wings of the last Concorde ever to fly.

In just a few hours, change the way you see your business, and your future.

Business Sale Live! The Agenda


Registration, tea and coffee


The Masterclass

How to sell your business for maximum value – a common sense, jargon-busting introduction to the world of business sales

To start the day, you’ll discover the essential components of a successful business sale. You’ll learn the common mistakes many business owners make when pursuing a sale, the critical importance of having rival buyers in the frame, the potential pitfalls in every transaction (and how to avoid them), and the key issues you must address before taking the decision to sell.

Presented by Dave Rebbettes FRSA, Founding Director and Chairman, BCMS


Break, with drinks and canapes


Expert Panel Q&A

We sold up – here’s what you need to know!

Former BCMS clients share their experience of successfully selling their companies, offering advice, insights, hints and tips on coping with the business sale process. Only those who’ve been through a business sale can really tell you what to expect – and in an open Q&A session, you’ll have the chance to ask straight questions, and get straight answers.

Speakers include: Mike Bailey, who bought, built and sold an aerospace-focused engineering business, Deborah Richards, whose specialist consultancy firm was acquired by a plc, and Jeff Martin, formerly of Wireless Innovation, a leading specialist in cutting-edge Machine to Machine connectivity.



Two-course dinner, refreshments and networking


Keynote Speaker: Bruce Dickinson

Aces high! As you’d expect from one of rock’s greatest-ever frontmen, Bruce Dickinson is a brilliant, engaging, and entertaining speaker. But he’s an acknowledged expert on other kinds of heavy metal too. Bruce famously qualified as a commercial airline pilot – even captaining Iron Maiden’s own charter plane Ed Force One. He established his own aircraft maintenance and pilot training company, Cardiff Aviation in 2012.

A passionate aviation buff, Bruce will discuss his life, career and his entrepreneurial journey and take your questions in an open Q&A session.

There's more... Tailored 1-2-1 Sessions

Want to discuss your business in private?

Throughout the event, we’ll have experienced M&A professionals on hand who can sit down with you, face to face, and explore your options in detail. Are you ready to sell? Is now a good time? What would be involved in a business sale? A 1-2-1 session can help you answer these questions and more. Simply let us know when you arrive, and we’ll organise for you.

PLUS: Make the most of the day. As a guest of BCMS and our partners, you’re welcome to grab speakers, presenters and M&A professionals for a personal chat, and network with other business owners. There’ll be books, guides and useful information to take away too, to help you plan your next steps.

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    This event is held in partnership with our trusted partners, Rathbones and Gregg Latchams. When booking onto this event, you are giving your consent for your personal data to be shared exclusively with these partners. If you provide us with information relating to your dietary or special access requirements, you consent to BCMS processing this data with the event venue to help us meet your needs. Your personal data will not be shared with any further third parties.

    Event details

    11 June 2019

    To book your place, please complete our booking form or simply call us on 0118 207 9800.

    Venue details

    Aerospace Bristol

    Aerospace Bristol
    Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5BZ
    Aerospace Bristol