Business Sale Live Glasgow

Business Sale Live Glasgow 2019: All you need to know about selling a business

A special exit-planning event for business owners

Business Sale Live Glasgow: All you need to know about selling a business

  • Learn the secrets of how to sell a business for maximum value
  • Ask entrepreneurs who have recently sold their business about their experience
  • Complimentary two-course dinner and keynote speech from rugby legend Gavin Hastings

Get your business exit-ready

Whenever you choose to do it, selling your business is likely to be the biggest deal of your life. But it can also be a minefield for the inexperienced, often leading to frustration, regret and wasted time.

Join us at Glasgow’s stunning Royal College building for Business Sale Live! – a short evening session designed to address the challenges business owners come up against when they come to their ‘sale and exit’ moment.

You will learn:

  • What to focus on when preparing to exit a company
  • The right and wrong time to sell
  • How to find the best buyers
  • How to negotiate the best price and terms
  • What other business owners do when they have sold


Hosted by corporate finance advisor BCMS, national law firm MacRoberts LLP, and investment management group Rathbones, business owners who have successfully sold their company will answer your questions in a live Q&A, we will also show you how the business sale process works and how to get the best deal possible when it’s your turn to pass on the company you have built.

Who’s speaking

Gavin Hastings OBE – Ex-Scotland and British Lions rugby captain Gavin Hastings is director of a consultancy, handling sponsorship and corporate branding. He offers audiences insight into what it takes to be a great team player and leader.  

Neil Needham – Neil and fellow shareholders sold windscreen repair firm Autowindshields to the AA after a period of rapid growth. He is open and honest about the challenges of selling up, his experience of earn outs, and surprises along the way. “I would never have envisaged the interest in our business,” he says. Watch a short clip here.

Stephanie Staubach – Stephanie is Managing Director of Glasgow-based public sector insurance claims specialist Topmarks Claims Managament, which was sold to Davies Group earlier this year. She knows all about ‘selling up and staying on’ – a tough transition for some business owners.

Ken Munro – Ken is now retired after selling Clydebank healthcare equipment supplier W Munro to a serial entrepreneur with a similar business in Kent. He talks about what it’s like to sell a family business.

In addition, there are opportunities to discuss your plans in private, and gather ideas to inspire you on what to do after you have sold.

Business Sale Live – featuring Gavin Hastings OBE
Wednesday, 2 October │ 5pm til 10pm
1599 at the Royal College

232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ

Complimentary dinner included │ Smart business wear

In partnership with:

This event is held in partnership with our trusted partners, Rathbones and MacRoberts. 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

2 October 2019

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

Venue details

1599 at the Royal College

1599 at the Royal College
232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RJ
1599 at the Royal College