Business Sale Live! Prescot

Business Sale Live! - Prescot, 1st October 2019

A one-day conference for business owners


TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2019, 9am-2.10pm

Whether your main business goal is to fund your retirement, build an investment portfolio, or finance family commitments, the chances are that everything you’ve worked for is tied up in your company. 

Wherever you are on that journey, it’s worth understanding how to sell all or part of your business for maximum value, even if your planned exit is some way off.

Welcome to the biggest business exit event in the North West.

Hosted by Investec and corporate finance advisor BCMS, Business Sale Live is a free fast-paced conference to equip you with everything you need to know about the most important deal of your life. Around 100 selected business owners are joining us at this year’s event to:

  • Learn the basics of selling a business in just 75 minutes
  • Quiz entrepreneurs on what it’s really like to grow and sell a company
  • Network over lunch with other owners of SMEs in the North West
  • Hear from keynote speaker Kevin Keegan about football and business performance

Book now to guarantee your places at the historic Knowsley Hall near Liverpool, ancestral home of the Earls of Derby.


Who should attend

  • Business owners looking to retire
  • Family firms who need help with succession
  • Co-shareholders with differing agendas
  • Entrepreneurs looking to get their business to the next level
  • Owner directors exploring the business sale process

Business Sale Live! The Agenda


Registration and coffee, The Stucco Room


How to sell your business for maximum value

Discover the essential components to a successful business sale. You’ll learn the right and wrong time to sell, how to prepare your business for life without you, why traditional valuation methodology is wrong, and where to find the best buyers.

Presented by Dave Rebbettes FRSA and David Oliver MCIM


Break, with refreshments


Regional and UK economic update from Investec


We sold up – here’s what you need to know! - Expert Panel Q&A discussion

Former BCMS clients share their experience of successfully selling their companies, offering advice, insights on selling all or part of their business. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and get straight answers from these entrepreneurs. Panellists: Barbara Boyle (online reseller White Hinge),  Marc Wileman (Dragon’s Den 2015 winner Sublime Science) and Monty Meghjee (Majenta Solutions).


Buffet Lunch in State Dining Room


Keynote Speaker and Q&A: Kevin Keegan

Football legend Kevin Keegan will share his football stories and business lessons from his time as player, manager and pundit with numerous clubs including Liverpool, Hamburg, Southampton, Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester City – and of course England. A funny and engaging speaker, Kevin will also be answering audience questions.



As our guest of BCMS, you’ll be free to stay at Knowsley Hall throughout the afternoon, chat with the speakers and presenters, and network with other business owners or experienced deal-makers.

Change the way you see your business, and your future. Book now.


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This event is held in partnership with our trusted partners, Investec. 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

1 October 2019

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

Venue details

Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall
Knowsley Park, Knowsley, Prescot L34 4AJ
Knowsley Hall, Prescot