Preston business owners event

How to sell your business for maximum value - Masterclass and panel Q&A

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 business. 

More than 100 UK firms change hands every week, but thousands more businesses on the market never sell. Therefore, the decision on when and how to sell all or part of your business needs your attention right now – even if your planned ‘exit’ is some way off.

But where do you start? You could spend your evenings or weekends sifting through the torrent of online advice. Or you can save time by learning the basics of the business sale process at our educational masterclass.  Featuring first-hand advice from entrepreneurs who have successfully sold, it’s a great first step on your business sale journey.

It all takes place at Preston Marriott Hotel, a stunning Victorian Manor House, on Tuesday, 19 May 2020, starting at 6pm. 

Why attend

In just one evening, we will take you through every step of your business sale journey – from when to prepare to how to work through an earnout period. Specifically, you will learn: 

  • The right and wrong time to sell a business
  • How to prepare your business for sale
  • How to let the right people know you’re on the market
  • Where to find the best buyers
  • The serious problem with traditional valuation methods
  • The eight critical issues that are usually neglected
  • How long it takes to sell and key milestones

In our 30 years in business, thousands of entrepreneurs and shareholders have attended this event to learn how to boost their chances of selling while also maximising the value of the company. 

As Marc Noel, who sold Impress Sensors said: “Much of what was said at the BCMS Masterclass played out for us. We had competition, multiple offers, and uplift on the price. We knew if the best offer fell through, that we still had a plan B and plan C.”

Who’s running this? 

Dave Rebbettes, Founding Director of BCMS

Using simple concepts and principles, BCMS has developed the most disruptive business sale process in our industry to ensure vendor shareholders get maximum value and the right deal for their business when the time comes to sell. Presented by BCMS Chairman and founding director Dave Rebbettes, the masterclass gives you tips and insights from more than 600 business sales completed by BCMS over the last decade alone.

There will be a unique opportunity to put your questions to the experts in an open Q&A session, where the panel includes Paul Schofield Wealth Managemet - Senior Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management, Forbes Solicitors and former BCMS clients, who have been there, done that and sold up. They’ll offer first-hand perspectives and advice on what it really feels like to sell a company – and the opportunities to transform your business that a sale could bring.


  • Owner directors exploring the business sale process
  • 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


In partnership with:

This event is held in partnership with our trusted partners, Forbes Solicitors and Paul Schofield Wealth Management Limited. 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

19 May 2020
18:00 - 21:30

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

Venue details

Preston Marriott Hotel

Preston Marriott Hotel
Garstang Rd, Broughton, Preston PR3 5JB
Preston Marriott Hotel