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Aug 2019
Is there a better way to spend a Thursday afternoon than driving around the legendary Silverstone track in a Cayman and 911, after hearing from previous business owners on how to sell a business? This special business owners’ event was held at The...
Jul 2019
New SaaS software session one of 20 webinars available free and on-demand There’s a new addition to the comprehensive on-demand BCMS webinar library. In a first for the webinar series, it is dedicated entirely to one specific industry vertical: SaaS...
Jul 2019
Situated in the heart of Devon on the foreshore of the Exe Estuary, Lympstone Manor is a stunning setting for any occasion – and so it proved for ‘Your business, Your future’ – an exclusive event for business owners hosted by BCMS and our partners...
Jun 2019
BCMS at the Financial Directors Forum, Four Seasons, London, June 2019 In parallel with our own events programme, BCMS staff are often to be found speaking at other third-party events. This year, we were delighted to be invited to run a session at...
Mar 2019
Business Sale Live! at the RAC, London "I had to go to prison to learn how to read and write…" As guest speakers go, John Bird - founder of the Big Issue, and now Lord Bird, a wildcard cross-bench member of the Upper House - certainly knows how to...
Feb 2019
It's estimated that over a quarter of UK GDP is generated by family businesses, and family firms employ 12.2 million people nationwide, amounting to 47% of all private sector employment.  At BCMS – also, of course, a proudly owned family business –...
Feb 2019
yacht-room-image.jpg What a stunning venue for an event: the private yacht of the royal family. Impossibly luxurious, yet somehow cosy and homely. Launched in the Queen’s coronation year, and in service until 1997; it...
Dec 2018
BCMS has been running a variety of events up and down the UK throughout 2018. The two key learnings from this year are clear. Firstly, entrepreneurs love to get the chance to talk to other entrepreneurs – particularly those who have "been there,...
Sep 2018
Does a successful business really need a good marketing strategy? Interestingly, many of our clients tell us that sales and marketing is a weakness in their companies. But it’s only a weakness because they don’t do much of it. To win new business,...
May 2018
From business valuation calculators to downloadable PDF guides, the internet is awash with quick fixes to help business owners value a company. You can understand why. “How much is my business worth?” is often the first thing clients ask BCMS when...
Apr 2018
Our 2018 webinar Getting your house in order – a guide to Due Diligence certainly got people talking. One of the most popular of our webinar series to date, it tackled what is generally considered a demanding process – “the last great hurdle” of...
Jan 2018
A few years back we were chatting with former client, Martin Phillips, about the successful sale of his company Recommended Hotels. Martin was clear on what was good about the business sale process – researching acquirers, the excitement of deal...

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