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May 2020
Results are in – and there are important messages for business owners looking to sell
Mar 2020
Despite the Coronavirus outbreak, business sale transactions are still happening. Here’s our round-up of the latest deals across key business sectors
Mar 2020
Keeping clients, community and colleagues together
Mar 2020
Selling your business in 2020: some perspectives
Jan 2020
Event review: Andy Green OBE at - Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
Dec 2019
It's not only a new year, it’s a new decade. Here are our top five suggestions for building value in your business for 2020 and beyond
Dec 2019
You probably wouldn't compare yourself to the founders of a $100bn+ revenue business, with $15bn operating profit, and 114,000 employees.
Nov 2019
Confidentiality is critical when selling a business – but how do you keep your staff, customers and competitors from finding out?
Nov 2019
BCMS charity fundraiser The Hope Supper, in support of The Snowdrop Foundation. BCMS do a lot of events – I reckon around 1000 in our 30-year history. But we’ve never done anything like this.
Nov 2019
The Hope Supper, in aid of The Snowdrop Foundation, Drapers’ Hall, London
Nov 2019
Lunchtime Q&A session finds M&A advisors getting M&A advice!
Oct 2019
It must be something in the water. Every time we run an event in Glasgow - fast becoming one of my favourite cities – it seems to be a huge success. Last night was no different.
Oct 2019
For those of us of a certain age, you think Liverpool, and you think Kevin Keegan. And so, we were delighted to welcome the former England captain, manager and Liverpool FC legend to the stunning Knowsley Hall, ancestral seat of the Earls of Derby.
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?
Aug 2019
UK SMEs remain at the forefront of dealmaking, with the number of companies changing hands up 8% in the first half of 2019, according to a new BCMS study of the latest acquisition data.
Jul 2019
'Your business, Your future' dining event at Lympstone Manor with Michelin starred chef Michael Caines, hosted by BCMS and partner Rathbones. 
Jun 2019
BCMS at the Financial Directors Forum, Four Seasons, London, June 2019
May 2019
Recently, one of our colleagues at BCMS Israel, Hilit Ben-Zvi, was recognised as an extraordinary woman leader in a prominent Israeli publication, Haaretz.
Mar 2019
"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 make a big impression.
Mar 2019
“Look, Dave, I am not a businessman” said multi-award-winning chef, serial entrepreneur and adopted national treasure Raymond Blanc, when we were discussing the schedule for last week’s BCMS event.
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. 
Feb 2019
What a stunning venue for an event: the private yacht of the royal family. Impossibly luxurious, yet somehow cosy and homely.
Jan 2019
As 2019 gets underway, there's little doubt that many UK industries face a very challenging year. There appear to be no easy answers to ongoing Brexit worries, rising insolvencies, a tightening labour market, or rapidly changing consumer trends.
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.
Oct 2018
Like most industries, there are lots of meaningless league tables in the world of business sales.
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.
Aug 2018
You know you should get serious about selling your company, but you just can’t picture yourself not being a business owner.
Jul 2018
BCMS and Fight For Sight at the House of Lords
May 2018
You are selling your business, and all of your ducks are in a row.
May 2018
How much can bad service impact a business? And can good service levels actually make your company more profitable?
Apr 2018
"We went to 20 banks who all said no. Then we went to 500 venture capital firms. Most didn't get back to us, while the rest also said 'no'. One said we scored zero out of five in the investors handbook.
Mar 2018
There was a news story this week that will be of interest to any business owner – because it raises the oldest question in the M&A book: “How much is my business worth?”
Mar 2018
The rise of the robots is challenging human supremacy in a growing number of fields.
Feb 2018
We went to Mars last night – well, sort of…
Jan 2018
A few years back we were chatting with former client, Martin Phillips, about the successful sale of his company Recommended Hotels.
Jan 2018
How do you win business? For many of our clients, it’s very often a combination of the Three Rs – repeat work, referrals and recommendations.

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