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BCMS charity of the year 2024: Simon Says

A commitment to giving back is a core value at BCMS, and we’re proud to announce that our chosen organisation for 2024 is Hampshire child bereavement charity Simon Says

Our Net Promoter Score (NPS) – and why it matters

When it comes to something as transformational – life changing, even – as taking the decision to sell your business, you need to work with an advisor you can trust. And, ideally, an advisor you really get on with. Yes, a sale transaction is about technical expertise and experience, but selling a business remains an emotional transaction. People buy people, after all.

Led by Chisom Eyesan, Jill Brennan and Liz Thomas, the BCMS Community Support team is engaged with a variety of organisations, both local to us here in Newbury, Berkshire, nationally, and even across continents! In our first financial year as an employee-owned business, this team has already allocated and distributed a fund to multiple good causes.

BCMS was incredibly proud to sponsor the Together for Women event for the Berkshire Community Foundation. BCMS director, Liz Jackson, gives her summary of a great event.

Over 30 of the questions we’re most often asked by business owners, on topics including valuation, confidentiality, legal covenants, Private Equity investment, financial reporting and many more.

What are the latest trends in business sales and Mergers & Acquisitions, and what is the outlook for 2023?

BCMS volunteers helped our neighbour at Kingsclere Park, Living Paintings, move thousands of books into temporary storage and back into a refurbished library.

In this 30-minute chat, Jonathan and Zoe cover a huge range of relevant M&A topics, from valuation and the technical demands of a business sale, to the personal impact on shareholders and their staff.

At November’s Vistage Executive Summit we got to see those ideas in action, as hundreds of Vistage members and associates from across the UK descended on London to share insights, explore experiences and seek solutions to the challenges we’re all facing.

What is Diamonds And Colours? Well, it’s a network for women business leaders and innovators at the top of their profession, who want to create a culture of kindness in business.

Business owners from the South-West and beyond gathered to the stylish Aston Martin dealership in Bristol for an exclusive invitation-only networking event, co-hosted by BCMS, Freeths and Rathbones, and assisted by Business Leader

Back in 2019, we launched The BCMS Volunteer Day, an opportunity to get involved in supporting the community and assisting with charity groups that we hold close to our hearts.

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