BCMS – truly a family business
One of the key reasons many clients choose to work with BCMS is that we are a family business, unlike other financial advisory firms. Many of our clients are entrepreneurs who founded their own businesses, just like Brian, Dave and Steve Rebbettes, who established BCMS back in 1989.
The Rebbettes family understands the challenges and the rewards of starting and growing a business. While BCMS is now a multinational organization, the family ethos at the core of the firm remains constant. Today, three generations of Rebbettes work at BCMS. As Steve Rebbettes explains: "We’re keen not to show any preferential treatment to family members within the business. But the way we do that is not by treating family members badly, but by treating everybody else as though they’re family."
‘Giving something back’ is a core value of all at BCMS – many BCMS professionals are involved in a wide range of charitable fundraising activities both in and out of the workplace. To help improve the lives of those less fortunate, the BCMS Directors formed ‘The Poor and the Needy Benefit Trust’, an organization specifically created to support people who live in some of the world’s most deprived areas.
The Trust has supported the construction of a three-story school in Kakinada, India, which educates over 300 children from poor homes. The school provides these children a very real opportunity to make positive changes to their own lives and those of their families and communities.
The Trust has provided financial aid to support the construction of a much needed orphanage in Bangalore, one of the poorest cities in India. The orphanage provides safety, shelter and comfort to abandoned and orphaned children, ranging from 3 to 10 years old.
Funds from the Trust have also been used to establish a project in a small village in North India. This aims to support the local population to develop their own farming business, and thereby create a sustainable livelihood for future generations.
Each year, a BCMS Director visits our projects to ensure that the funds that have been donated benefit directly the people our Trust was formed to support. Although we still have much to achieve, we are proud of the life changing initiatives we have helped to finance.