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BCMS rebrands to Initium Corporate Finance

July 2024: Corporate finance advisor BCMS – which specialises in advising the shareholders of ambitious privately owned businesses – has announced that it is rebranding to Initium®, with immediate effect....

Initium – how and why we chose our name

Brand strategist Paul Graves writes: I’ve worked on many naming projects over the years — for a wide variety of globally well-known (and not so well-known) brands, across diverse markets....

BCMS recognised in Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024

Employee-owned corporate finance advisor BCMS – now known as Initium – has been named in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024, powered by WorkL. This prestigious accolade recognises...

Charity fundraiser: our 25k Jurassic Coast challenge!

We did it! A 14-strong team from BCMS – now known as Initium – has completed a challenging 25km charity trek across Dorset’s World Heritage Coastline. The initiative was to...

Our Net Promoter Score (NPS) and why it matters

Jonathan Dunn writes: At Initium, we’ve long believed that our clients are our best advocates. Who better to explain what it really feels like to build and sell a business...

Life through a lens with Kate Green

At Initium, we like to work with clients, partners and suppliers who share our values and ethos. When it came to our brand launch in 2024, and commissioning the photography...

Why you need an impartial business sale advisor

Liz Jackson MBE writes: The first time you get that ‘tap on the shoulder’ it’s flattering. You know what I mean: when a potential buyer contacts you out of the...

Simon Says – our charity of the year 2024

As an employee-owned and run business, we like to involve all colleagues in our decision making. Which charities we support – and why – is no different. We surveyed all...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – resources for business owners

Business owners embarking on a business sale process typically have a raft of queries relating to the multiple moving parts of a transaction. As an advisor working closely with the...

Initium’s Community Support Team

Following our move to employee ownership in 2022, Initium (formerly BCMS) established a dedicated team to manage and allocate a substantial charity budget, and help manage, plan and deliver a...

The clients we work with – and why

The clients Initium can help the most are ambitious entrepreneurs who are looking to deliberately build the value in their businesses. Their reasons for sale are generally growth and change...

Together for Women with the Berkshire Community Foundation

Liz Jackson MBE writes: We were incredibly proud to sponsor the Together for Women event for the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF). This prestigious gathering was an educational event to focus on the...