It’s quite incredible to think that we have already been trading for a full year!

Milestones like these always offer a good opportunity for reflection on how the first 12 months have gone, and how we can strive to be better in the future. Hopefully for those following our journey or those who share a synergy as a young business in these uncertain times will have some interest in our observations.

Key Highlights:

  • Growing the Team – We hired Amanda Floyd to lead our investment practice. Amanda shares our vision for shaping the culture and values of Beaumont Bailey, and for how we can improve the service to our clients. We are delighted to have her as part of the team.
  • International Expansion – From our offices in London we have successfully delivered assignments across Europe, including major assignments in the UK, France, Switzerland, Poland and Germany. Mandates ranged from COO, Head of Division, Vice Presidents and Country Leadership amongst others.
  • Events :
    • We partnered with the Institution of Civil Engineers to host an amazing dinner for Senior Leaders of the “Future of Leadership in Industry”. Thanks again to Brittany Harris & John Palfreyman for their amazing contributions.
    • We also partnered with Quoinstone to deliver an Investment Breakfast for Senior Investors on the State of the Industry. Further thanks to Matt Richardson and Mike Phillips and the team at Quoinstone!
  • Thought Leadership – We have had fantastic articles published with Property Week, Executive Grapevine, Institution of Family Business and have a quarterly leadership editorial with Global Cement Magazine.

What to be Proud of.

Uncertainty & Unity

The grit and unity our team has demonstrated through the uncertainty has been astonishing. There is a desire, dynamism and a genuine shared belief in how we can become a leader in our field. Through Brexit, a General Election and now COVID-19, we have managed to perform ahead of our expectations, which we are delighted about! We find ourselves in a strong & stable financial position, with a united team and we remain upbeat about the long-term opportunities for us.

Our Customers

We have gone from a standing start in April last year, to several repeat clients throughout the UK and Europe. We’re delighted that these partners trust us and continue to do so whilst offering us some invaluable feedback on how we can continue to improve. Our priority for Year 2 is to continue building on our excellent delivery for clients by embedding the innovation that they suggest.

Integrity & Culture

When we set the values for the business, we wanted these to represent the framework for culture and communication throughout the business. Making difficult decisions is never easy, and we have had to make our fair share of them this year but doing so with integrity and respect is vital. We shouldn’t shy away from challenge, which is so fundamental for good decision making. Further to this, I believe the candour of our team has allowed our culture to flourish into genuine collaborations, and it’s clear that clients also appreciate our honest and transparent guidance.

What Next?

We have scaled back some of the initial investment for Year 2 as we all navigate COVID-19. However, we still have a number of amazing new partnerships and announcements over the coming weeks, which we’re very excited about! We are also looking to:

  • Website Update – We’re currently going through a refresh of our website to slightly update our message and communicate some of our new service offerings.
  • Hiring – We will be looking to add new members to the team throughout the year as the economy begins to improve.

Most importantly, we continue to enjoy the journey! It’s certainly not come without its challenges, but there’s plenty more up’s and hopefully it will continue in that direction for 2020 and beyond!

George Dobbins & James Pope

Co-Founder’s