Business Histories - producing a company history

When it comes to celebrating an anniversary or increasing promotion, every company has a rich and unique tool to hand - its history. This valuable source of material can provide facts, anecdotes, pictures and all manner of details to enhance the company image and provide a lively basis for talks, advertising, exhibitions and client information.

It's easy to underestimate the work needed to produce a business history, whether a brochure or a fully-fledged book with index and appendices. And to underestimate the effect on your clients, your staff and the media of getting it right.

A publication that looks good, involves the reader and impresses the media is probably the most useful marketing tool the company will ever produce. It needs professional expertise.

If you don't have your own writer, we will provide one, an author of previous publications who can research the archives, interview directors, find ex-employees, and locate photos, advertisements and memorabilia.

When the text is complete (and been approved by the decision makers), the project team takes over. Editing, proof-reading, indexing, acknowledgements, copyright, design and manufacture - we take care of everything. Once you have it, you can give it to clients, or use it for reference, training and recruiting staff, or to promote your company - or whatever else you desire. You can use your own imprint, and receive orders, too, from Amazon and other web providers. Individual or mass market mailings, special editions and customisation are there for the asking.

Clients range from City of London solicitors to banks, insurance giants to shipping firms, manufacturers to airlines, schools to hospitals and architects to builders.

Some Examples:

Click for more detailsBPC produced and published a special centenary publication for NFU Mutual, including handling a large mailing and distribution operation...

Click for more detailsThe BPC project team took a very ‘hands on’ approach to the publishing of a 200 year history for HSBC Insurance Brokers. BPC both consulted on and managed every stage of the publishing process...

Click for more detailsBPC was commissioned to write the history of the pioneers who founded Cable & Wireless, one of the world's truly groundbreaking companies...

 

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BPC was commissioned by General Accident (now Aviva) to produce a company history charting the growth of the company from modest beginnings to the company it is today...