The history of HSBC Insurance Brokers stretches back to 1808, when Britain was fighting the Napoleonic Wars and the financial affairs of the City were largely conducted in its famous coffee houses.
Today as part of the HSBC Group, the company can look back with pride on the many respected Lloyd's brokers whose individual histories have merged to forge its own, and on the enterprising feats of its clients, past and present.
The BPC project team took a very ‘hands on’ approach to the publishing of ‘Elephants in paper bags …’. BPC both consulted on and managed every stage of the publishing process, from the outset providing the experienced authorship of Laurie Dennett and Stephanie Zarach. Working closely with the BPC appointed designer to fulfil the clients overall vision, BPC’s editorial services included commissioning and overseeing of the copy editing, proof reading and indexing stages, but also extensive picture research. BPC’s expertise in print production management and distribution were vital to the success of bringing this title in on schedule and within cost limitations. The aim throughout was to provide the client with a full book production package, but ensuring that they felt completely in control of both the processes the time frame and importantly the budget.
Charles Ledsam - former Director of Corporate Responsibility from HSBC Insurance Brokers said:
Many thanks to everyone at BPC who enabled the HSBC Insurance Brokers 200 year history book to be published on time and within budget. As one of its project managers, until I became involved,I had not appreciated how crucial each role within BPC was in the process. Their professionalism, creativity, design, actual production, quiet but firm approach to deadlines and late alterations, was most impressive. BPC have been a thoroughly nice group of people to work with and, by all accounts, the book has been well received by its readers, especially amongst those who only knew a small part of its fascinating history. The authors, Laurie Dennett and Stephanie Zarach, are also to be congratulated.