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BRITAIN'S BRAVEST MANUFACTURING CO.

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What is BBMC?

Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company (BBMC) is the nation's leading Social Enterprise in providing employment opportunities to members of the Armed Forces community. It is our mission to help ex-service personnel towards independence through employment after they leave service.

Where are you based?

BBMC currently operates two factories.

BBMC Kent: Royal British Legion Village, Hall Road, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7NL.

BBMC Surrey: Bradmere House Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NA

Who do BBMC support?

BBMC supports ex-service personnel, and people with disabilities and health conditions.

How does BBMC provide support?

For members of our Team that have previously served in the Armed Forces, working at BBMC provides them with the opportunity to use the skills they acquired during their service in a civilian work environment. This offers ex-service personnel the chance to earn a living while developing their skills; helping them to maintain their independence on civvy street.

We also provide support to members of our staff with disabilities and health conditions, ensuring they have work that is suitable for them while receiving any additional assistance they may require.

When was BBMC first established?

We started making products shortly after WW1 as Industrial Settlements Incorporated, providing veterans returning from the Great War with the opportunity to maintain their independence while they recovered from tuberculosis. We expanded and became Royal British Legion Industries before being rebranded as Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company in 2016.

Can I donate to BBMC?

You can donate to BBMC by donating at: www.justgiving.com/rbli

Can I fundraise for BBMC?

Yes. Click on the following link to create a fundraising page to support BBMC. The page will show that you are raising money for RBLI, but all of the money raised will go to support the work BBMC: www.justgiving.com/rbli

Can I volunteer for BBMC?

Yes. We have a range of Volunteering opportunities at BBMC. Please contact volunteer@rbli.co.uk to find out more.

What is the link between BBMC and RBLI?

BBMC is the manufacturing division of Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), a national charity providing employment support and care to the Armed Forces community and people with disabilities and health conditions.

How does BBMC use the money it makes?

Any surplus that BBMC generates through commercial activities is always put back into supporting our beneficiaries, both by providing employment in our factories and funding to support ex-service personnel back into work.

How can I support BBMC?

There are several ways that you can support BBMC, but the most effective way is to purchase our products and services. By doing so you enable us to provide employment to ex-Forces personnel and people with disabilities. Whether you buy the products that we make directly or encourage other organisations to do so, this will help us to grow our business and support more people.

However, if you would like to support us in another way, then you can by:

  • Donating
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteering
  • Promoting our work on social media: Facebook, Twitter

To find out more, please contact us at: britainsbravest@rbli.co.uk

What do you produce?
Our 4 main areas of commercial manufacturing are:-

Road, Rail & Commercial Signs - all manufactured to the latest regulatory standards, using state-of-the-art printing technology and all to the exacting standards of ISO9001;

Wooden Products - Pallets (standard and bespoke); Fruit Bins; Specialist bespoke products;

Fulfilment - Pick & Pack; Assembly; specialist fulfilment activity;

Print & Mail - General Print; Wide Format Print; Direct Mail.

Please contact BBMC@rbli.co.uk or call 01622 795920 with any enquiry you might have and you will be helped and directed accordingly.
How can I place an order?
We have various easy routes to placing an order with BBMC and each area's dedicated page has a "Contact Us" button. If however you are unsure which route to take, please contact BBMC@rbli.co.uk or call 01622 795920 and you will be helped and directed accordingly.
Can I apply to work at BBMC?
Yes. In the first instance, check our Vacancies page and if we do not currently have anything that fits your requirements, send your CV to recruitment@rbli.co.uk and we will hold it on file in case something suitable transpires.
What are your turnaround times?
Due to the eclectic mix of products and services provided by BBMC, we need to accurately assess your requirements to provide a turnround time. Please contact BBMC@rbli.co.uk or call 01622 795920 and we will confirm leadtimes to you to meet your requirements.
Can I visit BBMC?
Yes. We would be delighted to welcome you to our main factory site at Aylesford, near Maidstone in Kent, or to our Print, Mail & Fulfilment unit near Leatherhead in Surrey. Please contact our BBMC Sales office at BBMC@rbli.co.uk, who will be happy to arrange that for you.
Where does BBMC source its materials?
With such an eclectic range of products manufactured and assembled across our sites, BBMC sources from a myriad of industry-leading suppliers both at home and abroad. We apply the rigorous standards of our Signs Department's accreditation to ISO9001 across our purchasing operations and ensure that we procure economically and responsibly. If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a supplier to BBMC, please contact our Operations Manager, David Church at david.church@rbli.co.uk in the first instance.
How can I contact BBMC?
Each page reflecting the work of the individual divisions of BBMC has its own "Contact Us" area furnished with details of how to contact our divisional specialists. For general enquiries, please contact BBMC@rbli.co.uk or call 01622 795920 and you will be directed accordingly.
Do you have to be a business to order from BBMC?
No. Even though the majority of our customer base consists of businesses, we have always been happy to explore individuals' requirements. Please contact BBMC@rbli.co.uk or call 01622 795920 and we will be happy to talk about how we can help you.
Does BBMC deliver nationally?
Yes. We have several of our own vehicles from Transit vans to articulated vehicles, as well as a national next day contract with a leading global provider of carrier services.

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