About BPS

Our activity extends across all industry sectors and is relevant for all stages of a business’ life, irrespective of its size. We have a team of business professionals with specialisation in the following sectors:

  • retail;
  • construction;
  • technology and communications;
  • healthcare;
  • food and drink;
  • publishing;
  • manufacturing;
  • renewable energy; and
  • leisure
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    We work with blue-chip clients and individual entrepreneurs alike enabling us to embrace the ever-changing face of modern commerce, keeping the company and its diverse client base at the forefront of competent business planning.

    BPS was established by Jane Khedair in 1991 in recognition of there being no other service in the UK that was dedicated to assisting with all aspects of professional business planning. Since then the business has had and continues to enjoy much success and recognition as a niche provider, having grown in line with the demand for bespoke business planning in today’s increasingly competitive market.

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Jane Khedair LL.B (Hons.)
Managing Director

Following an education in Business Law, Jane spent 8 years as an International Credit Analyst and Corporate Loan Officer in the City of London.

Jane founded BPS in 1991 based on her knowledge and experience in enterprise development, specialising in assisting with business planning and the preparation of financial proposals for companies wanting to access bank finance, business angel funds, venture capital and grant assistance.

Over the years Jane has been a regular speaker at the Institute of Directors' annual Business Planning conference and a panel judge for the MBA and annual business planning contests held at London Business School.

Jane is the co-author of the leading business plan book "Successful Business Plans" (Crimson: ISBN 978 1 85458 4830)

Widely recognised as a leading figure in the UK entrepreneurial market, Jane is also the driving force behind a network of nationwide business angel clubs through which she works with many of the UK's most active investors.

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Michael Anderson MA, MSc
Director

Since leaving Cambridge University, the City and London Business School, Michael Anderson has had hands-on experience at raising finance, investing and managing in several small companies. He now has a number of roles, all with SMEs. He is a Director of BPS and a non-executive director of companies in pasta manufacturing and online mapping. He also gives regular talks on business plan writing and angel investment.

Michael is the co-author of the leading business plan book "Successful Business Plans" (Crimson: ISBN 978 1 85458 4830)

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Michael Hay
Director

Michael Hay is Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. He was Deputy Dean and Secretary of the School for five years until December 2006 and Acting Dean of CIDA City Campus in Johannesburg in 2007. CIDA is an innovative institution which provides virtually free undergraduate business education to historically disadvantaged individuals.

Michael joined the London Business School Faculty in 1987 and has held a variety of positions including: Director of the Foundation of Entrepreneurial Management; Associate Dean of the Sloan Masters Programme; and Dean of Executive Education. He previously spent ten years in academic publishing, principally with Blackwell, where he was Deputy Managing Director of Blackwell Publishers, a founder and Chairman of Blackwell-Polity and Chairman/Chief Executive of Marston Book Services; and Director of The Business Place in South Africa.

Michael is co-founder of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor which, starting with 10 countries in 1999, now examines the nature and impact of entrepreneurial activity in more than 50 countries around the world. His books include: The Strategy Handbook, with Peter Williamson; Investing for the Future: New Firm Funding in Germany, Japan, the UK and USA with Steven Abbott; and The Venture Capital Handbook with Bill Bygrave and Jos Peeters. He has worked as consultant for the United Nations on welfare in Eastern Europe and co-authored with Professor Sir Alan Peacock, Social Policies in the Transition to a Market Economy.