Four decades in business

2019 marks Business Micros’ 40th anniversary.

The company is planning a series of celebrations to mark the event, many of which will be centred around its stand at the FIT Show in May.

Established in Scotland by Des Sharratt and Alistair Fyall in 1979, Business Micros started out supplying software to the aluminium window and door sector, but quickly advanced into timber and PVCU during the 1980s.

Current managing director Graeme Bailey and technical director Jim Cronie joined Des in 1990 and together they helped shape Business Micros into the organisation it has become.

Together, the two divisions – Business Micros and BM Aluminium – employ 50 people and service more than 2,000 customers.

“There’s a huge amount of experience and expertise here but, much more than that, there’s a real commitment from everyone to do a good job for every single customer,” Graeme said. “Honesty, enthusiasm and professionalism have always characterised what we do and I’m immensely proud of that.”

Sales manager Chris Bailey said that 2019 will see the launch of the next generation of Business Micros software at the FIT Show, bringing some significant new product advances into the market.