Self-Image

If we know the goal, we can also find the means to achieve it.
Self-IMage

Communication occurs at two levels – in the mind and in the heart. A person’s point of view depends on his experience and position in life. Thus, being open to communication means you have to understand people – their mindset, how they are affected by the relevant issue, what motivates them and what causes them to resist.

In many aspects, communication is a value per se. It is an indispensable medium to achieving goals in everyday business. Without communication, markets get no attention. Without communication there is no change. Without change there is no progress, no adaptation to new conditions.

Those who set goals must also think about how to communicate them. Communication is a part of strategy as it provides feedback on status, thus always opening up areas for decision-makers to use.

BCC develops, steers and implements such communication processes on behalf of companies and institutions. Our strengths are understanding business contexts and a focus on results. We develop solutions with a view to their acceptance and feasibility, whether in projects, studies or coaching. Our consultants employ their expertise, creativity and personality to achieve the goals set. This is our service commitment.

Foundation

Founders start at zero. Or right at 100.
Foundation

BCC Business Communications Consulting was conceived at a dining table in Frankfurt, in fall 2003 – some 20 years after the two students Alexander Zang and Eduard Weber-Bemnet had become friends. The goal was to create a pool in which the two men could combine the professional expertise they had acquired in management consulting, strategy and communication. After many years of leading large communication agencies, they both wanted to free themselves of pure management responsibilities and use the experience they had gained to return to operational business.

Their idea was initially sparked by a pitch given at Hessenmetall, the Hessian Employers’ Association of the Metalworking and Electrical Engineering Industries. The two men proceeded to develop their concept while still sitting at the conference table of an agency run by a mutual acquaintance. They won and BCC had its first client – which is, by the way, still their client today.

Eduard Weber-Bemnet and Alexander Zang moved into their own office in Frankfurt’s Rembrandtstrasse just a few weeks later. They hired their first employees, got new desks and acquired more clients. BCC now comprises a team of 15 people, which is active in a variety of very different industries. BCC’s growth has remained organic since 2003, relying on purely qualitative standards: The client base has grown as planned and the portfolio has been expanded to include new business areas. The spirit of founding an enterprise is still felt in the enthusiasm to do things no matter where the job starts.

Milestones

What we are is primarily thanks to our clients.

Milestones

Milestones

The list of client projects is a long one and the industry mix quite broad. Clients include major energy providers, well-known chemical companies, auto manufacturers or industrial associations as well as pharmaceutical companies and companies in the metalworking and electrical engineering industries.

As in all company histories, events have also occurred at BCC that had a strong impact on company development. Such events have resulted in the establishment of new competencies and marked the beginning of a new phase.

In 2004, we contributed to settlement of a dispute which was impeding expansion of the Frankfurt airport. Since then, our advice has been sought in conflicts over public sector planning and development projects.

In 2007, a broadly diversified industrial group began to standardize its collective wage agreement. BCC supported the entire change process and shaped the communication and its implementation. Since then, we have been in the middle of challenging human resource tasks involving company representatives on one side and wage bargaining representatives on the other.

In 2008, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation entrusted us with the responsibility of getting forest protection onto the agenda for climate negotiations in Copenhagen and Cancun. This served as the nucleus of BCC‘s core area “Sustainability”.

In 2011, this priority focus resulted in foundation of the Forest Carbon Group – one of the leading project companies in the voluntary climate protection market.

In 2013, the “Hesse as a center of industry” model was born. This strategy marks the most recent effort of the “Industrial Center Hesse Initiative” – an initiative, founded with our support in 2007, of the Hessian Ministry of Economics, the Federation of Hessian Employers’ Associations and leading industrial companies in Hesse.