Where it all began
We began supporting ex-service personnel after WW1, when veterans diagnosed with tuberculosis came to us for care. As they recovered they wanted to have more independence and be able to provide for their families.
Aylesford Signs department opened
The RBLI factory launches its cutting edge reflective signs department in Aylesford with 136 disabled employees leading the charge. This was the origin of what BBMC & SBMC is today, with veterans and those with disabilities at the centre of everything being made on site.
Launch of SBMC
RBLI is keen to replicate their successful delivery models wherever possible in order to create the maximum impact and help the most beneficiaries. Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company (SBMC) was launched with this ethos in mind at a time and in an area where employment and development opportunities for veterans were rare. RBLI’s values are at the core of everything SBMC does.
Nicola Sturgeon Officially Opens SBMC
Scotlands First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Officially Opened SBMC when she visited the factory in 2018 Nicola Sturgeon said at a formal opening ceremony: “We greatly appreciate the work carried out with, and on behalf of, veterans by organisations such as Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company.
Scotland's bravest Gritter
The new gritter has been named by trunk road operator, BEAR Scotland, which took on responsibility for managing and maintaining trunk roads in south east Scotland in August, to demonstrate its ongoing support for veterans.
Who we are today
As we’ve continued to grow the range of products and services that we offer, we’ve also expanded our support to people outside the Armed Forces community. As well as employing ex-service personnel, we now support people with disabilities and health conditions.