40th Anniversary

From Abacus to AI

Sue Lashmar, one of BMS original employees, remembers the days before technology.

Sue’s memories of the early days of BMS include a cramped office with everyone having to squeeze around a large telex machine.

Moving to Latham House in 1981, there was genuine excitement when BMS got its first ‘fax machine’. As testament to how fast things have developed, Sue remembers the first Wang computer with its large discs that had to be physically removed for back-up and taken out for storage.

We’ve come a long way in 40 years!