This is your opportunity to make a great investment, support bus preservation and promote Birmingham’s transport museums as well!
I am just a bus collector, but I could never find a model of the buses I knew when I was growing up in Birmingham. So I decided to make my own!
I am manufacturing two models of preserved vehicles, with proceeds going towards their preservation and to the museums that house them.
You can be part this fantastic project, and get a good return on your investment. I have had enormous support and encouragement from enthusiasts and I would like to invite you to participate. Delivery of the new models is due in spring 2012.
You can buy a BOND for just £100. But for better returns, you can SPONSOR a batch of buses: 64 buses for £1,000; 325 buses for £5,000,
or even 660 fine models for £10,000.
And you will get free models (or a £10 voucher for the bond).
Be a 'Birmingham Bus' sponsor
Your sponsorship will help to fund production of a batch of buses.
- Sponsor 64 costs £1000 to produce 64 buses. Buy in 2011, you will be repaid early in 2013 at the rate of £16.43 per bus, or £1051.52.
- Sponsor 325 costs £5000 to produce 325 buses. Buy in 2011, you will be repaid early in 2013 at the rate of £16.43 per bus, or £5339.75.
- Sponsor 660 costs £10000 to produce 660 buses. Buy in 2011, you will be repaid early in 2013 at the rate of £16.43 per bus, or £10843.80.
Buy a 'Birmingham Bus' Bond
Each bond will cost £100 and can be bought by directly from the Forward Association to help fund production of a new scale model of a 'Birmingham Standard'. Sponsors can order as many bonds as they wish and in return will receive all the benefits of a paid supporter such as newsletters, our 'bus blog', invitations to events etc. worth £5 a year. And you get 10% plus £10 off the price of a model.
Buying a bond will give you £13.65 (including 10% members' discount) off a special Museum Edition model which should be sold at about £36.50. These will be highly collectible.
Buy NOW bond at our online shop.
Find out more
Use our contact page to enquire. Or write to our distribution base for a copy of our business plan:
Forward Models (Birmingham) Limited,
Unit C11.2, Parkhall Trading Estate,
40 Martell Road, London SE21 8EN.