Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for your interest in becoming a trustee of BFBS, a charity which exists to inform, entertain, connect and champion the Armed Forces and the wider Forces family.

Best known for its radio and television operations, BFBS also provides a number of other services, notably cinemas, live entertainment, the forces.net website and associated social media channels across the Forces world. These are largely provided as part of a comprehensive broadcasting contract with the Ministry of Defence.

In order to reduce its dependence on the Ministry of Defence, the Trustees have been following a strategy of diversification to widen its customer base and in recent years have included a Forces Media Academy and a Digital Agency within its portfolio. It has also begun to market commercially the technology required to deliver television services to the remote and austere environments where the Armed Forces are often deployed.

Established in 1943, BFBS is a very well run charity, governed by an experienced Board of Trustees with a wide range of skills. However, in seeking to broaden our customer base, we now wish to recruit up to three new trustees, particularly commercially-minded individuals with experience in broadcast media and the challenges it faces in such a fast moving environment.

This site will provide you with more information about BFBS and the nature of the roles we are seeking to fill. I hope that you will find it informative and will consider applying to join a Board of Trustees committed to supporting the Armed Forces and the wider Forces family.

Major General Chris Wilson, CB CBE

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