The history of Bain London

In the 1980s, as the rest of the country were swapping their flares for the "yuppie" look, Bain London was on a mission. We worked with a huge variety of clients during this time and created many successful results stories. It was at this time that the term Bainies was coined by a local journalist working for ITN.

After the recession of the early 1990s, we continued to grow our business, and were again at the forefront of lots of Bain’s innovations. It was during this decade that we established the Bain UK Private Equity consulting practice, which, over the last 20 years, has grown to be the clear leader in advising the world’s top private equity funds.

By the turn of the millennium, having successfully avoided the Y2K bug, Bain London began to receive external recognition. We won the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award for Education, Training and Employability and, a year later, were named Best Place to Work in the UK by the Financial Times after four years in the top six.

For London Bainies, our history is an integral part of our culture. We recognise that, without the tenacity, entrepreneurism and results focus of so many individuals, we would not be here—we have a lot to live up to!