Bristol Microfilm and Imaging ( e-photo scanning ) were set up in 1990 to initially offer a microfilming bureau service. Within two years we had the opportunity to acquire another bureau in Bristol under the name of Profile Microfilming. With this expansion, larger offices were needed so we relocated to our present address.
During 1997 BMI acquired another company- Micrographic and Dyeline, which offered a maintenance and repair service for all micrographic and imaging hardware. This gave BMI the opportunity to expand into resellers of hardware and software products. After a successful period BMI were offered the opportunity to become a Canon Business Partner.
In 1999, BMI acquired yet another Microfilm based company called Wessex Microfilm based in Bideford, Devon. This allowed the bureau side of the company to expand. During the same year another acquisition was made, a company named AMP (UK) an imaging company based in Poole. This acquisition allowed BMI to move into software support and the manufacturing of 16/35mm microfilm readers, these readers can be found in most record offices in the UK and BMI have expanded sales worldwide.
Soon after BMI were recognised as one of Canon's largest distributor of micrographic, imaging hardware and software. with Canon's support and our experienced staff, our software support and document management solutions have escalated, helping us to provide paperless solutions for offices nationwide.
In 2006, we expanded even more and set up full e-commerce online shops allowing our customers to buy Document Scanners, Microfiche Readers and much more, selling more than twenty thousand pounds worth of equipment in our first month trading online alone.
In 2007 our websites all have a complete facelift to bring a more corporate and professional feel to the company, and to bring document management into the future. During 2008 new domain names and websites were commissioned to further enhance and improve our service.