The Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) was set up in response to growing dissatisfaction, indeed frustration, with traditional budgeting. Accordingly, in late 1997 the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) was set up. Thirty-three companies joined in 1998 to find out how companies had replaced budgeting and whether this alternative model was really different (and better). Since then over sixty companies in total have joined the BBRT and funded the research. They have travelled this journey with the team, shared in the learning process, and challenged the thinking at every stage. Although the BBRT's origins are in the United Kingdom, members have joined from many countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.