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  • £35,000
  • Business Reference No. 12740
  • Well established and successful business
  • Excellent name and reputation
  • Able to rely heavily on repeat and recommended custom – so little need to spend money on marketing
  • No staff – uses a team of up to 20 self-employed cleaning operatives
  • Easily run from the owner’s home
  • Operated at a fairly restricted level to suit owner’s needs, but genuine scope for significant expansion
  • Turnover £88,000 in 2020/21 despite being negatively impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, £113,000 in previous financial year
  • Net Profit £25,000 (2020/21)
  • Currently operated by a sole trader and will appeal to other individuals as well as businesses looking to expand their existing operations, but absolutely ideal for a couple who could take full advantage of the business’s growth potential
  • Very attractively priced for an early sale
  • £180,000
  • Business Reference No. 12739
  • Very long and well established
  • Excellent and loyal customer base
  • Some own label branded products and opportunity to develop this further
  • Delivery rounds to trade customers throughout Cornwall and Devon plus parts of Somerset (also pallet only deliveries to retail trade customers in other areas)
  • Recently launched new website with online store for trade customers posting out to rest of UK
  • Able to rely heavily on repeat and recommended trade
  • Dramatic increase in pet ownership during 2020 has led to significant extra demand for the subject business’s products
  • Real scope for considerable further business expansion
  • Can be run by a couple (plus 1 part-time employee) working only 4 days a week and still produce very significant income
  • Turnover £529,519 and rising (from limited hours trading) y/e April 2020 (covers core weeks of trading under Covid-19 lockdown)
  • Adjusted Net Profit £124,657 y/e April 2020
  • Genuine sale
  • Attractively priced to encourage early handover of business
  • £85,000
  • Business Reference No. 12738
  • Very Long and well established
  • Excellent name and reputation – no need for marketing expenditure to promote the business, as able to rely on regular repeat and recommended trade
  • Operates Monday to Friday (6 staff) and managed by husband (f/t) and wife (p/t) owners
  • Extremely well and valuably equipped
  • Turnover £232,305 (Net Profit £54,658)
  • Real scope for significant expansion in younger, more ambitious hands
  • Priced for early sale to enable owners to retire
  • Business available on a relocation basis or (optional) with the owners’ freehold former farm property (including a three bedroom bungalow)
  • £180,000
  • Business Reference No. 12737
  • Long and well established with excellent name and reputation
  • Trades from very well sited premises
  • Comprehensively equipped for its trade
  • Provides a service for customers within a 1.5 hour drive from Bath
  • Customer database approximately 500 – of which about 130 active at any one time
  • Turnover between £940k and just over £1m latest 3 financial years (gross profit margin 49.4% latest year)
  • Metals trade has increased by 43% since business acquired by current owner in 2016
  • Genuine scope and ideally placed for further trade expansion (less than 0.003% of turnover spent on marketing in recent years and online sales currently only ‘scratching the surface’!)
  • Currently operated as a fully managed business (for parent company owner) and therefore ideal opportunity for an investor, but also a very attractive proposition for an owner operator or for acquisition by another company
  • Attractively priced to encourage an early sale – the company (or its business) is offered for sale to enable the parent company to concentrate its resources in the strategic pursuance of its other, core commercial activities
  • Guide Price : £115,000
  • Business Reference No. 12734
  • Very well established
  • Excellent name and reputation
  • Enviable client base and benefits greatly from repeat, recommended and referred business
  • Works mainly in hardwoods, mostly sourced from North America and Europe
  • Turnover £250,000 and adjusted net profit £73,000 projected for the current year ending 31st August 2021
  • Genuine and significant scope for growth – currently operating at a level to suit the owner, who recognises that a new owner could readily capitalise on the development opportunity the business has to offer
  • Extensively equipped for its trade
  • Operated from a modern workshop near Trowbridge – but could be acquired on a relocation basis if required
  • The owner (56) wishes to semi-retire and spend more time with his wife, travelling, etc.
  • Price reduced to encourage early sale
  • Guide Price : £800,000
  • Business Reference No. 12679

Site Area : 0.724 hectares (1.79 acres approx.)

LOCATION : The Chuley Road site is located to the south of the centre of Ashburton. The area already contains a mix of business, light industrial, retail and residential properties.

Ashburton is located in the heart of South Devon and is situated within the Dartmoor National Park yet is still only 25 minutes’ drive from the South Devon Coast. It lies alongside the A38 almost equidistant between the cities of Plymouth and Exeter making it…

  • £85,000
  • Business Reference No. 12736
  • Long and well established
  • Enviable name and reputation
  • Very little needs to be spent on marketing to promote the business
  • Excellent and well equipped business premises
  • Located in the centre of a very large trading estate. N.B. The city of Exeter has about 30 vehicle dealerships – the vast majority of which (about 25) are to be found on the subject trading estate – and this is understood to be the highest density of dealerships in any European city!
  • Main dealership approved
  • Trade customers represent approximately 85% of total sales
  • 2019/20 Turnover : £248,937 (Net Profit £47,658) – current financial year sales now (September 2020) at pre Covid-19 levels (following ‘lockdown’ closure of business from 24/03/20 to 31/05/20)
  • Genuine scope for further business expansion
  • Relatively easy trading hours – Monday to Friday only
  • Attractively priced for early sale
  • £400,000
  • Business Reference No. 12726A
  • The Westcountry’s leading holiday home decking manufacturer and installer
  • Well established (by current owner)
  • Operating throughout Great Britain
  • Major projects within the leisure industry
  • Extensive range of maintenance free products offered in pvcu (but with timber alternatives) using fully galvanised steel sub-frames, backed by 10-year warranties
  • Fabrication work carried out at the subject company’s business premises and then transported to site in kit form
  • Turnover £813,000 (y/e 31st May 2020) – Average of £995,000 in last 4 years
  • Net profit £200,000 (y/e 31st May 2020) – Average of £245,000 in last 4 years
  • Genuine scope for further business expansion
  • Fully competent, loyal and flexible workforce (all self-employed)
  • Owner works part-time (approximately 20 hours per week on average)
  • Opportunity to engage in domestic work (not currently undertaken)
  • Currently operating from leased business premises in mid Devon but is relocatable
  • Could readily (and probably more profitably) be operated from a different location
  • For sale to enable the vendor to concentrate on his other business interests
  • £200,000
  • Business Reference No. 12730A
  • Well established, successful and very profitable business
  • In vogue and highly appealing, eco-friendly products
  • Large and diverse range of shapes, sizes, colours and styles available including bespoke printed versions
  • Customer database in excess of 16,000
  • Turnover £647,000 (Net Profit around £80,000)
  • Expanding rapidly but having genuine scope for significant further development
  • Relatively easily managed and readily transferable business
  • Available either in situ with existing leased/rented warehouse/office premises or on a relocation basis if required
  • Offered for sale to enable working company director to semi-retire
  • Attractively priced for early sale
  • Guide Price : £200,000
  • Business Reference No. 12735
  • Specialist agency with considerable expertise in student lettings and managing student accommodation (houses and flats)
  • Well established business in a city with a recognised and rapidly increasing demand for student accommodation
  • Providing services for private landlords with properties within easy reach of the city’s university campus (which, of course, makes for a very efficient business from the agency’s perspective)
  • Property portfolio consists mainly of houses but also flats, owned by mainly longstanding landlord clients
  • Competitive (but very profitable) fees structure
  • Turnover £96,667 (adjusted net profit £67,018) in year ended 29th February 2020
  • Guide Price : £275,000
  • Business Reference No. 12733
  • Long and well established
  • Excellent name and reputation for property preservation, restoration and conservation
  • Undertakes work on residential, commercial and listed buildings and properties of particular architectural merit
  • Turnover £425,000 (Adjusted Net Profit £185,000) but very scalable and with real scope for much higher
  • Currently operated by owners on a relatively easy hours basis to provide them with a good work/life balance
  • Previous experience not essential – a new owner could readily assimilate the necessary knowledge and qualifications via ‘on the job’ training working alongside current owners
  • Owner prepared to provide continued support (as a consultant or in another capacity) for up to 3 years, on a reducing hours basis, if wanted
  • Attractively priced to encourage an early sale
  • £245,000
  • Business Reference No. 12720
  • Very well established
  • Readily transferable into new ownership
  • Currently run from ‘owner’s’ home, but could be managed from anywhere in Great Britain (or perhaps from further afield)
  • Considerable ongoing regular income from rented equipment and extended warranty contracts
  • Turnover £244,000 (Net Profit £82,000)
  • Genuine and considerable scope for business expansion
  • Retirement sale
  • £300,000
  • Business Reference No. 12718
  • Very well established
  • No local printing competitor
  • In-house graphic design studio
  • Highly qualified, experienced and loyal workforce
  • Fully and well equipped for its trade
  • Turnover £206,000 (adjusted Net Profit £41,000 y/e 30/09/18)
  • Spacious 3 storey business premises incorporating self-contained 2 bedroom flat
  • Freehold Property (but may consider selling business with a property lease and with or without the self-contained flat)
  • Genuine retirement sale
  • Husband and wife company directors/shareholders would be prepared to remain working in the business for an agreed period if required
  • £140,000
  • Business Reference No. 12708
  • Long and well established
  • One of the UK’s leading bespoke staircase manufacturers
  • First class name and reputation
  • Operating entirely at the high end of its market
  • Operated by owner without staff (uses sub-contractors and specialist UK suppliers)
  • Turnover £222,000 (Adjusted Net Profit £72,000)
  • Trade purposely restricted to suit current owner
  • Genuine and very significant scope for business expansion
  • Owner seeks lifestyle change (and wants to spend more time with his family), hence reason for sale
  • £233,000
  • Business Reference No. 12700
  • Versatile Accommodation Centre and Restaurant with 47 beds, Large Games/Entertainment Hall, Bar/Lounge, Old Forge Restaurant and 3 bed owners’ apartment near Dinan St Malo and Rennes
  • Multiple uses for party events and group hosting, suitable for Family, Schools and Sports Groups as accommodation, with multiple uses for bar and restaurant, weddings, parties, sports classes, concerts or even axe-throwing or escape room attractions
  • Would be ideal for couple or family who want to run their own people-based business
  • Easy access for UK ferries: St. Malo 40 minutes, Roscoff, Caen, Le Havre, Cherbourg less than 2½ hours
  • Dinard airport (Stansted and East Midlands) 40 minutes, Rennes (Southampton etc.) 40 minutes
  • Has achieved €65,000 turnover and over €40,000 adjusted net profit
  • Genuine scope for significant expansion e.g. to use as party centre and to develop a full blown public restaurant evening trade
  • Adjoining land also available – opportunities to develop a training centre, build a swimming pool etc.
  • Second empty loft available for conversion
  • Price €255,000
  • £150,000
  • Business Reference No. 12699
  • Long and very well-established business
  • Operating within approximately 30 mile radius of its Dorchester base
  • First class name and reputation
  • Able to rely heavily on repeat and recommended trade
  • Turnover £768,000 in year to 30th November 2019 – adjusted net profit £55,000 but has been higher
  • The industry and this business are faring well during the current economic situation
  • Real scope for significant further business development
  • Well-equipped and presented business
  • Showroom displays stock included in sale price
  • Genuine retirement sale
  • Attractively priced to encourage early sale
  • Guide Price : £200,000 (plus stock at valuation)
  • Business Reference No. 12591
  • Long standing and well established business (since 1985), at the current larger premises since 2000 under the same owner
  • A thoroughly respected local name and reputation, with a large and loyal customer base
  • Well sited 203m2 industrial unit with easy access to major trunk road
  • Opportunity to install ‘Class 7’ M.o.T facilities
  • Turnover £280,000. Net Profit £140,000
  • Consistent, steady business from loyal customer base as well as business from new customers that have heard of the excellent reputation and standard of trust in services that the business delivers
  • Scope for expansion - often forced to turn business away
  • Retirement sale following many decades of successful business
  • P.O.A.
  • Business Reference No. 12507
  • Marine structural repair works throughout the dockyard
  • Also fencing and small works at the dockyard
  • Established 1990
  • Blue chip customer base
  • Preferred contractor to the dockyard with ongoing contract
  • Easily operated with low overheads
  • Retirement sale

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