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SOLD - Holiday Let Property Cleaning plus some Holiday Home Management Services & Domestic Property Cleaning - West Cornwall
  • Well established and successful business with 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 on a part-time basis from the owners’ home
  • Operated at a fairly restricted level to suit owners’ needs, but genuine scope for significant expansion
  • T…
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SOLD - Domestic Plumbing & Heating Contractors - East Devon
  • Long and very well established
  • Excellent name and reputation
  • Able to rely heavily on repeat and recommended trade (and from enquiries from own website and leads from product suppliers)
  • Very capable and loyal workforce
  • Turnover £622,430 and Adjusted Net Profit £146,825 (y/e 30/09/2022)
  • Genuine and very significant scope for further expansion
  • Available with or without existing business premises
  • Retirement…
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SOLD - Commercial Cleaning Services Operator - Plymouth Area


Wright Clean Ltd

New Owner at Commercial Cleaning Business

Established in 2003, Wright Clean Ltd. offer professional cleaning services across a range of sectors, including offices, retail, food industry, healthcare, industrial, logistics and manufacturing.

The Plymouth based business has been owned since 2013 and, after deciding to retire, instructed specialist business transfer agency, Bear…

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SOLD - Marine Engineering & Chandlery Business - Plymouth
  • Very well established business with good name and reputation
  • Extremely successful and profitable 
  • Excellent trading location
  • Skilled and loyal workforce
  • Enviable and expanding customer database
  • Turnover £718,000 (Adjusted Net Profit £109,000)
  • Genuine scope for significant further business development
  • First time offered for sale
  • Attractively priced to encourage early sale to enable owners to retire

MARK…

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SOLD - Manufacturer & Printer of Rash Vests and Bibs (mainly but not solely) for Surfers


Mike Claire Textiles 

New owner for rash vest business 

Established in the 1990s as a clothing manufacturer Mike Claire Textiles, based just on the Devon side of the border with Cornwall, evolved to become principally a manufacturer of rash vests catering mainly for the surfing and swimming market. With bright colours and offering printing of logos, the business has built up an excellent name a…

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SOLD - New owner at ASKKSA Garage Equipment

K.S. Automotive was started by Keith Stenhouse in 1986 and shortly after became KSA. In 1998 the business became a limited concern and took the name of ASKKSA Ltd after the marketing the business had used in recent years. If you required some equipment for your garage workshop, you simply had to ask KSA. 

Together with his wife Marion, Keith grew the business for it to become the leading provide…

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SOLD - Sales, Installations, Servicing, Repairs & Valeting of Hot Tubs and Spas - North Cornwall

Spyrys – the spirit of Cornwall

Based in North Cornwall Spyrys Spas & Hot Tubs offers, sells, installs, services and repairs as well as offering valeting of their product range.  Customers are both private buyers or landlords of holiday properties coming from across Cornwall and Devon. 

The business was established by husband and wife, Brian and Sharon Kennelly in 2012 and has grown to a team o…

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SOLD - Full Valeting Services for Trade & Private Vehicles - Exeter
  • 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…
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SOLD - Design, Manufacture, Supply & Fitting of Volkswagen Campervan Elevating Roofs - Devon (and readily Relocatable)
  • Well established with excellent brand and reputation
  • Akin to a niche market business and the UK’s leading supplier for VW T1, T2 & T3 elevated roofs
  • Uncomplicated and easily operated on very easy hours basis
  • Manufacturing outsourced (fitting work could also be sub-contracted)
  • Turnover £343,350 (Abridged Net Profit £138,000)
  • Significant real scope for trade expansion (and particularly in respect of exp…
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SOLD - A Unique Opportunity to Purchase a Highly Profitable Food Business, Trading from Two Sites in Devon, with Exceptional Growth and Expansion Prospects

‘THE ORIGINAL PASTY HOUSE’

* AN OUTSTANDING INVESTMENT & EXPANSION OPPORTUNITY *

  • Highly successful independent café, takeaway, collection & delivery service business operating from very prominent, highly visible and easily accessible city/town centre locations in Plymouth & Tavistock
  • The Plymouth outlet was very successfully “modelled” on the initial Tavistock business and has demonstrably proved …
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SOLD - Coffee Wholesaler and Supplier of Coffee (and Milkshake Blending) Machines, Maintenance Services and Barista Training - South West
  • Separate trading names, branding and trademarks (wholly owned by the subject company) for the coffee and milkshakes aspects of the business
  • Very high level of repeat and recommended trade
  • Enviable customer base
  • Operating mainly throughout Devon
  • Turnover £450,000 (Adjusted Net Profit £83,000)
  • Real scope for significant further development
  • Comprehensive and very valuably equipped for its trade
  • Retirement …
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SOLD - Event Catering Specialist - West Devon
  • Operates mainly within a 40 mile radius of its Okehampton base
  • Excellent name and reputation
  • Able to rely heavily on repeat and recommended custom
  • Extremely well equipped to high professional standards
  • Projected turnover (as at end October 2021) for y/e 31/12/2021 = £155,783 (Adjusted Net Profit £88,501) despite Covid-19 restrictions during the first half of the year
  • Forecast turnover for 2022 = £182,…
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SOLD - The Leading West Country Based Book Wholesaler
  • Impressive growth of wholesale trade with etail clients
  • Offers next day delivery to all parts of Great Britain for all orders received by noon
  • Very successful and profitable
  • Easily managed – current owner/director usually works in the business just 3 to 4 half days per week (including from home)
  • Good, loyal and flexible staff – including a manager who is fully capable of controlling the business (a…
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SOLD - New ownership but same faces at  The Polished Wheel Company

The Polished Wheel Company Limited in Wadebridge, Cornwall is now under new ownership following the sale but it will be business as normal.

The business was established in 2008 by Sandra Fennell and her late husband Gary and offers a complete alloy wheel refurbishment service, including diamond cut wheels, to both trade and retail customers.

Looking to take a step back Sandra decided it was tim…

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SOLD - Specialist Building Treatments, Property Preservation, Surveying & Contracting Devon & Cornwall
  • 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 £430,000 (Adjusted Net Profit £173,000) but very scalable and with real scope for much higher
  • Turnover £263,500 in first six of 2021/2022 with adjusted net profit £113,000 (estimated figures fro…
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SOLD - South West Franchise Business Changes Hands

Countrywide Grounds Maintenance is a national franchise of 46 territories, offering services including soft landscaping, tree works, hedge trimming, lawn maintenance, invasive weed treatment etc. The franchise territory covering Cornwall and West and South Devon was established in 1988 and is operated from a depot just on the Cornish side of the border near Plymouth.

The franchise model is prefe…

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SOLD - Educational travel agency acquired by education support services provider

Belaf organises language study holidays in England and was established in 1975. It has more recently been arranging individual French student placements but originally arranged school trips for French students who, with their teachers travelled to England, stayed with host families and enjoyed excursions to attractions, sights and cities across the south of England. The style has been for the stu…

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SOLD - Acquisition of Dorset company by global player creates a complete water management consultancy

Established in 1979 by David Barrow the consultancy of Wat-er-Save Services provides advice on water management from helping clients understand tariffs and monitoring consumption to leakage detection and repair.

The clients of the business include businesses with industrial and manufacturing premises and large sites such as university campuses and holiday and leisure parks. From its headquarters…

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SOLD - Designer & Manufacturer of High Quality Bespoke Kitchens & Furniture - Wiltshire
  • 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 readi…
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SOLD : Painting, Decorating, DIY & Some Ironmongery Retailer/Wholesaler - Somerset Town
  • Paint sales and a popular paint-mixing service (using Corob System equipment) accounts for about 60% of turnover – significant scope to develop other aspects of the trade
  • Turnover £216,000 (Net Profit £20,000 for single working owner) y/e 31/10/2020 despite impact of Covid-19 related restrictions on trade and owner’s declining working ability due to deteriorating health problems
  • Real scope …
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SOLD - Wholesale Suppliers of Products to the Retail Pet Trade and having a Wholesaler plus Retail Shop at its Warehouse Premises - South Devon
  • 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 a…
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SOLD : Garden Maintenance Services - South Devon
  • 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…
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SOLD : Bags of Interest in Interesting Bags

Although called The Big Brown Carrier Bag Suppliers the business actually offers a wide range of recycled and reusable bags in an array of colours and sizes and with the option of the bags being printed with logos or other designs and messages.

The business was established in 2005 and acquired by Amanda Pettit in 2014. Based in Honiton Amanda grew the business by offering bags made from either r…

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SOLD : Award Winning Business Changes Hands

Home & Away Southwest Cleaning Services has recently been one of the quickest business sales for Beardsley Theobalds – the specialist business transfer agents. From the start of advertising the business for sale a deal was agreed and the sale completed in just six weeks. 

The business, which was established in 2006, provides cleaning and ancillary services to holiday home owners, local domestic …

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