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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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SOLD : Suppliers & Installers of Home Improvement Products & Services to Domestic & Commercial Customers - South Devon
  • Established company with good name and excellent reputation 
  • Achieving above industry average margins
  • Benefitting from strong cashflow and consistently high operating profits
  • Turnover £1.14m (Adjusted Net Profit £221,000)
  • Genuine scope for significant further business expansion
  • Retirement sale
  • Shareholders/Directors (2) willing to stay on for an agreed period if required
  • Very attractively priced to enco…
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SOLD : Precision & Computerised CNC Engineering Company (South West U.K. Based)
  • Providing Sub-Contract Services, Predominently for Customers in the Aerospace, Defence & Telecommunications Industry Sectors
  • Long established, niche market operation
  • Comprehensively and expensively equipped
  • Highly skilled, flexible and loyal workforce
  • Turnover £1m+ (Adj. Net Profit £581,000)
  • Genuine scope for significant further expansion
  • Business premises available with lease (or freehold if preferred…
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SOLD : Supplier & Installer of Garage Doors and Own Manufactured Automatic Gate Systems  - South West
  • Some Electrical Contracting (Industrial & Commercial Only) work provided
  • Highly skilled and loyal workforce 
  • Good customer base including many regular clients 
  • Profits greatly from highly beneficial purchasing discounts 
  • Turnover £580,000 
  • Adjusted Net Profit £114,000  
  • Real scope considerable for further business expansion 
  • Strong reputation and good levels of repeat and recommended business 
  • Genuine …
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SOLD : Freehold Commercial/Residential Property Investment Opportunity Centrally Located in Seaton, Devon
  • Substantial commercial/residential property located in the town centre and occupying a large and highly visible corner site at the junction of Queen Street and Beer Road  
  • The premises comprise a mix of 6 shops, 9 leasehold flats & 5 car parking spaces 
  • Current annualised income £42,499 (as at August 2019 
  • Offered for sale by our vendor client (someone of retirement age)  
  • Very competitively/attrac…
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SOLD : Traditional Regional Wine Wholesalers Providing Great Wines from Around the World and a Highly Professional Service - South West
  • Long and well established 
  • Excellent name and reputation 
  • 90% wholesale and 10% retail (online only) trade 
  • Almost entirely south west based wholesale trade 
  • Turnover £1.23m (Adj. Net Profit £93,000) 
  • Genuine and significant further development scope 
  • Structurally managed business following recent streamlining and rejuvenation programme 
  • Business premises offered with existing (or new) leases. Alter…
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SOLD : Manufacturer & Installer of Bespoke Steel and Glass Balustrades & Balconies, Gates, Railings, Handrails, Etc. - South Devon
  • Long and well established business
  • Excellent name and reputation
  • No need for marketing expenditure to promote the business as it is able to rely heavily on recommendations, referrals and repeat business
  • Turnover £96,096 (gross profit £33,569) but genuine scope for significantly higher – was achieving £180,000 to £280,000 p.a. (2014/15 – 2015/16) prior to owner cutting back on type and level of work …
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SOLD : Information Alert Service Conveying Public Sector & Tax Payer Project Opportunities to SMEs - UK Wide
  • Based on a bespoke, highly intelligent main website (one of the three business websites included in the sale) which systematically and automatically deals with all business matters
  • Little to no day to day involvement necessary on the part of the owner
  • Producing excellent return on capital
  • Currently run from the owner’s home and therefore offered for sale on a relocation basis
  • No staff or stock involv…
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SOLD : Importer and Specialist Nationwide Retailer of Costume Jewellery
  • Well established company
  • Simple yet very effective business model
  • Very attractive & high profit products with unique marketing strategy
  • Products sold from high quality, hand-built and illuminated display cabinets
  • 113 display cabinets located at 110 sites throughout Britain
  • Easily managed by husband and wife directors as a lifestyle business on a part-time basis
  • 2 full-time merchandisers and 2 part-time…
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SOLD : Niche Tour Operator Offering Ski & Snowboard Instructor Training Courses (and Winter Sports Adventure Holidays) - UK Based
  • Well established company with customers hailing from around the world
  • The company’s business is a fun, active and vibrant winter sports brand
  • Resort destinations (7) in Canada, France, New Zealand and Japan
  • Quality tour operator with very beneficial USPs
  • A small family run business offering a highly personalised customer service
  • Husband and wife directors and their daughter operate the business from h…
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SOLD : UK Based Driver Training Company

Well Established, Highly Profitable and 'Lean Manned' Business with UK and Worldwide Client Base - Currently S.W. Midlands

  • Well established and benefiting from good name and reputation
  • Ideal for remote operation. Suitable for relocation
  • Effective web presence
  • ISO 9001:2015 quality certified
  • Turnover £246,759 (y/e 31st May 2018)
  • Net Profit £103,336 (y/e 31st May 2018)
  • Projected Turnover for current fin…
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SOLD : Manufacturer, Supplier & Intaller of Industrial & Commercial Doors, Shutters & Grilles throughout the South West

“In with the new but not out with the old”

AM Doors of Paignton, south Devon was established in 1991 by husband and wife Andrew and Amanda (or Andy and Mandy – which has more of a ring to it) Dewis.

By manufacturing, supplying and installing industrial and commercial (plus some domestic) doors, shutters and grilles throughout The South West they built a good reputation for the quality and servi…

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SOLD : Antiques Showrooms & Reclamation Yard

"Out with the Old and in with the New"

Beardsley Theobalds – the business and corporate transfer specialist agency – is pleased to announce that they have brokered a sale of Fagin’s Antiques Showrooms & Reclamation Yard, located at The Old Whiteways Cider Factory at Hele, near Exeter.

Over the years Fagin’s built up an excellent reputation and has been described as the largest business of its kin…

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SOLD : Specialist Site Investigation Contracting and Borehole Drilling Company
  • Long and well established
  • Excellent name and reputation
  • Highly skilled and loyal workforce
  • Provides a comprehensive, one-stop geotechnical service to numerous and varied clients within public and private sectors
  • Not dependent on sub-contractors, thereby enabling company to maintain quality and continuity
  • Traditional work base is within South West but for specialist areas, such as utility scale solar d…
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SOLD : Specialist  Supplier of Alternators, Batteries, Starter Motors, Batteries & Electrical Components

New owner for vehicle component supplies business

Alter-Start based at Heathfield, near Newton Abbott was set-up in 1993 as an additional branch of a business established in North Devon by Tony Saye. The business is a supplier of alternators, starter motors, batteries and electrical components for cars, commercial vehicles and boats. As well as having an excellent base on the industrial esta…

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SOLD : Specialist Retailer of Back-Friendly and Ergonomic Furniture

Back Centre to The Future

‘The Back Centre’ was established in Ivybridge in 1989 as a retail operation having grown out of a furniture manufacturing business. From its highly visible premises just off Ivybridge town centre (and adjacent to a very convenient car park) the business specialises in selling back-friendly furniture, back care products and ergonomic workplace seating and desks as well …

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SOLD : Resin Flooring Contractor
  • Established 21 years
  • Considerable experience and expertise within its operating sector
  • Highly trained/skilled workforce
  • Benefits greatly from having a first class name and reputation
  • Enviable customer database across many and varied sectors
  • High tender conversion ratio and high level of repeat business
  • Annual turnover in recent years between £500,000 and £600,000
  • Gross Profit Margin circa 37/18
  • £144,714 …
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