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SOLD : Supplier & Installer of Garage Doors and Own Manufactured Automatic Gate Systems Plus Some Electrical Contracting (Industrial & Commercial Only) - South West
  • Long and well established 
  • 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 retirement sale but owners are willing to remain…
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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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SOLD : Prestigious & Leading Publication in the Superyacht Industry

Superyacht Title to be Re-launched

The Superyacht Owners’ Guide is a luxury coffee table book given free to yacht owners, potential yacht owners and super-wealthy individuals. It is a mixture of editorial and advertising and gives inspiration, education, advice and contacts that people need to realise their superyacht dream.
The advertisers are truly international businesses operating in luxury b…

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SOLD : Niche Distributor of Quality Products (ergonomic chair & desk specialist)
  • Seating & desk furniture with strong emphasis on ergonomics, style & quality of manufacture
  • Often sold to people with back problems
  • U.K. importers for Scandinavian & German manufacturers
  • Extensive customer list – private individuals, companies, consulting rooms, conference centres, etc.
  • Own retail outlet but minimal marketing undertaken – enormous scope for entrepreneurial person
  • Limited trading hours…
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SOLD : Joinery Specialist mainly in niche, up-market sector
  • Long and very well established (almost entirely for wide & diverse range of London clients - based in Devon)
  • Excellent name and reputation
  • Highly skilled and loyal workforce
  • Extensively and valuably equipped
  • All product output manufactured on bespoke basis
  • Enviable client base
  • Lots of repeat, recommended and referred trade
  • No marketing employed to promote business
  • Turnover £1.8m (Net Profit £468,000)
  • Trem…
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SOLD : Design & Print Manufacturing Business

Dorset printer Creeds has a new owner. Tristan Phillips has bought the firm from Harry and Marilyn Harrison, who are retiring. Tristan promises to maintain and build on its winning formula.

It’s the first time in Creeds’ 62-year history that its ownership has passed out of the founder’s family – Marilyn Harrison is the daughter of John Creed, who started the business in 1956 – but everyone invol…

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SOLD : Fine Lingerie Specialists
  • Long and well established business
  • Located in excellent trading position near Exeter City centre
  • Enviable name and reputation
  • Known for quality of garments and for professional standards of service
  • Specialist, post-surgery help and advice given to clients
  • Fittings almost entirely by appointment only
  • Vast majority of fittings conducted at the shop but some visits undertaken to clients’ homes and also to…
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SOLD : Suppliers & Installers of Flooring & Wall Cladding
  • Long and well established business supplying & installing high quality contract flooring and Whiterock hygienic wall cladding to the commercial, educational, sporting and residential sectors
  • Operating throughout the South West but mainly in Devon and Cornwall via branches in Plymouth and Exeter
  • Highly skilled and loyal workforce
  • Turnover £1.27m
  • Net Profit £97,000 prior to directors’ remuneration
  • Genui…
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SOLD : Holiday Home Management - Newquay
  • Well established
  • Excellent name and reputation
  • Able to rely heavily on recommendations and referrals – so little need for marketing expenditure
  • All ‘housekeepers’ self-employed
  • Operated from home, consequently low overheads
  • Turnover £121,000
  • Adjusted Net Profit £67,000
  • Portfolio of clients’ properties purposely restricted to suit subject business owner’s personal requirements (much potential new busines…
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SOLD : Wholesale Suppliers of Products to the Pet Trade
  • Very long and well established
  • Excellent and loyal customer base
  • Delivery rounds to retail trade customers throughout Cornwall and Devon plus parts of Somerset (also pallet only deliveries to retail trade customers in other areas)
  • Able to rely heavily on repeat and recommended trade - Very little marketing undertaken to promote the business but has developed good followings on Facebook and Twitter
  • Re…
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SOLD : New Owners and New Products but Familiar Faces at Hard Landscaping Business

Country Garden Patio Centre Ltd. based in Clyst St. Mary near Exeter was established in 1986 by John Folan and secured a first class name and reputation supplying quality paving, garden sheds and other hard landscaping materials across Devon and parts of Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall from its base at St. Bridget Nurseries. The business offers advice on products and designs and, with the nature of…

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SOLD : Devon based Outdoor Experience bought by Somerset firm - the A38 connection

For anyone travelling along the A38 between Plymouth and Exeter the name of Outdoor Experience is probably well known. Initially trading from a site adjacent to the dual-carriageway at Ashburton and, more recently from a site at Teigngrace, (near Trago Mills and opposite the British Ceramic Tile factory), the business grew from just selling camping gear to offering both new Bailey caravans and us…

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