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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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SOLD: Cleaning Franchise Territory sale

Cleaning Franchise Territory sale appeals to people looking to be their own boss but have franchisor support.

The commercial property cleaning specialist firm, Betterclean was established in the Plymouth area in 1995 and then acquired by Dan van Kuyk in 2005. Dan set about expanding the business firstly into the Torbay area and then around Exeter and the EX postcode area generally. Via the growth …

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SOLD : Business Expansion by Acquisition Provides Added Geographic Coverage

W.T. Endacott of Okehampton was established circa 1885 and remained in the same family ownership, covering four generations, until a recent sale to allow the owners to retire.

Founded in South Zeal the business relocated to East Street, Okehampton in 1984 to a premises that offered a bakery plus shop. An additional shop was taken on in Red Lion Yard in Okehampton in the mid 1980s.

With the prod…

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SOLD : Blackdown Environmental joins with NBC Environment to extend ecological service provision

Devon based Blackdown Environmental has completed a strategic merger with NBC Environment to extend its portfolio of ecology services across the UK.

The deal will strengthen NBC Environment’s consultancy and wildlife management capabilities for customers in the private and public sectors. As an NBC company, Blackdown will be able to build upon its expertise and offer a greater range of added-val…

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SOLD : Stock Valuation Business

Established in 1994 by David Rogers, under whose name the business was operated, the business provides professional stocktaking services to clients in the retail sector across The South West. Valuations are carried out to regular clients mostly on an annual basis but also for ad hoc requirements such as business transfer, probate or insurance purposes.

David’s former career was as a bank manager a…

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SOLD : Somerset Businessman Acquires New Business and Relocates

Forgecraft of Cheddar, Somerset has recently been acquired by Richard Hooper who has relocated his existing operation into the Forgecraft base.

Forgecraft was founded in 1980 by Greg Anniuk and a former business partner and, as the business expanded, was relocated to premises in Cheddar. The business is a specialist wrought ironwork fabricator with all work undertaken to order only and based on ei…

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SOLD : From Coffee to Cleaning!

Former business owner of Otterton Mill takes on a new challenge.

Caroline Spiller, former co-owner of Otterton Mill, has recently taken on a new business challenge, with her purchase of a commercial cleaning company. Betterclean Services Exeter & Taunton offers a wide range of cleaning services for the business sector, partnering with clients as diverse as luxury car-showrooms to dental surgerie…

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SOLD : Highly Popular Garage Business
  • Very long established business (servicing, repairs, diagnostics, M.o.T. testing and tyres, batteries & exhaust replacement)
  • Strong, loyal customer following
  • Little local competition in East Devon Town
  • Caters for all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles
  • Known for classic (especially Minis) and specialist (Kit) car repairs
  • Member of the Motor Industry Code of Practice
  • Recovery service provided
  • Coll…
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