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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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SOLD : North Devon businessman acquires a further sporting activity based business

South West Shooting School based near Ilfracombe has recently been acquired by Carl Robinson. Having moved from Manchester Carl, bought Riverton Lakes and Holiday Cottages in 2012. He had been working on improving the coarse angling and holiday cottage offering at Swimbridge near Barnstaple to bring it up to a high standard. In his spare time Carl enjoyed shooting clay pigeons at the school based…

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SOLD : Wholesaler & Shows/Events Retailer of Chutneys, Jams, Marmalades etc.

The Cherry Tree – Appearing at an Event Near You

Award winning chutneys, jams, marmalades and curds are the speciality of The Cherry Tree. The products are manufactured in small batches using the finest ingredients at the production facility on Somerset and are distributed around the country via a number of ‘retailers’ operating under a franchise model. The products are sold via more specialist in…

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SOLD : Supply, Installation, Maintenance & Repair of all types of commercial refrigeration equipment

CB Refrigeration Ltd Bought By Directors Behind Leading Electrical Services and Facilities Company.

The Directors of electrical engineering and facilities company, Ayjay Group Ltd have recently purchased the established refrigeration business CB Refrigeration Ltd, with the assistance of specialist business transfer agency, Beardsley Theobalds.

Based in South Wales, CB Refrigeration Ltd was establ…

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SOLD : Carpets & Other Flooring Solutions Retailer
  • Long and well established (domestic and commercial trade)
  • Excellent name and reputation for quality of products, competitive prices and service
  • Experienced, knowledgeable and loyal workforce
  • Turnover approximately £1.6m in latest financial year (previous year £1,346,523)
  • Adjusted Net Profit £209,000
  • Real and significant scope for further business development (in particular the definite potential to e…
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SOLD : Manufacturer of Labels, Window Stickers, Swing Tags & Ribbons
  • Long and well established business with enviable name and reputation in South Devon
  • Strong and broad customer base in public and private sectors
  • Solid and profitable business but real and significant scope for further expansion
  • Well equipped for its trade
  • Excellent staff
  • Turnover £426,000
  • Adjusted net profit £178,000
  • Genuine retirement sale
  • Print trade experience not essential – will suit, for example, a…
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SOLD : Supply/Installation, Servicing/Repair of Oil-Fired Boilers, Central Heating Systems/Oil Tanks

Business Expansion by Acquisition Provides Added Geographic Coverage

Oil Services South West, based near Okehampton, was established in 1994 by Alan Oram and his wife Christine offering the supply and installation, servicing and repair of oil-fired boilers, central heating systems and oil tanks. Supported by two engineers they built up an excellent reputation operating largely in the residential m…

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SOLD: Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre

Hullabaloo was established in July 2013 by Patrizia Chappell when she, as a parent of two young children, saw a gap in the market for a play centre in Shepton Mallet. When an ideal premises became available she jumped at the chance to develop a centre that she herself would be happy to use. She demanded a very high standard and cleanliness, safety, security and hygiene were of paramount importanc…

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SOLD : Manufacturer of Bespoke Furniture for the Education Sector
  • Established 1947
  • Currently run entirely under management
  • Niche market operation, producing high quality wooden furniture for all levels of education from nursery classes through to primary and secondary schools, colleges and offices
  • Excellent name and reputation for quality and services
  • All orders fulfilled using company’s own vehicles for distribution
  • Significant customer database (over 500) includi…
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SOLD: Westcountry Timber Manufacturing Business

Westcon Products Ltd. of Buckfastleigh - Under New Ownership.

The business was established in 1994 by John Hall and Peter Caunter. They developed the business into a major supplier of components to the bed and upholstered furniture industries building a strong reputation based on the quality, design and customer service, providing precision cut timber components, timber sub-assemblies and complete…

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SOLD : Engineering Business : Design and Manufacturing of Measuring Equipment.

Seiche Furthers Expansion with Acquisition of Ashridge Engineering of Okehampton. Ashridge Engineering was established in 1975 and was acquired in 1993 by Alan Orchard who had been an employee of the company. Ashridge Engineering Ltd. is a leading designer and manufacturer of control, protection and measurement systems largely for the water industry but also for the electricity distribution and o…

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SOLD : Motorhome Hire Business
  • Established and very profitable business
  • Excellent and valuable website names and presence
  • Fairly easy to operate – mainly on a part-time basis
  • 3 relatively new/low mileage motorhomes (1 x 4-berth and 2 x 6-berth)
  • Well and inexpensively sited for ease of customer access (just off the A38 dual carriageway) but business readily and easily relocatable if required
  • Turnover £55,000 (Net Profit £36,680)
  • Real…
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SOLD : Global Interest in Cornish Self Storage Business

Self storage first came to prominence during the 1960s in America and has become an economically resilient industry in the UK as demand for storage space increases. Self storage provides consumers with their own secure space that they can access whenever they want by way of electronic key access.

Recognising this opportunity Seton Self Storage and Business Centre was established in 2000 by Stephen…

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SOLD : Manufacturer of Pneumatic Comfort Systems
  • Produces high quality ergonomic seating components, air cells and lumber supports plus bespoke products for specific customer needs
  • Manufacturing carried out in U.K. and in China
  • Growth to date has centred on the office furniture manufacturing industry but much scope now being explored in the medical (wheelchairs, etc.) and entertainment (audience/spectator seating) sectors and direct to end users
  • H…
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SOLD: Exeter Laundry and Dry Cleaning business

Kenjo Laundry and Dry Cleaners was established in Sidwell Street, Exeter in the early 1980s and since 2002 was in the ownership of Julie Rice. The laundry occupies a prominent corner site which offers an excellent position for its trade. The business caters for both domestic and commercial trade (with a collection and delivery service) and complementary to the laundry service the business offers …

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SOLD: Eveleighs Garage Services

Friday 13th can bring good fortune!

Eveleighs Garage Services was established in Exeter in 1936 and was originally situated at the top of Sidwell Street and Ackland Terrace. John Payne purchased the business 11 years ago from what was the third generation of the Eveleigh family operating the business. John had been running an independent VAG (Volkswagen Audi Group) garage where he was joined by Ne…

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SOLD : Freehold Commercial Property with Attractive Income Occupying Centrally Located Corner Site
  • Three storey corner premises occupying enviable town centre position at the junction of The Strand and Victoria Road
  • The property provides ground floor retail accommodation for two shops (with associated storage and a workshop) and offices on the floors above
  • Shops and three, multi-room office units let on secure leases – whilst eight other rooms are used as serviced office accommodation
  • £56,474 ren…
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SOLD : Mobility Specialist Retailer and Supplier
  • First class name & reputation
  • Excellent relationships with referring bodies including therapists, nursing homes, NHS & the Motability Scheme
  • Able to rely heavily on repeat & referred business (very significant level of returning customers)
  • Highly skilled, experienced, loyal and flexible workforce
  • Totally personalised service provided and full assessment/bespoke service always given (no telephone or i…
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SOLD: Devon commercial laundry business

Exmouth Laundry Services was established in 1973 and acquired by Lindsay and Teresa Norris in 2008 and provides a domestic and commercial laundry and dry cleaning service. As the business has evolved the commercial element has grown to represent 75% of the trade and the business has become established in a niche sector offering a superior level of service and a quality performance to up-market ho…

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SOLD: Devon Manufacturer of shop fronts, entrances, commercial windows, curtain walling, etc.

Plym Valley Manufacturing was established in 1982 by Michael Pengilley and Tony Horswell. The business manufactures features for commercial buildings such as shop-fronts, entrances, automatic doors and windows using aluminium. Michael and Tony were responsible for the surveying, estimating, setting-out, ordering and invoicing with Mrs. Pengilley helping in the office. Three full-time members of s…

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SOLD: Removals and Storage Business

A1 Removals & Storage was established in 1982 and acquired by Gary Haley in 2002. He took pride in offering an efficient, friendly and professional removals and storage business operating from his home near Exeter. Gary developed the business from just one van to operating three larger vehicles. The business is mainly involved in residential moves across The United Kingdom and Western Europe for …

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SOLD: Property conversions and adaptations for disabled people

M.W. Gozna Services, based near Exeter, was founded in 1979 by Mike Gozna as a business undertaking general building work alongside plumbing and heating. Over the years the business evolved becoming a specialist in adapting properties for disabled people particularly in bathrooms and wet rooms but also carrying out kitchen adaptations and other features such as ramps and structures such as handra…

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