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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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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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