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SOLD: Lappa Valley Steam Railway Tourist Attraction
  • Established in 1974
  • 3 separate narrow gauge railways with over 3 miles of track through a beautiful valley – a veritable oasis of wildlife conservation!
  • Believed to be the only attraction in Europe with 3 different railway gauges (15, 10¼ and 7¼ inch gauges)
  • Leisure, recreational and children’s adventure areas accessed by steam train from Benny Halt Station, adjacent to visitors car park (capacity …
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SOLD : Freehold Commercial Investment - Industrial Estate consisting of 27 units
  • Modern construction – estate development started around 2001
  • Mains services connected
  • Popular small unit scheme with good tenant mix
  • Very prominent location providing good access to Torbay, Newton Abbot, Exeter and the M5

MARKETING PRICE : £595,000

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SOLD : A Major Player in the Plumbing & Energy Renewables Market Place
  • Well established & highly successful business
  • A1 name & reputation
  • Excellent workforce
  • Beneficial accreditations, certificates & business partnerships in place
  • Sizeable & rapidly expanding customer base
  • Turnover £480,000 (adjusted net profit £79,000)
  • Genuine & significant scope for further business growth
  • Exciting new developments ahead in its market sector
  • First time on market
  • Owners emigrating to Austra…
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SOLD : Manufacturer of Bespoke High Quality Kitchen & Other Furniture
  • Specialises in the design, manufacture and fitting of beautiful and handcrafted custom made kitchens
  • Also manufactures (and installs) bespoke, high quality furniture for bedrooms, lounges, dining rooms, studies, libraries, etc.
  • First class name & reputation
  • Lots of repeat & recommended business
  • Excellent, loyal & highly skilled workforce
  • Very well equipped and spacious workshop with capacity for consi…
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SOLD : Industrial Roofing & Suspended Ceilings Specialist
  • Established (by current owner & business partner) in 1988
  • Well known company with first class name & reputation
  • Roofing, suspended ceilings, partitioning & some miscellaneous minor building works
  • C.H.A.S. accredited
  • Commercial, private & public sector clients
  • Scope for more maintenance contract work to be undertaken
  • Excellent workforce
  • Strong order book & pipeline work
  • Turnover £1.4m
  • Adjusted Net Profit £…
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SOLD : Electroplating Business, Newquay
  • Established in 1953 and always operated from its current premises
  • Top quality work – mostly bespoke
  • Reputation attracts customers throughout U.K.
  • Wide & varied customer base (organisations, companies & private individuals) – particularly strong in the classic car and marine sectors
  • Very well equipped for its trade
  • Owner-operated by a 69 year old (with some part time assistance from his wife) who works…
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SOLD : Timber Window & Door Renovations Business
  • Specialist restorer of period timber doors & windows
  • Fensa registered
  • Company website
  • Business established by current owners (husband & wife) in 1998
  • Very well established client base
  • Excellent potential for expansion
  • Operated from home (office) and from fully equipped commercial premises (leased)
  • Motivated & loyal workforce
  • Projected turnover £606,000
  • Projected net profit £117,000
  • Never previously offer…
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SOLD : Ecological Consultancy business
  • First class reputation
  • Predominantly providing surveys & mitigation advice in respect of proposed developments
  • A combination of own staff and associate ecologists (who between them embrace a wide range of specialisms) throughout area of operation provides excellent coverage and total flexibility
  • Currently providing services mainly in Devon & Cornwall
  • Consistent growth without pro-active marketing
  • Turn…
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SOLD : Holiday & Second Homes Property Management Business - North Devon
  • Developed by its established parent company since 2005
  • Providing property management services including keyholding, holiday changeovers, cleaning & property maintenance
  • Currently 76 properties under contract in portfolio
  • Significant further development scope
  • Very well set up (robust systems, processes, standards, quality control, contracts etc. Including extremely good training programme for ‘self-em…
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SOLD : Holiday & Second Homes Property Management Business - Cornwall
  • Developed by its established parent company since 2005
  • Providing property management services including keyholding, holiday changeovers, cleaning & property maintenance
  • Currently 70 properties under contract in portfolio
  • County-wide service with significant further development scope
  • Very well set up (robust systems, processes, standards, quality control, contracts etc. Including extremely good traini…
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SOLD : Privately Owned Licensed Betting Shop
  • The only betting office in the town
  • Benefits from having good trading position
  • Good customer base including 140 client telephone accounts
  • 2 gaming machines (fixed odds betting terminals) installed producing excellent profits
  • Turnover nearly £.05m (gross profit £112,000)
  • £18,000 adjusted net profit but would, of course, be much higher if business were owner operated
  • Genuine retirement sale (owner in her…
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SOLD: Bicycle, canoe and kayak hire

Saddles & Paddles, the popular leisure business situated on Exeter's historic quayside, has changed hands.

The business (whose name explains all!) was established in 1992, offering locals and visitors a chance to cruise along the beautiful Exe Estuary by bike or boat, by offering bike, canoe and kayak hire. Saddles & Paddles is also a fully functioning bike shop, offering repairs and a range of bi…

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SOLD : Manufacturer & Installer of Handcrafted Bespoke Kitchens, Fine Joinery and Bedroom Furniture
  • Highly respected with excellent name & reputation
  • 10% sales growth (full financial year)
  • 23% growth year on year (final quarter)
  • Distinguished clientele
  • In-house installation team
  • Established sub-contract team
  • Trading style trademark registered
  • Turnover £382,467
  • Net profit £69,571
  • Retirement sale

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £100,000

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SOLD : Distributor of Packaging & Containers (for food and drink products)
  • Well established business with very good name & reputation
  • Approximately 95% of distribution achieved via own transport
  • Business premises consist of 2 interconnecting, modern commercial units – one owned, one leased (will sell freehold unit if required or offer with a lease)
  • Turnover £1m (net profit £99,000) & rising
  • Genuine scope significant further growth
  • Current owner inherited business from her pa…
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SOLD : Glass & Glazing Company
  • Established in 1972 (in present ownership since 1990)
  • Very well known business with excellent reputation
  • Trade & retail custom
  • Contract & sub-contract work undertaken
  • Enviable customer database
  • Ever expanding range of services and products
  • Highly qualified workforce led by extremely capable manager
  • Trained & fully certified to all relevant health & safety standards and operating to best industry practic…
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SOLD : Distributor of precision made clocks and weather instruments

New Hands for the Clock and Environmental Measurement Business. The business of Fine Carriage Clocks (now known as F.C.C.) was established around 35 years ago and supplies precision made clocks and weather instruments and has become particularly well regarded in the marine sector. Look in any chandlery and you are likely to find the traditional brass clocks bearing the F.C.C. name. The range of p…

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SOLD : Fire and Flood restoration business

Storm clouds and silver linings. Substantial business in Fire & Flood Restoration work - Devon. Rainbow International is a business that delivers restoration services following fires and floods to commercial and residential properties. The nationwide operation is a franchise business with over 80 franchise areas operating across the country with contracts with major insurance companies providing …

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SOLD : Somerset fasteners & engineering supplies business sells to local husband & wife team

Western Bolt & Engineering Supplies, the business that claims to have the largest range of industrial fasteners and fixings in the South West, has changed hands.

The business was established in Taunton in 1985 by Barrie Cridland and his late business partner and prides itself on its service to customers and speed of supply and delivery. With this level of service the business has relied almost ent…

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SOLD : Gloucestershire Domiciliary Care Business Changes Hands

St. Vincent’s was established in Gloucester in 1986 by John and Kay Burris initially as a nursing agency but evolved to provide both nursing and domiciliary care and then more recently concentrating purely on domiciliary care. Services now provided cover domestic help such as washing, cleaning and meal preparation, through personal care to special assistance for people with learning difficulties.…

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SOLD : Service, Repair & Maintenance business for Woodworking & Light Engineering Plant/Equipment
  • Excellent name & reputation
  • Niche market operation
  • Valuable customer base
  • Easily managed business
  • Low overheads
  • Low stockholding cost
  • Turnover £335,000 (net profit £162,000)
  • Real & significant development potential
  • First time on market
  • Retirement sale

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £300,000

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SOLD : Great Appetite for Organic Fudge Business

Over 20 years ago Richard Dennison established a fudge making business operating from his home and sold his fudge, alongside ice cream at his local market and from a mobile stall in Exeter city centre. Over time he came to recognise that the future for a really successful fudge operation was via an ‘organic and fair trade route’ and he started to develop the business in that way. 

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SOLD : Popular & Fully Licensed 'Canoeing' Business (guided trips & self hire)
  • Operated from riverside premises & moorings and also from home
  • 21 kayaks (singles & doubles), paddles, buoyancy aids, life jackets, etc. Plus 2 safety boats and 8 passenger minibus all included in price
  • Valuable website with on-line booking system
  • Easily managed/operated business
  • Making circa £24,000 for owner operator from easy hours and during April to October only
  • Significant business development p…
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SOLD : Combined Minibus and Garage Business Changes Hands After 23 years

Allens Travel was established in St. Austell in 1988 by Terry and Carolyn Allen and they built up a fleet of eight minibuses specialising in the provision of transport services to both adults and children with special needs. They established a loyal workforce of drivers and, with the special requirements of the passengers, they employ transport assistants and have vehicles adapted including five …

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SOLD : Vehicle Dismantling Business Sold to A South West's Leading Waste Management Company

South West business transfer agency Beardsley Theobalds are pleased to announce the recent sale of "Chris Davey Car Parts" which has been acquired by South West Metals & Waste Recycling Ltd.

In addition to vehicle dismantling at its scrap car recycling centre in Launceston, Chris Davey Car Parts is also involved in the supply of new and used parts. The business operates from a large and valuable f…

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