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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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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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