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SOLD : Long Established Hard Landscaping Business Sells To Younger Hands

H. A. Hoskin & Son of Exmouth is a hard landscaping business specialising in natural stone walling, brick paved drives, slab patios, fencing, decking and water features. It was established in 1960 and, upon the death of the original owner in 1988, it was acquired by husband and wife, Jim and Heather Field with Jim having worked for the business since it was established. They developed an excellen…

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SOLD : Engineering Business
  • Good name & reputation for service and quality of work
  • Well qualified, long serving & reliable workforce
  • Geared towards the mining & quarrying industries
  • Turnover : £824,000 (£763,000 previous year)
  • Net Profit £216,000
  • Occupying large site with modern building
  • Offered with new lease

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £400,000

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SOLD : Cheque Cashing Business – Plymouth
  • Long established, well known & popular service
  • A local agency licensed to a national operator
  • Ideal, highly visible main road location (with free parking opposite) near city centre
  • Easily managed, very straightforward business run on commission basis with little bad debt risk
  • Offers excellent investment return for non-participating owner or opportunity for working owner to earn circa £20,000 p.a. fro…
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SOLD : Family Owned and Run Tyre Supply and Fit Business Bought By Local Family

Treads Tyres of Torquay has recently been purchased a local family with Beardsley Theobalds, the specialist business transfer agents, having acted for the vendors.

Established in 2000 by husband and wife, Philip and Janet Ellis, the business of Treads Tyres offers the full range of tyre services from its unit on Barton Road Industrial Estate in Torquay; fitting all leading brands, computerised bal…

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SOLD : Cornish Agricultural Machinery Business Bought By Expanding Local Company

Christian Smith Agriculture of Doublebois, Liskeard has recently been purchased by B & B Contractors of Gunnislake with Beardsley Theobalds, the specialist business transfer agents, having acted for the vendors.

Established in 1980 by husband and wife, Christian and Diana Smith, the business of Christian Smith Agriculture grew from a ‘one man and a van’ style operation to achieving a sizeable turn…

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SOLD : Joinery Company - East Devon
  • Well established
  • Bespoke joinery
  • Little fitting done
  • Excellent/reliable workforce
  • Turnover £343,000
  • Gross margin 70%
  • Net profit £71,000
  • Genuine scope for new owner to exploit untapped potential
  • Leasehold premises 2,600 sq.ft.

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £100,000

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SOLD : Domiciliary Care Agency - Cornwall
  • Established 1999
  • 95% personal care, 5% domestic work
  • 30 staff
  • Own training undertaken
  • Turnover £331,000
  • Net Profit £98,000

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £100,000

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SOLD : Internet Based Distributor
  • Established 1997
  • 2 businesses – own brand vehicle batteries & leading brand garage equipment
  • 9 excellent domain names
  • Very rapid turnover growth – around 44% current year
  • Projected turnover circa £1 million
  • Projected Net Profit over £330,000
  • High growth rate expected to continue
  • Limited technical knowledge required, readily acquired
  • Retirement sale
  • Vendor willing to stay on in a consultancy role for a lim…
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SOLD : Holiday Lettings Agency
  • Operating in the Rock/Polzeath area
  • 21 up-market houses
  • Established 1995
  • Many long standing landlords
  • Mostly repeat business
  • Year round trade
  • Operates from home
  • Turnover £71,866
  • Net profit £55,576
  • Genuine scope for expansion
  • The only specialist firm in the area
  • Retirement sale
  • Extended handover period available

MARKETING PRICE : £100,000

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SOLD : Mail Order/Internet Sales Business
  • Well known specialist supplier.
  • Ideal addition to established business
  • Excellent growth potential.
  • Attractive & effective marketing identity.
  • Suitable for easy relocation.
  • TURNOVER £321,237
  • GROSS PROFIT £134,593
  • NET PROFIT £69,932

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £90,000

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SOLD : Contract Cleaning Company
  • Established 35 years
  • Mainly office cleaning
  • Quality customer list
  • Around 45-50 contracts
  • Turnover £234,000
  • Net profit £60,000
  • Retirement sale – extended handover offered

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £70,000

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SOLD : Quality Backpackers Hostel - Penzance
  • Only backpackers hostel in the town
  • Above average quality hostel
  • Operated entirely by management
  • Loyal, highly regarded staff
  • Excellent location
  • Accommodation for 34 in small ‘dorms’ & double bedrooms
  • 1 staff flat, 1 staff bedroom
  • Deliberately trading below V.A.T. threshold

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £499,950

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SOLD : Gun Retailer - South West
  • No close competitors
  • Leading brands stocked
  • Large premises with new lease or freehold available
  • Turnover £411,590
  • Net profit over £77,500
  • New legislation expected to boost turnover
  • Retirement sale

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £120,000

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SOLD : Professional Practice Obtaining U.K. Work Permits & Other Documentation
  • Established 7 years
  • All corporate clients U.K. based
  • Operating from home office
  • All contacts by e-mail, fax, phone etc.
  • No staff
  • Turnover £123,000
  • Net profit £116,000
  • Reason for sale – other business plans

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £125,000

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SOLD : Business Products Distribution Business based in South of England
  • Product & information display equipment
  • Made to own design (design & manufacturing sub-contracted)
  • Ordering from mailshots & brochures by phone, fax or e-mail
  • Established 1990
  • Owner (not full time) + 1 employee
  • Little stock
  • Low overheads
  • National operation & impressive customer base
  • Turnover £203,014
  • Gross Profit margin 42%
  • Net profit £49,000 (part time owner)

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £80,000

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SOLD : Specialist Label Printer - Westcountry
  • Established by current owners 1990
  • Wide range of applications
  • Specialises in high value short runs
  • Extremely well equipped
  • Operates from modern industrial unit
  • Turnover above £200,000
  • Gross profit margin over 60%
  • Net profit over £100,000
  • Personal sale reason

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £250,000

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SOLD : Motor Engine Reconditioning Business
  • Established 1980
  • Excellent reputation with owners & the trade
  • Fully equipped for any job
  • Turnover around £155,000
  • Gross profit margin over 41%
  • Net profit in excess of £37,000
  • 1,200 sq.ft. leasehold premises

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £50,000

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SOLD : Removals & Storage Business
  • Based in prosperous west Dorset
  • 18,000 sq.ft. refurbished period building & further modern building 15,000 sq.ft. + mezzanine
  • 4 vehicles
  • Turnover £320,000
  • Net profit £119,000
  • Retirement sale

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £125,000

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SOLD : Niche Market Distribution Business - U.K. Wide Operation
  • Established 1999
  • Sole dealership rights for U.K. & Ireland
  • Unique imported equine product, supplying distributors, retailers & end users
  • Selling to growth market with 45% annual growth on main product line
  • Small stock
  • Current owners run business from home premises
  • Turnover £217,000
  • Gross margin 32.7%
  • Net profit £45,000
  • Scope to raise prices

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £125,000

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SOLD : Supplier of Sales Promotional Material - South West/South Wales
  • Mainly specialising in the motor trade
  • All production sub-contracted to order
  • Easily run business operating from home
  • Can be relocated anywhere within operating area
  • Established over 20 years
  • Loyal customer base (around 2,000)
  • No marketing for new customers undertaken (real scope)
  • Turnover approximately £240,000
  • Net profit over £60,000
  • Retirement sale

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS ABOVE £85,000

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SOLD : Manufacturer of Metal Signs, Name-Plates, Plaques, etc.
  • Established 1983 – still owned by founding family
  • Customers throughout U.K., mainly industrial/commercial companies
  • Turnover above £100,000 and rising
  • Net profit approaching £60,000
  • Skills can be transferred within reasonable time – further assistance from vendors offered

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £75,000

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SOLD : Bookbinding, Assembly of Publishing Products for Distribution business
  • Long established
  • Limited competition
  • Loyal customers
  • Downsized for personal preference – scope to grow
  • Not hi-tech. Readily transferable skills
  • Extended handover & training offered
  • Steady turnover just over £100,000
  • Net profit £75,000
  • Retirement sale

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £75,000

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SOLD : Freehold Launderette - Newquay
  • Taking £45,000
  • Long established
  • Excellent trading location close major supermarket
  • Year round trade with strong seasonal boost
  • Reasonable hours – real scope to open longer hours if required
  • Retirement sale

MARKETING PRICE : OFFERS AROUND £150,000

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SOLD : Domiciliary Care Agency
  • Established by current owners 1993
  • Covering North Cornwall & a small area of Devon
  • Personal care & domestic services
  • Private & local authority clients
  • More work available but has operated within personal comfort zone
  • Excellent reputation with medical & social services sectors
  • C.S.C.I. registered
  • Turnover comfortably above £300,000
  • Net profit around £100,000
  • Real scope for expansion

MARKETING PRICE : OFFE…

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