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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


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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


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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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SOLD : Cleaning & Laundry Service Business
  • Excellent name & reputation
  • Private & commercial work undertaken
  • Collection & delivery service operated
  • Well equipped premises & good staff
  • Turnover £165,000
  • Net profit £50,000
  • Certain work (larger commercial jobs) has been turned down
  • Very little marketing conducted (to promote business) for last 8+ years
  • Real scope for increasing trade
  • Well organised & well managed business
  • Offered for sale due to ill he…
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SOLD : Sale of Distributor of Trailer Parts & Towbar Electrics Attracts Interest from Near & Far

Line 1 was established in 1985 and was acquired by Michael Strange in 1997 and the business operates from the Ferndown Industrial Estate in Wimborne, Dorset. Stocking and distributing a comprehensive range of towbar electrics and trailer parts, the business has gained a well earned reputation for speed of service amongst its customers by holding a range of nearly 1,000 products and being able to …

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SOLD : Easily Managed & Highly Profitable Self Storage Business
  • 29 storage units (capacity for many more)
  • Owner operated (no staff) – office/administration work amounts to around 4 hours per week only!
  • Well sited & secure business premises
  • Turnover £33,000
  • Net profit £21,000
  • Severe health problems forces sale
  • Very attractively priced to encourage quick sale


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SOLD : Long Established Bespoke Shop Fittings Manufacturer Sells to New Owners

Dymond Engineering was established in 1981 by Colin and Alison Dymond and has grown to a £1m+ enterprise employing 15 people. The company designs and manufactures high quality shop fitting and point of sale display equipment, selling throughout The United Kingdom and abroad via shop fitting companies and also direct to end users who range from large multiple retailers to small fashion boutiques. …

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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


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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.


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