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 excellent reputation for the business with the help of their skilled stonemason workforce and mainly carry out work for private customers across East Devon.

With Jim and Heather deciding that it was time to consider retirement and they chose to instruct specialist business transfer agency, Beardsley Theobalds of Exeter (01392 253071) to act for them. A national marketing campaign was conducted and the business was also advertised on their own and other industry web sites. The business attracted interest from across The South West and from people with a diverse range of backgrounds but mainly in associated industries. The new owners are Jaco and Anika Joubert with parental support from Jean and Lydia le Riche. Between them they have many years’ experience and aim to continue with the excellent service and Jim and Heather Field will be on hand to ensure a smooth handover with Jim continuing to be involved as a consultant as he eases into retirement. It is a big step for Jaco and Anika relocating from Cornwall with their young family which shows their commitment to ensuring that H.A. Hoskin will continue in East Devon.

Charles Webb, Beardsley Theobalds