Business Admin

10
Oct

SOLD – Landscape Gardening Business, Oxfordshire – Marketing Price £15,000

Priced for quick sale – owner emigrating Hard landscape specialists Fencing, paving, water features, decking & driveways Established since 1987 Excellent local reputation High percentage repeat business Experienced full time staff Runs from home office Website display of completed projects/testimonials Referrals from local garden designers Minimal stock held Turnover £138,917 (y/e 28.02.05) Gross Profit £51,036 (y/e 28.02.05) Net Profit £33,209

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5
Sep

SOLD – Greetings Cards Shop, South Devon – Marketing Price £130,000

Almost complete refit 1998 Little competition in the town Most main brands stocked Trade mainly mid to upper range Member of buying group Turnover approximately £164,000 net of v.a.t. Gross Profit 49% Net Profit over £58,000 Run almost entirely by staff New lease offered

5
Sep

SOLD – Designer & Supplier of Bespoke Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms, Wiltshire – Marketing Price £350,000

Established 1991 Not a manufacturer. Bespoke rather than branded products supplied (except appliances) Very high reputation for quality of service and product Operating from two well appointed showrooms (one at head office) Turnover £1.3 million (y/e 31.08.04) Gross Profit margin 36% Net Profit £217,000 Cash positive business Minimal stock (except showroom displays) Excellent cad system used by sales consultants Offered

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31
Aug

SOLD – Joinery Company, Cornwall – Marketing Price £195,000

Established 1976 Fully qualified workforce Well equipped workshop with up-to-date well maintained machinery On target to achieve £370,000 Turnover and Net Profit around £130,000 (y/e 31 March 2005)

5
Aug

SOLD – Industrial/Commercial Ventilation, Design, Assembly & Installation Company, South Warwickshire – Marketing Price £100,000

Established over 22 years Suppliers to public sector & commercial catering clients Extraction systems for manufacturing & leisure environments Significant growth potential Environmental health legislation creating demand Oriental kitchens – odour dispersal equipment Bar/restaurant smoke extraction systems Air conditioning installations Cost effective, leasehold premises in rural location Turnover (excluding V.A.T.) – £297,588 (y/e 31.08.03) Net Profit – £61,950 (y/e 31.08.03)

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31
Jul

SOLD – Retail Emporium, Devon – Marketing Price £30,000

Extremely popular business – established 1992  Mainly dealing in government surplus product  Huge variety of stock with fast turnover  3,850 sq.ft. retail area  Turnover averaging almost £22,000 per month in 6 months to march 2005 at over 50% Gross Profit  BARGAIN PRICE – offers around £30,000 for a quick sale 

29
Jul

SOLD – Two Potential Residential Building Sites, Cornwall – Marketing Price £300,000

One site with potential for two dwellings One site with potential for four dwellings Electricity, water & mains drainage to each site Level, easily developed land close to town centre To be sold as one package

7
Jul

SOLD – Marine Engineering Company, Cornwall – Marketing Price £45,000

Established 1975 – first time on the market Fully equipped workshops on harbour quay Agencies held for well-known marine engines Reluctantly for sale for health reasons – much work turned away Major harbour redevelopment plans Price reflects need for early sale

30
Jun

SOLD – Prontaprint Franchise, Hampshire – Marketing Price £60,000

Established and in same ownership 22 years Part of Europe’s largest network Town centre location Excellent customer base and reputation Turnover £187,646 net of V.A.T. (y/e 30.09.04) Gross Profit margin 69.8% Net Profit £41,643 5 days per week operation Premises on 4 floors Lease to 2008 Retirement sale

21
Jun

SOLD – Wholesaler of Organic Fruit & Vegetables, Devon – Marketing Price £300,000

Established 1993 Largest in south west Purchasing from farms & ‘Covent Garden’ Distribution throughout south west Turnover £670,000 p.a. Rapid growth – expected to continue Gross Profit margin 39% Net Profit £211,000 Directors willing to remain part time if required Available for relocation