Business Sales

2
Feb

SOLD : Design and Print Manufacturing Business in Dorset – Marketing Price of £460,000

Long established family business operating in a market town surrounded by rural areas with a significant catchment area population Operating with margins that most of the industry only aspire to! The business differentiates itself by serving a broad local market with a capability that goes beyond most similar businesses within a competitive physical area. E.g. bound books, letter press Positioned

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2
Feb

SOLD : Joinery Specialist Business based in Devon – Marketing Price of £800,000

Long and very well established Excellent name and reputation Highly skilled and loyal workforce Extensively and valuably equipped All product output manufactured on bespoke basis Enviable client base Lots of repeat, recommended and referred trade No marketing employed to promote business Turnover £1.8m (Net Profit £468,000) Tremendous and genuine scope for further business development Business premises offered with a lease

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6
Sep

SOLD : Devon based Outdoor Experience bought by Somerset firm – the A38 connection – Marketing Price of £1.35m

For anyone travelling along the A38 between Plymouth and Exeter the name of Outdoor Experience is probably well known. Initially trading from a site adjacent to the dual-carriageway at Ashburton and, more recently from a site at Teigngrace, (near Trago Mills and opposite the British Ceramic Tile factory), the business grew from just selling camping gear to offering both new

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4
Sep

SOLD : Contract Flooring business, South West U.K. – Marketing Price of £200,000

Long and well established business Operating throughout the South West but mainly in Devon and Cornwall via branches in Plymouth and Exeter Highly skilled and loyal workforce Turnover £1.27m Net Profit £97,000 prior to directors’ remuneration Genuine scope for significant business expansion On market for sale for first time Retirement sale

7
Jun

SOLD : Specialist in Holiday Home Management & Professional Cleaning Services, Cornwall – Marketing Price of £105,000

Well established Excellent name and reputation Able to rely heavily on recommendations and referrals – so little need for marketing expenditure All ‘housekeepers’ self-employed Operated from home, consequently low overheads Turnover £121,000 Adjusted Net Profit £67,000 Portfolio of clients’ properties purposely restricted to suit subject business owner’s personal requirements (much potential new business regularly rejected!) Currently operating within a 7

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7
Jun

SOLD : Wholesale Suppliers of Products to the Retail Pet Trade – Marketing Price of £115,000

Very long and well established Excellent and loyal customer base Delivery rounds to retail trade customers throughout Cornwall and Devon plus parts of Somerset (also pallet only deliveries to retail trade customers in other areas) Able to rely heavily on repeat and recommended trade – Very little marketing undertaken to promote the business but has developed good followings on Facebook

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24
May

SOLD : Franchise territory sale appeals to people looking to be their own boss but have franchisor support

The commercial property cleaning specialist firm, Betterclean was established in the Plymouth area in 1995 and then acquired by Dan van Kuyk in 2005. Dan set about expanding the business firstly into the Torbay area and then around Exeter and the EX postcode area generally. Via the growth of the operation, three separately identifiable areas using the PL, TQ and

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28
Apr

SOLD : New Owners and New Products but Familiar Faces at Hard Landscaping Business

Country Garden Patio Centre Ltd. based in Clyst St. Mary near Exeter was established in 1986 by John Folan and secured a first class name and reputation supplying quality paving, garden sheds and other hard landscaping materials across Devon and parts of Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall from its base at St. Bridget Nurseries. The business offers advice on products and

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20
Apr

SOLD : Business Expansion by Acquisition Provides Added Geographic Coverage

W.T. Endacott of Okehampton was established circa 1885 and remained in the same family ownership, covering four generations, until a recent sale to allow the owners to retire. Founded in South Zeal the business relocated to East Street, Okehampton in 1984 to a premises that offered a bakery plus shop. An additional shop was taken on in Red Lion Yard

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14
Mar

SOLD : Somerset Businessman Acquires New Business and Relocates

Forgecraft of Cheddar, Somerset has recently been acquired by Richard Hooper who has relocated his existing operation into the Forgecraft base. Forgecraft was founded in 1980 by Greg Anniuk and a former business partner and, as the business expanded, was relocated to premises in Cheddar. The business is a specialist wrought ironwork fabricator with all work undertaken to order only

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