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AC340-Freehold Hotel, Restaurant & Nightclub or Development Site - For Sale or Lease 1676
GBP 3277920
Hotels and Motels, Real Estate
Bangor, Wales, Wales, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/13/2015
No of Employees:12 Established Year: 1993
Asking price includes: Substantial Freehold Property All fixtures and fittings Fully licensed Public/Residential Bar Superb central location Panoramic sea views 30 Guest Bedrooms 60 seat dining room Basement suitable for nightclub Planning permission for 16 apartments & 5 commercial units Right to use 60 car spaces Goodwill Business profile: This is an opportunity to acquire a freehold hotel in a truly stunning cliff top location with panoramic sea views. It is situated in a very desirable destination town close to many attractions, areas of interest and outstanding natural beauty. The hotel has been owned by the present owners for some twenty years, and although it is in need of some restoration it presents a fantastic opportunity for a buyer, either to build the business or to convert the freehold into 16 luxury apartments with fantastic views, plus 5 commercial units on the ground floor. The property is centrally located with one of its walls being part of the ancient City Wall. The area is also under-going significant investment: next door McCarthy & Stone are building 40 retirement apartments and around the corner Premier Inn is building a hotel with 70 rooms. The hotel provides accommodation in 21 ensuite rooms with a further 9 rooms that are currently not renovated. On the ground floor there is circa 4,500 square feet of space comprising, reception, a magnificent 60 seat dining room, two licensed bars and kitchens and storage. The basement is circa 1,000 square feet in area and would be perfect for either a nightclub or licensed bar. Across the road and only a few paces away are 60 pay & display car spaces available for guests of the hotel. Equipment: Aside from the personal effects of the current owners the sale of the business includes furniture, fixtures and fittings together with decorations throughout the hotel. All of the equipment in the commercial kitchen, plus a fully equipped bar and a fine dining restaurant is included in the sale. Hotel Facilities: • Function room for business/conferences/special occasions etc. • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel • Drying room for wet clothes & shoes • Taxi services organised • Cycle and golf club storage • Fax and copying facilities • Free limited parking in private car park • Car hire organised • Free town guide & tourist information leaflets • Laundry & dry cleaning arranged Customer Service: Friendly, personal service has been the key to the success of this business to date. The owners offer a warm welcome to all of their guests, many of whom return time and time again. The hotel is family orientated and clients include tourists, activity guests, wedding guests, corporate clients, and specialist interest groups who are drawn to the area. Key Strengths: • Beautiful location, views and surrounding areas • Next door to two high profile new developments providing significant new footfall • Fantastic development potential • Outline planning permission • Excellent and loyal staff with senior management Key Opportunities: There is an excellent opportunity either to turn the building into apartments and commercial units or to build on the very solid foundations of this business. With a growing demand for its accommodation and facilities within a very desirable and picturesque setting there is the capacity to continue increasing turnover and profitability through ongoing trade, particularly in relation to more development of the food offering, the off season trade and specialist interest groups market. The development of more product led breaks is also an area to tap into. Marketing and Advertising: The business has only tentatively embraced technology and this is an area for considerable opportunity. The website is fairly basic and again the updating and refreshing of the website and all social media would provide considerable benefits. The property has a high profile presence in the local market and good word of mouth recommendations. The business enjoys repeat visits from customers who enjoy the levels of service, the beautiful setting and the warm friendly atmosphere. Employees: The vendor works occasionally in the business on a strategic level and is responsible for marketing the business and developing its ongoing strategies. The business employs a comprehensive team of 10-12 staff depending on seasonality. All staff are hardworking and a real asset of the company. Support and Training: The current owners will provide full business familiarisation, training and handover to ensure a smooth transfer of the business to new owners, though as the business has a very capable structured team in place it is not thought that this will need to be extensive. Reason for Sale: Genuine retirement sale more details..
AH142-Premier Retailer of Musical Instruments, Guitars, Drums & Keyboards, accessories and audio equ 1677
GBP 114727
Miscellaneous Retail, Retail
London, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/13/2015
No of Employees:2 Established Year: 1988
Leasehold Asking Price: £70,000 plus SAV (circa £50,000 of equipment). Asking price includes: Turnover circa £307,822 Gross Profit £109,197 Net Profit £41,197 Excellent Trading History over 25years Huge Growth Potential 1st class location Training and handover Unrivalled reputation Goodwill Web-site Business profile: Established 1988, this business is a retailer of musical instruments guitars, drums & keyboards along with accessories and audio equipment plus undertaking equipment repair work. The store is located in an affluent 1st class location and has an excellent reputation and trading history. Superb relationships with manufacturers and equipment suppliers have been formed over the trading years that secure great benefits when requesting hard to source equipment. This is a unique business with a knowledge of equipment that is second to none, all floor staff are concientious and have a real passion for their work. Customers can be sure they receive the right advice and help to ensure they purchase the right equipment. There is no local competition to this store so customers return time and again and have built up a real rapport with the owner and staff. The store focuses on giving all customers great value and service and as an average have in excess of 200 guitars in stock at any one time. Stock: The stock held by the business is an extensive range of instruments found within the industry comprising electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, drums and effects pedals brand names including Roland, Yamaha, Fender and Ibanez, to name but a few. Customer Service: Providing personal attention, the business works one-to-one with customers to ensure that they provide them with the appropriate equipment. Customer service is the top priority and staff provide a professional and knowledgeable service. Key Strengths: With a reputation spanning many years this business is highly respected with an excellent trading history, and as a result has sold instruments to many big name performers in the music industry. It also enjoys great visible awareness and has an extensive, loyal client base. Aside from its own extensive inventory, this business has excellent contacts and relationships with manufacturers and suppliers to the industry to ensure a wide range of equipment can be readily sourced at very competitive prices. Not only can this business supply the very best and most appropriate equipment but it has also established an unrivalled reputation for employing only the very best, professional staff. Key Opportunities: There is an outstanding opportunity to build on the existing customer base of this business by increasing sales from the Internet. Expanding the Internet side of the business could have a significant impact by increasing the turnover up to 100%. Premises: The business operates form a prime location in the heart of very artistically cultural Crouch End, North London. The leasehold premises are circa 800 sq. ft. and have a very valuable rear car parking space that is so rare in this area. The annual rent is £19,000 with rates of £10,000 A new lease is being negotiated and we are assured of easy transfer, (subject to status). Business Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday: 12am – 5pm Advertising: Whilst the business advertises on Google, the owner and business name has been a consistent presence within the area for over 25 years and so benefits greatly for significant trade awareness. The business also has a very well designed and informative website that performs very well in all the major search engines for relevant search terms but by far the most effective form of marketing for the business is the strong word of mouth recommendation the business enjoys – testimony to its outstanding reputation. Employees: The founder and his wife are responsible for the day-to-day running of the operation supported by 2 sales staff. Support and Training: The vendor could assist with handover for a negotiated period of time. Reason for Sale: This is a genuine retirement sale due to health reasons. more details..
AL226-Garage services Business operating across two sites offering service and repair, Class IV Mot 1678
GBP 270428
Auto Repair, Parts & Services, Services
London, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/12/2015
No of Employees:1 Established Year: 1970
Turner Butler has been appointed to invite offers of purchase for 100% of the Issued Share Capital of a garage services Business operating across two sites – with approximately 65% of turnover arising from tyre sales. Key strengths: The business has the following key attributes: • Well-established and well-known business – operating successfully since the mid 1970’s. • Garage services, Class 4 MOT’s but almost two thirds of turnover arising from tyre sales. • Two prominent well-known locations within 25 miles of each other. • Private motorist dominated customer base – but also a strong presence within the local agricultural industry. • Highly qualified, loyal staff. • Full range of equipment – MOT stations in both outlets. • High levels of customer service. • Reputation for fast turnaround of customers. The business provides an acquirer with: • An ideal bolt on for a company already operating in the garage services/tyre retail or wholesale sector, looking to expand their geographical coverage. • An excellent ‘starter’ business opportunity for anyone looking to establish a foothold in the garage services/tyre retail sector. more details..
AL227-Specialist E-Commerce New Vauxhall Parts Distributor/Retailer Supplying new parts worldwide 1679
GBP 409740
Automotive Dealers, Retail
Bath, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/12/2015
No of Employees:1 Established Year: 2008
Asking Price:£165,000 + SAV Asking price includes: Turnover circa £165,588 Net profit £41,395 Net asset value circa £250,000 - TBA on completion Bespoke Website with First Class Google ranking Brand name stock availability Fully relocatable Business profile: This business is a market leading, specialist e-commerce business. A Vauxhall Vehicle New Parts Distributor/Retailer supplying new high quality brand name motor parts worldwide through a very user friendly comprehensive and interactive website. The website was created by the vendor who saw a niche market back in 2005 and created the website that went live in 2008. Since that time the site has grown to become one of the largest of four such websites in the UK and it now ships worldwide with in excess of 2 million unique visitors, along with 19,000 + registered users. Just some of the excellent features the website has to offer; Community Discounts: The website has built a very reputable trade with online Vauxhall clubs enabling their premium members to get a discount on their orders. The discount is set by the amount the community spend within the last (rolling) 60 day period. The more the community spend the higher the discount. Part Searches: Every part number that is entered into the search engine is recorded and monitored by the website. If a part number is searched more than 3 times in 24 hour period the website will alert the admin on the admin panel of that specific part to find out its availability, its description and pricing. The admin can then decide to either list the part for sale, report it as an obsolete item or if no details are found report it for requesting further information. Requesting further information lets the website know the admin cannot find any suitable details for the part number searched. The next time a user enters the part number they are then prompted with a more information box requesting: The users vehicle reg and / or details and a description of the part and its function or location. Non Sold and Sales Movement Management: The website also runs and monitors sales and non-sales of parts. It is set to run a 10% discount on parts not sold within 300 days, a 20% discount on parts not sold within 400 days and a cost + 15% is a part has not been sold within 600 days. This ensures most parts remain constantly moving. Stock Levels and Replenishment Management: The website also monitors stock levels and alerts the admin of parts that are required to be ordered by monitoring the sales and usages. User Stock Notification: If a part is not in stock a user / member can add this to his watch list and as soon as the part is back in stock and available, the website will email a notification. Part Number Requests: Customers can put in part number requests for urgent parts needed. The admin can then search for the part, add it to the website and a notification email is automatically generated to the customer informing them of its price and availability. Adding Vehicle and Categories: The website is fully adaptable to be upgraded with new vehicle models as and when they are released. This is all available within the admin panel. Adding Parts: Parts can be added to the website within 2 minutes. The part can also then be assigned to the main vehicle catalogue so the part can be assigned to a vehicle and engine code combination via the admin panel. This allows the user to locate the part via their vehicle if they do not know the part number. This process takes approximately 2-4 minutes on a part that has 40 different combinations. The whole process was restructured in 2012 to make it easier for the admin to add parts as quickly as possible to enable them to continue to others areas. Along with this impressive list there are further features and monitoring management elements to this website. The bespoke website has a no.1 ranking on Google through organic growth, plus an excellent reputation for having an extremely user friendly search system. The wide range and varying stock of circa 75,000 individual Vauxhall motor parts attracts many clients. Trade orders are received from across Europe via the website or mail order, plus there are excellent pricing structures in place aimed at retail customers. All customers can collect in branch or choose the company distribution service. The business ensures that all customer orders are promptly delivered, which again ensures plenty of repeat custom. The business provides an acquirer with a highly profitable, growing e-commerce business and as such should appeal to another e-commerce or mail order operation looking to extend their business interests or another retailer or wholesaler already operating in the motor industry sector or maybe a buyer looking to establish a foothold in e-commerce via the acquisition of this business. Customer Service: The business prides itself on their customer care & high quality parts and has continued to grow by adhering to these principles and retailing only branded products. Key Strengths: This opportunity is a market leading e-commerce site supplying Vauxhall new parts, distributing to a strong, well-established world-wide customer base. Being a leading distributor enables the business to provide trade and retail customers with a very competitive pricing structure for small, medium and large scale businesses. Growth and Expansion: There is an outstanding opportunity to build on the existing business levels and customer base of this company and expand the marketing to the current database. With a constant demand for the high quality branded products, a new owner will have every advantage of building on an excellent platform. Premises: There are no premises available with the sale however there are a number of storage units available to the purchaser if he/she is in the local area otherwise secure storage space will be required for the large stock quantities held. Advertising: The bespoke website attracts plenty of business and showcases the company extremely well. The business has a large Facebook and Twitter following and 80% of the 19,000 registered users receive news letters referring to offers and pricees. Employees: The business is owner run. Support and Training: Support and training will be provided for the new owner for a smooth transition of ownership. Reason for Sale: Other business interests more details..
GC097-Professional/Accredited Commercial Contract Cleaning Company CHAS/BICS Registered 1680
GBP 409740
Commercial Cleaning, Services
Bath, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/12/2015
No of Employees:85 Established Year: 2000
Leasehold Asking price: O.I.R.O. £250,000 Asking price includes: Turnover for current financial year circa £700,000 per annum Turnover for last financial year circa £572,000 per annum Gross Profits for last financial year circa £223,000 per annum Fleet of Sign-written vehicles Impressive levels of plant and equipment (circa £60,000) “Own brand” consumable stock Growing year on year Impressive staff team Excellent back office systems Superb large commercial customer base Ongoing future revenues with contracted customers Multiple revenue streams Handover and training Goodwill Website Business profile: This very successful commercial contract cleaning company has enjoyed impressive growth over the last couple of years. This trend is expected to continue as the company’s reputation goes from strength to strength. The growth has been organic and driven by the company’s belief that customer service is key, which has enabled the company to rapidly develop its customer base, to include some of the largest organisations in the surrounding areas and beyond that provide growing volumes of business, with excellent profit margins being achieved. The business specialises in providing all cleaning (including commercial window cleaning) and hygiene requirements for supermarkets, offices, hotels, factories, retail units and company premises within a 50 mile radius of its base, but has be known to go further a-field, if so required, such is its reputation. The company boasts a large number of customers, many of whom are blue chip and already has contracts in place. Attention to detail and a full understanding of clients' requirements have proved the foundation of the considerable success achieved by this business. The ethos of the business is to provide a friendly professional and efficient service to the client. The quality of work is very high and the staff are reliable and flexible in their approach. The vendor has some 30 years experience in the industry and this is evident in the infrastructure the business has put in place. The company is very proud of the excellent working relationships that have been developed with clients. Many clients are long standing and provide regular repeat business opportunities. Approximately 60% of customers have been with the business since its formation. The company operates a 24-hour call out service to its clients, as required. Because of the service levels the business provides it has built up a very impressive account base including many large organisations within both the public and private sector. The company is fully conversant with all current legislation and guidelines relating to health and safety and has its own strict policy document that it adheres to at all times. This is further backed up by the company’s impressive range of accreditations and registrations that ensure a high quality of service and treatment, both for customers and employees. Equipment: The offices are fully equipped with a fully networked and automated IT based administration system that is fully backed up offsite using Cloud technology. The company also utilises Sage accounting and payroll software packages. The business has a fleet of some 7 modern vehicles (6 of which are fully owned), with all vans sign written and in good condition. Each vehicle is fitted with a tracker. A huge level of equipment including market leading reach and wash window cleaning systems, scrubbers, polishers, steamers, buffers, wet vacuums etc. is offered. A full list of equipment is available to interested parties (circa £60,000). It also carries a good stock of its own label chemicals. Customer Service: This business is dedicated to providing 100% customer satisfaction, making every effort to satisfy the requirements, however big or small of existing and potential customers. It is this flexibility and willingness to “go the extra mile” that has fuelled its impressive growth to date. This is further demonstrated by the exceptional levels of repeat business and customer loyalty the business enjoys. This business provides quality services at highly competitive rates and clients receive a professional and efficient service. This is backed up through the company’s accreditations and registrations including: • CHAS Membership • British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS) Membership • Local Chamber of Commerce- Preferred cleaner status Key Strengths: The company has been developed in such a way so it can cater for the most demanding of clients. The infrastructure is in place including staff, systems, facilities, knowledge, experience and accreditations. Because of this the company is able to offer a consistent high level of service and has built up an impressive reputation on the back of this. The company also have a very strong pipeline of future revenues with many contracts in place with large organisations that should provide consistent and profitable ongoing business levels. It also has an excellent team structure and tried and tested internal policies. Attention to detail and a friendly yet professional approach by all personnel is one of the main factors for the success of the business, as is speed of response and the ability to provide suitable solutions for a variety of different scenarios as and when they arise. The comprehensive service that it provides ensures the business maintains and continues to grow its already impressive customer base and to remain a leader in the commercial cleaning sector in the area. The business has strong links with both its suppliers and customers. This is demonstrated by the excellent profitability it enjoys. Growth and Expansion: The business currently operates within the South Yorkshire region. There are many opportunities that exist within this region should the business wish to proactively target growth. To date the company has never felt the need to actively market the company with external sales personnel as most of its work comes via referrals, repeat business and word of mouth recommendations. With a more proactive sales and marketing function a new owner could significantly increase revenues and turnover within the business, both with existing and new clients. The commercial window cleaning could certainly be increased as this currently accounts for just 10% of turnover. More janitorial and consumable sales could also grow the business as the company does not really promote this part of the business. Premises: The business operates from ideal leasehold premises on an industrial estate with excellent storage and good access. The premises are leasehold. Current lease is a 3 year one. Current rent is circa £168/week. Rates are circa £2,000 p.a. Premises comprise offices, stores and own yard. Total area is circa 2,500 square feet. There is parking in the yard and plenty of parking on the surrounding roads. Business Hours: Office hours 9-5 Monday to Friday. The business offers a 24/7 hour call out service to clients such as hotels but the vendor advises they are very rarely called upon. Security: The premises are fully alarmed and highly secure with Redcare cover. All vehicles have trackers fitted. Advertising and Marketing: The business has never felt the need to advertise previously. There are excellent opportunities to increase this in line with a new sales and marketing push which would reap immediate rewards in existing and new market sectors. A high proportion of the business's revenue has been due to its excellent reputation for quality and service and strong word of mouth recommendation and is expected to continue. The sign-written vans keep a high company profile. The business has recently developed a well designed informative website and it does carry some internet based marketing in the way of pay per click/Google adwords. Employees: The current owner has built an excellent staff structure and operating systems that means he can work mainly on a strategic level, working full time within the business with his wife working 3 days a week as office manager. The business employs circa 85 people in total (the majority of which are part time cleaning operatives). Key full time staff include: 1 Operations/ Contracts Manager 2 Regional Supervisors 1 Window Cleaning Manager 1 Head Housekeeper Support and Training The vendor is happy to provide a comprehensive handover to ensure a smooth seamless takeover and is prepared to stay on for further period as a consultant if so required by a new owner. Reason for Sale: The vendor is approaching retirement age and is planning his exit strategy. He also wishes to spend more time in his overseas property.. more details..
GD106-Climate Control/Air Conditioning Equipment B2B Wholesaler Own brand product range 1681
GBP 655584
Other Business Services, Services
Bath, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/12/2015
No of Employees:2 Established Year: 2000
Asking price includes: Successful range of high quality own brand products Sales for financial year circa £405,000 p.a. Gross Profits circa £175,000 p.a. EBITDA circa £145,000 p.a. “Adjusted” EBITDA circa £163,000 p.a. Trade marks Certificated manufacturing partners Growing B2B customer/reseller base Low cost business model Ongoing growth pattern Websites Goodwill Business profile: This now established and dynamic business specialises in the commercial sale and supply of both its own brand and other banded Climate Control Equipment to the UK market place. This organisations main customer base is business 2 business, with some 35-40 regular customers to whom it wholesales its product range. Customers include air conditioning companies, contractors and business user’s direct and online retailers, many of whom re-sell the business’s product on their behalf. The business specialises in the supply of high quality self-contained climate control products that require little or no fitting- so as to alleviate the need for technical and installation staff. This highly effective approach has enabled the business to trade successfully on a national scale and achieve impressive growth rates to date. The company has literally searched the world to source the most robust, top quality, functional and easy to install air conditioning units that are suitable and fully compliant for the UK market. The business has worked hard to achieve this and put in place exclusive arrangements with key suppliers to protect its position within the UK marketplace. The company can now boast an impressive range of own brand top quality offerings including air conditioning units, heaters and dehumidifiers. The majority of models are made and branded for the business by their overseas supply partners’. However the business has also established several strategic alliances with UK based companies who have unique products that are also of interest to their existing customer base. Sourcing of products, marketing and finance functions are all managed in house by the vendors, whilst freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution and warranty repairs are all outsourced. The business runs two websites that showcase its product ranges. Each site caters for different market sectors and both generate impressive sales. This is illustrated by the ongoing growth the business has enjoyed since inception. Equipment: The business utilises a superb administration, accounting and invoicing package that enables the business to run effectively. Customer Service: The business considers simply that satisfied customers come back, and on this basis has maintained levels of product and service quality intended to best guarantee this satisfaction. The brand is associated with high quality products that are regarded as top of the range and rich in functionality, technologically advanced and very low noise. Product ranges are duly tested to ensure they comply with relevant BS standards. The business has set up very good working relationships with their logistics partner which ensures customers receive prompt and efficient “drop-ship” service, thus delivering direct to their clients using sub-contract couriers. Key Strengths: The business has established itself over time by providing its own high quality branded products at competitive prices without compromising on service and flexibility, time and time again. The profile of the company is such that it processes high value orders from high profile customers. This means that administration overheads are exceptionally low which results in impressive profits being posted. Other strengths of the company include: • An extensive accumulated knowledge of Far East suppliers. • Sole agency and exclusive agreements in place with suppliers. • An extensive Trade database for email marketing and other activity. • A low cost streamlined distribution operation. • Low overheads with nearly all costs being volume related • Established, sound administrative procedures that can be easily transferred. • The ability to operate the administration from anywhere in the world. • Sophisticated cost models to ensure profitability • Relocatable Growth and Expansion: This business offers a new owner the opportunity to build on the existing products and customer base. There are many excellent avenues for growth, which the current owner has delayed because of his intention to retire. Additional sales staff plus investment in advertising and marketing could very easily increase the revenue of the business through wider distribution of existing products. There is also capacity to increase turnover through the introduction of additional products. Climate control technology and heat pump technology is now allowing for air conditioning units to provide efficient methods of heating a building, not just cooling. This is expected to generate new demand, especially in light of the ever rising cost of traditional forms of heating. A new owner contributing fresh ideas and investment in sales and marketing resources will have every advantage of building on an excellent platform. Premises: There are no premises associated with the sale as the business is run from a home office environment. It is truly relocatable. The business works closely with its logistics partner who stores and ships products on their behalf. The business is charged for this service by the pallet so only pays for what stock is actually in situ at any one time. The storage facility is currently located in the Midlands but a new owner could relocate this service or take it in house should they so require. Business Hours: As required. Advertising and Marketing: The business enjoys high levels of repeat business and referrals from a loyal and growing customer base. Occasional flyers are sent out via an extensive mailing list plus undertaking some advertising via Google and Trade magazines. From time to time it has attended trade shows but would certainly benefit from a more proactive marketing campaign and possibly the utilisation of direct sales agents. The company Trade Marks are now well recognised in the Air Conditioning industry, plus the customer base also promotes the products on their behalf. The vendors have been quick to see the growth in online sales and provide all trade marketing materials required by its resellers to maximise this revenue stream. The company has two informative websites but these could certainly be developed further to exploit e-commerce. Employees: The business has no employees. It is currently run by a husband and wife partnership. Support and Training: Full support will be provided to the successful purchaser during handover to ensure a seamless transition of ownership. This should be a relatively easy process as the business model is simple and the new owners will require little or no technical expertise in air conditioning technology. The vendor is happy to stay on for a longer period should a new owner so require, subject to negotiation. Reason for Sale: This is a genuine retirement sale. more details..
GK232-Sealed Unit Manufacturer and Glass and Glazing Supplier based in South West England 1682
GBP 1519265
Stone, Clay, Glass, Concrete, Manufacturing
Bath, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/12/2015
No of Employees:2 Established Year: 1978
The opportunity exists to acquire all the issued capital of a glass and glazing supplier, (“The Company”). The Company manufactures and sells sealed glass units for predominantly commercial customers, as well as supplying specialist glazing products such as processed glass, structural and ‘over-size’ units. The Business The Company is an established, family owned and managed company which has been in business for over 35 years. It is located in South-West England close to good transport links. The Company is run by the two owners who are both directors and shareholders of the company. Director 1 acts as both Managing and Finance Director. While Director 2 provides technical and design advice as well as site surveying for more complex jobs. A Factory Manager and two supervisors form the middle management of the Company and all of them report to Director 1. In total, excluding the two directors, the Company employs 20-25 full time staff (depending on time of year) covering manufacturing, installation, accounts, sales and deliveries. Key Considerations • Well-known brand with long-standing reputation for integrity, professionalism and in-depth knowledge. • Ability to manufacture ‘over-sized’ sealed glass units unlike other competitors in the region. • Solid, long standing and varied customer base. • Repeat order book. • Loyal, long standing and experienced workforce. • Niche business sector. • Potential for range and market expansion. • Profitable and well managed business. more details..
IA027-Air Conditioning & Light Industrial Refrigeration Contracting Company BS EN ISO9001 Accredit 1683
GBP 804799
Other Business Services, Services
Bath, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/12/2015
No of Employees:11 Established Year: 1948
Asking price includes: Turnover for current year circa £940,000p.a. Gross Profits for current year circa £430.000p.a. Turnover for last financial year circa £800,000p.a. Gross Profits for last financial; years circa £344,000p.a. Net Assets circa £70,000 Over 65 years of successful operation Key employees in place Qualified and highly skilled team of engineers Blue chip clientele Longstanding repeat customer base Fleet of company vans Plant, stock and equipment Support and training Relocatable Website Business profile: This leading air conditioning and light industrial refrigeration contracting company was established in the region some 65 years ago and in that time has established itself as a first class supplier to the many market sectors it serves so well. The company offers reactive and preventative service and maintenance programmes to customers as well as providing a full design and installation service for new project work. The company is also able to offer a full mechanical services package to customers such is its close links with heating and ventilation contractors in the region. Fully BS EN ISO9001 2008 accredited this organisation provide services directly to many large blue chip organisations in the Midlands and beyond. The client mix is varied and prestigious and the business can boast some 100 regular customers. Approximately 60% of revenues are generated via installation works with both reactive and preventative maintenance programmes making up the remaining 40%. The majority of work is carried out within a 100 miles radius of the company’s Midlands base. The company employs an experienced management team and a highly professional workforce capable of managing and undertaking all sizes of projects from conception to full implementation and ongoing support, upgrade and maintenance. This turnkey solution is key to many of their customers. Over the 65 years of its operation, this business has built an enviable reputation for providing a professional, prompt and comprehensive service with high levels of customer service. The staff understand the need to be 100% reliable and this has helped the business develop many long-term client relationships. This business’s commitment to quality, safety and environmental issues is paramount. All work is carried out to the highest standards with all materials and accessories quality approved and compliant with the relevant BS codes and client specifications. All staff are highly qualified, technically very adept, highly motivated and take pride in their work. This ensures the job is always completed to meet the most exacting customer requirements. With turnover for the current financial year projected to reach circa £940,000 p.a. the business is still managing to post impressive figures despite the difficult market conditions we are all experiencing. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a long established, extremely well run and profitable organisation with a very significant customer base and full accreditations. The business has achieved very similar figures for the last few years and a new owner, bringing fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the table could certainly expect to grow these figures should they so wish over the medium to long term. Equipment: This business is as well equipped as would be expected for an organisation of this maturity. Plant includes the latest test equipment, tools, ladders, scaffold and small plant etc. The business also has a fleet of some 5 sign written vans, fitted with trackers that are owned by the business. It also carries a good stock of consumables such as refrigerant. The business utilises fully computerised operating systems that cover estimating, invoicing, purchases, stock etc. as well as specialist “Service Life” software to manage its maintenance programmes. It also has its own CRM sales tool and Sage accounting software. All plant and equipment is included within the sales price. Customer Service: The business has all the necessary accreditations and memberships that enable it to deal with prestigious clients and high profile projects, as it has done for over 65 years. These awards give customer’s piece of mind that all staff are fully competent and conversant with necessary rules and regulations. • B & ES (previously HVCA) • CHAS Accredited Contractor • SAFE Contractor • Refcom • BS EN ISO9001 2008 Accredited The company has invested in staff over the years and are all suitably trained to carry out their duties on site to meet the strictest compliance requirements of their clients. Key Strengths: Having been so active and prominent in the industry for many years this business is very well known and has established a superb reputation for quality and diversity of work, high levels of client service, reliability but perhaps above all its technical ability. The business has excellent staff and a good internal structure, backed up with all the necessary accreditations. With such an excellent reputation this business is constantly in demand. It prides itself on its ability to respond quickly and effectively to customers needs. Consequently this business can boast an impressive range of clients and very high levels of customer retention. It has a dedicated preventative maintenance team that ensures maintenance programmes are adhered to and not affected by reactive maintenance requests. This is a very well run business that has been well managed financially throughout its many years of operation. It has a first class credit rating. This has ensured it gets excellent support from its suppliers and clients alike and enables the business to generate very impressive profit margins on a year to year basis. Key Opportunities: There are several key opportunities to grow the business. The outlook is good for a number of reasons. Legislation banning refrigerant R22 from the end of 2014 will have major implications within the market. This refrigerant is the gas that the majority of older air conditioning systems operate on. The total ban on servicing the refrigeration systems on this plant at the end of 2014 will mean that if these systems then breakdown they will need to be replaced which should give rise to lots of new installation work with both existing and new customers. In addition to this, new heat pump technology is now allowing air conditioning units to be provided and utilised as a very efficient method of heating a building. This opens up a completely new market offering for the business should a new owner wish to pursue this new technology. This company with its highly technical team of staff and trusted name is ideally positioned to tap into this opportunity. Growth and Expansion: With an enviable reputation within the industry and renowned for always meeting if not exceeding client expectations there is an outstanding opportunity to build on the existing services and customer base of this company. The business has a broad customer base that could be developed further as many of its clients are large concerns with multi-site operations. Premises: The business currently operates from leasehold premises. However the freehold could be made available to a buyer should they wish to purchase the premises as part of the sale. The business could also be relocated if need be. The Premises comprise a two storey detached property situated on a very well-known and vibrant industrial estate. There is a large car park area. The company currently occupies the ground floor and sub-lets the first floor (currently 6 separate offices). Ground floor comprises reception area, ground floor offices, workshop, stores and canteen. Total rent paid is circa £24,000 p.a. (This is for all the building. However the business does receive rental income back in from tenants on the first floor. Each office commands a rental income of £3,000 p.a. when rented out. Currently 2 offices are occupied). Rates are circa £7738 p.a. All offices are air conditioned and first floor is double glazed. It is understood the freehold is worth circa £300,000. Please note the asking price of £490,000 excludes the freehold. Business Hours: Standard office hours Advertising and Marketing: Having established an excellent reputation for quality, technical ability, reliability and professionalism the business has little need for advertising relying on the most cost effective form of marketing, word of mouth recommendation. In saying that, it does have an informative website and also benefits from its accreditations listings. Employees: As already mentioned staff are a real asset. The vendor has put a highly skilled team in place to assist him in running the business. The business employs some 11 other staff members including an Operations Manager, Technical/Project Engineer, a Sales and Marketing Executive and an Administrator. This is in addition to the in-house preventative maintenance team, the installations team and reactive maintenance team. All engineering staff are fully trained in their particular trade, have CSCS cards, F Gas certification and enhanced CRB checks. Support and Training: The current owner would be happy to provide full training and support at handover. This should be a relatively simple process as there is a highly capable team in place. Reason for Sale: The vendor is approaching retirement age and now wishes to spend more time pursuing his own hobbies and past times and believes the business is ideally positioned to now be taken though a new period of growth and profitability by maximising the many opportunities at its disposal. more details..
IB016-Manufacturer of cleaning chemicals and detergents and supplier of kitchen equipment and water 1684
Chemicals & Allied Products, Manufacturing
Bath, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/12/2015
No of Employees:1 Established Year: 2000
Turner Butler has been appointed to invite offers of purchase for a majority shareholding in a manufacturer of chemicals and detergents and supplier of kitchen equipment and water softeners, targeted primarily at the catering sector. Key strengths: The business has the following key attributes: • Manufacturer of cleaning chemicals and detergents for commercial dishwashers and laundries. • Intellectual Property Rights - formulae for the cleaning chemicals and detergents together with the electrical control equipment. • Significant gross margins – whilst retailing cleaning chemicals and detergents at a fraction of the price of competitor products. • Leading supplier of kitchen equipment to the catering sector. • Leading local supplier of water softeners. • Renowned for very high levels of customer service. • Wide-ranging, loyal customer base. • High levels of repeat sales for chemicals and detergents. • Significant growth and expansion opportunities. • Easily re-locatable and transferable Business within South/South West England. The business provides an acquirer with: • An ideal bolt on for a company already operating in the catering sector – able to take full advantage of the significant gross margins that would be available to it by manufacturing its own cleaning products and utilising them across its own substantial customer base. • An excellent opportunity for an organisation operating in an adjacent sector – a broader supplier of janitorial materials, for example, looking to diversify and manufacture its own products. more details..
IH035-Mechanical Fabrication Engineers Weld and fabrication, pipe work, duct work, mechanical maint 1685
GBP 320277
Engineering & Accounting Services, Services
Bath, England, England, UK
Announce Date: 13 Feb 14 Closing Date: 2/12/2015
No of Employees:2 Established Year: 2001
Asking price includes: Turnover circa £167,877 per annum Gross Profit circa £129,318 EBITDA £88,253 Net Profit circa £58,348 Net Asset Value (stock) £15K trade value Quality repeat corporate work Huge growth potential Continual work in progress Excellent inventory of machinery and equipment Goodwill Business profile: This is a well-established, reliable mechanical fabrication business specialising in welding and fabrication, pipework & duct work and mechanical maintenance, including large onsite equipment maintenance and ad. hoc. work. There is a workshop facility that gives the ability to manufacture spare parts etc. The vendor started the company in 2001. From the beginning the business has grown and now attracts companies that furnish the business with profitable contracts and projects on a 30 day payment plan. The company has been successful in obtaining repeat work from these clients happy to deal with a firm that is competitive yet reliable and works within time constraints. The work includes welding & fabrication in carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium. This is a small but profitable company that has no bad debts. They are competitive, flexible, work with design briefs and within strict time deadlines. This would be ideal as a bolt on to a company wanting to take on extra work or to someone who just needs a fully functional workshop with work in progress. Equipment: • TIG Welding set 300am stainless steel aluminium (plus small portable of the same) • 300am MIG set for welding steel • Portable stick welder for on-site work • Pillar drill • Manual rollers (six foot) • Rigid pipe threading machine ½ - 4 inches • Assortment of hand tools inc. grinders, drills, percussion drills, magdrills, dumpy level etc. • 2 x Hydraulic pipe benders • Fork lift truck • 2 x vans - Ford Transit(61reg) & Ford Transit Connect(12reg) Customer Service: The business prides itself on their excellent quality and comprehensive service. Every job is carried out to the same high standard by a team of professionals. Key Strengths: The two partners have helped to establish the good name of the company, and there is a healthy amount of work in progress. The business has a very well respected company name and reputation, consistently delivers to client specifications on time and within budget, attracting plenty of repeat business. The partners operate from a fully equipped workshop, completing projects to schedule whatever the size and are equally capable of undertaking work on-site, if required. The company owns a wide range of machinery and equipment, which is included in the sale of the business. This is a fully functional workshop with spare capacity and labour. Growth and Expansion: There are excellent opportunities to increase the level of business. Since inception this business has performed to a high standard and has earned wide-recognition for the quality of work it provides for its clients. With everything in place and with a strong demand for welding and fabricating services, this is a marvellous opportunity for an individual or an existing company to develop and expand on an excellent foundation, especially with further promotion within the appropriate market sectors. The company is well positioned for its next period of growth. With increased marketing and a small investment in developing a website, revenues could be significantly increased. Premises: The premises are leasehold, based on a rolling lease. The annual rent is £4,800 with £zero rates. The building is circa 1,000 sq. ft. in total and comprises of a 900sq. ft. workshop and 100 sq. ft. for the office and kitchen. The premises are fully secured with steel roller shutters and bars on the windows. There is parking available outside for 5 cars. Employees: The business is operated by the two owners. Reason for Sale: The vendor is selling due to health reasons, however full support will be offered to the new buyer to ensure a smooth transition of ownership. more details..

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