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									                BUSINESSES FOR SALE
          FOR 1 MONTH TO END OF DECEMBER

COMMUNICATIONS

COMPANY NAME: Regional Publication for all Horse and Pony Enthusiasts
DEAL ID: 2620
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER: (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Ref. no: IE09 Business Area Covered: Nottinghamshire,
Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, and South Yorkshire       This
monthly publication is undoubtedly becoming an instantly recognisable equine
publication, featuring competition and show news from around the region.           Well
regarded, this publication has already received a monthly circulation in excess of
2,000 copies. It is respected for its editorial content, making it the number one
choice for competitor and enthusiasts alike. This publication is a monthly, full-colour
magazine for riders of all abilities, with great features, product reviews and fabulous
competitions. The magazines reporters provide reportage covering all of the
disciplines, together with all of the latest news. The reporters can be found out and
about at many events, whether they are riding club events or right through to county
level. This publication is packed with informative features and professional photos;
the pages provide readers and enthusiasts with practical information, news on
current events and an insight into the style, covering issues from veterinary to
saddlery. There is definitely something for everyone and the publication makes an
ideal personal treat or gift, for family and friends. This publication is all about the
local rider, from the novice to the professional, and covers many shows and events.
In addition to the show and event reports, there is also a regional, comprehensive
monthly calendar of events. The publication is available by subscription and also at
many newsagents, articles are written to captivate readers and ensure that every
horse or pony rider has the very best information available to them. The power of
magazines should not be under-estimated; they are a highly efficient medium for
reaching the consumers who are most likely to reward clients’ advertising. This
publication attracts numerous advertisers onto its pages, including local and national
businesses.




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CONSTRUCTION

COMPANY NAME: Roofing Contractor and Merchant 1258RM
DEAL ID: 2600
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 1700000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Based in Bedfordshire and working within a fifty mile
radius. Key features are:- * Two complementary parts - roofing contractors and
roofing merchants. * Working from 1.6-acre freehold site with excellent road links
to London, Midlands and East Anglia. * Contracting arm has own scaffolding
department and works mainly for councils and housing associations. * Merchant
arm supplies to local builders and general public. * General manager runs the
business,with the two owners only involved part-time. * Sales of £1.7 million give
net profit of £150,000. * Excellent standalone business, or as an acquisition by an
existing firm. * After more than thirty years the owners are retiring. * Asking
price of £575,000 plus stock at valuation.

COMPANY NAME: Construction & Industrial Suppliers (01APZ)
DEAL ID: 2592
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 1250000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: T/o £1.25m (’04) ,16.4%GP, £150+k aNP.                    75%
fasteners/nuts/bolts etc, 25% accessories/special orders, trade counter, 400+ active
clients, semi-managed, relocatable, regional market leader, very confidential
retirement sale



MANUFACTURING

COMPANY NAME: Independent Plant & Tool Hire Company
DEAL ID: 2591
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): 1,500,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Well Established Independent Plant &Tool Hire Company
One Stop Hire Shop For Trade & DIY Ref. no: GF07 Location West London Asking
price £795,000 Turnover exceeds £1,500,000 per annum The construction industry is
a main stay of the British economy. This well-established independent plant & tool
hire Company has been offering professional assistance and friendly advice to DIY
and Trade customers for a number of years. This hire company was established in
1993, and has a highly respected reputation in its field for supplying plant and
equipment hire for building work, sawing, drilling, painting & decorating, floor
sanding, driveway/patio cleaning, landscaping and digging. This professionally run
company can supply virtually any plant equipment that is requested. With a service
that is second to none the business employs friendly helpful staff that can point
customers in the right direction and explain how everything works. When supplying
customers with the most up-to-date equipment, safety will always be first. The
Company has an extensive range of equipment for hire including:               Garden
machinery: Garden shredders, garden tractors, hedge cutters, lawnmowers and leaf
blowers Hire tools: Blow torches, bottled gas, calor gas, dust extraction units, hand
tools, hot air guns, jet washers, ladders & steps, lighting hire, nail guns, paint
strippers, plant hire, pressure washers, sledge hammers, spray guns and tarmac


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rollers. Makes of plant & machinery for hire: Benford, Bobcat, Bomag, Caterpillar,
Daewoo, Hitachi, Hymac, JCB, Kawasaki, Kobelco, Komatsu, Kubota, Manitou,
Massey Ferguson, Merlo, Montabert, Moxy, Belle, Stihl, Volvo and Yanmar. Plant &
machinery hire services: Digger hire, earthmoving, excavations, groundwork, hedge
cutting, hedge cutters, plant hire, self-drive and site clearance. Big machines
available for hire include: Mini excavator, skip loaders, site dumpers, fork lifts, rollers
and variable width excavators available to trade only. Staff are all trained to
construction industry training board standards and are fully conversant with current
health and safety regulations. The business offers a reliable, prompt and efficient
service in the delivery, maintenance and collection of equipment, and provides
complete and accurate documentation to support all transactions. The success of
this hire company is many faceted, trading from strategically located premises, the
reliability of products and service, the ability of meeting client needs and high quality
standards and professionalism, to mention but a few.

COMPANY NAME: Product Manufacturers and Fabricators
DEAL ID: 2617
LOCATION: The Midlands
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Product Manufacturers and Fabricators from                   Steel,
Aluminium and Stainless Steel          Ref. no: IS04 Location Midlands Since its
establishment in 2001 this business has experienced considerable but controlled
growth.     From their previous employment within the engineering industry, the
owners of the business identified that the general steelwork fabrication trade
appeared to be covered by two ends of the spectrum. At one end were a number of
prestige producers offering ‘ranges’ of products of a high quality nature with all the
back up of implemented quality systems and high quality production facilities. Of a
certain size, manufacturers of this type were not best able to deal with customer
specified solutions on smaller or more specialised projects attracting higher costs and
hence higher prices for this kind of work. Completely at the other end of the
spectrum appeared to be the rough and ready ‘get what you’re given’, less
professional approach typified by the smaller jobbing shops. Filling the gap in the
middle this business combines the same professionalism and quality driven approach
of the larger manufacturers with the quick footed dynamics and flexible offering of
the smaller, targeting projects in the £5,000 - £10,000 range. Not surprisingly at
the core of this business is its ISO 9001:2000 Accreditation, achieved within 18
months of start up.      Primarily a batch and contract supply specialist, this business
can work with any order volume - a single specialised product, volume batch
manufacture or contract supply timed to meet a customer’s particular production
schedule. This business is equally happy to manufacture on a complete supply basis
or as processors of free-issue components or materials. Previous projects have
ranged from the simple supply of unprocessed materials right up to the manufacture
and installation of factory units, degreasing baskets for the Ministry of Defence
(MOD) and ornamental fencing and gates supplied to customers throughout the UK.




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COMPANY NAME: Successful family owned furniture store
DEAL ID: 2618
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): 785,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Successful family owned furniture store Featuring a
fantastic range of furnishings Displayed in an elegant freehold showroom Ref No:
IK49 Location: East Yorkshire Coastal Town            Asking price £995,000 plus Stock
Freehold Property with Three bedroom living accommodation              Turnover exceeds
£785,000 per annum (excluding VAT)           Gross profit exceeds £315,000 per annum
This business has an excellent reputation, earned over the past 100 plus years, for
courteous service and expertise, for the selection and variety of quality furnishings,
for friendly and helpful staff, convenient location, competitive prices and maintaining
an extensive base of satisfied customers, from all walks of life and across many
generations. This family business was founded in the town more than one hundred
years ago, and has established an enviable reputation throughout area for their
products, consistency and reliability. With four generations of expertise to call on,
this store is a success story of style sense and integrity. Today, the store is well
known and respected as one of East Yorkshire’s leading retailers of soft furnishings,
including carpets, vinyl’s, rugs, curtains, blinds, suites, re-upholstery, beds, bedroom
furniture, occasional furniture, etc. The experienced staff are very friendly, and are
always willing to help and give assistance.          The business is based in an ever-
expanding Yorkshire coastal town, with award winning beaches, promenades and
gardens and has three eighteen hole golf courses in the vicinity. This famous seaside
resort has a guaranteed welcome and an irresistible appeal for people of all ages,
providing a perfect location for this fine, quality business. The business name has
become synonymous not only with traditional and contemporary furniture excellence,
but also with the friendly and efficient service it offers to all its clients. The family
owners of the store have been in the furnishings business for many years and are
able to ensure that they stock high quality products. The business has established a
client base throughout the region of discerning and discriminating individuals, with
good taste and style. The furnishings offered by the business fit in with modern
lifestyles, and give its client’s affordable quality and a high level of luxury and style.
The purchase of this business represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a
successful business in an ideal location.

COMPANY NAME: Importers and Distributors of Quality Luggage
DEAL ID: 2598
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Importers and Distributors of Quality Luggage and Trolley
Cases Covering Retail, Wholesale & Cash & Carry Ref. no : AB29 Location Essex
Asking price £1.2 Million The business offered for sale is a well-established importer,
distributor and wholesaler of all types of inspirational travel goods. Established in
1969 the business has many years of expertise in the luggage industry covering all
three sectors, retail, wholesale, and cash & carry. Sourcing and importing branded
and well-put together collections from the Far East under several registered brand
names.      The business supplies quality goods covering everything from wheeled
expanding luggage, suitcase sets, soft bags, overnight bags, flight bags, travel- aids,
shopping bags, shopping trolleys, backpacks, fashion bags and purses,
computer/business bags and luggage accessories.           The business maintains an
excellent and direct relationship with the Far Eastern factories specialising in the
import and distribution of quality luggage and trolley cases. The business prides itself


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on sourcing new and exciting product lines. Having recently branched out into more
areas of the travel goods market the company are now importing many hundreds of
different travel products, allowing them to target a much broader and more diverse
customer base. Through the network of manufacturers the business can customize
their range to provide quality items to fulfil customer's exact requirements. All of the
items are manufactured to a highly detailed specification with full trace-ability of
items throughout the whole process, which is reflected in the finished product. This
business has an excellent reputation for their commitment to providing a personal,
thorough, efficient and friendly service with every effort made in order to satisfy the
customer's requirements.

COMPANY NAME: Design, Supply and Installation of Kitchen & Bedroom
DEAL ID: 2619
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This business is a well-established company with many
years of experience that offers clients a personal service. The aim is to make the
whole process of buying a new kitchen or bedroom as stress free as possible, and
they can offer total project management from conception to completion, giving
customers total peace of mind.         The business turns kitchens or bedrooms of
customer’s dreams into reality. Whether traditional or modern, whatever a customer
wishes to create, this business is confident that they can meet any customer’s
criteria.    Installations are designed to suit individual lifestyles and enhance
customer’s homes. The business designer collaborates with customers to plan their
perfect kitchen, taking into account both functionality and aesthetic appeal.       The
components are selected that combine to make an individual kitchen and achieve the
look that customers are after, innovation and excellence in every aspect of kitchen
and bedroom furniture. To achieve this, the business considers four factors, design
and originality, functionality, practicality and budget.      Whilst offering the best
available quality in laminate work surfaces the business also specialise in timber and
granite alternatives. Increasingly worktops are becoming one of the more focal
points of a kitchen. There is a growing trend towards specialist worktops, using
natural materials to create a working environment that adds style, quality and long
lasting value, whilst being entirely practical and functional.        Timber worktops
provide a hardwearing, long lasting work-surface suitable for the busiest
environment and offers beauty and warmth to add to the overall look that is being
created. Granite offers the ultimate for kitchen work-surfaces, zero maintenance,
particularly suited to today's hectic lifestyles, complimenting any kitchen, granite
offers a beauty and durability to last and last.      The business offers an extensive
range of appliances from all the leading manufacturers at very competitive prices,
including: Whirlpool, Neff, AEG, Bosch, Siemans, Meile, Leisure, Falcon, SMEG,
Stoves, Britannia, Lancanche and many more. A visit to the Company showroom
gives customers a good feel for the range and quality of the products on offer. The
business offer a free, no obligation design service. Each drawing and design is
individual, with great care and attention taken to ensure that the design not only
looks pleasing to the eye but will also be functional.    The furniture supplied by this
business is superbly made, finished and fitted and expresses the personality of its
occupier whilst ingeniously utilizing space. Customer Service: Company philosophy
is to provide very high quality products at an acceptable cost to customers. As well
as offering eye-catching, well built, beautiful kitchens and bedrooms, the business is
also proud to offer value for money and a unique service to be proud of.




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COMPANY NAME: Wholesale Distributor of Die-cast Models and Toys
DEAL ID: 2608
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 469,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Ref. no : AE11 Asking price £1,500,000(including stock at
valuation) Originally established in 1968 as a dealer in philatelic material this very
successful business has evolved to become probably the biggest wholesaler of Corgi
die casts in the world. Ideally located adjacent to the M25 and M1 motorways and
within easy striking distance from Central London this wholesale business supplies
retail outlets nationally and internationally with a very wide range of die cast models
and toys including almost all of the most famous worldwide die cast brands including
Corgi, Minichamps, EFE and many more. With a base of nearly 600 current, active
customers, this business has demonstrated consistent annual growth in turnover of
between 8 and 10%. Operating almost without exception on a payment in advance
basis, this business enjoys a very positive cash flow and significant profits. Product
range     The product range includes some of the biggest toy brands in the world
including Corgi, Minichamps, EFE, LLedo, Hornby, Radio Control, Franklin Mint and
Mattel. Approximately 50% of turnover is dedicated to sales of the Corgi brand. A full
stock list also includes Vanguards, Trackside, Minichamps, Auto Art, Dragon, Ertl,
Forces of Valour, Miller Cars, Playing Cards, Trofeau, EFE, Northcord, Cararama,
Gemini Jets, Ixo, Joal, Kyosho, Spark, Sunstar, Vitesse, Yat Ming, nascars, Vitesse
and Wilton Bradley.

COMPANY NAME: Replica Sports Car Manufacturer
DEAL ID: 2593
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: worldwide appeal, not currently trading - complete moulds,
jigs & plans - two car per month production gives £100k net aNP per annum - very
genuine reason for sale.

COMPANY NAME: Major High Technology Mould Maker offering a High Quality
Competitive Mould
DEAL ID: 2602
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Major High Technology Mould Maker offering a High Quality
Competitive Moulding Service Ref. no: JH05 Established in the mid 1970’s this
opportunity is recognised today as a leading organisation in the design and
production of complex, plastic and foundry moulds for numerous blue chip
companies throughout the UK and abroad. This greatly regarded business has an
excellent blend of highly experienced, qualified toolmakers working in a state of the
art computer controlled plant. The sister company is located nearby in its own
modern premises and enables the provision of a complete tooling and moulding
service form one source. Considerable investment has been made in the latest
Charmilles CNC, EDM wire erosion and die sinking equipment together with 4 axis
CNC vertical machining centres. The quality and range of capacity of this high quality
tool making plant provides for maximum flexibility. A comprehensive range of
microprocessor controlled moulding machines of up to 150-ton lock provides
automated low labour intensive production of quality plastic components in small,
medium or long production runs. Considerable specialist knowledge of unscrewing
tools is available for moulding thread forms; staff are always available for


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consultation on this or any other technical moulding problem. Developing the
product with economic production in mind        Utilising the powerful Duct CAD/CAM
system linked directly to the CNC milling machines and EDM wire and spark eroders
enables the business to develop the product with the customers, producing a
polystyrene or composite model for approval before cutting steel.        With off-line
programming, repeatability of component machining and modifications to the tool
can be easily and quickly made with the minimum of cost. The technical team liase
with company designers and project engineers at every stage ensuring the optimum
tooling and moulding solution. This business has developed a reputation for its
capability in handling the design and manufacture of complex multi cavity and hot
runner tools up to 5 tonnes in weight. The company has sufficient plant capacity and
engineering skills to produce several suites of tools simultaneously. The range and
diversity of products and industries served is too great to mention, but a cross
section includes automotive, cosmetic, communication, defence, white goods,
computer, sports equipment, medical, display packaging, electrical, electronic and
building.      With many years of experience the company has gained levels of
expertise that are unrivalled, this knowledge and skill allows production of the most
simple to the most critical of mouldings. This business is a 'One-Stop-Shop' and the
company philosophy is a very simple one, to produce customer requirements on
time, every time, engineered to exacting quality standards.

COMPANY NAME: MOT Garage & Sales - Somerset3 (18AGC)
DEAL ID: 2594
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 100000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: + Bungalow if required. Est 27yrs, MOT's, general repairs
& car sales. T/o c£100k, GP £56k, NP £25 .Ideal family b'sns. Potential site
development for residential property subject to planning. Price with f/hld £550k or
£375k without bungalow.

COMPANY NAME: Quality School Wear & Accessories
DEAL ID: 2605
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION Well-Established Official Retailer & Wholesaler of Quality
School Wear & Accessories Ref. no: AB31 Location East London Asking price
£250,000 Established in 1974, this thriving direct to school supplier provides an
excellent service to schools, and for parents. The business specializes in the retail
and wholesale of premium quality boys and girls school wear , sportswear &
accessories. The business meets a growing demand for the provision of school wear
which is made to the highest standard at affordable prices. This competitive
advantage has ensured a high repeat client base. School and sports wear are the
core business, and this pleasant, highly regarded store guarantees year round
availability of uniforms, and a fast turnaround on embroidery orders by an
established contract clothing decorator. The business owns the copyrights of the
school crests. The business supplies a range of quality school wear merchandise in
a wide variety of sizes, designed to look good and to withstand everyday use in the
school environment. It ensures continuity of colour and fabric weight. This enables
the client to have total confidence in the products and ensures regular repeat
business. Staff have extensive experience and advise on school wear for thirty local
schools, plus giving advice to parents, understanding their needs and offering a
friendly and courteous service.     The business has invested in technology and
employs a computerized administration system that is used for stock control. Orders


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can also be placed by fax, to be collected at a time to suit the customer. Key assets
are found in the business’s long-established relationships, well-defined client base
with high repeat sales. This is a perfect opportunity for first time buyer wanting to
buy an established, profitable business with opportunity for expansion, or for a
company operating in the same business wishing to expand by obtaining the strong
client base and knowledgeable employees.

COMPANY NAME: Established residential interior design service
DEAL ID: 2612
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Well Recognised & Established Residential Interior Design
Service Ref No: GK18 Location: Sought After Surrey Asking price £125,000 The
business specializes in the refurbishment of residential properties of all sizes within
the Surrey area and offers an extensive range of quality products and services. The
business offers a complimentary design consultation and handles both large and
small contracts from simple curtains to re-furbishing the entire home. Since the
business’s initial beginnings it has grown in size and stature to become a reputable
company within this highly prosperous local community. The core business is well
designed and structured, and by bringing the service directly to the client’s home,
decision-making is accelerated and a distinct competitive advantage is gained,
resulting in a high level of repeat and referral business. This business provides an
excellent opportunity for any investor wanting to join this flamboyant industry, or to
expand their existing business, to buy a well-established, innovative and profitable
business, with low overheads and genuine high profit margins

COMPANY NAME: Specialist, Bespoke Joinery & Cabinet–Making Business for the
Commercial &
DEAL ID: 2615
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Ref. no : GK28 Location West Sussex Asking price
£315,000 This successful family business was established over 25 years ago and
offers specialist quality joinery and cabinet making to a wide range of private and
commercial customers, with the emphasis on quality products, personal and reliable
service and specific attention to clients wishes and requirements. Since inception
this business has continually grown in strength, earning a reputation within the
private and commercial sectors as a craft based enterprise.       This business plans,
designs, manufactures and installs high quality individually made kitchens,
bedrooms, bathrooms, offices - both business and private, libraries, staircases,
panelling, shop and pub furnishing, architectural joinery & feature furniture.    The
highly equipped skilled workshop is capable of producing a wide range of
manufactured joinery products to the highest quality, crafted by time-served master
craftsmen with a long tradition of excellence. With such a varied and quality
portfolio of products many clients return time and again with further work, returning
even when customers move to a different address, often after a break of many
years.    The business uses excellent technology and design skills and works from
complex drawings for specialist projects, integrating with architects and designers to
produce the information and knowledge required to complete complicated projects.
The workshop is fully equipped with a complete inventory of machinery and
equipment, the workforce are skilled in expert manufacturing methods, and have
built a reputation for stunning bespoke furniture and joinery, ensuring items are
finished to the highest standards. Each new job starts with the customer, the


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business spends time discussing ideas, visiting sites and helping customers to select
the best timber and materials. A combination of the most advanced methods and
traditional craftsmanship ensures that the business achieves the right balance of the
aesthetic and the practical. Whatever the size and scope of the work, customers are
guaranteed an individual and personal approach.

COMPANY NAME: Specialist Wholesale Supplier of an Extremely Wide Range of Hand
and Power
DEAL ID: 2616
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This specialist wholesale supplier delivers daily to many
types of engineering hand and power tool retailers, DIY shops, hardware shops,
builders merchants, van salesmen, engineers merchants, timber merchants,
specialist tool shops, department stores, hire shops, fixings specialists, and many
more. Well-established, this company stocks more than 10,000 products from over
200 brands. Customers are able to source products that are not available on their
local stockists shelves, and can request direct delivery either by a phone call or
ordering on the secure web site. The Company has extensive product knowledge
and this market awareness and experience has been of great benefit, with constantly
improving sales.     The main aim of the company is to fulfil order requests both
speedily and within a competitive price structure. The Company offer an excellent
sales service and retail many products at low promotional prices, allowing customers
the chance to pick up a bargain by buying on-line. The Company has over 10,000
selected products featured in the extensive catalogue, and stock over 200 major
brands including Stanley, DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Irwin Record, Delta, Hitachi, Bahco,
DeWalt, Plasplugs, Richmond, AEG, Faithfull, Arrow, 3-In-One, Vitrex, Monument,
Irwin Marples, Irwin Jack and many more. The Company specialises in ascertaining
the precise engineering supplies that clients want, and ensures those products are
readily available when they are needed. The product and service portfolio has
expanded, and a single source service is provided (a “One Stop Shop”) to the retail
trade. The business provides all users with a superb back up service and availability
so that they can buy the tool they require - when they need it. Hand tools are
stocked for every application covering a vast range of tools from general purpose
DIY tools to specialist engineering, woodworking, mechanics and building tools.
Powered tools and power tool accessories for the professional and DIY users are
available - including cordless tools, DIY tools, and professional tools in both 110 Volt
and 240 Volt. The range also includes hole saws, router bits and a wide range of
accessories for powered tools, gardening tools for use in the garden and patio,
fixings and hardware items and work wear and safety products. Decorating, home
and leisure items for all applications are also available.




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SERVICES

COMPANY NAME: Retail Complex of Six Separate Outlets including a Garden Centre
DEAL ID: 2607
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 900,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This very well established and successful complex provides
an exceptional and uplifting "retail experience", a great overall complex making
shopping a sheer pleasure. There is a licensed restaurant, deli store, fresh air, free
ample parking and the superb fully stocked garden centre, plus a further three rental
units including a kitchen shop, a florist and an interior design store. The complex
cleverly retains its rustic appeal with fresh ideas emerging and blooming all the time.
This complex really does have something for everyone. The deli has a tantalising
selection of fresh food, where customers can restore their energy levels with home
cooked meats and pies, olives and dill pickles, and gourmet mustards, all tasty gifts
for foodie friends. The aroma of fresh food, bountiful displays, and frequent food
sampling in the deli is a tempting feast for the senses. The deli-counter offers a
delectable selection of regional cheeses; pates, smoked salmon and cooked meats.
Other produce available includes: seasonal fruit and vegetables; fresh bread; diary
produce; everyday grocery products; wine and beer, plus a range of speciality
beverages and gifts. The restaurant allowing diners to enjoy a leisurely meal of
innovative, mouth watering foods in relaxed and stylish surroundings, and has
proved to be very popular with customers. The menu consists of modern, simple,
homely food that is prepared with care and well presented. Everything customers eat
in the restaurant can be bought in the deli shop afterwards. The traditional,
independent garden centre is where customers can buy most things they require for
their garden. Staff are always happy to help customers to choose from the extensive
stock of trees, shrubs, seasonal bedding plants and a range of houseplants that is
difficult to beat. Open throughout the year, this retail complex is the perfect
destination to shop in unique surroundings, whether it’s home cooked food; choosing
seasonal plants from the garden centre; buying a birthday gift, or just catching up
with friends over a lazy lunch. The aim of the business is to provide a refreshingly
special experience.

COMPANY NAME: Greeting Cards, Balloons & Wedding Goods/1268
DEAL ID: 2603
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Everything for the party and wedding table decorations,
hen and stag outfits, together with specialist 'walking' balloons, etc. The shop base
does excellent retail business supplying greetings cards, collectables, banners,
candles and gifts. Possible 2-bed accommodation.

COMPANY NAME: Stretcher Frame Manufacturer 1264RM
DEAL ID: 2625
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 38000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Run from home, and relocatable anywhere in the UK. Key
features are:-   *   Manufactures high quality wooden stretcher frames for oil
paintings. * Clients include National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. *
Opportunity to supply retail outlet as well. * Net profit of £27,000 from lifestyle


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hours. * All equipment included. * Excellent opportunity for a joiner, or a joinery
firm with space capacity. * Asking price of £72,000 for the business.

COMPANY NAME: Property Portfolio, Darlington (01AUZ)
DEAL ID: 2599
LOCATION: The North East
TURNOVER (£): 48DA rent
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: 12 self contained furnished flats in two adjoining buildings
hence easily managed- £48k pa rent roll - all 6 mth shorthold tenancies

COMPANY NAME: Niche Market Antique Importer (18ASI)
DEAL ID: 2595
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): 195k
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Est 9 yrs, niche market, mostly wholesale, profitable &
easy to run, no antiques knowledge required. T/o £195k, GP £84k, NP £54k. Suit
refugee from city? Price £249k inc £55k stock

COMPANY NAME: Residential Recording Studio, Sth Coast (01AVG)
DEAL ID: 2604
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 230000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Neve VR60 console - Toyoshima Control Room , Studer,
Protools etc. Massive studio. Rates from £1200 p.d. - £100+k aNP - high occupancy
rate, established clientbase. One of the best known/successful studios. Est 25+ yrs.
UNIQUE opportunity. Price including freehold £1.65m. F/hold available for outright
sale at £1.2m or lease.

COMPANY NAME: Video & DVD Rentals
DEAL ID: 2606
LOCATION: The West Midlands
TURNOVER (£): 45000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Busy video and DVD rental outlet situated in South
Birmingham

COMPANY NAME: Specialist Frame Manufacturer 9264RM
DEAL ID: 2626
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 38000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Run from home, and relocatable anywhere in the UK. Key
features are:-    *   Manufactures high quality wooden stretcher frames for oil
paintings. * Clients include National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. *
Opportunity to supply retail outlet as well. * Net profit of £27,000 from lifestyle
hours. * All equipment included. * Excellent opportunity for a joiner, or a joinery
firm with space capacity. * Asking price of £72,000 for the business.




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COMPANY NAME: Suppliers of Stunning Tableware to the Restaurant, Hotel and
Retail Trade
DEAL ID: 2627
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Suppliers of Stunning Tableware to the Restaurant, Hotel
and Retail Trade Ref. no : AI06 Location Staffordshire Asking price £200,000 plus
stock at valuation The three founding directors of this company have been working
together in the tableware sector since 1984 and today share a vast experience of
manufacturing, sales and marketing. In 1990 this knowledge was used to establish
this successful business, supplying stunningly interesting and competitively priced
tableware to both the independent catering and retail trade. This business stocks
what is probably the largest range of tableware in the U.K., the product portfolio now
covers porcelain and china both traditional and contemporary, high fired oven to
tableware, beautiful and totally functional crystal and glass, plus a range of stylish
cutlery, all supplied at very attractive prices. The business has an in-house design
and decorating facility that, at customer’s request, transforms plain white ware into a
personalised style with an individual logo and/or rim decoration. Any porcelain item
can be decorated with these bespoke decorations, creating intriguing and memorable
designs quickly, efficiently and economically, in either small or large quantities. The
business has a wide and diverse client base in many areas but particularly in the
hospitality and retail sectors. Catering- Cafes, Restaurants, Hotels, Clubs, Retirment
homes etc Retail-       Independent Cookshops, Department stores, Hardware stores
etc. Trade visitors are welcome to use the Company showroom to view the
extensive range on offer, and staff members are happy to direct non-trade enquiries
to the nearest retail outlet, or to supply directly to them at full retail price. This
business provides the right selection of quality products that will enhance food and
company presentations every time. The approach to business is simple – quality,
never compromising on service standards or products. This approach to business
has proved highly successful, not just for future business but also for existing clients
who value the excellent service they have come to rely upon.

COMPANY NAME: Bakery with retail with Tea Room
DEAL ID: 2609
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Bakery with retailRetail Bakery with Tea Room Two
separate leasehold premises included in this sale Ref. no : AF27 Location Kent and
Surrey Asking price £25,000 each This unique business opportunity is the sale of a
well-established bakery with retail and a retail outlet with tearoom, each have
earned an excellent reputation for our client who has run the businesses for a period
spanning seventeen years. These successful and hugely popular shops are well
located in prime positions in desirable Kent and Surrey market towns and produce
excellent, delicious quality fresh bread, cakes and confectionery through the two
outlets. The business is well known for its quality traditional British products, all
bread products, cakes, confectionery and patisseries are freshly made & baked within
the bakery. This extremely well equipped bakery employ a full time baker and are
the only retailer in the area to offer this service from their modern craft bakery. This
excellent business is highly regarded for its fine hand crafted food products.
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products that bring together traditional hand crafted techniques with the best
equipment modern technology can offer.

COMPANY NAME: Investment Opportunity
DEAL ID: 2622
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: An industrial unit in Milton Keynes. Key features are:- *
The occupying business is being sold, with anticipated completion of March 2005. *
Purchaser of the business will contiinue to trade in the premises. * Fifteen year
lease has been agreed. * Unit is approximately 4000 square feet, mainly workshop
plus some office. & General Industrial B2 consent. * 984 years remain on a 999
year lease at a peppercorn rent. * asking price of £270.000 for the "virtual
freehold".

COMPANY NAME: Private Hire Taxi Firm
DEAL ID: 2623
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Located in the South Midlands, this is the largest provider
of private hire in the area. Key features are:- * Approximately 250 drivers, all self-
employed. * Large number of corporate and public sector contracts. * Up to date
technology drives growth and gives smooth running. * Net profit of £560,000 and
growing. * Occupies "virtual freehold" property which is included in the sale. *
After eighteen years of building this business, the owners now wish to retire. *
Owners prepared to stay on for a period if required. * Asking price of £3.25 million
including the "virtual freehold" property.

COMPANY NAME: Marquee Hire 1261RM
DEAL ID: 2624
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 196000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Based in Bedfordshire this business hires out marquees.
Key features are:- * Frame system allows the business to offer an extensive range
of sizes. * Computerised booking and CAD planning system enable easy running of
business. * Rents 4000 square foot unit for storage. * Sales of £196,000 show net
profit of £60,000. * Three staff plus regular casuals. * All equipment and three
vehicles included. * Needs new owner who can focus on this business. * Asking
price of £140,000.

COMPANY NAME: Power Washing Contractors, S W Eng (18ASI)
DEAL ID: 2596
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): 445k
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: T/o £445k & rising), GP £352K, NP £85k. Operating
mainly in agricultural sector around 80 mile radius of base. Capable of considerable
expansion. Relocatable within region. Asking price £245k to inc g/will and all fixed
assets, with current assets transferred at valuation at time of sale.




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COMPANY NAME: Specialist Training Company
DEAL ID: 2590
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): 1000000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Long established training company specialising in Quality
Management, Environmental Management, Health & Safety, People Management and
other Management courses. -         Turnover c £1m; maintainable profits c £120k. -
Excellent reputation for high quality courses. -     Long term customer base in all
sectors throughout the UK. -         In-house marketing database developed over 15
years. -      Experienced loyal and skilled team. -     Public courses held at its own
corporate training centre located in the North West of England and over 20 locations
nationwide but also "In Company" courses held throughout the UK.                     -
Comprehensive management information systems. -           Owners seeking to exit to a
purchaser who can further develop the company.

COMPANY NAME: Hi Fi, Video & Home Cinema Retail Store
DEAL ID: 2610
LOCATION: The Midlands
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Established in 1976 this premier business has been under
the current ownership since 1983, developing into a large independent consumer
electronics retailer and aiming to provide the widest selection of goods at the most
attractive prices. The product range includes mid to high-end hi-fi, home cinema,
and includes custom design, installation and servicing. The knowledgeable and
experienced sales team provide the help, service and support customers expect from
experts.     The business specialises in the home cinema market and aims to keep
ahead of new technologies. Most homes and businesses have sound and vision
equipment and today this business are selling electrical products that are technically
more advanced than ever before.         A Home Cinema system usually involves the
installation of a large LCD / plasma television or a dedicated home cinema projector.
This business advises customers on all aspects of a system: speakers, AV Amplifiers,
LCD/DLP/CRT projectors, LCD/Plasma Televisions and projector screens (manual
pull-down, electric or permanent). Utilising the dedicated team of custom installers
the business designs and builds customers dream Home Cinema systems. Taking
great pride in providing quality equipment, together with a genuine commitment to
customer service. Customers trust this business to show them the products that are
right for them, and not to confuse them by using technical jargon, relying on the
experience and knowledge of the staff to sell products that are right for them. The
enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are always helpful and supportive and offer the
best demonstration facilities in the Midlands, customers can compare 15 subwoofers,
20 pairs of surround sound, 15 centres and 35 pairs of main speakers, and then be
guaranteed excellent installation and servicing facilities. Staff are trained to provide
customers with the best help and advice, taking a straightforward approach to
business providing the comprehensive information that customers require and
offering excellent value for money products.




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COMPANY NAME: Independent Road Haulier
DEAL ID: 2621
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Independent Road Haulier Specialising in groupage and
container shipping Ref. no : IA05 Location Essex Close proximity to the M25 Asking
price £350,000 This well-established road haulier company specializes in groupage
and container shipping, delivering a vital link in the supply chain. The company has
earned a reputation for its expertise in the industry, on-time freight deliveries, high
safety standards, efficient, well-maintained vehicles, skilled, experienced drivers,
professional attitude and ethics and advantageous location.           This full service
enterprise maintains an extensive base of satisfied repeat accounts that appreciate
prompt service and expert freight handling and deliveries. A highly regarded, well
established firm such as this one doesn’t come along every day!          This business
specializes in the hauling of shipping containers and groupage in an expedient
manner and has been in operation for over six years, with its standards of reliability
and quality service backing up its’ reputation throughout the area. This company is
an ideal investment, especially with its solid profit margins and recognised name in
the industry. A constantly growing base of satisfied repeat accounts and clientele, as
well as new referrals and customers have allowed this establishment to provide them
a strong proven record of dependability and quality service.       Based close to the
M25, this business is ideally located and has good transport connections to the M4
and linked motorway networks, with easy access to Felixstowe and Tilbury docks.
The facility includes a large truck yard of approximately 20,800 square feet, with
ample room for container storage. Today they employ 12 drivers and own 12 trucks
that run constantly, providing a comprehensive reliable national service, for any size
of shipment. Because the business serves a large number of diverse customers,
revenues are not reliant on a single customer or contract.      The business is small
enough to offer a personalized service yet big enough to handle almost any kind of
job across the UK.



TECHNOLOGY

COMPANY NAME: Business & Accountancy Software Suite
DEAL ID: 2601
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 150000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: UK & US based.Robust fully proven suite of business
accounting software. Web based modular subscription packages with 24/7 access
world wide for end-users and their designated professional advisors - Unique
international opportunity - Vast investment to date.

COMPANY NAME: Highly Regarded Specialist Recruitment Agency
DEAL ID: 2597
LOCATION: Scotland
TURNOVER (£): 420,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Highly Regarded Specialist Recruitment Agency Ref. no :
CE39 Location Scotland Asking price £495,000 This business was established in 1998

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and is a going concern with an excellent established client base. The business
provides a first class pro-active recruitment solution, specialising in recruitment for
the oil & gas, utilities, engineering, office support sectors with further development
opportunity for the interim management and executive search and selection sectors.
The business operates from an excellent city centre location, experienced staff are
always on hand to advise and assist clients, delivering outstanding results for both
client and candidate in providing the very best recruitment solutions. The business is
privately owned, very well known throughout the United Kingdom, operating on the
basis of saving clients time, by offering a speedy response to their needs, whilst
providing a service which is excellent, personalised and cost effective. Working
closely with clients this dedicated team is able to fully understand and appreciate
each client's working practices, goals and culture Recruitment is very much a people
business, providing advice and practical support to clients, the team is expert in
good all round matching and ensuring clients receive a prompt, friendly, professional
and courteous experience. The business prides itself on a personal approach to
clients and is regularly contacted by new clients who have received
recommendations about their services.

COMPANY NAME: Stolen & Recovered Property Website
DEAL ID: 2611
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Established Stolen & Recovered Property Web Site Ref.
no:IU16 Location: Re-locatable        Asking Price: £200,000 Realising the limited
financial and manpower resources the Police have, that criminals have no recognition
of Police Force borders and the lack of a national database for lost/stolen and
recovered property, this business was established to create a web-site to facilitate
the return of stolen/recovered property to its lawful owner. Developed by family
members combining their already proven business skills in the fields of Sales,
Photography and Auctioneering with retired members of the Police Force, this
unique, expertly designed, user friendly web-site was launched in August 2000 and
can be utilised by all of the United Kingdom Police Forces as well as by the victims of
crime. Split into geographic regions with browsers to the appropriate area
Constabulary, victims of a theft or burglary can register goods they have had stolen.
Similarly goods recovered by Police Officers can be listed on the site so that they can
be searched for by their owners.           Each geographic area also has potential
advertising space for Crime related services such as locksmiths, alarm companies,
glaziers etc as well as dedicated links with browsers to victim support groups
including Crimestoppers, Victim Support and the National Missing Persons web-site.
Currently set up as a free-to-use site it was always envisaged that the business plan
would be extended to generate significant returns on investment.

COMPANY NAME: Extensive IT Recruitment Group Database
DEAL ID: 2613
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Sale Of a Comprehensive & Extensive IT Recruitment
Group Database Ref no. : IU18 Asking price £50,000 Financial Information:            The
business database of this Company is being offered for sale, all financial discussions
will take place directly between the vendor and all interested parties under the
auspices of Turner Butler.       Full financial information is available, subject to the
confidentiality letter being returned. Business Profile: This company was established
by the present owner in August 1995 and has remained in his ownership until its


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closure in April 2004. The company has been dedicated to the recruitment of
permanent and I.T. personnel, who have principally been programmers and software
engineers. The business developed an established and diverse client base, including
blue-chip companies and leading R+D software houses. The business had
"placements" with over 120 different companies across the UK (mostly “C”,
embedded “C”, C++ - some JAVA and VISUAL BASIC) and a client base of more than
1,500 companies, with an up to date ‘core’ list of more than 300 companies. The
candidate base is also extensive with more than 500 applicants, mostly experienced
programmers. The business database has modern computer software installed,
allowing excellent searching facilities.

COMPANY NAME: Well established Software House
DEAL ID: 2614
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Well established Software House Ref IU17 Confidentially
offered for sale Location: British Isles – Offshore Respected reputation for high
calibre Manning/Crewing & Payroll system used throughout marine and other diverse
industries Long serving, loyal, and highly skilled team of software developers,
support/training and sales professionals Exclusive Area Specialist Centre for 3 well-
known 3rd party systems. Dedicated on-site training facility 99% of customer base
on ‘annual licence fee’, ‘maintenance & support’ retention basis           Worldwide
Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) clientele use the company’s highly regarded
Pro Golf systems Long-standing, loyal and prestigious local, national and
international customer base      Market leader for its local Payroll products and
Corporate Financial Suite Established company with a reputation for quality,
reliability and integrity Leasehold premises situated in the prime area of a beautiful
location Exceptional growth prospects Training and handover



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SERVICES

COMPANY NAME: TV & white Goods Rental & Sales
DEAL ID: 1206
LOCATION: The West Midlands
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Wanted either blocks of TV rental income or retail and TV
and related goods outlets in the West Midlands



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