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              FOR 1 MONTH - FEBRUARY 2004

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COMPANY NAME: Freehold retail/investment property
DEAL ID: 2243
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER: (£): 10,085
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Projected income: £10,085 (yield 7%). An imposing
detached property on the A25 Epsom Road approximately 1 mile from Guildford
centre is offered for sale freehold. The property comprises two adjoining buildings,
and is subdivided into three retail units (two available for lease at approximately
£5000 per annum each; one sold off on long lease) and two flats sold off on long
leases. Shop (1) facing the A25 is approximately 280 square foot on the ground
floor, with a basement of approximately 140 square foot. It is currently fitted out as
a Hair and Beauty salon and the business owner has the business on the market
intending to find a leasehold tenant to take over the business on a new lease of
c.£5000 p.a. to be arranged with the new freeholder. The premises include a
reception area, salon, staff room with WC, and basement fitted out as a beauty
treatment room and solarium. Shop (2) is the corner newsagents which is sold off
on a 999-year lease from 1989 receiving peppercorn rental of £25 p.a. Shop (3)
faces the side road beyond the newsagents and is c.320 square foot (no basement).
It is also fitted out as a Beauty salon with two treatment rooms and a shower. There
is no tenant and the unit is vacant for leasing out at an anticipated rental of £5000
p.a. Flat (1) is the upper floor of the front building, and was sold off on a 999-year
lease as part of the newsagent property. Flat (2) is the upper floor of the rear
building, and is sold off on a 99-year lease from 1986 with a peppercorn rental
income of £60 p.a.


MANUFACTURING


COMPANY NAME: Direct supplier of school uniform
DEAL ID: 2264
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This excellent Business is direct supplier of embroidered
school uniforms, corporate clothing, leisure, club, work wear, safety clothing and
boots. The largest market for this business is as the sole supplier of compulsory
school uniforms by mail order to the pupils of many schools.        The contents of a
typical school uniform pack and individual items are listed here, along with details of
prices, sizing, postage and packing, payment and delivery.          Parents can place
orders at the new intake evening, held in the second half of the Summer Term,
where representatives from the company are present and where uniform samples
are on display.      Alternatively, parents may order from the company directly by
phone, post, fax or e-mail at any time and by order forms available from the school.




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Orders received by last day of summer term are guaranteed to be delivered before
the new academic year starts in September however


COMPANY NAME: Established supplier of schoolwear
DEAL ID: 2263
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Established in 1998, the business is part of a rapidly
growing national network of independently owned stores. The business provides a
quality service to schools, local clubs and parents. The business specializes in
retailing schoolwear, sportswear and dance wear, Guides and Scout uniforms, as well
as supplying uniforms direct to schools and clubs. The business is the country’s
leading independent supplier of schoolwear and associated products. The business
meets a growing demand for the provision of quality schoolwear at affordable prices.
The Competitive advantage has been gained through fulfilling the customer’s
requirements and ensuring a high repeat client base. The business guarantee’s year
round availability of uniform and all merchandise is available online on the user
friendly, well-designed website providing a much desired convenience.

COMPANY NAME: Branded Furniture Manufacturer and Retailer
DEAL ID: 2257
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 18,000,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A high profile, vertically integrated domestic furniture
business with global brand recognition, this company designs, manufactures and
retails furniture for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms studies and media centres.

COMPANY NAME: Hot Food Takeaway 1189RM
DEAL ID: 2248
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 50000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is an attractive little business. Key features are: - *
Located in the centre of a busy Hertfordshire town. * Menu consists mainly of top
quality Cornish pasties. * Opened in late 2001 and taking an average of £1,000 per
week. * Needs a more varied menu, especially in Summer. * Superbly fixtured,
including Gaggia espresso machine. * Only open 7.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m., six days
per week. * Opportunities to extend the hours, to add local deliveries and to
expand the menu. * Asking price of £30,000 leasehold plus stock at valuation.

COMPANY NAME: Sign & Graphics Manufacturers 1193RM
DEAL ID: 2260
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 700000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a very profitable business. Key features are: - *
Located in the Northern Home Counties, and relocatable in the area.                 *
Manufactures and supplies signs and graphics including digital graphics, large format
print, exhibition signs, POS, decals, fascias etc. * Uses PVC, vinyl and rigid
materials. * Large customer base of end users and design agencies. * Sales of
£700,000 give a net profit of over £190,000. * Very experienced team means the
business is not reliant upon the owners. * Does no marketing - relies upon




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recommendations. * Attractive as a standalone business, or as an acquisition. *
Asking price of £395,000 for the limited company.




COMPANY NAME: Supplier of brand name lingrie & cosmetics
DEAL ID: 2262
LOCATION: The Midlands
TURNOVER (£): 118,200
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: It offers a comprehensive range of fine, world-renown
brand lingerie, cosmetics, underwear and nightwear, in a wide range of styles,
colours and sizes. All garments are wear-tested ensuring that the client receives the
most accurate and detailed information about quality, size, and comfort. The owner
of the business is always sourcing out new products and further competitive prices
for its loyal and repeat client base. The business is well stocked with a variety of
products and the products do not date, allowing for high profit margins. A fully
trained, knowledgeable member of staff runs the recently refurbished sales area
from which the business sells its unique, high quality products to its clients.


PUBLIC SECTOR

COMPANY NAME: Supplier of Educational Aids
DEAL ID: 2249
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): 250,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A unique, retail supplier of books, teaching aids, and other
materials used to enhance children’s education, with a large customer base of
schools, teachers and parents.    The store specialises in educational materials to
enrich and reinforce children’s learning. Over 5,000 different items are stocked
including photocopy-able resource books, educational charts, display sets,
motivational posters, stickers, borders, games, maths manipulatives and rubber
stamps. The company has earned a reputation as “the place to go” for the latest
products to implement the National Curriculum, Literacy and Numeracy Hour and
Special Needs programmes. The staff is well trained, capable and able to run the
shop day to day without much involvement from the owner. The company also has
is a website which has been expanded each year and sells approximately 500 items
from the shop.



SERVICES

COMPANY NAME: Supply & Repair of Endoscopes 1188RM UNDER OFFER
DEAL ID: 2244
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 89000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a non-technical business needing an owner with a
genuine desire to provide excellent customer care. Key features are:- * Run from
home in Bedfordshire. * Supplies, repairs and services optical surgical instruments.
* The owner is not technical, but has built the business on the quality of customer
care he provides. * All manufacture and repair is subcontracted to two suppliers. *
Couriers used for collection and delivery of repairs. * No staff, just the owner. *


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Business has always relied on recommendations, and has not done any marketing! *
Full handover and training included. * Asking price of £45,000 for the business.



COMPANY NAME: Recruitment Consultancy
DEAL ID: 2261
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 40000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This a profitable recruitment consultancy. Key features
are: - * Run from home in Milton Keynes, and completely relocatable. *
Concentrates on delivering an added value service to regular clients. * Mainly works
on Sales and Management permanent recruitment. * Started in 2001, but owners
do not have the time to develop the potential. * Work can be easily done by one
new owner. * Sales of £40,000 and a profit of £18,000. * Excellent starting point
for you to own and grow your own business. * Equally, a good acquisition for an
existing firm. * Good website. * Handover period included. * Asking price of
£30,000.

COMPANY NAME: Electrical retailer & rental contracts
DEAL ID: 2242
LOCATION: The West Midlands
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Local independent electrical retailer including approx 200
rental contracts which also include some slot meter contracts. Business established
33 years. Credit agreements also in place which could be part of sale. Can be split
for sale - does not have to be the whole business. Terms negotiable.

COMPANY NAME: Retailer of Electrical Equipment and Appliances
DEAL ID: 2247
LOCATION: The East Midlands
TURNOVER (£): 1000000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Highly respected, family owned, local retailer for the sale
of electrical equipment and appliances to the general public and some commercial
customers. Based at a prime High Street location in Derbyshire, the company
employs 14 full and part time staff, achieves total sales in the region of £1 million
per annum, and is profitable.            Selling a wide range of domestic electrical
equipment, including both brown and white goods, from major manufacturers, the
company has a strong emphasis on customer service and care during the choice
process, combined with assistance during delivery and installation on larger non-
portable items. The company offers delivery, installation and servicing of domestic
brown goods, and delivery and installation, but not service, of domestic white goods.
A major asset of the company is a stable and knowledgeable sales force who, from
experience or research, are able to answer and satisfy most customer questions with
a level of knowledge that is scarce in the national high street multiples.




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COMPANY NAME: Contract Catering Services 1195RM
DEAL ID: 2258
LOCATION: The East Midlands
TURNOVER (£): 1700000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a very profitable business. Key features are: - *
Founded in 1992 by the current owner, and operating in the East Midlands. *
Provides on-site catering to secondary schools and factory sites. * Day to day
operations are run by a well trained management team, with little involvement of the
owner. * Turnover of £1.7 million giving a net profit of over £160,000 * Over
£100,000 cash on the balance sheet. * Considerable opportunites to open new
sites. * First class stand alone business, or an ideal acquisition for an existing
player.    * New office lease to be granted, or the business can be relocated. *
Asking price of £700,000 for 100% of the share capital.

COMPANY NAME: Indian Takeaway 1194RM
DEAL ID: 2256
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 63000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a good business with great potential. Key features
are: - * Opened in Luton in late 2003. * Well situated for local housing and
business, the university and airport trade. * Taking £1,200 per week despite no
advertising. * Three tables for eat in, and possiblity of extending this. * Good
parking. * 11 years remain on a secure lease. * Asking price of £37,500 plus
stock at valuation.

COMPANY NAME: Plumbers' Merchants 1192
DEAL ID: 2255
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 50000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a very profitable business. Key features are: - *
Good location on the edge of the town centre in this Northamptonshire town. *
Supplies all plumbers' needs from small fitments to full suites. * Approx. 60%
trade, including 70 trade accounts. * DIY business continues to grow. * Sales of
£1/2 million giving £50,000 net profit. * Available freehold or leasehold. * Asking
price of £80,000 leasehold or £170,000 freehold.

COMPANY NAME: Sportswear Retailer
DEAL ID: 2254
LOCATION: The North East
TURNOVER (£): 400000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Profitable Scarborough Sportswear Retailer Leasehold
Premises Seaside location

COMPANY NAME: Residential Property Letting & Management
DEAL ID: 2252
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 72000




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COMPANY DESCRIPTION: M25 West - quality business, low overheads, easily
managed, established and expandable. Good name in the region, prime location.
Relocatable within region.


COMPANY NAME: Interior Designer
DEAL ID: 2245
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER(£): 191,800
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Sales Memorandum Established interior design business
Confidentially offered for sale Ref No: GK18 Location: Surrey Asking price £ 179,500
Asking price includes -equipment valued in excess of £35,000 -Unique concept
-Computerized administration system -Unpatented technical know how
        Marketing base of over 19,000 prospective clients -Excellent growth
opportunities -Specialist vehicle and fittings -High profile clients      -Equipment -
Excellent reputation -Excellent Web site -Training                                -
Trademarks Registry Registration Certificate -Over 370 clients                    -
Member of the Guild of Master Craftsman Business Profile Established in 1990, this
unique interior design business prides itself on the high quality and comprehensive
service it brings to the clients home. Every aspect of decorating and furnishing is
arranged with a personal and professional service from start to finish. Bringing this
service directly to the home is very convenient for the client, which gives the
business a distinct competitive advantage. Clients are able to view samples of fabrics
for curtains and soft furnishings etc. and listen to advice, which accelerates decision-
making and avoids the exhausting process of visiting shops and selecting samples.
Together with the client, the designer aims to co ordinate a look that suits specific
taste and budget requirements, sending a quotation on the selected scheme
normally within 48 hours.         The business specializes in the refurbishment of
residential properties of all sizes within the Surrey area and offers an extensive
range of quality products. The business offers a complimentary design consultation
and handles both large and small contracts from simple curtains to re-furbishing the
entire home. Interior Design products offered: All types of window treatments
including curtains, pelmets, swags & tails and blinds Full installation service Custom
made                and               designed               soft            furnishings
Carpets and flooring Wallpapers and decorating Re-upholstery and upholstered
furniture Kitchens and built in furniture Headboards and Bedspreads Selected lighting
and accessories        The business has invested in technology and employs a
computerized system for presenting quotes and other forms of pricing, allowing a
quote to reach the client within forty-eight hours. The business also has three
networked computers running Microsoft XP Professional, client accounts and sales
statistics, management accounts, price lists and the extensive marketing base is
housed electronically.    Since the business’s initial beginnings it has grown in size
and stature to become a reputable company within the local area. The core business
is well designed and structured, but there is scope to add new product categories to
the current range. This business is an excellent opportunity for any investor seeking
a well-established, innovative business. Current Premises The business is located in
Surrey and currently operates from a well-equipped, dedicated home office for three
persons. The business is flexible and easily relocated and can continue to be run
from a home office or relocated to a small office at the purchasers discretion.
Financial Information All financial discussions will take place directly between the
vendor and all interested parties. Includes Equipment with a value in excess of
£35,000: Transit Van                                         With company livery and
distinctive registration mark. Fully fitted for carrying sample books Sample books


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                                       Fabric,    carpet,    wallpaper,     blinds,     etc
Computers, colour laser printers, fax machines and too many other items to mention
                                               Advertising and Marketing The business
has built up an excellent reputation and enjoys a high level of repeat business and
the finest form of marketing, word of mouth recommendation.                 The business
maintains a strong client rapport to get this business, valuing the customers and
striving for the best in client service and client retention. The business has an
excellent website, a great place to market the company, superb design and user
friendly navigation resulting in many return visitors.        Employees The business
enjoys a small team of loyal, dedicated subcontract craftsmen and tradesmen
including curtain installers, carpet fitters, painters and decorators. Owner Support
and Training The owners are happy to assist with the handover and training to
ensure a seamless transfer of this successful business. There is a detailed Procedure
Manual in place. Client Service • Personal and friendly service •          Commitment
to providing a quality service •      Advice to clients to balance aspirations,
functional needs and budget •         Excellent follow up on quotations • Excellent
reputation      Key Strengths •       High profit margins • Positive    cash     flow     •
        Excellent working relationships with clients, suppliers and workroom • Solid
client base • High profile clients • Success throughout the local areas •          Unique
concept •      Well defined core business • Flexible business with low overheads •
        No capital tied up in stock • High repeat and referral business • Excellent
business strategy • Easy and flexible to operate and expand • Extensive marketing
base Key Opportunities • Ample opportunity to accept additional projects                  •
        Opportunity to increase the catchment area •        Potential     to     franchise
business model •       Excellent opportunity to work from home • Scope       to     further
develop the excellent relationships with expatriate communities

COMPANY NAME: Cafe Bar and Lounge
DEAL ID: 2253
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): 250,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This Stockport Café Bar benefits from both a late license
and entertainment license. The bar is themed to attract high quality customers who
benefit from the comfortable lounge and excellent range of food and drink on offer.

COMPANY NAME: Sign Installation & Repair 1196RM
DEAL ID: 2259
LOCATION: The East Midlands
TURNOVER (£): 104000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a very profitable business with great potential. Key
features are: - * Installs, repairs and maintains signs of all types. * Five main
customers plus many one-off jobs. * Ongoing maintenance contracts. * Run from
home in East Midlands and relocatable. * Works across Eastern England. * Net
profit of £48,000! * Monday to Friday only. * Asking price of £45,000

COMPANY NAME: Scrap Metal Merchants
DEAL ID: 2251
LOCATION: The Midlands
TURNOVER (£): 413,885
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: The owners have been trading in scrap metal for the last
37 years and have developed an excellent family run business. In recent years the
scope of trading has been restricted to a non-ferrous door trade, dealing mainly in
copper and aluminium.    The premises are situated in a prime location on a main


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arterial road into the centre of a West Midlands city. The site has two separate
accesses, a circa 2000 square foot office building and a 40T Avery weighbridge
installation. There is no contamination to the land and the site may well lend itself to
a variety of alternate uses. The business holds two carriers licences and the
necessary environmental licences.
COMPANY NAME: Quality Hair Salon 1191RM
DEAL ID: 2250
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 36000COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a well presented hair salon.
Key features are: - * Good location on the edge of the town centre in this
Northamptonshire town. * Broad range of clients, catering for all the family. *
Opened in October 2001, and still continuing to grow. * Currently taking £1,400 per
week. * Upstairs beauty therapy room rented out to beauty consultant. * 5 days
trading, easy hours and no late night. * Asking price of £22,500 leasehold.

COMPANY NAME: Freehold Convenience Store 1190RM
DEAL ID: 2246
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 210000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a freehold convenience store. Key features are:- *
Located in a busy neighbourhood in Luton. * Freehold premises with three bedroom
family accommodation. * Retails convenience store items in a 400 square foot sales
area. * Off-licence opened late 2002 and still growing. * Sales of £4000 per week.
* Asking price £260,000 for the business and freehold property.

COMPANY NAME: Holiday Property management company
DEAL ID: 2265
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This renowned business, established for 25 years,
specialises in letting and managing coastal and country holiday cottages within the
scenic West Country area of South West England. The business is located on the
stunning coast of Devon and offers a choice of around 120 - 140 cottages, houses
and apartments which it represents for private Landlords. Customers of this business
have a large choice of properties to rent, ranging from luxury 5-star properties to
simple seaside cottages, all of which the English Tourism Council inspects annually,
ensuring that customers receive quality and value for money. Customers can easily
reach any area within Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset and have the choice of
being located in the midst of lush green countryside on a working farm or just simply
relaxing along the quaint coastline with its stunning views. Due to its geographical
location, with access to coastline, countryside and Moorland (Dartmoor and Exmoor),
the business operates a 12-month tourist season, with the key period running
between April and October.



                       BUSINESSES WANTED
SERVICES

COMPANY NAME: Service/Distribution
DEAL ID: 1173
LOCATION: The West Midlands


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TURNOVER (£): 1,000,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Successful entrepreneur looking to add to his already
successful business. Needs a good management in place but where he can add
marketing/strategy expertise and take the business onto the next stage

COMPANY NAME: Product Distribution
DEAL ID: 1172
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 4000000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Company sought providing product distribution, packing,
warehousing, logistics to High Street retailers or mail order consumers. Max T/O:
£8m - ideally within M25

COMPANY NAME: Mail Order Business
DEAL ID: 1170
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Established mail order business is seeking to acquire a
mail order business with a seasonal turnover profile, to compliment its existing
market.

COMPANY NAME: Training Services & Consultancy
DEAL ID: 1171
LOCATION: The East Midlands
TURNOVER (£): 1000000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Our client is a rapidly expanding training provider looking
to expand through acquisition. Target should ideally be based within 40 miles of
Derby.      The target company ideally will provide management training and
organisational development to a wide client base in retail in the public and private
sector. This will include a professional service in all aspects of organisational change,
management development and re-sourcing - from strategic reviews to the design
and development of programmes to provide solutions for Marketing, Sales,
Operational Management and HR problems or future requirements.



                        FUNDING AVAILABLE

                         FUNDING REQUIRED

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