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					                BUSINESSES FOR SALE
         FOR 1 MONTH, TO END OF NOVEMBER

CONSTRUCTION

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

COMPANY NAME: Electrical Contractor 1255RM
DEAL ID: 2578
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 335000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Based in Hertfordshire and working within a thirty mile
radius. Key features are:- * Mainly commercial electrical installations plus some
maintenance work. * Works as subcontractor for a number of regular clients in the
building industry. * Based in a small serviced office - can be relocated. * Sales of
£335,000 give net profit of £88,000. * Owner works in the business with a
contracts manager/foreman and five electricians. * All equipment and vehicles
included. * Asking price of £140,000 plus stock at valuation.

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: Specialist Fabric Supplier
DEAL ID: 2568
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 141,891
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: MARKETS SERVED: This is a well established and thriving
business supplying specialist fabrics and materials. Products are primarily designed
for the sailing and outdoor clothing markets. A mail order company accepting orders
by post, fax, e-mail via online catalogue or by phone. The business rarely has
personal callers. The activity is currently located in North Wales but the vendors
have alternative uses for the premises. The business will therefore need to be
relocated. However given the nature of activities relocation will not present a
problem, and could operate from anywhere in the country.

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
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,


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thorough, efficient and friendly service with every effort made in order to satisfy the
customer's requirements.

COMPANY NAME: Double Glazing – Windows, Doors and Conservatories
DEAL ID: 2569
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Manufacturing, Sales and Installation. * High profile
business with enviable reputation. * Adaptable and Flexible production facilities
ensuring customers needs are accommodated. * Impressive manufacturing facility
enabling the complete production process to be completed in house. * Well trained
and experienced workforce. * Complete management and organisational structure
allowing the business to be introduced as part of a group or to operate as a stand
alone investment. * Excellent and expanding customer base. * Total control over all
aspects of operation through design, manufacture and installation.

COMPANY NAME: Supplier of Hosiery Products
DEAL ID: 2571
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 3500000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: One of the leading suppliers in the UK, this company has
been established for over 40 years and has an excellent reputation. Customer base
includes famous high street stores and many independents. Supplies premium
branded and unbranded hosiery products. Brand widely respected in the market.
Excellent supplier relationships. Very profitable with an adjusted net margin of over
20%.

COMPANY NAME: Bakery
DEAL ID: 2572
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): 220000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A bakery with attached shop and a seperate sandwich shop
in holiday resort. Both businesses operated from leased premises in the town
centre. The bakery specialises in bread, cakes and savoury sales but also has filled
roll sales. The sandwich shop specialises in hot and cold filled sandwiches and rolls
made to order (and secondary sales such as crisps and drinks) whilst acting as an
additional outlet for bread, cakes and savouries. There is no other bakery in the
town other than supermarkets on the outskirts of town.

COMPANY NAME: Retail Operation Ladies Fashion Chester City Centre
DEAL ID: 2567
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): 210,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: * Long Established Business * Chester City Centre Location
* Attractive Leasehold Premises * Great Scope for Expansion Price includes stock
The business operates from very attractive and well presented premises. These are
located in the retail centre of Chester. This is an extremely important regional retail
and commercial hub. It is also a major historic and cultural centre with significant
tourist business, both national and international.




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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: 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: Interior Design Consultancy and Soft Furnishings Retailer
DEAL ID: 2574
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Established Interior Design Consultancy and Soft
Furnishings Retailer Ref. no : IK47 Location:Hampshire/Sussex borders Asking price
£125,000 Established in 1978 this business has grown steadily over the years and
expanded in to its current premises in this attractive, bustling, market town on the
Hampshire/Sussex borders approximately five years ago. Operating from a busy
High Street location with easy on-street parking the business offers an Interior
Design Consultancy service together with the retail sale of fabrics, curtains and
linings, wallpapers, upholstery and accessories alongside which there is a thriving
making up and fitting service. The workmanship is to a truly high standard. This
business would not be out of place in Knightsbridge or Kensington working as it does
with all the leading brands including Designers Guild, Colefax and Fowler, Malabar,
Romo Fabrics and Sanderson. The range of fabrics alone is the largest outside
London. The business is unique in the area with few competitors and is therefore
perfectly placed to satisfy the significant demand from the affluent residents of
surrounding towns and villages many of whom are furbishing second and in some
cases third homes. Some even ‘window shop’ close to their homes in the major
designer brand outlets in the West End of London before placing their orders locally
to take advantage of the competitive pricing, the high levels of customer service and
after sales service on which this business has been built. The interior design
consultancy service is currently offered as a free ‘add on’ to the core retail operation
as is free measuring and estimating within a 15 mile radius.

COMPANY NAME: Electrical Engineering Contractors and Associated Services
DEAL ID: 2580
LOCATION: Overseas
TURNOVER (£): 1,400,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Well-established, Highly Regarded Electrical Engineering
Contractors and Associated Services Ref. no: GK26 Location Channel Islands Asking
price £1.25 Million This established business has been operating for over 25 years. A
true success story, this profitable, high profile electrical contractor provides a
versatile repertoire of commercial, industrial and residential services. The services

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offered are wide and varied and the Company has completed many different projects
of various sizes. The business has grown steadily into a respected Company that has
gained an excellent reputation for their work, a very high percentage of work comes
from personal recommendations from satisfied customers. The company provides a
full design service covering lighting schemes, loadings required, fire alarm
installation, emergency and escape lighting, detectors and extinguishers. The strong
client base provides constant repeat business from many accounts. The business
offers a full range of electrical services, carried out by skilled, qualified electricians
who are equipped with fully stocked vans. All aspects of electrical work are
undertaken in houses, shops, restaurants, pubs, factories and warehouses, taking on
very small jobs such as installing an extra socket or larger contracts designing and
installing electrics to factories. The business provides electrical reports for landlords
and homebuyers and also specialises in fault finding. The Company is known and
trusted for its expertise, reliability and superior wide and varied services it provides
customers by day and night. The Company prides itself on a friendly, first class
service, being big enough to cope and small enough to care and offers the new buyer
or investor a superb operation that is fully insured to carry out all types of work and
contracts. Key Strengths: Having over 25 years of experience in the industry this
business offers exceptional levels of service. Queries are dealt with quickly and
efficiently and staff are able to give immediate costing and advice. The business
employs an experienced and competent in-house design team using computer aided
design programmes, and have built long-term success and profitable growth with a
professional attitude maintaining initiative, flair and a common sense approach. This
business has achieved a recognised name through zest and team spirit in an
environment that rewards achievement and enthusiasm.

COMPANY NAME: Motor Factors - North Wales
DEAL ID: 2566
LOCATION: Wales
TURNOVER (£): 5,000 wk
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: * Busy and Rapidly Expanding Business * Business Runs
on MAM 2003 Database System * Profitable Growth * Attractive Leasehold Premises
A well established and profitable motor factors. Operated for four years by the
vendor, the business has shown very strong and consistent sales growth. The
customer base in addition to retail customers includes a strong trade base over an
extensive area there being very little effective competition. The trade customer base
includes a large number of independent garages and mobile mechanics. Many of the
trade accounts are supplied via a van delivery system. A van driver is employed on
a part time basis. The business is otherwise run by the vendors (2).

PUBLIC SECTOR

COMPANY NAME: Specialist Staff Placements of EU & Commonwealth Citizens
DEAL ID: 2581
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Specialist Staff Placements of EU & Commonwealth
Citizens Ref. no: CE38 Location Central England Asking price £225,000 Business
Profile: This business was established in 1983 and began hotel placements in 1998,
becoming a limited company in 2002. It is being sold as a going concern with an
excellent established client base. The business provides a first class service for pro-
active recruitment solutions, specialising in the recruitment and placement of EU
workers into UK hotels. The business has a reputation for recruiting the best hotel


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staff from Europe and Canada seeking jobs in UK hotels. 95% of applicants are
reference checked, personally interviewed and also police checked where possible.
This business serves specific markets by providing the most effective,
comprehensive, successful and thorough range of recruitment services available,
whilst developing long term, mutually beneficial relationships with clients and
candidates. The company is currently expanding to include the placements of EU
engineers, drivers, construction workers etc. over to the UK. This is a new area for
the company and is in its infancy but the potential for growth in this is enormous.
The business has an extensive base of client hotels, which are located throughout
England and Scotland, with many of these being well known quality chain hotels
along with the smaller family run businesses. Recruitment is very much a 'people'
business, providing advice and practical support to clients. This agency are expert in
good all round matching and ensures clients receive a fast, friendly, professional and
courteous experience with the experienced staff always on hand to advise and help
with recruitment needs. The placements are mainly young (18 to 35) people, who
vary between experienced hotel staff with a good level of English, to inexperienced
people with little English. The business operates a good selection system ensuring
that they recruit good, reliable staff, and that the information provided about them is
correct and gives a true picture of their abilities and experience. The staff
placements are recruited by Company representatives mostly from European Union
countries and Canada, they are therefore entitled to work in the UK and are subject
to UK employment law. This business now provide staff for most of the large hotel
chains, including Principal, Corus & Regal, Forestdale, Whitbread, Marstons, Novotel,
Marriott, the Gatwick Hotel group etc. The company policy is to help human resource
teams in every way possible and therefore it is vital to have a good dialogue with HR
managers regarding any problems that may be encountered with any placement
staff. If staff has any difficulties, which they feel they cannot communicate to their
employing hotel, they can phone this Company who will liase with the hotel to sort
out or remedy any confusion or problem.

SERVICES

COMPANY NAME: Popular bar and bistro style restaurant
DEAL ID: 2563
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Popular bar and bistro style restaurant with additional self
contained residential accommodation comprising two apartments, including all
freehold property. Ref. no: AC28 Location: South London Asking price £500,000
This business has been established for over twenty years and has been under the
current ownership for four years. Ideally situated and located in an extremely well
populated and trendy residential area just south of the river and close to a major BR
station, this business was originally purchased as an investment for a well known
charity and to offer employment to the socially excluded – many years before the
idea was turned into a TV series by Jamie Oliver! This is a popular establishment. It
is the only bar/restaurant of its type in the area and enjoys thriving on-going
business from a wide ranging customer base that includes a large number of local,
regular customers. The licensed premises comprises a bar and bistro restaurant and
offers its Clientele of affluent professionals a fine, relaxed and friendly atmosphere in
which to drink and dine. A major customer attraction in the summer is a large
secluded, outdoor patio area, offering alfresco drinking and dining which is almost
unique in the area. Recent refurbishments including structural changes to the
interior and rear of the bar together with extensive internal redesign and


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redecoration have created a very open environment. New lighting further
complements the relaxed atmosphere. The bar itself is split into two levels, with the
basement area providing an excellent party venue catering for private groups of up
to 60. The current license permits extended opening hours on Friday and Saturday
evenings until midnight. The bistro restaurant has built itself an impeccable
reputation for imaginative, well prepared Modern European and Fusion dishes cooked
to order, utilising fresh ingredients and creating genuinely excellent quality food at
competitive prices. The delicious menu is well matched with a carefully selected,
good value wine list. The premises are housed within a building that includes two
self contained flats both of which are currently occupied - a single bedroom
maisonette on the top floor and a two bedroom flat on the first floor; the freeholds
for both of which are also included within the sale.

COMPANY NAME: 50’s-Diner Style Snack Bar Kiosk
DEAL ID: 2562
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): 100,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: 50’s-Diner Style Snack Bar Kiosk Ref. no: AC27 Location:
City of London Asking price £125,000 Recently established, this business has rapidly
become a firm favourite with literally thousands of City based commuters who work
close by or pass by on the way to and from work. Having taken units such as this on
to the next level with the most up to date ‘designer’ facility of which Starbucks
themselves would be proud, this 50’s-diner style outlet specialises in providing
coffees, teas, hot soup and soft drinks, croissants, muffins, hot pies, paninis, toasted
sandwiches and confectionery to the snack take-away market. This has to be one of
the best opportunities of its kind in London, situated in a prime location on a major
thoroughfare situated between City offices and one of the busiest rail terminals. The
area is home to a large number of Corporate HQ’s with their vast complements of
staff and one of London’s top tourist venues which attracts tourists and shoppers
alike. The business offers a recently built, fully secure unit which has been designed
with the pace of "passing traffic" specifically in mind and is fully fitted to a high
standard and connected to all services. Positioned on what was previously a vacant
‘pitch’ the business benefits from a nominal rent, is extremely low on overheads and
provides an excellent opportunity to acquire a newly established but extremely
successful snack bar that is conveniently and centrally located.

COMPANY NAME: MODEL RAILWAY VILLAGE SOUTHPORT
DEAL ID: 2588
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: SALE OF MODEL RAILWAY VILLAGE SOUTHPORT Popular
family attraction Model Railway Village Kings Gardens Lower Promenade Southport
Distributor of Lehman (LGB) Garden Railway Products together with Piko & Pola
garden railway buildings Ref. no: CN16 This beautiful attraction is situated in the
Victorian seaside town of Southport, which is easily accessible from Manchester,
Merseyside and Southwest Lancashire. The miniature model village contains
numerous 1:18 scale models, of which the majority were designed and crafted by
the developer the current owner. The 500m twin tracks of the 45mm Garden
Railway run through a perfect miniature landscape that features country, village and
town scenes. Incorporating model houses, churches, fortified manor house and a
watermill to name just a few of the tastefully designed buildings. Children love the
attraction especially those brought up on Thomas the Tank Engine. For them, the
village offers an opportunity to play-out a part with their favourite little engine.


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Parents and grand parents also love the attraction because it offers a safe haven for
their children to play whilst they can unwind in the intoxicating atmosphere of peace
and tranquillity. The village has been designed with easy access in mind for families
using double buggies and disabled folks using wheel chairs or electrified mopeds.
There are numerous bench recesses strategically placed around the perimeter of the
attraction, which offer shelter and an ideal venue for a picnic. Together with the
charming cafe and tea garden for light refreshments there are also toilet facilities
incorporating a baby changing unit and a disabled toilet.

COMPANY NAME: Social Club & Introduction Service for Single People
DEAL ID: 2589
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Confidential Social Club & Introduction Service for Single
People          Ref. no: CQ28 Confidentially offered for sale Location South of
England Asking price £100,000 This flourishing business offers a professional,
confidential and personal social events and introduction service for single clients
wishing to enhance their social life, or hoping to meet someone special. Established
in 2001, since inception this social events agency has developed an enviable
reputation specialising in bringing people together. Unattached people, who would
like to meet other single people, can enjoy stimulating company in fantastic venues
with friendly atmospheres without feeling under any pressure. One of the key
features for members of this agency is the wide variety and regularity of hosted
social events at many excellent venues including dinner evenings, dinner dances,
cabaret evenings, murder mystery events, weekend breaks, singles holidays, and
much, much more. A friendly and welcoming group of members has been
established through these successful events, and countless friendships have formed
with many couples that have met through the group remaining together.
Experience has shown the hosted, high quality events held by the business are a
superb way to introduce and improve the agency member’s social lives.
Membership is drawn from a wide range of occupations, clients are discerning,
intelligent and unattached and find themselves on the dating scene whether looking
for love or just to make new friends. The business operates from established
branches in the South East, with further franchised branches soon to be opened.

COMPANY NAME: Property Portfolio, Darlington (01AUZ)
DEAL ID: 2599
LOCATION: The North East
TURNOVER (£): 48k 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: SPEED DATING, UK based (01AVE)
DEAL ID: 2570
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 300/event
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Recently established and now proven, £300 average
session income. Ideal relocatable, unique, starter business. Very special and
QUALITY BRAND NAME. Can be home based.




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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: Fine Edwardian Hotel/Guest House/1262
DEAL ID: 2584
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: The property is a well presented and conveniently placed
period Hotel which was acquired by a well-known local hotelier in order to benefit
from a shortage of quality letting rooms within the City of Worcester. Extensively
refurbished within the last 5 years, the hotel has only become available due to the
current owners wish to reduce their business commitments. It is expected that any
new owner will benefit tremendously from the current owners other interests, and
will, we are sure, ensure a steady stream of clientele. The business offers any new
owner/operator, the opportunity to increase business substantially, as the current
owners do not offer any food other than the normal breakfast, even though there are
excellent commercial kitchen facilities. This, coupled with a large dining room - which
has the facility to further extend itself by the use of full-size folding doors between
the dining room and the residents lounge – would enable a substantial increase in
revenue to be achieved. The hotel is situated in an established residential area on a
main road within the City boundary of Worcester, and is readily accessible to both
train stations and also to a wealth of City Centre shops and restaurants. Other main
attractions are Worcester Cathedral; the Commandery (which has recently been
awarded £985,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to conduct a complete
refurbishment of the building, displays and garden area); Royal Worcester Porcelain
and Diglis Basin, which is currently undergoing major reconstruction. Worcester also
boasts Premier Rugby at Sixways, National Hunt Racing, and probably the prettiest
county cricket ground in the country at New Road.

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.

COMPANY NAME: Hair Salon/1263
DEAL ID: 2585
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Unisex (70% ladies) town-centre hair salon, boasting 8
styling stations and 2 backwash basins. Excellent reception area with large waiting
area, complete with sofa and chairs. Staff restroom, toilet and kitchenette located on
the first floor.




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COMPANY NAME: Fitted Kitchen Retailer/1264
DEAL ID: 2586
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Very well established business with the advantage of part-
manufacturing. Strong management team. Excellent adjusted net profits of £178k
on sales of £929k (2004). Retirement sale with good handover assured. Part-
purchase available.

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: Domiciliary Care Provider 1256RM
DEAL ID: 2564
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 349000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: *Personal care provision from twenty minutes to one hour
visits. * Approximately 500 hours per week of Social Services spot work, plus 90
hours of private clients. * Sales of £349,000 giving gross profit of £93,000. * Net
Profit of £57,000. * Run from home and relocatable within the area. * Twenty-
four care staff; senior staff take all calls outside office hours. * Excellent standalone
business. * First class acquisition for an existing provider who wants to move into
this area. * Asking price of £115,000 for 100% of the share capital.

COMPANY NAME: Light Commercial Van Retail/Trade Centre
DEAL ID: 2561
LOCATION: The South West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Well Established Light Commercial Van Retail/Trade
Centre Ref. no : AM27 Location Berkshire Asking price £250,000 Located on prime
‘A’ road sales site with high volume traffic on city street frontage. Providing
outstanding public exposure, with excellent signage and easy accessibility. Very high
volume of passing traffic. Selling over 110 full retail commercial vehicles at
extremely high margins every year, along with 40 plus semi retail commercial and
trade sales vehicles and with many other highly profitable products/profit centres.
This well-established specialist van sales business retails many makes and models of
top quality commercial vehicles for reasonable prices and offers financing for buyers.
With an exceptional reputation for honesty, superior service and fair terms, this
dealer has attracted and maintained a diverse and extensive customer base from
near and far. This business has outstanding profit margins year-round and a great
growth potential, thanks to a superb, fast growing location. Established since 1993,

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this leading independent dealer supplies all makes and models of light commercial
vehicles. In the years since its inception the business has developed into one of the
areas most dynamic and forward looking all round light commercial vehicle trade
centres. This business supplies quality small, medium and large used vans, fridge
freezer vans, tippers, 4x4 pick ups, trucks, tippers, mini buses, Luton and box vans
's from the forecourt Customers are always offered honest, helpful and friendly
service from the experienced sales staff. The business has an excellent ongoing
relationship with some of the UK's largest suppliers of used commercial vehicles,
being able to offer a wide range of vehicles at competitive prices. Quality low
mileage light commercial vehicles are available at all times. Finance terms are
arranged with one of the country's main financial institutions, able to offer an
extensive range of financing options to suit customer’s needs and personal budgets
and excellent commissions. Lease purchase, lease hire, contract hire or hire
purchase are available, the business can provide details of low deposit, low
repayment deals. Part exchange is welcomed, and is yet another area to maximise
profit for the business

COMPANY NAME: Independent Car Service & Accident Repair Centre
DEAL ID: 2577
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): 600,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Independent Car Service & Accident Repair Centre Ref. no:
AL31 Location Nottingham Asking price £500,000 Turnover in excess of £600,000
The business was established in 1948, and specialises in complete servicing and
maintenance of MG Rover and all other makes of vehicles, the company has a fully
equipped workshop that incorporates class IV MOT testing. The business also
undertakes all aspects of vehicle repair and engine machine services, specialising in
cylinder head reconditioning, brake disc and flywheel reclamation with services
offered to the trade, private companies and the general public. This company is
committed to "putting the customer first", working hard, day in and day out, making
sure it is not just a motto but a way of doing business With many years of
experience in the motor industry the business prides itself on the precision
workmanship that they offer clients, the fully equipped workshop ensures that a
quality MOT is carried out each and every time, with all repair and maintenance work
undertaken under strict quality guidelines, and rigorous quality inspections being
completed before final delivery to the client. The business has a very varied and
extensive blue chip client base, which includes bodywork approvals, numerous
leasing Company contracts, and a private customer base that has grown over 54
years. The business delivers a professional, cost effective and friendly service and
has an excellent reputation for fulfilling all servicing and repair requirements, with a
dedicated team of fully competent and qualified technicians. Besides serving the MG
Rover enthusiasts, the business also provides a cost-effective alternative to the main
dealer network for all those owners who want to get their cars back on the road as
quickly and inexpensively as possible. The business prides itself on being a member
of the Institute of the Motor Industry and being registered as a Unipart Car Care
Centre, resulting in peace-of-mind for the client. The business has built its excellent
reputation on the sound basis of client communication and honesty. Its proactive
attitude and continued investment in new technology keeps it ahead of the market,
which is vital when keeping pace with the latest vehicle electrics, fuel injection and
diagnostic problems. Key assets are found in its long-established relationships, well-
defined customer base with high repeat sales, and its ability to serve clients,
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excellent opportunity for any investor. Business hours... Monday to Friday 8.00am -
5.30pm

COMPANY NAME: Tyre Supply and Wheel Alignment Centre
DEAL ID: 2576
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Tyre Supply and Wheel Alignment Centre Ref. no: AL32
Location South East London Asking price £325,000 Having grown up on the racetrack
and been around cars all of his life, the owner of this business established this town
centre specialist tyre retailer and alignment centre in 1999, providing its many
clients with fast efficient tyre fitting and wheel alignment services, wheels and
batteries. Since that time, its excellent reputation for honesty and integrity, service,
price competitiveness but above all reliability has enabled it to 'see off' its
competition in the local market place to become the only tyre fitting service in town.
The business maintains an excellent client base both Corporate and Private. One of
its largest Corporate Clients is the local Council. Accepting 'vehicle downtime' can be
very costly for the local authority and businesses alike, for the Council and many
other Corporate Clients it holds specific stock to meet urgent requirements. The
business has also made a particular effort to make female customers comfortable in
what can be a very intimidating environment. This approach has paid significant
dividends in an area where two car households are very much the 'norm'. The
business prides itself on investing in the best equipment available on the market and
having excellent lines of communication with its suppliers having secured next day
deliveries with many of them. This service oriented approach is also apparent in
dealings with customers where personal service is the foundation on which the
success of the business has been built. The owner believes customer expectations
should not just be met but exceeded. The standard of workmanship is high and
deadlines are always met.

COMPANY NAME: Manchester Corporate Event Catering Business
DEAL ID: 2573
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): 225,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This corporate and event catering business was started
over 10years ago and is run by the Vendor with a full time Catering Manager. The
company has its own website. Due to the level of demand for its services, it does no
other marketing activity. The company’s quality of product, service and uniformed
staff are key to its success. Low cost premises in superb location. The premises are
an 800sq ft fully fitted industrial production kitchen with separate modern office with
up to date IT system, fax and telephone system. Fitted storeroom and toilets.

COMPANY NAME: Guest House/1261
DEAL ID: 2583
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This guest house is a well presented and conveniently
placed small period guest house nestling in the lee of the magnificent Malvern Hills.
This double fronted Victorian Guest House offers style and ambience, which is truly
different, and as such appeals to the business and tourist community alike. An
extensive, and sympathetic, refurbishment of the property was carried in 2001,
which included completely re-roofing, damp proof course, timber treatment, a re-
fitted kitchen, four new shower and bathrooms, a Megaflo pressurised hot water


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system and new boiler, as well as been extensively redecorated and equipped in
2004. A particular feature of the property is the stripped natural pine interior doors.
The property also features a fire alarm, emergency lighting system, and burglar
alarm system.

COMPANY NAME: Specialist Painting and Decorating Business
DEAL ID: 2565
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): 595,242
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: * Excellent Trade Reputation * Major Contracts with
National Companies * Member of Dulux trade Contract Partnership * Excellent scope
for developing the business

TECHNOLOGY

COMPANY NAME: Single Source Graphic Design & Digital Photographic Studio
DEAL ID: 2575
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Single Source Graphic Design & Digital Photographic Studio
Ref. no CA23 Location London Asking price £630,000 The present owner started this
very profitable creative digital studio in 1997 to simplify the process of achieving the
ultimate in photographic quality for clients. This business is a single source graphic
design agency and digital photographic studio providing a fully integrated, cost
effective range of marketing services housed within purpose built studios including
graphic design, digital photography, and project management. The studios are
available for daily hire and come fully equipped with latest the technology and image
manipulation facilities. Technological advancement constantly requires the latest in
image capture equipment to realise the full potential of the brief. This business uses
future proof equipment from the camera to the hard copy and offers a rental and
lighting package, studio rental, and CSO (Colour Separation Overlay) in blue and
green, where clients stand in front of a blue or green screen and the background can
be electronically replaced with a video clip, such as a beach. A full range of digital
camera equipment including H20 and Canon EOS D1s are available. Comprehensive
lighting along with G4 manipulation stations with optional operators complete the
digital solutions. The business has a full range of digital camera equipment and
offers a complete solution to image capture using the latest in technology. All
equipment is constantly updated ensuring a future proof solution. The business has
added a team of award winning professionals in the field of film and TV broadcast
production to our ever-expanding creative services. The entire operation is based at
the new digital studio in London. This business has continual invested in a high
quality team and equipment; they have firmly established the business as one of the
foremost photographic and digital imaging studios within the London area. A
natural home for perfect photography, a selection of established clients use the
services of this studio for their promotional photography. All shoots focus on
creating vibrant, spontaneous images that capture personality, rather than just
people ensuring any photographic subject is captured looking their best. The
businesses has its own HDW 750P camera from Sony which dispels the rumour that
high definition photography is a prohibitively expensive choice for quality programme
making.




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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
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: Excellent Embroidery Facilities
DEAL ID: 2587
LOCATION: The South East
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Specialist Suppliers of Head-to-Toe Uniforms for all
Workplace Occupations plus Excellent Embroidery Facilities Ref. no: JF08 Location
Berkshire Asking price £285,000 This business has been established since 1999 and
serves the business community throughout the UK, offering customers a one-stop
shop for a full range of corporate and promotional clothing and embroidery facilities.
The business helps companies make the right impression with their customers
providing all required corporate clothing needs. Providing a complete quality service
the business ensures a high amount of repeat business. The business guarantees
year round availability of corporate clothing with all merchandise available for
selection in well designed, consumer catalogues, providing a much-desired
convenience. Innovation, imagination and versatility are the intelligent solutions to
building an individual modern wardrobe. The business provides head to toe uniforms
for all workplace occupations ranging from shop floor employees through to office
staff and management levels. The business supplies an essentially classic business
collection designed for working men and women, with the emphasis placed on the
quality of the tailoring that is beyond the normal expectation of the corporate
market. Sales are not dependent on a particular industry sector and customers
include healthcare workers, the transport, food, pharmaceutical and construction
industries and retail outlets. The core business of the company is supplying
corporate and promotional wear. Work garments from a single item to outfits for
entire workforces are supplied, meeting a growing demand for the provision of
quality merchandise at affordable prices. The business has embroidery services that
make a good impression even better. The business has its own in-house
embroidering facilities consisting of the most advanced machines, specifically for
personalising garments with embroidery designs and logos at prices to meet


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customers’ budgets. This is a perfect opportunity for a first time buyer wanting to
buy an established, profitable business with an opportunity for expansion or for a
company presently in the business that wishes to expand by obtaining the business’s
strong client base.

COMPANY NAME: Supplier of Colour Guides 1229RM
DEAL ID: 2579
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 171547
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This is a non-technical business needing an owner with a
genuine desire to provide excellent customer service. Key features are:- * Supplies
colour guides to printers, designers, advertising agencies. * These guides ensure
that exact colour matches are achieved by the user. * Currently run from a small
rented office in Hertfordshire. * Can be relocated anywhere, and run from home. *
Net profit £38,000, but declining due to loss of interest by the owner. * New
owners will be able to reduce the wages paid to a bookkeeper. * One month
handover period included, to give new owner all the knowledge that is needed. *
Very highly recommended by the Business Partnership. * Asking price of £45,000.

COMPANY NAME: Tyre Supply and Wheel Alignment Centre
DEAL ID: 2582
LOCATION: London
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Having grown up on the racetrack and been around cars all
of his life, the owner of this business established this town centre specialist tyre
retailer and alignment centre in 1999, providing its many clients with fast efficient
tyre fitting and wheel alignment services, wheels and batteries. Since that time, its
excellent reputation for honesty and integrity, service, price competitiveness but
above all reliability has enabled it to 'see off' its competition in the local market place
to become the only tyre fitting service in town. The business maintains an excellent
client base both Corporate and Private. One of its largest Corporate Clients is the
local Council. Accepting 'vehicle downtime' can be very costly for the local authority
and businesses alike, for the Council and many other Corporate Clients it holds
specific stock to meet urgent requirements. The business has also made a particular
effort to make female customers comfortable in what can be a very intimidating
environment. This approach has paid significant dividends in an area where two car
households are very much the 'norm'. The business prides itself on investing in the
best equipment available on the market and having excellent lines of communication
with its suppliers having secured next day deliveries with many of them. This
service oriented approach is also apparent in dealings with customers where personal
service is the foundation on which the success of the business has been built. The
owner believes customer expectations should not just be met but exceeded. The
standard of workmanship is high and deadlines are always met.




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                        BUSINESSES WANTED
SERVICES

COMPANY NAME: Accountancy Practice
DEAL ID: 1204
LOCATION: The North West
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Accountancy practice wanted in Cheshire or Lancashire up
to £500,000, annual fee income.

COMPANY NAME: Courier Business
DEAL ID: 1205
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): Not disclosed
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Established business wishes to acquire a Courier business.
Preferred location Birmingham/Coventry/Rugby and Portsmouth/Southampton.
Turnover up to £1m


                        FUNDING AVAILABLE
SERVICES

COMPANY NAME: All limited companies
DEAL ID: 1013
LOCATION: All UK
TURNOVER (£): 100,000
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Innovative funding for your employees for up to nine
weeks. No security and no personal guarantees. Ideal for service industry where
there is little security to offer a bank for working capital. The funding can however be
used for any industry.




                         FUNDING REQUIRED


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