Swift Sale for Silicone Inks Limited

Silicone Inks Limited, an ink supplier based in Kent has been successfully sold by Knightsbridge Business Sales within 7 months of coming to the market.

The business was established in 2001 and supplies ink for the silicone rubber printing industry, with 60% of sales coming from the UK and 40% worldwide. The business has built an excellent reputation within the sector and with the vendor approaching retirement, our client chose to put the business up for sale.

Having generated plenty of interest, the business was sold to trade buyer, Andrew Darwent at Acorn Screen Products; a manufacturer and direct supplier of premium quality, solvent based, screen printing ink.

The sale of Silicone Inks was completed in just 5 weeks for £126,168.

Popular Pretzel Franchise Sold

Knightsbridge Business Sales are pleased to announce that Auntie Annie’s, a Pretzel Bakery Franchise, based in Woking has been sold within 8 months of coming to the market.

The pretzel franchise is a well-known name with a worldwide reputation as the world’s largest soft pretzel retailer with well over 1,500 locations in over 30 countries. Auntie Anne’s Woking boasts a great trading location on the busiest walkway within the local shopping mall.

Our client had chosen to sell the business in order to pursue other business interests. The incoming buyer will continue to work with the franchise as well as retain the original staff.

IT Solutions Provider Successfully Sold After 9 Months

We are delighted to announce the sale of PCC Limited, A Dundee-based IT solutions provider after less than 9 months of coming to the market.

Established in 1992, by Husband and Wife team, John and Christina Phillips, the company works with clients throughout Scotland across a wide array of sectors including retail, local authorities, legal and construction.

The buyer, Cloudstream Technology Ltd, is a Fife-based IT consultant offering a range of technology and connectivity solutions throughout the UK.

After generating plenty of interest, PCC Limited presented an excellent fit and complemented those businesses already established within the Cloudstream Technology group.

Barber Shop Sold Within 4 Months

Knightsbridge Business Sales have successful sold Grade One Groomers, a Barber shop in Tarporley for £30,000.

The business was on the market for just 4 months before being successfully sold to a private buyer who bought the business as an investment and a business venture with his wife.

The staff are being retained and will continue to ensure the highest levels of service are offered, through which the business has built a loyal customer base with regular and repeat business.

Knightsbridge negotiator, Laura Simpson, who worked on behalf of our clients was delighted with the quick sale, saying that it was “excellent news”.

Large Two Storey Investment Property Successfully Sold

Knightsbridge Business Sales have successfully sold a large two storey property to private buyers as a planned investment.

The property, located in East London, was sold for £380,000 after Knightsbridge managed to generate plenty of interest. A total of 16 viewings and 4 offers were made before being sold, displaying the business as an incredibly sought after opportunity. The mid terraced property consists of a lock up shop on the ground floor and a 2 bedroom flat above in a densely populated residential area.

Knightsbridge negotiator, Alexandra Greenwood commented on her relationship with the client, stating that it was both ‘strong and lovely’.

Care Home in Hull Successfully Sold by Knightsbridge


Knightsbridge Business Sales is delighted to announce the sale of Durham Care Homes for £250,000.

The care home, which was established in 1989, was purpose built and has been very well maintained throughout. Situated within easy reach of the center of Hull, the property is within close proximity to shops and transport links. The business is well-known and highly regarded and is currently run under management with highly experienced staff.

Knightsbridge generated plenty of interest for the business before being sold to a private buyer. Our client will now commence with plans to retire. The incoming buyer who purchased the business as an investment intends for the business to remain under management whilst retaining the staff.

Furnisher in Harrow Successfully Sold by Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge Business Sales is delighted to announce the sale of Bathflo, a furnisher in Harrow.

The business offers Bathrooms, Heating, Mirrors and Cabinets, Plumbing, Showers, Taps, Doors, Tools and essentials as well as an e-commerce website. The business has several trade account customers and benefits from having an excellent reputation.

Our client put the business on sale to commence with their retirement plans. Knightsbridge generated plenty of interest and after several viewings, an offer was made. The business was sold to a private buyer for £125,000 plus stock at value.

Wholesale Coffee & Tea Supplier Sold by Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge Business Sales is delighted to announce the sale of the Regent Coffee & Tea Company for £60,000.

Established in 1989, the business holds an excellent reputation as well as multiple revenue streams. Our client chose to put the business up for sale to commence with their retirement.

Knightsbridge generated plenty of interest and after multiple viewings an offer was made. The business was sold to Mr Hormozi, the owner of Café Hormozi who wishes to add the acquisition to his existing coffee bean supplier. The buyer also intends on retaining the original staff.

Convenience Store Sold Within 7 Months of Coming to the Market

Knightsbridge Business Sales is delighted to announce the sale of Premier Store trading as Upper
Welland Stores for £175,000 plus stock at value.

The convenience store was established in 2006 and was moved to its current location in 2011. Occupying a main road location in Malvern, Worcestershire, the business experienced high weekly turnover.

Our client chose to place the business on the market in order to pursue other business interests. Once on the market, the business had received a good amount of interest with an offer being made by Steve Berry who purchased on behalf of Martin McColl Ltd. The staff are to be retained and the business will be changed to a Martin McColl Ltd convenience store.

Our negotiator Diana Marsh stated that the sale was straightforward and had been quite swift to see through to completion.

Diving Equipment Repair Business Sold Within 9 Months

Knightsbridge Business Sales is delighted to announce the sale of Angus Diving Services.

The business was established in 2004 and offers all aspects of diving equipment repair and servicing. With an excellent reputation in tow, the business benefits from repeat custom as well as word of mouth referrals. There is also huge scope for further growth and expansion.

Knightsbridge sold the business within 9 months of it coming to the market. The business was purchased by trade buyer and repairing service, Obsequio Ltd for £75,000. Our client is now looking to pursue other business interests, while the incoming buyer intends to retain the original staff and expand the business.

Convenience Store Sold Within 4 Months of Coming to Market

Knightsbridge Business Sales has successfully negotiated the sale of a convenience store for £190,000.

Established in 2007, the business benefits from high levels of passing trade as it is situated within a very populated area in the village of Grundisburgh, Woodbridge.

The business was put up for sale as our client wished to focus on other business interests. Within a month of being on the market, a sale was agreed. The business was subsequently sold to a private buyer within just 4 months of coming to the market. The incoming buyer intends to work within the business full-time.

Our negotiator, Alexandra Greenwood commented, saying that the sale was smooth and straightforward.

Knightsbridge Complete Sale of Italian Restaurant


Knightsbridge Business Sales has successfully negotiated the sale of Ristorante Villa Maria for £35,000.

The Italian restaurant is situated in a popular location in Skipton and boasts a picturesque setting. The substantial two storey property had a huge scope for growth so following a number of viewings and an offer being made, the business was successfully sold to a private buyer.

The incoming buyer and their business partner have plans to refurbish the property and change the space into a coffee shop/bistro whilst retaining the original staff. Our client intends to pursue other business commitments.

John Macadam & Son Ltd completes acquisition of Ripon Tyre Services

Knightsbridge can announce the successful sale of Ripon Tyre Services Limited to Lancashire based John Macadam & Son (Garages) Ltd.

Ripon Tyres Services, which provides a wide range of services including tyres, exhausts, servicing and MOTs, has been trading since 1985, operating from a large freehold site in North Yorkshire.

The business is competitive with other local service and repair outlets, choosing to differentiate itself by the quality of workmanship and personal service.

The staff of Ripon Tyre Services will be retained following the takeover, as the garage is set to be incorporated into the existing company.

Sportswear supplier successfully sold by Knightsbridge Business Sales

Burnley based Runnerprint Winner, a well established sportswear printer and supplier, has been acquired by Anthony Nolan of TG Sports.

Runnerprint, which offers an extensive range of sportswear products, is the UK’s premier supplier to charitable organisations and has built up an excellent reputation within the market.

The business was offered to the market so that our clients could spend more time focusing on other business ventures.

The acquisition will help TG Sports to expand into new areas.

The opportunity generated no fewer than 6 separate expressions of interest from potential buyers.

Shropshire-based fitness centre successfully sold to new owners

Knightsbridge have advised on the successful sale of Newport Fitness Centre.

Based in Shropshire, Newport Fitness Centre offers its members a range of health and fitness services, including gym equipment, a beauty room, personal training sessions, physiotherapy and tanning equipment, the business has excellent links with the local college, ensuring regular opportunities to further expand its client base.

The business benefits from a number of different types of clients. Many of its members are on either monthly or annual subscriptions, ensuring a regular income stream. There are however, also a number of Pay As You Go clients, who frequent as and when they are available.

The business was offered for sale due to personal circumstances and was snapped up by private buyer Mr Lowe who intends to work in the business full time.
The opportunity attracted no less than 10 interested parties


Hertfordshire based takeaway sold within 9 months of coming to market

Pizza and Kebab Hut takeaway in Watford has been successfully sold after less than 9 months on the market.

The business has been established since 2011, offering pizzas, kebabs, chicken, burgers, curries, peri peri and desserts and has deservedly established an excellent reputation amongst its regular customer base.

Situated in Watford, Hertfordshire, the business occupies a prominent double fronted position close to Watford Town Centre. The business is located in a densely populated residential area and therefore benefits from high levels of trade from residents and local businesses.

Pizza and Kebab Hut was acquired by private buyers Mr & Mrs Bilgrami who intend to replace the outgoing owner’s role within the business.

We wish both parties the very best for the future.

Sale of commercial print and copy centre in Derbyshire

Knightsbridge have successfully completed the £100,000 sale of Printexpress Print & Copy Centre (Buxton) Ltd to Proper Graphics Ltd.

Established since 1982, Derbyshire-based Printexpress offers a wide range of products and services, including the production of stationery and letterheads, digital design, wide format printing for posters and promotional materials, and finishing services to produce booklets and manuals etc. Many of the company’s trade accounts have been served for many years, with strong relationships developed and stocks held for immediate dispatch to further solidify these relationships.

The acquirer, Mike Grange of Proper Graphics Ltd, was one of several parties who expressed their interest in acquiring Printexpress.

Leanne Boulding of Knightsbridge Business Sales acted on behalf of our clients.

Birmingham based card & gift shop successfully sold

Birmingham based card & gift shop, Sugar ‘N’ Spice Limited, has been successfully sold to new owners by Knightsbridge Business Sales.

Over the last 14 years the business has steadily developed an enviable reputation, resulting in a large local loyal customer base with the nearest competitor situated approximately 2 miles away.

The shop supplies a wide range of products such as greetings cards, specialty scented candles
and box sets, picture frames, and a host of party accessories.

The business was bought by private buyer Gerald Ingram who intends to work within the business full time. Mr Ingram was one of 13 interested parties.

Knightsbridge complete sale of Butler & Co Limited

Knightsbridge Business Sales are pleased to announce the successful sale of Butler & Co Limited, trading as Fairfield Garage.

Operating from a spacious freehold site in Stockton-on-Tees, this highly regarded business has been serving the local community since the 1960’s and has since built up a loyal and dedicated base of regular repeat clients with the majority of business coming from private motorists.

The business is a fully VOSA authorised testing station and can test most cars and light vehicles. In addition, they offer a wide range of garage services including full servicing and general vehicle repairs.

The business was purchased by private buyer Mr Alexander, who was one of several interested parties.

Successful sale of well established Pet Store in Westminster

Knightsbridge has successfully completed the £122,500 sale of St John's Pets Ltd in Westminster, London.

Established in 2003, the business primarily specialises in pet products whilst also offering grooming services for both Dogs and Cats.

The business occupies a prominent position just off the main high street with approximately 5 miles away from Central London which is connected by excellent mainline train links and nearby bus stops.

Occupying a very well presented single fronted property, the main floor of the shop consists of a fully fitted retail area, with an equipped grooming parlour and kitchen located in the basement.

The business was acquired by private buyer Paul Tench. Mr Tench was one of several parties who expressed an interest in the opportunity and intends to work within the business himself.

Well established florists sold within 5 months

This very well established Florists in Goldaming, Surrey, has been sold to new owners within 5 months of coming to the market.

Abbey Flowers offers arrangements, baskets, bouquets, gift sets, hand tied, planted bowls, plants and vase arrangements as well as balloons, chocolates and cuddly toys.

The majority of the business comes from regular customers although the business does have some local accounts with schools, residential homes and offices.

The business occupies a small lock up corner position close to the town centre.

The business was brought to the market by Knightsbridge in March 2015 and was sold less than 5 months later to private buyer Ellen Mason, who intends to work within the shop as manager alongside a new florist.

Successful sale of Kent based Convenience Store

Knightsbridge have completed the £575,000 sale of this popular Convenience Store located in Sevenoaks, Kent.

The business has been established for 28 years, offering Newspapers, Magazines, Alcohol, National Lottery, Groceries, Paypoint, Confectionery, Cards and Tobacco.

Generating a weekly turnover of £16,000, the business benefits from occupying a prominent position within a small parade of shops. The main shop floor consist of a large counter  as well as magazine and newspaper display racking, shelving throughout the shop, chest freezers and a large chiller display.

There is a separate entrance at the rear to the 2 Bedroom flat above which briefly comprises of a Kitchen, Lounge, Double Bedroom, Single Bedroom and Bathroom.

The business was offered for sale in June 2014 and was bought by private buyer Antonio Benedict.

The opportunity generated 6 viewings and 3 offers before a deal was agreed with Mr Benedict.

Fortis IP complete deal for Eco Waste and Recycling Limited

Hertfordshire-based Eco Waste and Recycling Limited, a specialist in providing eco-friendly waste management solutions, has been sold to new owners less than 8 months after coming to the market.

The business offers its 1,500 active clients - consisting of local housing authorities and private construction contractors – services such as: skip hire; reclamation; commercial services; construction tipping; and bulk bags.

Operating out of 9,400 sq ft of land, the site consists of a waste transfer station and a 600 sq ft office space whilst also benefitting from excellent road links, connecting the site to surrounding areas.

After generating multiple expressions of interest, a £300,000 deal was agreed with Neil Muttock of Fortis IP Ltd. The business will serve as another arm to Fortis’ energy/recycling division with all staff being retained post-completion.

Successful sale of Oldham-based manned security contractor

Knightsbridge have completed the successful sale of A P Security just 9 months after coming to the market.

The Oldham-based manned security contractor was sold within the initial 12 month agreement for £120,000 to private buyer Mr Andy O’Halloran.

Established in 2006, A P Security is an SIA approved contractor responsible for safeguarding a number of businesses and commercial properties throughout the North West. Services include; Industrial & commercial security, Static guards, Mobile patrols, Key-holding and alarm response.

The opportunity to acquire A P Security was not short of interest, with 8 viewings arranged by Knightsbridge and 2 offers received before Mr O'Halloran completed the acquisition.

Children's activity centre sold by Knightsbridge in less than 6 months

Cottonbudz Soft Play Ltd, a Leeds based children’s activity centre, has been successfully sold to new owners within 6 months of coming to the market.

Upon taking over the business in 2013, the outgoing vendors built on the centre's reputation for quality and cleanliness by introducing an improved food menu and a more professional feel to the branding of the centre. Income is derived from entrance fees, food, private parties and general parties on key dates throughout the year such as Christmas and Halloween. These events are always well attended, and provide the business with significant additional income.

Located in Rodley, Leeds, the business is situated almost equidistant between Bradford and Leeds and subsequently benefits from strong access links to both cities. As such, the centre attracts customers from a wide and densely populated geographical area.

All current staff are being retained by the new owner, Ms Reddington, who also intends to work in the business herself full time.