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.

Saddlery and Tack shop in Kent sold after just 4 months on the market

This Kent based Saddlery and Tack shop has been successfully to new owners just 4 months after coming to the market.

Established since the 1970s, the business offers riding equipment and tack for horse, rider and stable as well as a wide range of feed and supplements. It benefits from being centrally located in a busy riding community and serves a large area. It has an excellent reputation and benefits from a large database of customers.

A retirement sale, the first offer for the business came after the business had been on the market for less than 2 months, with the £65,000 sale completing soon after to private buyer Mrs Wilson, who will work in the business full time.

Cheryl Hunt, Sales Negotiator at Knightsbridge, acted on behalf of the seller: “I wish my clients a very happy retirement and I wish the new owner the very best of success for the future.”

Traditional newsagents in County Durham sold to new owners

This well operated traditional newsagents in Stanley, Durham, has been successfuly sold to new owners.

The business, which had been under the ownership of the same family since 1896, has been passed on through many generations and enjoys a well established position in a densely populated area in South Moor, Stanley.

The business occupies a large two storey detached premises with a one bedroom flat.

The Business was offered to the market due to our client’s intentions to retire.

The new owner, Mr Miah, is the owner of a nearby restaurant and saw the shop as an ideal investment opportunity.

Gemma Moss of Knightsbridge Business Sales Commented, “I would like to wish our client, Mrs Hamflett, a happy retirement and the best of luck to Mr Miah.”

Sale of well established Procters News in Scarborough

This well established off licence, which was under the ownership of our client since 2006, has been successfully sold to new owners for £250,000 sav.

The business, which generates an annual turnover in excess of £675,000, serves many regular customers and a huge volume of passing customers with a wide selection of alcohol, convenience goods, tobacco, confectionary and soft drinks amongst other sundry items and newspapers and magazines.

Situated on the outskirts of Scarborough Town centre the business sits in a superb position on a main thoroughfare into the centre with a mixture of residential and commercial premises s

The business trades from a substantial mid terraced property which benefits from two bedroom accommodation which has been fitted and finished to the highest of standards throughout.

The business was brought to the market due to our client’s wishes to retire and was purchased by private buyer Mr Ratnasingam.

We wish our client and the new owner the best of luck in the future.
urrounding it, this makes for an extremely busy location with plenty of passing footfall throughout the day.

Successful newsagenets in Teesside sold to new owners

Knightsbridge have successfully completed the £140,000 sale of this Teesside based newsagents.

Generating a turnover in excess of £1,000,000 per year plus Lotto and Paypoint commissions, the business offers a range of traditional lines such as newspapers, confectionery and tobacco; the business also retails off sales and a limited line of grocery items. The PayPoint terminal drives additional footfall, whilst the Lotto terminal is the busiest independent site in the North East, and regularly one of the busiest in the UK.

The business is located in the centre of a town centre in Teesside, benefiting from exceptionally high levels of footfall throughout the day.

The business operates from a mid parade terrace property which is in excellent commercial order throughout.

Brought to the market as a retirement sale, the business was purchased by private buyer Mr Maxwell. Mr Maxwell intends to work in the business himself whilst also retaining the existing staff.

Sales Negotiator Cheryl hunt commented, “I would like to wish the best of luck and success to Mr Maxwell with his new business venture. I would also like to wish our clients, Ann and Peter, all the very best with their retirement plans.”

Knightsbridge announce sale of popular chip shop near Lake Windermere

Located in the Windermere region of the Lake District in a beautiful 3 storey end terrace cottage, ‘The Little Chippy’ has been successfully operated by our client since 1988.

The business, which generates a turnover of around £180,000 pa, benefits from regular local custom as well as passing trade from tourists who often visit the popular region.

The ground floor of the property comprises of a customer service area with a fully equipped kitchen, whilst the first and second floors house a luxury, self contained 2 bed flat with its own lounge and kitchen-diner.

The business was sold in April 2015 for £230,000 to private buyer Mr Lilley, who intends to run the business himself.

The opportunity to purchase the business generated a lot of interest with several offers received.

Gemma Moss of Knightsbridge commented, “I enjoyed a great relationship with our client, Mr Pares, and I would like to wish him
a very happy retirement.”

Viking FIsheries in Hull successfully sold to new owners by Knightsbridge



Established in 2010, the business offers its customers high quality traditional fish and chips as well as burgers and kebabs. The chip shop has a loyal customer base and as a result receives a high level of repeat custom.
The business is ideally located on a busy high street in Hull and is surrounded by a wealth of complementary shops, businesses and is within close proximity to the busy Hull University.

The substantial ground floor lock-up also includes a one bed flat with kitchen, shower room and spacious lounge with a closed yard to the rear of the premises.

The business was brought to the market due to our client’s wishes to retire and was purchased by private buyers Mr & Mrs Zheng.

Gemma Moss of Knightsbridge business sales, who advised the vendor on the sale, said “I would like to wish the new owners the best of luck for the future, and a happy retirement to our client.”
iking Fisheries in Hull has been successfully sold to new owners by Knightsbridge Business Sales.

Knightsbridge announce sale of The Quay Garage in Cornwall

The Quay Garage in Padstow, Cornwall has been successfully sold to new owners.

The garage, which offers all aspects of car repairs and servicing, boasts an excellent reputation among its customers and within the local area, with the majority of business obtained a result of repeat custom or word of mouth referrals.

The business operates from a single storey industrial unit with a separate reception.

The garage
was brought to the market as our clients wanted to pursue other business interests.

The new owner, Mr Warren, intends to work in the business himself.

Cheryl hunt of Knightsbridge Business Sales saw the deal through to completion and commented, “I wish the new owner the very best of luck and wish my client success for the future.”

Successful Swim School in Buckinghamshire sold to new owners after 5 months

Dolphin Club Swimming School in Buckinghamshire has been sold to new owners in a £70,000 deal, just 5 months after coming to the market.

The business, which was established by our client 20 years ago and generates a turnover of £120,000, offers all aspects of swimming classes and boasts an excellent reputation with its large database of clients.

Operating from an ultra-modern swimming school within a well known school, the location offers excellent road and transport links to its clients in the local area.

Our client instructed Knightsbridge to bring the business to the market due to their desire to pursue other business interests.

The buyer, Lauren Smee, already owns a nearby swim school and saw Dolphin Club as an ideal opportunity to expand her business further.

Cheryl Hunt, Sales Negotiator at Knightsbridge Business Sales, acted on behalf of our client and commented, “The sale was a very straightforward one with no complications which allowed for a quick completion. I would like to wish the new owner of Dolphin Club the very best of success with her expanding business and my clients all the best for the future.”

Domiciliary Care Agency acquired after just 7 months on the market

The business was established in 2003 by our client and a business partner, following long careers in the home care industry. With just a single client at its inception, the company steadily grew and plateau 3-4 years later.  At this point, our client bought out her business partner, and the company began to grow again; but at a far faster rate than before, increasing client numbers, turnover and profitability in the years that followed.

Now serving a client base of 83, the company prides itself in the quality of care that it offers; and is particularly adept at handling more complex cases involving alcohol and/or drug dependency; with clients from both self funded sources and local social services.

The business operates from a small office in a shared building in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. From this base, the company serves clients in Scarborough, and the surrounding villages.

The acquirer was Clarity Care Solutions Ltd, a provider of numerous different types of care services which have been designed to help clients remain independent and to continue living in their own home.

Second 2 None will be developed further as a bolt on business.

Gemma Moss, operations Director at Knightsbridge Business Sales who advised on the deal, said: “The opportunity generated a large amount of interest, with the eventual acquirer being a previous buyer with Knightsbridge.”

Provider of wholesale funeral supplies sold by Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge are delighted to announce the sale of Fibrous Ltd, a wholesale provider of funeral supplies, which was successfully sold to new owners in April 2015.

Located in Stockport, Fibrous Ltd has been running as a family business for over three decades and was originally established in 1944. Over this time, the business has developed a reputation for the quality of its products and reliability of its service.

The business was placed on the market due to the retirement of the senior vendors, ending a family run ownership which has spanned for 3 generations.

Fibrous was acquired by Steve Rowland of Rowland Brothers, a trade buyer who will add Fibrous as a bolt-on to their existing operations.

The opportunity generated in excess of 10 viewings.

Gemma Moss of Knightsbridge acted on behalf of the vendors, with the legal process handled by Gateley.

Convenience Store and Post Office in Shrewsbury sold to new owners

Londis convenience store and post office in Worthen, Shrewsbury, has been successfully sold to new owners. The final consideration was £330,000 plus stock at value for the business and freehold property which also includes a 3 bed cottage.

The business, which generates a turnover in excess of £500,000 annually, stocks a wide range of convenience items, garden products and animal feeds as well as housing a post office facility.

The store is located in the village of Worthen, with a number of surrounding villages within the direct catchment area of the business, which lies just a short drive from the Anglo/Welsh border.

The business was brought to the market by Knightsbridge due to the outgoing owner’s intentions to retire after running the business for over 15 years.

The buyer, Mr John Perks, was one of a number of interested parties which resulted in multiple bids for the business.

Gemma Moss of Knightsbridge acted on behalf of the vendors, with the legal process handled by Gateley.

Gardenia Cafe in Walsall has been successfully sold to new owners

Knightsbridge have successfully completed the sale of Gardenia Cafe in Walsall.

Gardenia operates as a café and takeaway offering a traditional menu of hot and cold sandwiches, hot and cold beverages and also daily specials.

The business was established 65 years ago and was under our client’s ownership for the past 17 years.

Due to its excellent town centre position adjacent to the bus station, the business benefits from a large amount of passing trade in addition to its regular customer base.

Occupying a well presented two storey premises; Gardenia has 28 internal covers over the two floors as well as 26 external. The business was placed on the market as a profitable concern due to our clients wishes to pursue other interests.

The opportunity generated 22 buyer meetings before being successfully sold to private buyer Mr Williams in March 2015.

Diana Marsh of Knightsbridge Business Sales negotiated the deal on behalf of the vendor.