Thursday, 2 July 2015

Are you thinking of selling your business? Not all agents are the same

Here at Ernest Wilsons, we offer all clients an unrivalled service to clients which includes free valuations, no money up front and a discreet, professional service.

We review the market regularly to ensure that our valuations are upto date to ensure that our vendor clients receive the best chance of selling their business.

The market for business sales is steadily increasing and whilst the housing market has improved at a faster pace, the increased movement in the residential market is releasing more capital into the commercial market having a positive knock on effect.

The increase in social media activity makes businesses for sale more accessible to purchasers. For example, the response that we receive from our facebook and twitter sites is increasing weekly and together with our website, people can access business sales whilst on the move. We are currently developing a mobile website which will make accessing businesses even easier and increase the experience. The number of viewings coming direct from our iPhone app is also increasing although the new mobile website will be the same as the app therefore available across all the platforms.

We strongly believe that investing in new technology to make access to businesses for sale is very important and with the next generation of buyers, smart phones will no doubt be the first port of call when buying or selling a business

Thinking of selling a business? Call now for a free valuation on 0113 238 2900 or email sales@ernest-wilson.co.uk for more information on Ernest Wilson Business Agents, visit www.ernest-wilson.co.uk

 

Premises let for landlord to Kip McGrath - Newline, Greengates, Bradford

VACANT RETAIL UNIT in Bradford To Let. 

Sale agreed with Kip McGrath

Substantial retail unit of over 1,000 sq ft (96 sq m), located within this premier retail park in this popular suburb on the Bradford / Leeds boundary. The site is occupied by prestigious tenants such as Boots and Subway and provides plenty of car parking. This is a first floor unit adjacent to a hair and beauty salon and briefly comprise:  open plan retail space with WC and store to the rear. The premises have an A1 and A2 planning permission and could be used for a multitude of uses, subject to any necessary consents. The premises are offered with a new lease and sensible rent – VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. New lease available.  Ref: 556386

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Gone to Pot Gifts and Chalk Paint Stockist, Boroughbridge - another business sold by Ernest Wilson

GIFTS & CHALK PAINT STOCKIST, North Yorkshire

This is a super gifts and accessories business which has many strings to its bow such as being a stockist of somewhat exclusive products including Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and hosting workshops for customers to learn new crafts for which the business sells the raw materials.  A delightful business to own and operate which is run from attractive premises occupying a prime position on the busy High Street in the centre of this much sought after North Yorkshire small town. The business is run in very easy hours over a five and a half day week by our client who works in the business on a part time basis and 2 part time staff this would benefit from a full time owner and introduction of online sales.  The premises are held on lease with very sensible rent. Business on lease. Ref: 555981

For more information on Gone To Pot, visit http://www.gonetopot.me/ 

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Another great business sold - Hales Garth Kennels, Drax, Selby

KENNELS & CATTERY (LICENCED FOR 37 DOGS & 24 CATS), North Yorkshire.

This is without doubt ONE OF THE FINEST KENNELS & CATTERIES seen for a very long time - TOTALLY OUTSTANDING AND IMMACULATELY KEPT THROUGHOUT - MUST BE SEEN TO BE APPRECIATED. The premises offer spacious kennels/cattery facilities plus 9 breeding and training kennels with 3 acres of grass paddock fenced and secured, grooming parlour currently rented out.  SUPERB DETACHED RESIDENCE again beautifully kept throughout providing 3 bedroom family accommodation. Large car park.   Stunning private gardens, delightful summer house.  The premises are situated in this delightful rural position yet only a few minutes from the town centre.   Owners retiring after 21 years here.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Business & Property. Ref: 555250

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Millbridge Fisheries - business and property sold by Ernest Wilsons

FISH & CHIPS SHOP in Liversedge

It is not often that such a quality business reaches the open market.  Our clients have operated this business for many years and are now selling to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.  The business achieves an enviable turnover in just four and a half days trading – closing after Saturday Dinner and re-opening on Tuesday Dinner. This is a very well presented single storey lock-up property facing the busy A62 Leeds to Huddersfield Road with easy roadside parking.  The site enjoys a massive passing trade and is surrounded by industry and residential property – A FABULOUS TRADING POSITION. Our clients work only limited hours and achieve super profits.  This is a fantastic business which must be seen to be appreciated. The premises have an imposing frontage and comprise:  fully tiled sales shop with 4 pan Hopkins counter range, rear preparation kitchen, separate potato preparation room and WC’s to the rear. Business and property. Ref: 556539

For more information and reviews on Millbridge Fisheries, visit http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g528759-d5209213-Reviews-Millbridge_Fisheries_Fish_Chips-Liversedge_West_Yorkshire_England.html#REVIEWS

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Francos Italian Restaurant, Todmorden - another business sold by Ernest Wilson

RESTAURANT in Todmorden

Spacious Italian restaurant which benefits from a very modest rent and occupies a PROMINENT TRADING POSITION fronting onto the busy main A646 on the outskirts of Todmordon. The restaurant has been in the same hands for in excess of 15 years and has taken very much more in the past – would suit younger new owner with the enthusiasm and modern ideas to really push the business forward. Whilst the premises are well presented, they would certainly benefit from some modernisation to create a new atmosphere in a contemporary style or conversation to a different style and cuisine. HUGE SCOPE FOR TAKEAWAY FOOD HERE – DENSELY POPULATED AREA. The premises are held on lease and have the major benefit of such low rent. Very spacious premises paying a much lower rent than your average small takeaway. Premises briefly comprise: particularly spacious customer dining area with bar, good customer waiting area, small store, ladies and gents WC’s, pot wash and commercial kitchen. Business on lease. Ref: 556560

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Small business confidence in 'robust' pick up according to the BBC

There has been a strong improvement in small business confidence, suggesting the sector will grow this year, the Federation of Small Businesses says.

The lobby group's small business index suggested there had been a "robust" improvement in confidence in the past three months. 

It said growth and investment intentions had reached new highs since it began compiling its index in 2010.

It also said it had found "few negatives" in the overall picture.

The FSB said the latest survey readings on job creation, productivity and investment all bode well for small businesses sustaining the economy's growth through 2015.

Businesses view their prospects for the coming months very positively, with nearly two thirds (65.3%) of small businesses aspiring to grow moderately or rapidly in the next three months - the highest figure ever seen by the index.

The FSB said productivity in the sector was increasing compared to the wider economy, something that should be encouraging to policymakers, who have been grappling with the issue of low productivity growth for some time.


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Harrys Fish and Chips, Queensbury, Bradford - yet another business sold by Ernest Wilson business agents

FISH & CHIPS, Bradford 

An opportunity to acquire this superb High Street Fisheries – an absolute prime trading position opposite a busy supermarket on a commanding main road with lots of industry and schools nearby plus a densely populated residential area. The business is worked in very easy openings over 6 days and yet still offers potential to go so much further.   A superb business which will give the right person a fantastic living.  THIS SITE ONLY NEEDS SEEING – PRICED TO SELL -  VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The premises are held on a secure lease with sensible rent and comprise all glass fronted fully tiled modern saleshop sporting a 3 pan Island Frank Ford frying range.  To the rear is a well fitted preparation kitchen including rumbling and potato preparation, fish preparation and fridge area.  To the side is a store room plus basement storage,  first floor staff room, shower room and toilet. Business on lease. Ref: 556270

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Another shop let by Ernest Wilsons for the landlord - 40 Sandbeds, Queensbury, Bradford

 VACANT RETAIL UNIT WITH 2 BED ACCOMMODATION, Bradford

An excellent opportunity here to acquire this highly prominent shop unit which occupies a corner position in this popular village between Halifax and Bradford.  The premises have undergone substantial refurbishment in recent years including stone cleaning, UPVc Double glazing and central heating.  The premises are offered with a very sensible rent and would suit a variety of retail uses – VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The property comprises large saleshop with tiled floor,  rear kitchen, store, To the upper floors is the living accommodation which comprises large living room, kitchen, single bedroom.  The second floor has a substantial bathroom and double bedroom.  Cellar. New lease available. Ref: 555162

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Friday, 19 June 2015

Poppys Florist, Sowerby Bridge - another business that has completed thanks to Ernest Wilson Business Agents

INTERFLORA FLORISTS WITH LIQUOR LICENCE & GIFTS, Halifax.

A well established florist and gift business which has been in the same hands for over 22 years and achieves a very impressive turnover from very easy hours over a five and a half day week.  The business is currently run by our client with staff assistance and is only very reluctantly offered for sale due to ill health.  Real scope here for younger, healthy and enthusiastic owner to really develop the business and drive it forward. The premises occupy a prime site which is highly visible and fronts onto this major road through this bustling town centre and benefit from exceptionally low overheads.  VIEWING HERE COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Business on lease. Ref: 555652
 
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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Another lovely email from a satisfied client


From Mr. Simon McEnroe

Hello Paul I would like to thank you and all involved at Ernest Wilson for the friendly and professional service you provided during the sale of my business. As this was a new experience for myself, selling a business, I found your support and reassurance during this process extremely helpful. 

Many thanks,

Simon McEnroe 
Snaith Hall Nursing Home
Pontefract Road
Snaith
Goole
East Yorkshire
DN14 9JR

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Sold by Ernest Wilsons - Huby Post Office and Village Store, York

SUB POST OFFICE, NEWSAGENTS, OFF LICENCE & VILLAGE GENERAL STORES near York

A rare opportunity to acquire a THRIVING VILLAGE STORES AND POST OFFICE which is situated in this much sought after rural village, North of York - a delightful location to earn one’s living whilst being easily commutable. The premises are offered on a new lease with sensible rent and briefly comprise:  attractive well fitted sales shop which is well presented and benefits from being air conditioned. First Floor: office with eaves storage. Externally:  forecourt product display and car parking. The business is run in VERY EASY HOURS offering substantial scope to increase by extending the opening hours to more standard hours for the trade – PROFITABLE BUSINESS which has been in the same hands for approximately 25 years. VIEWING IS A MUST. The Post Office element of this business has been temporarily closed due to a bereavement. Business on lease. Ref: 555884

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Hatfield Tandoori, Doncaster - another sale negotiated by Ernest Wilsons

CLOSED ASIAN TAKE AWAY, Doncaster 

This modern take-away outlet is located on a roadway through a well populated residential area of Doncaster – other shops and businesses along this roadway attract customers from a wide area. The premises are held on a good lease and they provide excellent sales and preparation facilities. Family circumstances lead to the closure of the business here – lots of good equipment remain in the premises and will become the property of the new proprietor of the business. Potential here for creating a new hot food take away business and building a profitable and valuable business for only a modest outlay. Assignment of lease. Ref: 555983

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Amontola Restaurant, Richmond - sold by Ernest Wilson business agents

LICENCED INDIAN RESTAURANT (116 Covers), North Yorkshire For Sale

An exceptionally busy almost unopposed locally Indian Restaurant occupying a PRIME TRADING POSITION in the centre of this bustling much sought after North Yorkshire market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The business is run in relatively easy hours for the trade (potential to do Lunches) and ACHIEVES A MOST IMPRESSIVE TURNOVER whilst maintaining excellent profit margins and is run by our clients with a team of competent staff – GOOD ALL YEAR ROUND TRADE BOOSTED SUBSTANTIALLY DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.  VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  The premises are held on a good lease with very reasonable rent. Business on lease. Ref: 555655

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Gowns UK, Morley, Leeds - another fabulous business that has been sold by Ernest Wilson business agents

BRIDAL, EVENING, SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND PROM WEAR BUSINESS in Leeds

Exciting opportunity to acquire this well established business which enjoys a very good reputation in the industry and is being sold so our clients can enjoy a well-earned retirement. The business specialises in designer dresses for weddings, proms, special evening occasions and accessories. This is a good profitable business which could do even more under the stewardship of an enthusiastic owner. The premises are immaculate and must be seen to be fully appreciated and briefly comprise: attractive and welcoming reception / counter area, large open plan sales shop with large fitting / dressing rooms to the rear. To the first floor is a further large open plan retail room which is beautifully set out utilising the character of this fabulous stone building. Further dressing rooms. VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE QUALITY OF THIS OPERATION. Business on lease. Ref: 556297

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For more information on Gowns UK visit http://www.gowns.uk.com/ 




 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Premises let for Landlord - Green Lane Fisheries, Derby

CLOSED FISH & CHIPS TAKEAWAY AND CAFE in Derby.

Immaculate fish and chips cafe and takeaway occupying a fabulous trading position close to abundant car parking facilities in Derby City Centre – HIGHLY VISIBLE CORNER TRADING POSITION and with a particularly impressive range of commercial catering equipment. This business in our opinion could and should be taking VERY BIG MONEY in the right hands –you only have to review the area to appreciate the footfall that passes this shop daily. Business is currently closed and offered for lease by the Landlord and we are advised that the business was operating successfully prior to it’s closure and that it was closed only due to the previous Tenants family circumstances. The premises briefly comprise: attractive sales shop, fully tiled with customer dining area and takeaway, customer waiting area, modern, 3 pan counter range and rumbling room. First floor: staff room, stock room, office with shower room. THIS COULD BE A SLEEPING GIANT – CITY CENTRE FISHERIES – SCOPE FOR OTHER FOODS AND LATER OPENING. Lease, fixtures and fittings. Ref: 556120

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Monday, 8 June 2015

Grinders Coffee Shop, Leeds - another business sold by Ernest Wilson

COFFEE SHOP, SANDWICHES AND PASTRIES in Leeds

This excellent coffee shop was extensively refurbished in 2013 at a cost of £50,000 – only being sold now because the owner is moving away to London where he has other business interests. The premises provide good facilities and are held on a secure lease with a reasonable rent. The coffee shop is situated on a very busy main road in North Leeds and it attracts customers from many of this areas affluent villages and suburbs. The business is worked over 6 days – lots of potential here for additional menu choices, outside catering and other potential profit and income streams. Superbly appointed cafĂ© area with seating for 30 customers, good frontage, very well-equipped sales and service counter area, well equipped kitchen, store and WC. Externally: decked terrace area for 25 customers. VIEWING RECOMMENDED. Business on lease. Ref: 556461

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