Business Transfer Agents in Bolton (Lancashire)
Waters Meeting Road
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed
Knightsbridge is one of the UK's leading and most respected Business Brokers. We have extensive knowledge across a broad range of market sectors, including Retail, Catering, Licensed and Leisure, Care, Franchising and Commercial.
We operate from our Head Office in Greater Manchester and offer national coverage through our Regional Managers and Directors. They posses a wealth of experience blended with local knowledge and specific sector expertise to ensure the best advice and guidance are available to you our client.
Our approach is very different from that of our competitors; we have developed a reputation for being pro-active, innovative and forward thinking, providing an all encompassing service to both buyers and sellers.
We have invested heavily in recent years in both our staff and technology to ensure our vendor and purchaser clients receive an industry leading service and the highest levels of confidentiality, expertise and marketing exposure.
We offer specialist services to business owners looking to sell a business and our innovative approach puts you and your objectives first, allowing us to achieve the maximum price by reaching the widest possible audience of purchasers looking to buy a business. We have concluded thousands of business sales across a multitude of sectors by ensuring our marketing both online and in trade press, is second to none.
Knightsbridge Business Sales has been successfully selling businesses for over 16 years and has over 100 years combined experience between our Directors and Managers. Knightsbridge provides full nationwide coverage with offices in key strategic locations across the UK. Our Regional Managers provide the local knowledge to ensure a successful business sale but with the backing and exposure of a leading national broker.
With a proven track record and thousands of successful business sales behind us, Knightsbridge has demonstrated its credentials in achieving our clients' objectives and we have the ability to think outside the box to successfully sell your business.
Knightsbridge has businesses for sale across all major business sectors; we can provide you with the guidance that you need to find the opportunity that is right for you. If you are buying a business for the first time then our experienced team can help guide you in the right direction.
The search facility on our website is free and simple to use. You can search businesses for sale by sector, location, price and keyword and comprehensive business information is available by registering a few details. We can then keep you with updated with both current and future opportunities when they arise and provide any additional information that you may need about the business.
Knightsbridge are one of the least professional business that I have ever encountered. I first approached them in December 2017 about selling my business. After a long period of ill health I needed to sell my music school business and so approached a number of agencies to do this. At first I was very impressed with them and their representative who came to visit my business and talk to me about me needs. After 4 months and only 1 enquiry I called their representative to find out what was happening. They had no answer as to why only 1 lead had been generated by their actions. I questioned them on whether any buyer specific marketing strategies that they had initially mentioned had been implemented. they said that they could find out information on this when they were in the office and said theywould call me back when they were in next. When they did call me back it was to say that non of the initial marketing that we had discussed outside of publising it on their own site and some third party sites had been done. This included colour brochures that were to be sent out to a researched list of potential buyers who may be interested in buying my business. They did not apologise for this and just put it down to a ‘communication error’. They also mentioned that every effort was going to be made to sell the business and that it would now make a loss for KBS as it would now be taken over by the 'corporate team’. A few days later I received an email from one of the ladies I had been dealing with previously, not the expensive corporate team that I was told would be on the case. She informed me that she would be making a list of potential buyers to contact. A couple of weeks later I contacted her to find out what was happening and she emailed me over a list of potential buyers that she had made. The list consisted of mainly private music schools and organisations that did work in schools for local authorities. Exasperated, I sent her the results of a quick google search for guitar teachers in my local area and asked her to repeat this for instruments taught at our school in every area of West Yorkshire. It was at this point I lost faith in them. Because of my ongoing health issues I needed to sell my business quickly which was why I was so impressed with the initial promises. To then find out that the work that needed to be done had not been done was quite frankly like a slap in the face. Then to consequently have to tell their own staff how to do their own market research was just insulting. As I write this in June of 2018 I have only had one enquiry from KBS which seems to have cost me £1200. The sheer arrogance coupled with the ineptitude of the staff that I have dealt with is staggering. I was consistently told that it was ‘early days’ even though no enquiries were being made for my business. Then, when the decided method of generating more enquiries was not done and found to have not been done 4 months into the process there was no haste whatsoever to rectify the problem. As it is in June I still have not been sent a comprehensive list of potential buyers and so it is with heavy heart I am having to close my business. I do not only feel cheated out of £1200 at a time when I needed the money more than ever but I feel that I have had my time wasted by KBS. As an organisation they are obviously in business for a reason but I feel that a lot of this is generated through sales using their database and paid presence on third party sites such as Daltons. However for them to know right from the start that my business would require some additional work to sell, to take it on anyway with a fee in advance, to then not do the work and pretend that they had done it, to finally when it had been discovered that they had not even done the work to then not doing it anyway reeks of laziness and dishonesty. The whole organisation should feel ashamed of themselves, including the Sales Director who when I contacted on LinkedIn, was equally as apathetic to my concerns. A thorough waste of time and money. Avoid.
Jonathan Vipond - 18/06/2018 | report this review
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From our initial meeting with a sales advisor we were impressed with how Knightsbridge handled the sale of BMS. We felt the valuation was realistic and they wasted no time in marketing the business as described. Very soon we received several enquiries and while these proved not to lead to a sale it meant we became more comfortable with the process to follow when meeting with a prospective purchaser. We were impressed with the confidentiality side of the sale. Knightsbridge were very careful to only contact us via pre-agreed channels. This helped ensure the sale was not made public before contracts were signed ensuring continuity of business. Knightsbridge contacted us regularly to review the sale, update us on interest and ensure the valuation was current and all details up to date. Knightsbridge helped with the negotiation and mechanics of the sales process, ensuring a smooth path to the final signing of contracts. Selling BMS has freed up capital which has allowed me to pursue my real passion, the English canals, and I have now purchased an Inland Waterways marina to run as my next business venture, thanks to Knightsbridge. Knightsbridge met our expectations in every respect and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone thinking of selling their business.
Steve Right - BMS Digital Solutions Ltd
I refer to the recent sale of our business, which was also our home. We would like to express our appreciation to all concerned with this transaction for the professional and empathetic way matters were handled. From the moment we met with Ross Nicoll, your local representative, we were confident that having made the life changing decision to sell up and retire, the selling of our much loved business and home was in good hands. The assurances and honest explanations given by Ross satisfied our initial concerns. In conjunction with your sales team, a mutually agreed marketing plan and sales pack was prepared and initial advertising commenced. The interest turned out to be phenomenal and Knightsbridge had to put resources in place to handle the situation, keeping us fully up to date with developments. We are particularly appreciative of Gemma Moss's handling of the enquirers throughout the marketing, ensuring that we were not troubled with time wasters while encouraging the good prospects. When the situation turned stressful, through no fault of Knightsbridge, Gemma's empathetic control and understanding was invaluable. It only took nine months from start to ultimate settlement and could have been shorter if the financial markets had not been so troubled. Selling property is always stressful at the best of time, but when things start to go awry you need the professionals to help fight your corner and Knightsbridge personnel certainly gave us all the support and advice to see matters to a satisfactory conclusion.
John and Isobel Anderson
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