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Although this is the nation’s most popular dish, it is not a business that aspiring entrepreneurs usually jump to when looking to buy a business. The notions that some people have about a fish shop prevent them from considering it as a viable business option.

We, therefore, give you four myths about fish and chip shops and why these aren’t true. We also point out why running a fish and chip shop is a great business option.

1.    You need to be an expert

Despite what you may think, …

EM&F Group are pleased to announce the opening of their new East Anglia office based in Norwich.  Local director, Chris Ruggles, joined the EM&F team in 2017 when he took over the East Anglia office covering the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire.

Chris is delighted with the new premises which are based in Prince of Wales Road, Norwich.  With his background in property law, property development and project management together with a sound knowledge of the area, Chris has brought a w…

Navigating the Business for Sale Market

Beginning your search for a business opportunity always feels like a positive decision, but a first encounter with the market can seem like a daunting experience.

There is usually jargon to decipher, professionals to consult and a raft of procedural and legal documentation to engage with.

So, if you’re about to enter what can sometimes seem like a business minefield, here are some tips to help you navigate.

What are you looking for?

The first…

The EM&F Group currently have opportunities available and are looking for suitable applicants to become part of our respected franchise organisation.

Due to pending retirement of the existing franchisees, the Staffordshire office incorporating Derbyshire & South Cheshire together with the Nottinghamshire office incorporating, Lincolnshire, North Derby & Leicestershire are currently offered for sale following many years of successful trading. 

The Cornwall and Hampshire & Isle of Wight…

Whether you are buying or selling a small business, knowing what the business is worth is a fundamental requirement. And inevitably, the majority of the issues which are likely to arise during the sale transaction are in some way related to the valuation of the business.

So let’s take a look at the process from the perspectives of both buyer and seller.

Preparing to sell

Business experts believe it takes years rather than months to get a business ready for sale.

It’s never too soon…

The EM&F Group continue to see activity in all market sectors and whilst some sectors prove more popular than others, demand for well-priced, quality businesses remains high. So, if a business is well-presented and correctly priced it will almost certainly generate immediate interest. 

Catering businesses, in particular daytime Cafes and Tea Rooms offering easy menus, continue to prove popular as do Fish & Chip shops. Indeed sales of Catering businesses together with Fish & Chip shops…

EM&F are delighted to welcome Chris Ruggles to the EM&F team. Chris has recently taken over the East Anglia office from Andrew Hadley who had been with the EM&F Group for  approximately 4 years, covering the Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire territory.

With a background in property law, property development and project management together with a sound knowledge of the area, Chris brings a wealth of business experience to the EM&F Group and is looking forward to working with existing and new EM…

EM&F were pleased to attend the 2017 AIMS Accountants Annual Conference which was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole this year and was deemed to be the most successful one to date.

AIMS are the largest network of independent qualified accountants who focus on the needs of small to medium sized businesses throughout the UK. In excess of 200 accountants attended the event and representatives from EM&F, Chris Winter and Michael Taylor had the opportunity to outline the services offer…

E M & F were delighted to attend the FRY IT Trade Show held at Westpoint, Exeter, in March.

The Trade Show was very well attended, attracting friers from across the UK, enabling E M & F the opportunity to discuss and outline their services provided as well as having the chance to meet with a good number of former clients who had bought and sold businesses via E M & F in the past.

Visitors to the E M & F stand were offered the chance to enter a draw to win a bottle of champagne – the luc…

To find out what yours is worth, contact EM & F today.

Thinking of selling your Fish & Chip shop? EM & F have experience in the sale of Fish & Chip shops going back over 50 years, the sector continues to flourish with demand for quality outlets remaining strong, 2016 proving a particularly successful year.

The key to a successful sale starts right at the beginning with the marketing price, local knowledge of the industry and market place is seen as paramount, with a network of offices th…

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