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For the past five years EM&F have been the sole agents for Cooks The Bakery Ltd in the sale of 70 of their sandwich bars & coffee shops across the country. From Dover to Durham and from Ipswich to Exeter, EM&F have been successfully finding buyers – often first-time business buyers – who have recognised the rare opportunity in purchasing a Cooks store. And there are 15 stores still available including shops in Kent, Devon, Essex, Worcestershire and Merseyside.

So what is special about buying a…

Contrary to rumours and any misinformation prospective Post Office purchasers may have heard, here is the official line from the Post Office and its future:-

“ The £1.34bn funding announced by the Government in November, and their commitment to keep the network at its current size, gives us the platform we need to modernise the Post Office and meet the demands of today’s customers.”

The EM&F Group are very much committed to the Post Office sector as are the Government whose commitment to the …

Despite what you read in the papers or hear on the news the Banks are still lending in the commercial market but our banking contacts tell us that although ample funds are available it is more a matter of there not being the demand to match from good quality applicants for profitable businesses. Our experience at EM&F Business Finance confirms that loans are readily available following a run of successfully arranging finance for potential purchasers who are often buying a business for the first…

They say nothing is cast in stone but that is certainly not the case here where you could not be looking at a more ‘solid’ business manufacturing desirable bespoke Granite Worktops for use in kitchens and bathrooms proving highly profitable. Primarily operating throughout the sought after East Devon region with its affluent residential housing, a valuable client base is maintained ensuring a great deal of regular trade with ample work in hand. Owners benefit from easily accessible manufacturing…

With more people looking for a new venture whether buying or selling a business, abiding by a well-structured business plan, common sense and professional advice are important resources when approaching such an important change. Starting in the right way can help minimise future pitfalls and unexpected costs. The term ‘business plan’ is used lightly and many people don’t know where to start with developing one. Without a well-structured business plan problems can occur creating a barrier to mov…

From our experience Banks are still lending. The High Street Banks that we deal with are regularly granting new loans particularly in the market where we operate by arranging finance for clients who are often buying a business for the first time. Our introduction will secure very competitive terms which ensures that loan repayments will be kept as low as possible.

EM&F Business Finance has enjoyed a sustained period with funding being approved for both freehold and leasehold / goodwill & asset…

Fish & Chip takeaway outlets still remain the most popular takeaway business opportunity on the market at this time. They can prove ideal for families with a great number of outlets operating a traditional 5 day week, trading a couple of hours at lunchtime, slightly longer in the evening but still closing relatively early compared to those town centre fast food outlets.

Is now the right time to sell your business?

For many owners, deciding whether to sell their business, and often their livelihood is a difficult choice and almost every seller needs to decide whether or not it is a good time to sell.

Here at Howells, we have seen steady levels in demand and, despite the recent economic instability, the number of sales being completed in the business transfer market remains high.

There are more serious buyers around, interest rates remain at a record low, and c…

With corporate life changing for many the desire for a lifestyle change is a major reason why former company high flyers look to take on a new challenge.  A recent sale by our Somerset regional office reflects what is available.

Recently sold by Everett Masson & Furby is the renowned Periwinkle Tea Rooms, attractively located on a National Trust Estate on Exmoor, close to the Somerset coast and the well known coastal town of Minehead.

Periwinkle Cottage Tea Room is a truly characterful, quali…

After nearly three years in the doldrums, the Business Transfer market is back on form reports Andrew Wilby of nationally represented Business Transfer Agents, E M & F (Everett Masson & Furby).

Finance is available despite the banks previous reserve in supporting small businesses, they are now beginning to compete with each other, deals are now starting to complete again and buyers are opening their front doors and seeing a "ray of sunlight" in achieving their goal to buy a business.

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