Testimonials

Dear Amanda

On behalf on Grenville and I, just to say a big thank-you for assisting us in the purchase of the Wishing Well in Upwey.

We are taking over on Monday and are so excited to add it to our portfolio.

Wishing you the very best

Jacci and Grenville

Jacci & Grenville Young - Purchaser, Upwey Wishing Well, Upwey, Dorset

Dear Kathie

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for marketing The Green House for us, we were delighted to achieve a good result in a very short space of time, it has all worked out very well for us, so thank you very much for the part you played.

All good wishes

Loo

The Green House 

Loo Brown - Previous owner, The Green House, Crediton, Devon

Dear Andrew,

Jonathan and I would like to send a big thank you, for your continued professional approach to the final conclusion of sale.

Our business was a niche business , but you found the perfect buyer. Whom I am confident will continue to grow the current foundations from strength to strength.

The quality of potential buyers, was excellent and you certainly ensured that only the serious were allowed to inspect the business. The confidentiality of a proposed  sale was critical and achieved.

We wish you continues success and have no hesitation in recommending you to any potential client.

Kind regards

Arthur

Arthur Fenwick - Previous owner, Jonart Design, Burston, Diss

Dear Andrew

Many apologies for taking so long to get in touch.

Robert and I would like to extend our sincere thanks for all your hard work in selling Broadland Stainless on our behalf.

We have never sold a company before and it was very reassuring to be expertly guided through the whole process from start to finish. Your knowledge and advise was greatly appreciated throughout and we cannot speak highly enough of your company.

Thank you, once again, and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to sell their business.

Best regards

Robert and Jeanette Mansfield

Broadland Stainless Limited

 

Robert & Jeanette Mansfield - previous owners, Broadland Stainless Limited, Acle, Norwich, Norfolk

Dear Mark

Just wanted  to say thank you to you and EM&F Group for doing such a great job and putting the deal together to sell our business.

Mark I appreciate the attention and support you gave us.

Big thank you Mark!

Mr Patel

 

 

Mr Patel - Previous owner, Spar Store, Seaside, Llanelli, Wales

Hello Mark, 

I just want to thank you for your professional advice and assistance from start to completion during the sale of my business. Any queries or issues were dealt with promptly and efficiently throughout the whole sale process. Very efficient and professional service at all times and I would certainly recommend  you to anyone considering selling their business.       

Kind Regards 

Adolfo.    

Adolfo Illari - Previous owner, Central Fish Bar, Tredegar, South Wales

Hello Michael, Kathie and Amanda

Just to let you know the sale completed today. 

I would like to thank you all for the professional service you offered and all that you did to help the sale progress to a swift conclusion.

Kind Regards

Lee Wenzel

Lee Wenzel - Previous owner, From The Heart, New Milton, Hamphire

We used EM&F S&W Wales Ltd by recommendation and are so glad we did.

Mark was very informative and kept us up to date on the progress of the sale. Although we were informed it could possibly take a while to sell due to the time we decided to put it on the market, it sold within 3 days to our surprise.

The sale sailed through in time for our future plans. I would highly recommend Mark of EM&F S&W Wales Ltd for anyone planning to sell their business.                                         

Thank you Mark & all at EM&F.  

M&C , Clyde Casey Salon, Cardiff 

Michael & Clyde - previous owners Clyde Casey Salon, Cardiff

Hi Andrew, 

We were happy with the service you provided in placing the Hair Salon for sale and achieving a happy outcome. You made every effort in putting potential clients in touch with us and arranged many viewings. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride but we got there in the end. You liaised every time there was communication from interested clients and in the end we got there, many thanks,

Now enjoying golf more!

 

Adrian Ransome - previous owner Adrian Johns Hair Cutters, Brundall, Norfolk

Dear Andrew,

Would just like to thank you for your help on the sale of Diane's Pantry in Reepham. Your advise was 'spot on' and we had a satisfactory conclusion.

Once again many thanks.

 

Ken 

Mr Ken Ewing - previous owner Diane's Pantry, Reepham, Norfolk

Dear Andrew,

Many thanks for your efficient and professional service.  It's always a pleasure to deal with someone with such a great deal of experience.

 

Karen Edmundson - previous owner, The Lunchbox, Sheringham, Norfolk

Dear Chris,

Thank you so much for your letter. Myself and Timothy are so very grateful for all your help and dare I say 'patience' with me!

I found the whole process quite scary but it all went through quite well. I just have some loose ends to finalise, then I will be able to take life a little easier.

Thank you so much.

Yours sincerely

Di Laking & Tim Greenfield 

Di Laking & Tim Greenfield - previous owners, Lakings of Louth Butchers, Louth, Lincolnshire

Dear Mrs Carr

Just a short note to thank you and your staff for your assistance in dealing with the sale of the above property. I would like to say that from when we first published the property and business back in 2004 and the subsequent leasing of the premises in 2011, right up to the recent sale to Mrs Turner, we have been very pleased with the service we have received from your office and indeed your good self, and we would have no hesitation in recommending your agency should such an occasion arise in the future.

Thank you once again.

Yours sincerely

Keith & Lorraine Taylor

 

Keith & Lorraine Turner - previous owners, 2-3 Clifford Street, Chudleigh, Devon

Hi Chris

I would like to say a big thank you to you for the great job you have done in getting this over the line.  We have had our tetchy moments but throughout you have been the ultimate professional in what turned out to be a tricky little transaction.

Kindest regards and all the best to you

Neill

Neill Broughton - previous owner, Winners Fish & Chips, Immingham, Lincolnshire

Dear Kathie 

A BIG THANK YOU!

from Dave & Dee

David Coyle & Dee Caceres - previous owners, Custom Wood Gates, Bournemouth, Dorset

Dear Mark,

Vic's fish and chips is now open and running with the purchase of The Saucy Chip Club finalised. I would like to thank you for all your help and advice during the purchase. It has been a pleasure working with your company as you were always very quick to answer any questions or find reasonable solutions.

Thanks again and best regards

Isabella Mohnsam

 

Isabella Mohnsam - new owner, Vic's Fish & Chips, Barry, South Wales

We are writing to express our grateful thanks for all your assistance and attention to detail whilst helping us to sell our Bed & Breakfast.

We did originally place the sale in the hands of 2 other Agencies but neither of them displayed the same courtesy and professionalism that we received from yourselves.

It was a particularly difficult sale and we appreciate that you kept us updated at every stage of the process and were quick to inform us of any details that you felt we should be made aware of.

Thank you for all your help.

Christine & Colin Piesse - previous owners Bridge House Bed & Breakfast, Coltishall, Norfolk

It is our pleasure to write this Testimonial for Mr Andrew Hadley, we listed our shop with Everett Masson & Furby Anglia. Throughout all transactions and negotiations he has been professional, friendly and supportive. He has offered advice when needed, kept us up to date with progress and guided us through the sale of our shop. Andrew definitely made the whole experience operate as smoothly as possible and with the least amount of stress. We would have no hesitation in recommending him as an excellent real estate agent to anyone considering selling their commercial property.

Hatem Shahin - previous owner Casacchios Cafe, Norwich

We have recently sold our newsagents business thanks to Keith Bentley and EM & F of Southport.

We had excellent service from EM & F from start to completion, Keith being always available to advise on all aspects of the complexities of business sales.

He gave us a fair and realistic appraisal of the value of the business - no wildly exaggerated claims of what may be obtained.

He ensured only serious prospective purchasers seeking our type of business contacted us - no time wasters.

He was excellent at negotiating on our behalf to agree a figure acceptable to us - no ''take any offer'' to make a sale.

After the sale was agreed Keith kept in regular contact to oversee it through to completion.

To anyone looking to sell their business we can 100% recommend Keith Bentley and EM & F of Southport.

Mr & Mrs A Pearson - previous owners Village News, Orrell, Wigan

Dear Mark

Once again I would like to thank you on the professional service that you have offered in securing the sale of my business, this the second time I have used your services and on both occasions you have worked diligently . Many thanks again .

Best regards

Clif Roberson

Trenchers Coffee Shops, Llanelli & Swansea

Clif Roberson - previous owner Trenchers Coffee Shops Llanelli & Swansea

I would like to say a big thank you for your work on Friday evening. Your understanding and forbearance to achieve a positive outcome is greatly appreciated.

Best regards – Patrick Rieckhoff

 

Patrick Rieckhoff - previous owner Piccola Italia, Weymouth, Dorset

Dear Mark,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank both yourself and your team for the efficient and friendly way in which you handled the sale of our business.

We can now start to enjoy retirement.

Regards

Paul & Margaret Ballard (Ex Serenade)

Paul & Margaret Ballard - previous owners Serenade Card & Gift Shop, Cardiff

Dear Mark 

just a few words of thanks for the service we received from you whilst you were selling our business you and your staff were excellent in all ways !

Thanks again 

Mel & Yvonne Bishop   

Mel & Yvonne Bishop - previous owners Servinis Coffee Shop, Cardiff

Hi Andrew

I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for all your help during the recent purchase of Chewies.

We commenced trading from yesterday and are very happy in our 'home'.

Karen & Dean Ekins - new owners Chewies, Sawston, Cambridgeshire

Hello Gilly

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank the team at EM&F for your hard work and support in the successful sale of Green Hammerton Post Office

We were delighted with the level of interest generated through your marketing from serious buyers and your support in agreeing a fair price for the business. Following on from this, the whole sale process was handled efficiently and professionally and your support and advice during some difficult negotiations was very much appreciated.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to other business owners considering the sale of their business. Having experienced other sales agents as a buyer of this and my current business, I think it is vital that sufficient emphasis is placed on the experience and personal service provided by EM&F when compared to certain other agents. This can make a significant difference to both the buyer and seller and affect the chances of a successful sale.

Many thanks once again.

Mike

Mr Michael Rogers - previous owner Green Hammerton Post Office, Green Hammerton, North Yorkshire

At last! The sale of the shop completed on Monday - just shy of a year since Jason first viewed it!! I can't believe it's taken that long but it's a relief we've finally got there.

Thanks for your help and guidance in the sale of the shop.

 

Mrs T Plank - previous owner Nutmeg, Petersfield, Hampshire

We would like to thank you for your excellent handling of the sale of our Post Office, which took longer than it should have, due to the technicalities involved, and the delicate negotiations between ourselves and various potential purchasers.

Without your help, we are convinced that the sale would not have been realised.

We have dealt with other transfer agents in the past, but found that the personal attention given to us by Mark Harrison was a refreshing change from some of the larger companies, and would recommend anyone trying to buy or sell a business to try E M and F.

Mr & Mrs Stephens - previous owners Fairwater Post Office, Cwmbran, Gwent

Mr Hadley provided an excellent  service  in arranging for the sale of my late husband's business in a sensitive manner at a difficult time . The service was professional in its efficiency and promptness with regard to documentation and advertisement and in assisting with making sensible and pragmatic decisions about various options open to me. 

I would recommend Mr Hadley to others who would wish to find a service of this kind.

 

 

Susan Clarkson - previous owner Doctor Motor, Peterborough

Now the dust has settled after the Lease of our property we just wanted to drop you and Keith a line to say a big thank you. It was the second time in two years we have used your expert knowledge and guidance and we have appreciated all you done for us over and above what we would expect. The advice Keith gave us regarding the value of the Lease was very much appreciated as it secured an agreement we did not expect. Best wishes to you both for the future and we will not hesitate to recommend  you to our business  friends.  

David & Jayne Barker - previous owners Hot Off The Press, St Helen's, Merseyside

Having a sudden bereavement on Christmas Day, I inherited my husbands business, a Newsagents/ Convenience Store that had been in the family for almost 64 years. Entering the shop on Boxing Day was a rude awakening, as I had no previous experience. I continued with the business and put it up for sale. After unsuccessful attempts I contacted the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN), who suggested I contact the North West Office of EM&F Business Transfer Agents. I wish I had engaged this company in the first instance!

From the first contact with Mr & Mrs Bentley, I was confident that I would not experience the difficulties I had encountered with previous Agents. They understood my remit of finding the right person and a realistic selling price. Within a day of signing my contract with them I had viewings. They acted as mediator between myself & prospective buyers, relieving me of the complexities of negotiating by making things simple with intelligent information.

My remit was a tough one, as I was selling a family business with staff in situ, Mr & Mrs Bentley were very thorough in their research for prospective buyers, they found me the perfect person and a sale was agreed. The transfer & transactions again were conducted to relieve me of any pressure. What was encouraging is they kept me informed by constantly updating on the progress, which I found essential and a relief for decision making. Their advice and knowledge was an intricate part of the service offered

I have  highly recommend Mr & Mrs Bentley, EM&F business transfer agents to other colleagues and would encourage anyone who is thinking of selling their business, to give them a call.

Thank you. 

Viv Culshaw - previous owner Culshaw News, Chorley, Lancashire

We would like to thank you guys in the operation of sale of the business,it has been our desire for sometime to own a shop,and finally we found,what we think to be a goldmine of a business.

We would also like to thank Mrs,Riley and her family in being patient and helpful along of the sale and we wish them all the best for the future.

We would also like to wish you both a Happy and Merry Christmas and Happy New year for 2015.

I hope to speak to you soon as now I understand what it takes to own your business.Once again many thanks for bringing this business to our attention.

 

Jayesh Patel & Family - new owners Cowling Stores, Chorley, Lancashire

I found Keith & Ann to be incredibly helpful in selling my business , any question I had they dealt with. They used the experience they have acquired to help me for which I was extremely grateful . In fact due to Keith I actually got a better price in than I expected .

Jon Rowles - previous owner Londis, Widnes, Cheshire

This is the second time we have used EM&F and Mark Jameson when selling a business and again have been pleased with results. An honest and realistic company that carry out their business with real humans in mind, we found the level of service and involvement a real asset when selling a family business. We would be happy to use EM&F again and would certainly recommend them to others.

Katie Sissons - previous owner The Living Cafe, Maidstone, Kent

I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your efforts in getting my business sold. 

 

 

Peter Silley - previous owner Purdy & Tully, Paignton, Devon

I recently had an exceptional experience when using EMF Group to sell my business. Once a suitable buyer had been found - in our particular case the perfect buyer - everything ran more than smoothly and I was extremely impressed with not only the ample amount of communication between myself and the agency but attention to detail throughout. In particular I was highly impressed with the proactivity of the agency and would not hesitate to seek advice from them in the future.

Terry Drew - previous owner Specialist Automotive Ltd, Bury St. Edmunds, East Anglia

Thank you! Very professional!

Roy Wainwright - previous owner Reepham Sweet Shop, Reepham, East Anglia

Many thanks for all your help selling the business. I found you very easy to deal with throughout - you made the whole process extremely simple and I am clearly delighted to have sold so quickly. Unlike some other companies, you were realistic about the company value, and didn't promise the earth. Instead, you gave me a realistic valuation (which was clearly correct, even if I didn't want to hear it!), and managed to attract serious buyers. You knew when to be more involved, and when to take a back seat, and as a result the process has been extremely smooth from the start.

James Gray - previous owner Canterbury Marquees, Kent

I have found Mark and EM&F to be thoroughly professional and helpful throughout the sale of my business, from valuation to completion, Mark was in constant communication to keep me informed and helped to take the stress out of the sale process. He offered excellent advice in terms of valuation and we achieved an acceptable offer very quickly. Highly recommended.

Stuart Loversidge - previous owner Newsbox, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Thank you for assisting me with the sale of my business. I am aware that without your professional service it could have been a much more complicated and potentially stressful experience. I am pleased to say that everyone is happy! I would have no hesitation in recommending you or your company to anyone in a similar position to myself.

Gabrielle Hall - previous owner Heart & Soul Gifts, Lindfield, West Sussex

'I am writing to thank you so much for your help during the sale of The Ashley. You have been utterly professional in all our dealings and we have really appreciated your efforts in keeping everything on track.'

Pauline & David Bargh - previous owners The Ashley Hotel, Morecambe

'Just a quick note to thank you for your professionalism & patience, You helped make a very stressful time for us a little easier. Many thanks.'

Neil Buckley - previous owner Buckley's News, The Wirral

'Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. Great help! Great Job!

Salvatori Cutrona - previous owner Woodhouse Sandwich Bar, Wigan

'Just a quick note to thank you and your fab team for the painless and efficient purchase of Gandy Street Kitchen. It's all been a very easy experience and this always begins with great agents being on the same page!'

Katie & Dave Jones - new owners Gandy Street Kitchen, Exeter

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