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Supply of Motorcycle Marshals and Event Control Support Staff at Cycling and Sporting Events in the UK

Ref. CH145

Location : Fully relocatable

Asking Price : £95,000

Turnover : £181,377

Net Profit : Undeclared

Gross Profit : £38,762

EBITDA : £43,209

Net Asset : £10,000

Premises : Relocatable

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Asking price includes:

Turnover circa £181,377
Gross Profit c£38,762
EBITDA c£43,209
Net Assets c£10,000

Well branded and trusted operation
Excellent long standing client base
Niche Market Business
Growing Market
Easily operated with low overheads
Circa 120 volunteer marshals & event control staff

Business Profile

Established in 2013 by the vendor, this business supplies motorcycle marshals and Event Control staff for cycle and other sporting events all over the UK.

There are now 120 + trained and qualified Volunteer Motorcycle Marshals available. The business was formed to provide teams of Motorcycle Marshals who are trained to assist with the safety of sporting events run on the highways across the UK. This ensures a safe route for competitors who have entered in to the various sporting events held throughout the season, being April - October. In addition to their route safety duties, the Marshals can help with indicating the direction of the route and also compliment the static marshals that are employed on these sporting occasions.

Working in combination with the Motorcycle Team is the Event Control team who support the organisers and other key roles on any said event; including the emergency services.

This team draws on experience from public and private sector, managing the resources on the road in what can be a very high pressure, fast paced, continually changing environment.

Well known for their excellent safety reputation and reliability, the business has gone from strength to strength since inception. Professional in every detail of event management the business can offer detailed consultation before, during and after any event, to provide tailor made services.

UK Roads are increasingly busy and with many sports and charitable events now taking to the highroads, the need for safety services is in high demand to ensure the success of any event. This business provides motorcycle marshals capable of watching over the event and assisting where necessary. Each rider receives training to assist in any eventuality.This can include simple tasks like a puncture repair to securing and managing an accident scene.

Many of the team are former or retired emergency service personnel who have vast experience of dealing with many and varied emergency situations.

Customer Service:

The business works hard on its customer service reputation and stresses the importance of safety to event organisers. The combined team provide all the necessary expertise to create a winning and safe event.

Key Strengths:

• Strength and experience of the Volunteer team
• Excellent reputation in the sporting world
• Quality and reliability
• Safety record
• Established service
• Profitability

Key Opportunities:

The business could put in place professional accreditation for motorcycle marshals and also provide additional professional training and ongoing professional development.

Financial Information:

The business is being offered for sale on a going concern basis: all financial discussions will take place directly between the vendor and all interested parties under the auspices of Turner Butler.

Turnover circa £181,377
Gross Profit c£38,762
EBITDA c£43,209
Net Assets c£10,000

Asking Price:

The Asking Price of £95,000 is for 100% of the issued capital of the company, assuming Net Assets of £10,000 on completion (calculated on a zero cash-zero debt basis).

Advertising and Marketing:

The business has its own website to attract clients and showcase its services. Some social media /Facebook marketing is also undertaken.


Fully relocatable, there are no premises with the sale of this business.

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: Office - 11am -6 pm

Operations are event managed and operation hours are according to event requirements.


The business is owner run. Around 120 volunteer marshals are contactable to oversee the events and are all key employees. Many of the marshals are ex or retired emergency service personnel.

Support and Training:

Full support and training will be provided for a period of time to be negotiated at the point of sale.

Reason for Sale:

Due to family commitments, the business has been taken as far as possible and needs some additional input.

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