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Chartered Architects and Surveyors

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Location : West Kent

Asking Price : £95,000

Turnover : £117,823

Net Profit : £60,000

Gross Profit : £113,296

EBITDA : Undeclared

Net Asset : Undeclared

Premises : Leasehold

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  • Turner Butler

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Asking price includes:

Turnover circa £117,823 per annum

Gross profit £113,296

Net Profit c£60,000

Members of the Royal Institute of British Architects &

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

RIBA Chartered Practice

Well established working relationships with building contractors

Chartered Architects operating in the residential & commercial sector.

Full range of architectural services

Consistent pipeline of work

Well established – over 50 years of successful operation

Significant growth and expansion opportunities.

Business Profile

Established in 1965, this chartered architects and surveyors practice specialises 99% in the residential market with just a small foothold in the commercial sector.

Past & present projects include Residential, Commercial, Ecclesiastical, Listed Buildings, Industrial, Retail and Agricultural including extensions, improvements and new builds. The practice has built a good working relationship with local planning departments and building contractors offering feasibility studies, measured surveys, planning and building regulation applications, disabled access improvements; contract management, and full architect services that are both innovative and practical from inception through to completion.

Designs are well detailed and naturally meet all current standards and regulations for residential and commercial projects.

The practice ensures that it provides personal attention to all clients and is not dependent on the size of the project and has gained an excellent reputation for the quality of its work.

Well established, the practice has developed into a very well recognised ‘brand’ within its local marketplace, not only amongst its client base, but also amongst the building control and planning authorities with which it works. The practice is particularly associated with providing a highly professional, knowledgeable and responsive service, whilst staying within budgets and timescales – all within a competitive fee structure.

Customer Service:

This business provides a good all round service for its clients with close personal attention. It is particularly well known for being approachable and working in partnership with other professionals when required.

Well known, with over fifty years of successful operation the practice has a good network of contacts, excellent knowledge of local planning issues and good relationships with Building Control. Not surprisingly it has a broad, longstanding Client base – some of which have been working with this business for many years and benefits from strong word of mouth recommendations.

Key Strengths:

  • Chartered Architects operating primarily in the residential sector
  • Full range of architectural services – refurbishment and new build.
  • Excellent relationships with the building control and planning authorities operating across the area.
  • Consistent pipeline of work stretching some months ahead.
  • Well established – over 50 years of successful operation.
  • Significant growth and expansion opportunities into the commercial sector.

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 £117,823

Gross profit £113,296

Net Profit c£60,000 for a single owner

Asking Price:

The Asking Price of £95,000 is for the assets required to operate the business plus the goodwill .

Advertising and Marketing:

The vast majority of the instructions this practice receives come from their website and the most effective form of marketing, word of mouth recommendation, testimony to the excellent reputation this business has established within its professional marketplace. This business has a well-designed, informative and easy to navigate website to showcase the services on offer. The web services could be expanded to introduce social media marketing which is proving so popular today, with the positive impact this could have in attracting additional clients.

Growth and Expansion:

Since being established the business has experienced sustained growth with still further potential for significant increase in turnover and profitability.

With all available resources dedicated towards service delivery, and almost always working at or near to capacity, this business has had little opportunity in the past to market its services to a wider target audience, outside its current Client base. Although marketing plans exist, the vast majority of business development, in the absence of dedicated marketing resources, has been via word of mouth recommendation. Should particular emphasis be placed on marketing for commercial designs this would undoubtedly have a positive impact on turnover and profitability.


The practice operates from offices over two floors in West Kent.

Small business rates apply of £961 per annum.

The vendor owns the freehold of the property valued at circa £250k, which is available at the additional price, if required.

Alternatively a new lease will be agreed for the successful purchaser, if required at a starting rent of £10,000pa.

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5.30 pm


The  two Practice owners employ an agency secretary on a part time basis and one part time book keeper on a self-employed basis.

Support and Training:

The owner is willing to provide continuity for the new owners with a hand over period, subject to negotiation.

Reason for Sale:

The vendor is now looking at semi-retirement.

Looking for finance ?

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