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Sub-Contract Transport & Logistics Company

Ref. GP225

Location : Greater London

Asking Price : £100,000

Turnover : £360,000

Net Profit : Undeclared

Gross Profit : Undeclared

EBITDA : £40,000

Net Asset : £30,000

Premises : Relocatable

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Asking price: £100,000 + NA


Business highlights include:

Turnover of c. £360,000 per annum (2018 forecast)
Net Assets c.£30,000 (2018 forecast)
Adjusted EBIT £40,000 (before Directors’ drawings)
Embedded client relationships
4 years of successful trading
Excellent repeat customer base
2x Operator’s Licenses
Knowledgeable, experienced and motivated employees
Prominently situated

Business Profile

This business was set up by the vendors over 4 years ago and has grown rapidly in that time to become well established and profitable. While beginning as a removals and storage company, the business quickly developed good commercial contracts with main contractors for transport and logistics; forming a vital part of the broader services offered by their clients.

This change led to the current trading conditions where the business engages in only ocasional removals and is now almost exclusively a transport and logostics company with well embedded client relationships. The majority of clients are institutional and corporate.

The services are backed by a roster of highly reliable drivers, one driver is owner/driver, the other 5 vehicles are owned by the company, who are well motivated and back-up all of the reliability and trust claims that the Vendor relies upon when dealing with clients and their time-critical deliveries.

The business is very sucessful and highlights include:

•Loyal long term clients
•The business has been around for over 4 years and is a solid repeatable business opportunity
•The business has untapped potential and is highly scalable
•Competitive pricing
•Solutions to complex requirements
•Very strong referral rates among lients

The business is managed by the Vendor who has implemented a very efficient management system for detailing the terms of each day’s and week’s jobs to drivers. Staff and contractors are fully conversant with the business’ techniques and methodology and are more than capable of enabling the new owner to successfully maintain continuity of trading.


The business has little in the way of equipment, all vehicles (5 Luton vans and 1 Scania 44t HGV) are owned by the company (only one of the drivers is owner) and managed by their drivers.

Customer Service:

The vendor has implemented a successful & highly professional system for managing clients and jobs. This is evident in the very high levels of repeat business the company enjoys and the fact it does not need to advertise.

Key Strengths:

The business has many strengths including

• Enviable reputation in the region it serves
• Embedded customer base
• Exceptional levels of service
• 2x Operator’s Licenses
• Highly reliable employees
• The business is unreliant upon the Vendor

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 of c. £360,000 per annum (2018 forecast)
Net Assets c.£30,000 (2018 forecast)
Adjusted EBIT £40,000 (before Directors’ drawings)

Asking Price:

The Asking Price of £100,000 is for 100% of the issued capital of the company, assuming Net Assets of circa £30,000 on completion (calculated on a zero cash-zero debt basis). The final selling price will have a £1 for £1 adjustment for any rise or fall in this benchmark Net Asset figure of £30,000 at completion.

Growth and Expansion:

The business has enjoyed steady trading over its lifetime and this is expected to continue in light of its growing and loyal customer base. The business, while profitable and successful, has been run in more recent times in line with the vendors’ personal wishes and by their own admission the clearest opportunity to grow the business would be by simply agreeing to the level of demand that the company enjoys; by adding drivers and also extending geographic reach.


The business is managed from the Vendor’s home and is easily relocatable.

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 09:00-18:00


The vendor is supported by:

6x Self-employed, full time drivers, including 1x HGV driver
5x Self employed, full time crew
All staff are highly experienced and a real asset of the business.

Support and Training:

The current owner would be happy to provide full training and support at handover.

Reason for Sale:

The vendor wishes to concentrate on his other existing business and does not believe that he has the time available to commit to the potential of this company.

Next steps:

If you are interested in receiving further information, please sign and return the attached Confidentiality Agreement. In returning the Agreement we would be grateful if you could provide us with details of your interest in this opportunity along with your funding position.

All enquiries or requests for additional information should be submitted or directed to Turner Butler (e-mail:sales@turnerbutler.co.uk), telephone Head Office: 01895 256000.

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