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Steel Fabrication & Welding Company CE Registered, London

Ref. IS048

Location : Essex

Asking Price : £117,500

Turnover : £481,000

Net Profit : £24,000

Gross Profit : £202,000

EBITDA : £80,000

Net Asset : £35,000

Premises : Leasehold

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Location: Essex Serving London and throughout South East


Asking price: £117,500 excl. Net Assets

Asking price includes:

Turnover for 2017 circa £481,000 p.a.
Gross Profit circa £202,000
Net Profit £24,000
Adjusted EBITDA before directors’ costs circa £80,000
Net Assets circa £35,000

Ideal well located leasehold workshop circa 50 meter square + 70 square yard
All plant & equipment (circa £30,000)
Over 40 years historical trading
Blue chip national client base
Superb reputation
CE Registered

Business Profile

Set up over 40 years ago, this very well established and reputable family business provides a comprehensive metalworking and fabrication service to a range of impressive clients.

BS EN 10190 accredited to supply CE marked Structural Steelwork (Execution Class 2), whatever the steel requirements of a Client, this Business can meet it – manufacturing to exact specifications, the highest quality requirements and in the shortest possible lead times.

With a wide ranging, loyal and longstanding Client base, including some of the biggest building contractors in the world, right through to local businesses and individuals, this business delivers across the widest range of projects – brackets and frames, grilles and ladders, angles and channels, open mesh flooring, weld mesh panels, structural and box sections, handrails and balustrades. It is able to offer most finishes including galvanising, powder coating and multi coat paint systems and such is its in-house expertise, it is frequently called upon to offer best advice on the design and development of projects and best fabrication practice.

The business has continuously re-invested in plant and equipment to keep pace with the ever-increasing demands of its customer base. Because of this the company can boast a good level of plant and machinery as well as knowledge of the market. This internal capability enables the business to carry out a variety of projects with quick turnarounds. From first contact to completion the onus is geared towards complete customer satisfaction.


The company has a good level of plant and equipment that has built up over 40 years of successful trading that enables it to carry out its duties effectively. Equipment includes

• Saws
• Metal Workers/Cropping/Bending
• MIG Welders
• Thread Cutting Machines and Presses
• Drilling and Grinding equipment
• Benches, Hand Tools etc.

All equipment is included within the sales price. A full inventory of plant and equipment is available on request. 

Customer Service:

The company is customer focused and this is demonstrated by its impressive list of blue chip customers and high profile projects it has completed. This together with speed of response and consistent quality of product ensures significant levels of repeat business as well as new business creation through client testimonials and word of mouth within the markets its services.

Key Strengths:

The business is an experienced and multi-skilled operation that can undertake a large variety of projects from simple batch production through to engineered one off structures.

The business is established and profitable with a strong customer base. It has regular customers throughout the area, yet is not reliant on any one market sector.

The business retains a high level of historical clients and an excellent health and safety record.

The company has earned an outstanding reputation for its honesty, service and reliability.

Key Opportunities:

This is an outstanding opportunity to build on the existing products, services and customer base of this company. With a strong demand combined with a capacity to increase turnover, a new owner contributing fresh ideas and energy levels will have every advantage of building on an excellent platform to take this business to its next level.

The business maintains a good number of satisfied customers, who appreciate the company`s products and skill sets, attention to detail, value for money and service. There are many excellent avenues for growth, especially within the current operations capacity. A dedicated sales and marketing effort would yield significant levels of additionalbusiness and profitability as by its own admission the business tends to be reactive rather than proactive in its approach to sales and marketing.

Growth and Expansion:

The business is well positioned to take maximum advantage of growth markets as they occur such is its ability to provide a large range of products and services in house with quick turnarounds. It has the infrastructure already in place to cater for significantly more work, be it volume/batch production or ad-hoc projects. It also has a client base that is seeing good growth and it could easily develop its current account base further by actively promoting the company and chasing work.

Financial profile:

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

Turnover circa £481,000 per annum
Gross Profit circa £202,000 per annum
Adjusted Net Profit before directors’ costs circa £80,000 per annum
Net Assets circa £35,000

The Asking Price of £117,500 is for the assets and goodwill of the business.
There will be a £ for £ adjustment to the asking price to reflect any rise or fall in the net asset position as at completion.

All plant and equipment is included within the sales price.

Asking Price:

The asking price of £117,500 is for 100% of the issued capital of the company assuming Net Assets of £35,000 on completion.

Advertising and Marketing:

The business has used very little advertising in the past and there are excellent opportunities to increase this in line with a new sales and marketing push which would reap immediate rewards in existing and new market sectors.

A high proportion of the business`s revenue comes from long standing relationships with clients and as such it enjoys good levels of repeat business. This is due to its excellent reputation for quality and service and strong word of mouth recommendation and this is expected to continue.


The business operates from ideal leasehold premises offering good access and plenty of parking. Circa 50 metre square plus second yard area, 70 mtrsq, the unit comprises the workshop, office accommodation and toilets.

The existing lease is on a rolling basis. Rent and rates are circa £13,600 per annum

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 0800-1700 currently.


The vendor works full time in the business (hands on) and also employs two full time workshop welders. In addition there is a full time secretary.

Support and Training:

The current owner would be happy to provide full training and support at handover and stay on for a period ot time after the sale, if so required, subject to negotiation.

Reason for Sale:

This is a genuine retirement sale.

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