Why Choose Turner Butler ?

Turner Butler has over 30 years experience in selling Businesses. Turner Butler successfully sells businesses quickly, confidentially and for the right price.


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Our People

Rupert Cattell : Managing Director


Rupert is the Managing Director of Turner Butler, one of the United Kingdom’s largest Business Brokers for mid-sized businesses, with six regional offices in the United Kingdom.

Rupert is a qualified commercial solicitor with over 30 years experience in corporate finance and business sales, having set up and managed the second largest business brokerage in the country.

Having sold many thousands of businesses, Rupert is known as an expert in the sale of all types of businesses and his expertise and comments are often quoted in the National Press.

Rupert believes in providing professional business brokerage and company valuations for business owners wishing to sell quickly, confidentially and for the maximum value.

Rupert holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and is a keen sportsman, particularly rowing, when not spending time with his family.

Robert Dancey : Regional Manager


Rob has worked with some of the largest blue chip organizations in the world such as UBS, Vodafone and MCI Worldcom providing both standard and bespoke solutions to clients within their IT, networking and telecommunications sectors.

His experience includes the effective management of mission critical roll-out projects, from securing the business via commercial tendering and presentation to initial design and specification through to final manufacture and deployment, in many cases on a pan European scale.

Rob further developed and enhanced these skills by successfully running his own company for 7 years prior to joining the team at Turner Butler. His company provided bespoke IT infrastructure products to clients who required a unique product with quick turnaround and extremely high levels of service. This was achieved through strategic partnering, goodwill and excellent communication. This ability to fulfill clients’ requirements effectively and personally has positioned Rob well in his current role at Turner Butler.

Mark Prigge : Senior Sales Negotiator


Mark Prigge has been involved in the acquisition and disposal of dozens of companies with many years of asset and business finance experience. 

Mark has been part of various business start-ups, business strategy and development projects.  He is an MBA graduate with specific interests in business valuations.

Terry Collette : Regional Manager


Terry’s business career started in stockbroking in 1973 buying and selling stock transfers and then progressing to dividends. From there he branched out into investment banking for Chase Manhattan. In 1979 he started his own financial services group, expanding internationally into the Middle East. He dealt with SME’s seeking commercial finance and worked closely with lenders from Britain, Dubai, the Far East and America.

During the late 80’s he diversified into a number of different sectors, successfully selling his last company in 1998.

Moving over to Spain for seven years, he set up a structured property investment group which he sold in 2006. For the last ten years he has worked closely with Turner Butler giving his considerable experience to companies seeking to go to market.

Robert Edwards : Regional Manager


Rob Edwards has a background in marketing and advertising and an MBA from one of the UK’s highest ranked business schools; he has been a business owner from which he successfully exited and a board director in several other businesses. Rob specialises in a broad range of corporate transactions and business strategy advisory work, including mergers and acquisitions, share sales and purchases dealing regularly with private equity and venture capital investors, lending and financing transactions, as well as advising on MBO’s, transactions involving LLP’s, partnerships and joint ventures.

Rob has extensive experience of business management including outsourcing, sponsorship and merchandising, human resources, licensing, telecoms, technology and commercial agreements, strategic marketing, e-commerce and new media issues. He has worked across a range of sectors including fashion, marketing, hotels & hospitality, aviation, brands, media, sports, leisure and entertainment, internet, manufacturing, technology & telecommunications and energy sectors.

His clients have included hoteliers and restaurateurs, technology & telecoms companies, manufacturing businesses, intellectual property rights holders and owners, media and software businesses, international trading companies, as well as domestic and international investors and entrepreneurs.

Richard Jones : Regional Manager


Richard has gained many years’ experience in a variety of industry sectors including, but not limited to, Commercial Finance Brokerage, Hotel and Leisure Management, Facilities Management, Health & Safety Management and Estate Management.

He has also worked within businesses of varying sizes, from start-ups during R&D through to well established, internationally recognised brands. In most cases Richard worked with total autonomy with regards to budgets and has a strong financial understanding throughout the entire life-cycle of most businesses.

Having spent several years with Turner Butler previously, Richard has a broad knowledge of the business transfer market and was involved in the disposal of many businesses. In his spare time, Richard works tirelessly at reducing his golf handicap (with little success) and helps his youngest daughter with her horse.