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CENTRAL BUSINESS AGENCY is an independent practice established in 1946 specialising in the valuation and sale of businesses and commercial premises and other related professional services. Whether buying or selling, renting or leasing, you can be assured of the personal attention of one of the Partners who are members of the Institution of Commercial & Business Agents and the National Association of Estate Agents.

Our offices are located in the centre of Oxford providing convenient access for our marketing area which includes the counties of Oxfordshire, Bath & North East Somerset, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.


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HIGHLY PROFITABLE INDEPENDENT DRY CLEANERS in centre of thriving and expanding Oxfordshire town. Net sales last year £216,357 generating a high gross profit margin of 87% with net profits to full-time working couple of £91,724. Very well presented lock-up retail unit with sales/reception are (227 ft.²) and workroom (205 ft.²). Equipment well maintained - new dry cleaning system in 2015 at cost of £25,000. Leasehold. Retirement sale after 16 years successful ownership. O.I.R,O. £195,000 S.A.V. Ref: XC/9033



DELI/SANDWICH BAR PREMISES or other Class A1 (retail) uses. 3 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. 778 ft.² ground floor and basement premises in busy and popular trading location close to city centre. Good daytime and evening footfall. Well-equipped sales area plus kitchen, storage and office. Leasehold @ £23,500 per annum rental. Premium – O.I.R.O. £30,000. Ref: AC/8787


THRIVING LICENSED CAFÉ & DELI, prime position in Great Malvern, Worcestershire. Turnover £60,000 per annum. Trading very congenial daytime hours. Easily managed menu operating under Class A1 use. Growth potential to extend hours and menu. Well-presented and equipped ground floor lock-up premises within Grade II listed building: 478 ft.² cover cafe and retail area seating 25 plus 4 alfresco with attractive glazed return frontage, kitchen, office, storage and cellar. Leasehold @ £10,000 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £19,500 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8840


HIGH QUALITY LICENSED RESTAURANT, Cheltenham (the capital of the Cotswolds), Gloucestershire. Located in the affluent Suffolks suburb. Net sales last year £236,000. Very well presented lock-up premises include 50 cover restaurant, well equipped kitchen, office, store room (potential 12-14 cover function room), and toilets. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £75,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8790


LONG ESTABLISHED CLASS A3 DAYTIME LICENSED CAFÉ, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Sales £1,600 weekly with good profits to a full-time working couple (no staff employed). Easily managed menu with scope to extend to include hot breakfasts and evening trade. Would also suit other cuisines. Currently 6 day trading until 4 p.m. with scope for Sunday trade. Ground floor lock-up unit with 46 cover restaurant (734 ft.²) and seating for 6 diners ‘alfresco’ plus kitchen. New 10 year lease available. Retirement sale O.I.R.O. £19,995 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8695


EASILY RUN GREETINGS CARD WHOLESALER. Oxfordshire-based. Home run and relocatable. Business established 15 years. Net sales last year £46,345 with excellent profits generated due to low overheads - £23,000 profit to a full-time sole proprietor. 68 retail customers mainly located within Oxfordshire and Wiltshire together with 9 distributor clients. Tremendous scope to expand the marketing area and increased turnover/profit generation. Business requires a double garage or similar sized unit for administrative duties and stock storage. Retirement sale. O.I.R.O. £35,000 S.A.V. Ref: LC/1412


ESTABLISHED & THRIVING FLORIST Evesham, Worcester. In prominent and busy central trading position. Net takings of £131,348 in year ended 31/3/2017 generating a Gross Profit of £83,934 (64%) and good profits £29,000 to a working owner assisted by reliable staff trading congenial hours, Monday to Saturday. Spacious two-storey lock-up premises include sales area, prep. room, kitchen, cold room and ample storage. Leasehold @ £8,400 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £30,000 INCLUDES STOCK & VAN! Excellent value for money – recoup your investment in 12 months! Ref: FC/8734


HIGH QUALITY COFFEE SHOP with CLASS A3 (HOT FOOD) PLANNING CONSENT, upmarket residential area of historic Warwickshire town. Net sales £102,899 per annum. Gross profit margin 76%. Currently operated by a sole proprietor – would ideally suit a couple. Ground floor lock-up premises include 28 cover coffee shop (758 sq. ft.) superbly presented and equipped to a high standard plus kitchen (124 sq. ft.). New 5 year lease @ £18,000 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £49,500 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8806


ESTABLISHED NEWSAGENTS, CONFECTIONERS, TOBACCONIST, in well represented parade with free parking serving a popular suburb of Gloucester. Net takings £184,449 per annum (Gross profit margin 17%) with counter news sales only. Full national lottery agency. Well-presented lock-up retail unit with sales shop (620 ft.²), small store and toilet. Leasehold @ £8,400 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £35,000 S.A.V. Ref: CC/9321


RETIREMENT SALE AFTER 50 YEARS OF TRADING - LADIES HAIR SALON. Unopposed in an affluent suburb of Oxford. Takings last year £52,231. Vendor works four days per week with part-time staff. Tremendous scope to develop the business in the hands of an enthusiastic new owner. Ground floor lock-up salon (335 ft.²) with six styling stations, staffroom and ample parking for 8–10 cars. New lease @ 13,000 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £28,000 S.A.V. Ref: XC/8988