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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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IMPRESSIVE GIFT SHOP located in the centre of an historic Gloucestershire Cotswold town. Year on year sales growth with net sales last year of £166,858. Gross profit £82,761 (49%) generating a Net Profit of £40,000 to a full-time sole proprietor. Wide selection of quality and affordable gift lines sold. Traditional Cotswold stone retail premises providing spacious 750 ft.² ground floor trading area with first floor storage. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £29,950 S.A.V. Ref: DC/8624


TRADITIONAL CONFECTIONERS & TEA ROOM. Prime location on High Street of historic Gloucestershire riverside town. Takings £77,751 per annum (50/50 retail/tea room). Gross Profit margin 61%. Range of 150 different sweets in jars stocked plus easily managed tea room menu. Congenial daytime trading hours by couple. Classes A1 & A3 use provides growth potential. Very well presented and equipped 716 ft.² lock-up includes shop & 18/20 cover tea room. Leasehold @ £10,608 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £20,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8887


FREEHOLD RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITY with ADDITIONAL STRONG RENTAL INCOME STREAMS. Prime location, historic Windsor, Berkshire – only two minutes’ walk from the Castle. Net sales last year £585,000 plus rental income of £41,100. Impressive three storey Grade II listed property with ground floor restaurant (65 covers) plus tenanted first floor offices and second floor self-contained two-bedroom flat. Rare freehold opportunity. O.I.R.O. £2,100,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8884


TRADITIONAL FAMILY BUTCHERS TRADING 30 YEARS, Regency Cheltenham ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, Gloucestershire. Net sales last year £240,420. Gross profit 42%. Good profits generated to a sole proprietor. All ‘over counter’/retail sales - scope to develop wholesale/commercial trade. Impressive and superbly presented four storey Regency property with well-presented and equipped trading areas plus very comfortable two bedroom owner’s accommodation and a separate bedsit. Genuine retirement sale. Freehold. O.I.R.O. £480,000 S.A.V. Ref: FC/8736


PRICE REDUCED - COWLEY ROAD, OXFORD – LICENSED RESTAURANT. Busy trading location close to The Plain and under ¾ of a mile from the city centre benefitting from good level of local and student trade. Ground floor premises include 44 covers restaurant plus 20 cover alfresco courtyard, kitchen, storage and cellar. Leasehold @ £20,700 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £85,000. Ref: AC/8486


INDIVIDUAL & ESTABLISHED COMPANY, specialising in supplying archival storage products. Net sales £443,509 per annum (Gross Profit £229,624) from sales and manufacturing. Wide customer base includes Universities, Museums etc. Holders of prestigious Royal Warrant. Various business growth opportunities. Retirement sale after 37 years. Currently Oxfordshire based with optional 4,000 ft² warehouse/business premises or could be relocated. O.I.R.O. £50,000 S.A.V. Ref: LC/1547


EXCITING CATERING OPPORTUNITY – IMPRESSIVE DAYTIME CAFÉ, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Gross annual sales of £151,087 with excellent profits to a working couple and scope for more. Class A3 planning consent. Congenial daytime hours (weekends only during winter months). Conservatory style café (44 covers) with alfresco seating area for a further 48 covers. Leasehold at very reasonable rental of £5,800 per annum. O.I.R.O. £85,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8885


CHARACTERFUL TRADITIONAL TEA ROOM - historic Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Net sales last year £70,001 generating good profits with low overheads. Ground floor Grade II listed premises with Class A3 planning use, believed to date back to medieval times with many period features including exposed wall and ceiling timbers adding to characterful ambience. 25 cover Tea Room (338 ft.²) plus preparation area and kitchen. Basement (506 ft.²) provides scope for possible business use. Courtyard seats 6 alfresco. Leasehold at very reasonable rental of £9,840 per annum. O.I.R.O. £30,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8878


RARE OPPORTUNITY – OXFORD CITY LICENSED RESTAURANT PREMISES FOR SALE in sought after location. 60 cover ground floor restaurant with living accommodation above. Leasehold at rental of £30,000 per annum. Confidential sale – further information on application. O.I.R.O. £350,000. Ref. AC/8761


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. £45,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8790