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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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VERY WELL PRESENTED LICENSED CLASS A5 TAKE-AWAY PREMISES with 2/3 BEDROOM LIVING ACCOMMODATION. Gloucester city centre. Rising turnover currently averaging £1,400 per week. Five Star hygiene rating. Commercial aspects much improved by vendor in 2017. Ground floor takeaway area (222 ft.²) plus preparation/wash-up area and owners 2-3 bedroom living accommodation on upper floors. Cellar and car parking space. Scope to develop restaurant area on first floor. Leasehold at very reasonable rent of £1,000 per month. Offered for sale on health grounds. O.I.R.O. £35,000. S.A.V. Ref: AC/8827


HIGH QUALITY WINDOW BLINDS, SHUTTERS & AWNINGS RETAIL & FITTING BUSINESS, Gloucestershire based. Net sales last year £410,394 and rising. Gross profit margin 41%. Net profit of £102,000 to a couple - no staff (2 x part-time self-employed fitters only). Operating very congenial hours. 1,950 ft.², light industrial showroom and store plus separate retail shop used as ‘advertising billboard’ only. Both units leasehold. Super proposition ‘runs like clockwork’. O.I.R.O. £99,500 S.A.V. Ref: LC/1533


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


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


WELL PRESENTED RESTAURANT PREMISES with SELF-CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM FLAT, Banbury, Oxfordshire. Ground floor: restaurant (1,058 ft.²) seating 65 diners with fitted bar, well equipped kitchen (205 ft.²), freezer room, preparation area/office (130 ft.²). Car parking space. Self-contained one-bedroom flat provides valuable owners or staff accommodation. Leasehold @ £26,000 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £35,000. Ref: AC/8864


THRIVING GIFTS & FASHION ACCESSORIES BOUTIQUE. Prime location in desirable Oxfordshire Cotswolds tourist town. Net takings £95,156 per annum. Gross Profit £61,538 (65%). Run mainly by staff providing growth potential in full-time owner’s hands. Scope also for on-line sales. Easily managed 182 ft² shop within character stone-built period property. Leasehold @ £8,350 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £55,000 S.A.V. Ref: DC/8633


SUPER CATERING OPPORTUNITY - DAYTIME CAFÉ in REGENCY CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Net sales average £3,500 per week. Excellent central trading location within impressive mid-terraced period property: Ground floor restaurant seating 18 and kitchen; first floor restaurant seating a further 28; basement bar/function room seating 18. Tremendous development potential including evening trade. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £65,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8856


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


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


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