About Central Business Agency

CENTRAL BUSINESS AGENCY is an independent practice established in 1946 and with a commitment to providing a personal and professional service. Specialising solely in the business and commercial field, our activities and expertise covers sales, acquisitions, valuations, rent review negotiations, insurance, stock valuations and business finance.

Business Transfer - We normally have an active portfolio of around 120 businesses and handle going concerns of all types including retail, leisure, catering, mail order, health care, hotel/guest houses, licensed premises, manufacturing, engineering, motor vehicle related, kennels, catteries, the service industry and many more.

Commercial Property - Including the sale and letting of Freehold and Leasehold shops, offices, industrial premises and investment properties

Valuations - If you are thinking of selling we are pleased to provide a FREE VALUATION and advice without obligation and in the strictest of confidence. In the event of you finding a suitable business or premises either privately or through another Agent we can provide a written report and valuation. Formal valuations can also be prepared for dissolution of partnerships, matrimonial disputes, retirement, probate and capital gains tax purposes.

Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals - Whether you are a Landlord or Tenant we are able to advise on the current rental value of your premises and negotiate on your behalf the best possible deal at rent review or lease renewal stage.

Business Finance - We are totally independent of any financial body. Throughout our many years of practising we have established relationships with a number of lending institutions and can assist with the raising of business loans and insurance.

Stock Valuations - Whatever the size and type of business you are buying or selling, or whether you require an interim or end of year report, we can arrange for the stock valuation to be carried out at a time convenient to you.

This is only a brief summary of our services. We should be pleased to have an informal discussion with you in the strictest of confidence and without obligation. A partner would be pleased to discuss your requirements in further detail and when calling please ask for Stephen Reeves or Jim Hocking.

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ESTABLISHED & REPUTABLE ENGINEERING COMPANY. Oxfordshire based. Three years sales growth with net takings £281,020 in year ended 31.10.2017 generating six figure profits. Well-spread client base with considerable growth potential. 2,230 ft.² fully equipped workshop, storage & office plus yard/parking. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £195,000 S.A.V. Ref: LC/1539


MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR GARAGE with MOT TESTING, close Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Net sales year to 31st March 2018 £334,055 (Gross Profit margin 67%) and net profits generated of £101,000 to owners working part-time. Reputable business with no advertising undertaken. Fully equipped workshop (1,425 ft.²) plus parking for 8 vehicles. New lease at £15,000 per annum rental. Retirement sale after 15 years ownership. Priced to sell at O.I.R.O. £55,000 S.A.V. Ref: XC/8969


HIGHLY PROFITABLE BLINDS & CURTAINS BUSINESS, Oxfordshire based. Home run/ relocatable. Net turnover last year £168,199 from sales and installation. Gross profit margin 53%. Net profit £81,000 to working couple. No staff employed. Very low overheads. Only requires single garage or similar sized room. Tremendous growth potential. Full training and handover package available. Priced very realistically for an early sale. O.I.R.O. £49,500 plus S.A.V. and optional sign written van - recoup investment in just over 6 months! Ref: LC/1501


ESTABLISHED & REPUTABLE BUFFET LUNCH & SANDWICH DELIVERY BUSINESS, Buckinghamshire based. Operating Monday to Friday with net sales of £431,990 in year ended 31st July 2018 from ⅔/⅓ pre-ordered buffet lunches and two sandwich delivery rounds. Gross Profit £269,660 (62.4%). Well-presented and equipped premises include 1,800 ft.² food production area plus storage, office, staff facilities and ample parking. Fleet of optional refrigerated delivery vehicles. New lease @ O.I.R.O. £110,000 S.A.V. or Freehold @ O.I.R.O. £420,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8854


CLASS A1 RETAIL PREMISES in HIGHLY DESIRABLE OXFORD SUBURB. Very well presented Grade II listed period premises in prominent and busy corner trading location in Jericho, 1 mile from city centre. Ground floor: Sales areas totalling 955 ft.² plus storage. Basement: 448 ft.². First floor: four stockrooms and office. Leasehold at £25,000 per annum rental. Nil premium. Ref: GC/8015


TWO HIGH TURNOVER & LONG ESTABLISHED FLORISTS. South Midlands based. Combined net sales last year £634,795. Gross profit margin 57%. Currently run under management. Profits of £79,000 to a hands-on sole proprietor. Would also suit an investor. 50% of turnover Interflora sales. Limited wedding/funeral/commercial work undertaken - scope to expand. Two lock-up leasehold retail units in busy locations. A super business opportunity. O.I.R.O. £95,000 S.A.V. Ref: FC/8737


OXFORD CITY SANDWICH BAR/COFFEE SHOP OPERATOR. Net sales £785,759 in 12 months to 31/8/2018. Trading from three desirable central locations. Full details on application. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £200,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8847


PROMINENTLY LOCATED BAR/RESTAURANT, OXFORD. Situated on the cosmopolitan Cowley Road, under ¾ mile from the city centre in vibrant student populated area. Drinks-led business with takings of £445,725 in 2017 from weekday evening and weekend opening. Excellent growth potential by expanding food offering and extending opening hours. Extensive and uniquely designed 2,500 ft.² ground floor premises with 50’ frontage plus 920 ft.² feature garden provides alfresco seating in a Mediterranean style setting! Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £200,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8348


FREEHOLD UNISEX HAIR SALON, serving well populated suburb of Gloucester. Parade location adjacent to multiple owned Convenience Store with ample free parking. Business established in 1960s. Genuine retirement sale. Rising sales in recent years - £71,295 last year with owner only working two days per week - tremendous growth and development potential ion hands of full-time working owner. 2 storey property includes: ground floor reception, main salon (208 ft.²), hair drying room, stock room, and 3 x first floor rooms and toilet providing potential to introduce beauty services or alternative therapies. Freehold. O.I.R.O. £180,000 S.A.V. Ref: XC/9031


THRIVING UNISEX HAIR SALON in neighbourhood parade serving large residential area of Gloucester. Established salon taking £204,149 net of V.A.T. in year ended 31/1/2018. Excellent profits generated to sole proprietor. Modern well-presented and equipped ground floor salon (585 ft.²) with 11 styling stations plus utility area, staff room/kitchen, toilet and parking. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £58,000 S.A.V. Ref: XC/8930