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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TWO TAKE-AWAY BUSINESSES (INDIAN AND PIZZA) UNDER ONE ROOF! with SELF-CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM FLAT - serving well populated suburb of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Takings average £3,000 per week (Indian) and £1,800 per week (Pizza). Ground floor take-away with two well equipped kitchens and storage. Forecourt parking for three cars. Large rear garden. Self-contained first floor one-bedroom flat generating £8,400 per annum rental income. Leasehold at a very modest rental of £12,000 per annum - after flat rental income this equates to a net rent payment of only £3,600 per annum! O.I.R,O. £80,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8866


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


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


HIGHLY PROFITABLE LICENSED ITALIAN RESTAURANT in centre of major Berkshire town. Retirement sale after 20 years ownership. Five years sales growth with net turnover of £481,877 in 12 months to 31/5/2018. Gross Profit averages 65%. Spacious 2,000 ft.² lock-up premises include 1,400 ft.² ground floor reception bar and dining area comfortably seating 80 covers plus toilets, kitchen, ample storage and car parking. Leasehold @ only £12,500 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £250,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8823


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


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


OXFORD CITY CENTRE SHOP PREMISES, Magdalen Street, Oxford. Very busy location with high footfall adjacent to bus stops and multiple retailers including Debenhams, Tesco, Schuh, Five Guys and an Odeon Cinema. Previously occupied as a Sandwich Bar/Coffee Shop and available fully equipped or suitable for various other retail uses. 1,000 ft.² split level premises include sales area/40 cover café/servery, kitchen and storage. New lease available @ £45,000 per annum rental. Offers Invited. Ref: GC/8020


PRICE REDUCED from £80,000 to£75,000 - THRIVING & ESTABLISHED LICENSED RESTAURANT, historic Bath. Excellent location in affluent area and adjacent to major tourist attractions. Net takings of £219,263 in year ended 28/2/2018 (Gross Profit margin approximates 65%) from 6 day opening from Italian menu. Strong local and tourist clientele. Premises and location would also suit other cuisines or a Coffee Shop/Cafe. Character Grade II listed period premises include dining for 37 covers plus 16 alfresco. Leasehold @ £16,740 p.a. rental. O.I.R.O. £75,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8539


DOMESTIC CLEANING COMPANY, South-west Oxfordshire based. Currently home run and easily relocatable. Business established 10 years. Takings £46,394 per annum from 25 hour week. Repeat and referral work - no advertising undertaken. Net profit circa £20,000 to sole proprietor. Tremendous growth potential. O.I.R.O. £15,000. Ref: LC/1507


HIGHLY REPUTABLE & VERY PROFITABLE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE, Gloucestershire based. Strong sales since inception with net sales last year £248,137. Gross profit margin 56% and very healthy net profit generated. Average spend per dress £1,500. Very well-presented premises with ample space for consultations, fitting and storage. Leasehold. Priced to sell at O.I.R.O. £60,000 S.A.V. Ref: DC/8574