About Daltons Business

Daltonsbusiness.com is the UK’s largest and most popular businesses for sale portal.

Our objective is to be the place where all business buyers can find details of all small to medium sized businesses and franchises for sale. Our website and mobile platform provide an easy to use but sophisticated online business for sale search.

Commercial agents sometimes referred to as business transfer agents, as well as business owners directly, list thousands of businesses for sale providing business buyers with the most complete online source of both businesses and franchises for sale in the UK.

More than 30,000 businesses and 200 franchise opportunities are listed on Daltons Business. Typically over 100,000 business buyers visit the website every week and we generate an average of 29,600 buyer enquiries to business and franchise sellers every month *.

* Source: Weekly and monthly averages in 2018

The Daltons brand is firmly established and respected as the UK’s number one media for connecting buyer and sellers of businesses and franchises. Each year Daltons Business helps 1000’s of business owners sell their business.

Daltons Timeline

Our history

“Connecting buyers and sellers since 1867”

The Daltonsbusiness.com website was launched in 2001 as an online channel for the Daltons Weekly newspaper which was published from 1867 until 2011.

Daltons Weekly was the UK’s leading weekly classified newspaper for businesses, property and Holidays for sale.

Established during the late 1860s by Herbert Dalton, Daltons Weekly was initially a single broadsheet listing 'Accommodation for Gentleman' in the then fashionable middle class suburbs around Vauxhall in South London. The paper proved very successful, but within two years of starting the paper, Dalton died, leaving it to his brother, who was a butcher and had no interest in publishing. The brother sold the paper to two brothers by the name of 'Hebert', for £100. For the next 102 years, Daltons Weekly remained a family business owned by the Heberts.

Over this period the paper grew and began to cover additional market sectors. In June 1972, the paper was purchased by Morgan Grampian Ltd who focused on the three main market areas of Holidays, Property and Businesses and closed down unrelated sectors. In 1987 Morgan Grampian was acquired by United News and Media, currently known as United Business Media Plc.

Happy Seller Testimonials - View More

We have been long time advertisers with Daltons Business and the website has always generated a very good response for us. We are happy to continue to work with them and have no hesitation in recommending this service as part of any recruitment campaign.

Dawn Power, Franchise Development (04/02/2019)

Listing our franchise business for sale with Daltons was a simple and effective process, with a successful transaction completed within 6 months!

Adam Warren (01/01/2017)

As an established leading business transfer agent in the UK, our objective is to market our vendors businesses as cost effectively as possible and generate serious business buyer enquiries. Daltons has been and continues to be at the centre of our marketing campaign and has proved itself time and time again as the most successful business for sale online advertising marketplace we use.

John Hatt, Director at Business Partnership (01/11/2015)

We have been delighted with the results from our ‘pubs for sale/tenancy’ advertising campaign on Daltons. We have carried out lots of good quality interviews from Daltons enquiries and have signed up 2 new licensees already.

Shelley Castle, Shepherd Neame (01/08/2015)

As user traffic to Daltonsbusiness.com increased dramatically during 2008 it was clear where the future lay, and Daltons accelerated its digital transition strategy. This included a significant ongoing investment to develop the website and offer a more comprehensive digital offering to connect buyer and sellers of businesses.

By 2011 UK business buyers and Daltons Weekly readers had migrated to a preferred online search. In July 2011, the final print edition of Daltons Weekly rolled off the presses. The time was right to become a 100% digital business.

Since 2012, the Daltons brand and websites have been owned and operated by digital media specialists, Innovare Media Ltd.

In 2014 Innovare Media withdrew the Daltons brand from the Holidays and residential property sectors, closing those respective Daltons websites, to focus and specialise specifically on the businesses for sale market, committing to continue to develop daltonsbusiness.com.

Today the Daltons business brand is widely recognised as being the definitive online resource for buyers and sellers of businesses.

Daltonsbusiness.com ‘The best place to buy a business’

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