Market Trends December 2020

After what was a very ‘different’ December (putting it politely) we are now in January and in another full national lockdown. For many small businesses, the lockdowns and tiers have meant closing doors with no clue to when they will be able to open to the public again. Many businesses that could, have adapted. Coffee shops, Restaurants and Cafes focusing on offering takeaway services. Community spirit has been more evident than ever, with several businesses dedicating their time and resources to helping their local communities. Some have done this by donating food to local food banks and others offering packed lunches for children from families struggling during this hard time. 

The FSB is offering advice and guidance to small businesses and the self employed, to find out further details on financial support and safe working, click here.

Popular Business for sale searches in December

Golf courses for sale in ScotlandThe market trends for December on have shown the popular categories have retained their crown, with Convenience stores remaining as the top most enquired to business type and searched for category. The Retail Businesses sector is the most enquired to sector and London remains as the most searched town and county.

There are a few surprises, with searches to Benidorm increasing by 556% and searches for small holdings for sale in Scotland were up by 867%, followed by an increase to Golf courses for sale in Scotland up by 775%.



Top Town/City Searches

1 London
2 York
3 Manchester
4 Nottingham
5 Leicester

Most searched for Counties

1 London/Greater London
2 Yorkshire
3 Devon
4 Northumberland
5 Greater Manchester

Most Enquired to Sectors

1 Retail Businesses
2 Food Service Businesses
3 Service Businesses
4 Pub Businesses
5 Hotel Businesses
6 Commercial Property
7 Care Businesses
8 Motor and Transport
9 Corporate Businesses
10 Entertainment and Leisure

Most Enquired to Business for sale categories

1 Convenience Stores
2 Post Offices
3 Off Licences
4 Fish and Chip Shops
5 Cafes
6 Pubs
7 Newsagents
8 Restaurants
9 Hairdresser Salons
10 Bed and Breakfasts

Most Searched for Businesses

1 Convenience Stores
2 Caravan Parks
3 Off Licences
4 Fish and Chip Shops
5 Campsites
6 Petrol and Filling Stations
7 Mobile and Catering Businesses
8 Commercial Property
9 Holiday Cottages
10 Pubs
Market Trends December 2020