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Bedfordshire. Combined T/O £320,000. Well established. 2 Substantial premises. Superb location. Loyal and repeat customer base. Ideal trading location. Impressive growth. Fully equipped businesses. Leasehold rent £525pcm &...

Location: East of England

Search categories: Bakeries, Confectioners, Sandwich Shops

  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O £320,000

Cambridgeshire. T/O £224,000. Well established. Ideal trading position. Loyal and repeat trade. Potential to increase turnover. No local competition. Licenced to sell alcohol. Affluent area. Recently refurbished. Hair and beauty rooms...

Location: East of England

Search categories: Card Shops, Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Office Suppliers, Post Offices

  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O £224,000

BUSY LOCATION CLOSE M25 & M20 IMMACULATELY PRSENTED 3 BED SELF CONTAINED FLAT 22 COVERS LOCATION These well appointed premises occupy a coveted trading position forming part of a small parade fronting a busy main road, just off a main M25...

Location: Swanley, Kent, England

Search categories: Cafes, Delicatessens, Outside Catering Businesses, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price £110,000
Popular Barbers and Tanning Salon in Walsall

This is an ideal opportunity for a committed buyer to acquire an established barbers and tanning salon that has a skilled team of friendly staff and a highly renovated property. Through its established customer base and perfectly placed...

Location: Walsall, West Midlands, England

Search categories: Barber Shops, Health Spas, Hairdressers Salons, Tanning Salons

  • L/H Price £30,000
  • Annual T/O £50,000
Popular Hair Salon in Derby

Intelligent Business Transfer are delighted to bring to the market this well-established business, favoured by local residents for its high quality and attentive service. Since its inception in 1997, the current vendor has nurtured this...

Location: Derby, Derbyshire, England

Search categories: Hairdressers Salons, Health Spas, Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price £25,000
  • Annual T/O £50,000
Well-established Online Travel Booking Agency

Intelligent Business Transfer are delighted to bring to the market this brilliant opportunity to take ownership of this successful booking and travel agency with an established online presence. Its mantra to secure customers with the best...

Location: Hornchurch, London, England

Search categories: Travel Agencies, Other Retail businesses, Tourism Services

  • Asking price £49,000
  • Annual T/O £100,000
Hair & Beauty Salon In Leicestershire

Intelligent Business Transfer are pleased to offer for sale this popular hair and beauty salon which has flourished significantly through offering a reliable and welcoming service. Established in 1981, the current owner and staff have...

Location: Leicestershire, England

Search categories: Hairdressers Salons, Health Spas, Nail Bars and Nail Salons, Tanning Salons, Beauty Salons

  • L/H Price £270,000
  • Annual T/O £437,526
Beautifully Presented Bridal Boutique

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are delighted to introduce to the market Shade Bridal. The business has been operated by the current owner for over 7 years and has established an enviable reputation for quality style and excellent service within...

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Search categories: Wedding Services, Bridal Wear Shops

  • L/H Price £39,995
  • Turnover £50,751
Busy Butchers/Sandwich Shop and Convenience Store

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Star Butchers. The business is more than a butchers shop (although in existence as such for more than 30 years) as it is also a busy sandwich shop and convenience store. The business is very...

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Butcher shops, Greengrocers, Convenience Stores, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price £42,500
  • Turnover £104,000
Post Office/Convenience Store and Newsagents

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market the busy and well established Premier Essentials. This excellent family business has been owned by our clients for 20 years.  It is well established with many repeat and loyal customers....

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Post Offices, Greengrocers, Newsagents, Convenience Stores

  • L/H Price £75,000
  • Turnover £360,000
Bespoke Life Casting Relocatable Business

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are delighted to bring to the market (on a business only basis) an opportunity to purchase this well-established & run life casting arts business. The business has only now been placed on the open market as our...

Location: Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Search categories: Hobby Shops

  • Asking price £22,000
E-Commerce Website With Large Warehouse

BUSINESS Emperial Warehouse Ltd had been brought to the market due to our client looking to put his full time into a new venture. The business was established in December 2016 and has been growing ever since. The business runs as an online...

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Search categories: Ecommerce/Website based retail, Warehouses, Transport and distribution businesses, Websites and Ezines

  • L/H Price £149,500
  • Turnover £20,000
Beautiful Bridal Boutique in Prime Location

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market a beautiful bridal boutique. Our client established this lovely bridal store originally at another location in for 5 years, then due to the success of the business moved to the current larger...

Location: West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Wedding Services, Bridal Wear Shops

  • L/H Price £45,000
  • Turnover £150,000
Bed & Breakfast With Owners Accommodation & Shop

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe are delighted to welcome to the market this stunning, well-established bed and breakfast business with an enviable reputation. Doune House B&B has been trading for many years and under the ownership of our...

Location: Brechin, Angus, Scotland

Search categories: Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Greengrocers, Bed & Breakfasts

  • F/H Price £325,000
E-Commerce Quality Clothing Business. Van Included

BUSINESS Stush is an on line international company selling a wide range of top brand quality clothing at extremely competitive prices. Products include men’s and ladies’ tops, jackets, hoodies, shoes, leg wear, t shirts, shirts and...

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

Search categories: Clothes Shops, Ecommerce/Website based retail

  • Asking price £100,000
  • Turnover £200,000
Traditional and Modern Curtain Design and Manufacturer

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Fame Curtains Limited Fame Curtains Limited was founded by the current owners in 1976 and has enjoyed continued success and has been a real labour of love and the current owners have enjoyed...

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Search categories: Soft Furnishing Shops, Design Agencies

  • L/H Price £69,999
  • Turnover £235,459
Profitable Wholesalers in North West England

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market a well-established wholesale business; located in Bolton. The business has been established for over 30 years, during this lengthy trading period our client has formed strong trade relationships...

Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

Search categories: Wholesalers, Transport and distribution businesses

  • L/H Price £319,995
  • Turnover £1,300,000
A Busy and Profitable Main Road Florist for Sale

Ellis and Ellis Nottingham are pleased to offer for sale this well run florist business, which has traded at this address for a great many years. However recent owners have each improved the business significantly. A website has been added,...

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Search categories: Florists

  • L/H Price £29,950
  • Annual T/O £90,000
Equine Natural Choice Ltd

Business Partnership are delighted to bring to the market this Uk based manufacturer and supplier of niche natural products to the equine and pet market. Established some 20 years plus, and now available for sale due to retirement....


Search categories: Other Manufacturing companies, Pet Shops, Wholesale / Distribution businesses, Other Distribution companies, Equestrian businesses

  • Asking price £199,995 + SAV
  • Annual T/O £100,000
Prestige Window Blind and Shutter Retailer and Installer

Retailer and installer of top quality window blinds, shutters, and awnings with an excellent reputation and enviable client base in a prosperous location.

Search categories: Curtain and Blinds Retailers, Garden Centres/Nurseries

  • L/H Price Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O £747,000

Advice on buying a shop


Whether you’re selling confectionery, curtains or cars, there are thousands of retail businesses for sale to choose from on Daltons Business. Before you purchase a retail business, it’s important that you ask some fundamental questions about the kind of business you want to run, and then try to buy a shop that matches these ambitions. 

First off, are you sure you need a permanent high street presence? Some of the more unusual options include…

  • Online Retail: Nowadays, many online retailers operate from a spare room in their homes, gradually renting more space as and when the business merits the expansion. If you buy a home-based online retailer with a relatively small turnover, you need to think carefully about whether you have the necessary skills to take the business to the next level to justify the cost of office and warehousing space in future.
  • Pop-Up Retail: Another less traditional option is the ‘pop up shop’, where a physical premises is set up on a temporary basis to sell a short run of products, or to cover a seasonal trading period. One example of this is a Christmas gift or calendar shop, which might open its doors in the autumn, then close again once the New Year has begun. 
  • Mobile retail: Lots of mobile retail options are also available, mostly in the food retail sector. You can view a full list of mobile businesses for sale here.

If you do want to buy a retail business that includes physical premises, you need to consider the specific benefits of the location you’re looking at. The premises’ position on the high street (or its shop frontage) will have an impact on how many people are aware of your shop. The number of people walking past your shop (i.e. the ‘footfall’ of the premises) is another important factor in determining the level of trade that premises will command. The area itself may have a reputation for a certain kind of shopping experience, and you need to consider this as well. Is it easy to park close by? Are there a lot of upmarket boutique-type shops in the area or does the street have a grocery focus? 

High footfall and superb shop frontage isn’t always available, but it’s also not always a vital requirement when buying a shop – it depends on the kind of retail business you hope to run. Home and garden centres on the outskirts of busy towns can do well if the parking is good, and some bookshops and luxury goods shops, if they stock a unique range of goods, can do well on exclusive side streets. The advantage of buying a shop as a going concern is that the current owner has already proved that the location is suitable for the kind of retail you hope to carry out.

For further information, try our guide on how to buy a retail business.