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Anjam Hussain (Jun 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £700,000 Annual Turnover: £1,020,000 Annual Gross Profit: £301,000 Annual Net Profit: £200,000
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Business Description
IBA is pleased to bring to market a very well-established, cash-generative, and high-accredited London-based painting, decorating, tapering, and jointing contractor with a turnover in excess of £1,000,000 operating at a 10% EBITDA/profit level.

Reliable ways of winning business

On an average month, the company receives 30-35 enquiries from customers, two thirds of which are from returning customers. The company also pays for a steady supply of leads from a marketing firm.

The company works with schools (including nurseries), local borough and parish councils, stage production businesses, office refurbishers, and commercial property management companies.

The jobs the firm carries out are commissioned through a wide network of building contractors, specifiers, architects, shopfitters and interior designers. 80% of the company’s turnover comes from the top 10 customers demonstrating a healthy spread of sales and a lack of reliance on one or two key customers.


The average order value the company enjoys is around £25,000 with larger orders reaching £125,000.

Average cash in over the last three years is £81,417 and the company has an average of £150,000 worth of work booked in advance for the following three months.

Efficient, lean, just-in-time business model underpinned by reliable suppliers and a core staff

Work is handed to trusted sub-contractors when a job has been awarded. The two directors enjoy long and close relationships with these sub-contractors, as they do with their suppliers. The handover period will ensure a smooth and continued relationship with these key business partners.

The company benefits from preferential trading rates and terms. This just-in-time, pay-for-work-only model ensures that overheads are low and profit margins are very high.

Important points from a new owner’s perspective

£1,550,000 quotes currently out but deals not closed
The company has been approached by many business customers looking for high-end, high-spec work to be carried out in their domestic homes
The company has been approached by two London councils for ongoing (10-15yr) painting and decorating supply agreements.
£303,965 adjusted profit in last three years
A new owner will benefit from converting the existing site to a mobile-responsive version. The company has Facebook and Google Plus pages that would benefit from extra attention
Currently only 25% of enquiries which result in a face-to-face meeting turn into a sale. A more professional sales approach could return many more jobs from the same marketing effort and expenditure
This well-established business has much more room to grow. In the right hands, turnover could be doubled and a higher percentage profit made from work carried out without the need for further investment.
Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: international business sales ltd

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