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Y. MacGregor (Nov 2017)
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Business Description
IBA have been engaged to take to market a very well-established, cash-generative, highly-profitable (42% net pre-tax) scaffolding services provider to clients across the UK with a particular focus on Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Founded as a family business in 1994, our client’s last reported turnover was £228,300 with a profit for the year of £79,885 – a net margin of 35%.

The company can be bought with its current staff or, for a trade buyer, you will be able to bring in your own staff and sub-contractors to fulfil contracts as you require. The company has just come to market (June 2018) and we have fielded a number of enquiries from buyers interested in the company’s order book (currently to capacity) and manpower flexibility.


During its last reported full trading year, the company achieved an average monthly turnover of £19,000. This represented a 36% jump in year-on-year turnover.

Turnover was £228,300 with a profit of £96,862, representing a pre-tax net margin of 42%


The clients the company targets with its scaffolding services are residential customers, commercial customers, and local government customers across the United Kingdom with a particular focus on Staffordshire & Cheshire.

90% of its work comes from its top 10 customers and the company enjoys a 70%+ customer retention level. A new owner will benefit from this spread of sales as the company is not reliant on retaining any customer in particular to stay profitable. There is no reason why that, under new ownership, the company cannot increase double or treble its stable client base with a concentrated campaign of marketing and sales.


60% of the company’s new business comes from word-of-mouth recommendation across all three main sectors it operates in.

The company also boast many local authorities and prestigious private sector clientele – the customer list will open doors for our buyers when prospecting for new business.

The company holds the following credentials: qualified asbestos licensed scaffolders and CITB registered members of the British Safety Council. Staff have completed height safety training courses through Spanset, first aid training through NUCO, and safety & access training through NASC.


The processes involved in running this business has been greatly simplified and streamlined over recent years. The current MD is very happy to work on a hand-over basis with the new owner and the existing staff are happy to work for the new owner

The remaining members of the family who are active in the business will make their services and employment available to a new owner if desired. When the MD is absent or on holiday, another member of the family assumes the leadership role including delegation of duties. He is happy to stay on for the new owner in this role should this be required.


Expansion of public sector contracts – The company is an approved local authority contractor. Further scope for work exists in marketing to other councils, schools, hospitals, and public-sector organisations.

Development of a sales and marketing process in addition to existing reliable client base and word-of-mouth recommendations – No outbound marketing takes place for the company to open new markets or consolidate existing markets. Proactive marketing is certain to yield results. The company’s web presence and lack of updates betrays its actual size and potential. Scope for social media marketing also exists for a new owner.
Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: international business sales ltd

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