Buying a Business the Hilton Smythe Way

We know that buying a business of any size can seem like a scary task. We’ve got the experience and skills to help guide you through, making the buying process as simple as possible. With thousands of commercial opportunities to choose from, we have a business for everyone. So, if you’re thinking of buying a business, you’re in safe hands with the UK’s leading business broker.

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How can Hilton Smythe help me buy a business?

As we focus on businesses serving their communities across sectors such as food, drink, retail and hospitality, you are in the right place if you are looking to buy an owner managed or franchised business for sale. What’s more, we have the skills and experience to guide you along the way whatever industry you choose.


Help with Finance

We can assist you with financing when buying a business. We’ve helped thousands of buyers on their journey and we have secured some extremely competitive terms from lenders.

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Want a specific business and can’t find it for sale?

Pick up the phone and tell us what it is you are looking for. We will add you to our buyers’ database and will let you know as soon as your dream business becomes available. Want us to make a specific approach to a business you want to buy? Speak to one of our sales team who will be delighted to help.

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Types of businesses for sale

Buy a Bakery

Ever thought about buying a bakery, ever dreamed of opening a French Patisserie or running a small town cake shop and café? See how we can make your dream become a reality. Take a look at our bakeries for sale.


Buy a Beauty Salon

Want to run your own Beauty Salon, joining the 40,000 hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses in the UK, generating over £7 billion in turnover each year? Take a look at our Beauty Salons for sale. 


Buy a Butchers Shop

Interested in buying a butchers shop and keeping the tradition alive. The local butcher is in high demand, an integral part of the high street. We have a number of butchers shops for sale in rural and city locations, take a look.


Buy a Café or Tea Room

From trendy coffee shops to the local greasy spoon serving up the builders' favourite brekkie we have a range of cafes, tea rooms and coffee shops for sale. Get in touch and we will match you to your dream business.


Buy a Card or Gift Shop

Saying 'Happy Birthday' or 'Thank You' never goes out of style. If you can see your self running your own card or gift shop then we have the right business for you. Take a look at our card and gift shops for sale.


Buy a Clothing Shop

Interested in fashion, fancy owning a trendy fashion boutique, specialist children's clothing shop, high end men's shop or a bridal/formal wear boutique then take a look at our clothing shops for sale.


Buy a Convenience Store

Owning a convenience store, you'll be at the centre of the community  – whether they've run out of milk or need some fresh vegetables, you'll be there to help. Take a look at our convenience stores for sale.


Buy a Fish & Chip Shop

Dreaming of owning a fish & chip shop, the nations favourite takeaway? With great profit making potential why not join the 10,000 specialist fish & chip shops in the UK. Take a look at our chippy's for sale. 


Buy a Florist Shop

If you are a creative person with an eye for detail a florist shop is an ideal business for you. With 15,000 florist businesses in the UK you could by one from Hilton Smythe and be your own boss. Take a look. 


Buy a Garage

Whether you’re a qualified mechanic, know how to trade second hand cars or an expert in spare parts, we can help you find you find your dream motor business.


Buy a Hotel, Guest House or B&B

We have hundreds of properties and businesses for sale in the hospitality sector, from serviced apartments and large hotels to cosy country pubs with accommodation and British B&Bs on the coast. 


Buy a Hair Salon

Blow the competition away. At least one hairdresser’s can be found on every high street and you shouldn’t have to worry about ever losing business – everyone needs a regular hair cut!


Buy a Launderette

A Laundrette can be a simple business to run but offers great career satisfaction in terms of the people you meet and the friendships you’ll make. Let Hilton Smythe find your dream Laundrette.


Buy a Newsagent

Read all about it – British newsagent and stationery stores are worth around £3bn in revenue annually. Find out why buying a newsagent with Hilton Smythe could be your latest venture.


Buy a Pet Shop

Ever thought about running a pet shop or a pet supply store? With 46% of the population owning a pet find out why buying a pet shop can be extremely profitable and the right business move for you.


Buy a Post Office

The Post Office is a central part of any shopping parade or local high street, with many people visiting a branch at least once a week. Did you know that half of all small businesses use the Post Office every single week?


Buy a Pub

Village pubs are the cornerstone of the community, and have the benefit of both loyal customers and passing trade. Pubs are a great source of income so take a look at some of our traditional Pubs for sale.


Buy a Restaurant

The British Restaurant industry has experienced a recent boom, resulting in an increase in the number of business enterprises in the sector. Find out more about buying a Restaurant or Bistro with Hilton Smythe.


Buy a Sandwich Shop

Everybody loves a good butty don’t they? Whether it’s a breakfast sarnie or a baguette for lunch, the sandwich remains one of the most popular meals and snacks to eat on-the-go. Find out more about owning a sandwich shop.


Buy a Takeaway

The food and service industry overall has experienced a boom in recent years with Takeaway and Fast Food boasting extreme growth which is expected to continue. Take a look at some of our Takeaways and Fast Food businesses for sale.


Some of our businesses for sale

For SaleVery Well Established Traditional Butchers Glasgow, Glasgow
For SalePopular & Long Established NewsagentWednesbury, West Midlands
For SaleChildren's School Wear StoreWeymouth, Dorset
For SaleOffers Over5 Aside Football, Rugby and GymnasiumEast Riding of Yorkshire


Hilton Smythe made the experience of buying a business a pleasure, we are very grateful for all their help.

Buyers of Card and Gift Shop in North West

Initial purchase was simple, and Hilton Smythe’s part in the negotiations was very professional, however, they really proved their worth when it came to following the purchase through to completion. If it wasn’t for Hilton Smythe the deal would of floundered.

Buyer of Fish & Chip Shop


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