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Buying a Butchers Shop from Hilton Smythe

Why a butchers is a great investment

Following the horse-meat scandal of 2013, The Telegraph reported that meat sales at family-run butchers and farm shops increased by 75%. Supermarket chains are still trying to rebuild consumer trust, while independent butchers shops thrive.

Any village or town precinct has a butchers shop and can rely on trade from the community. In addition to supplying Christmas turkeys and lamb shoulders to households, many butchers shops also boost their income by supplying to local businesses such as restaurants and pubs.

While butchers are trained in the skills they need, you don’t have to be a qualified to buy a butchers shop. In fact, we’ve helped many business people buy a business they have no experience in. They know a great investment when they see one!  If you want to be your own boss, we can help you find your dream business for sale.

Financing your butchers shop

Hilton Smythe Finance can guide you through the process of buying a business. One of the most difficult parts of becoming a business owner is raising the finance required. We believe financial setbacks shouldn’t get in the way of your dream butchers shop, which is why Hilton Smythe Financial Services can help.

We take a no nonsense, straight-talking approach to finance. Most people need to lend to buy a commercial property, but the process can be confusing. More so if you’re a first time buyer. Whatever the circumstances, we’re here to help you buy a business and live your dream. You too can own an independent butchers shop.

Don’t give your business dreams the chop –

Hilton Smythe will help you find and finance the perfect butchers shop.

Are you an experienced butcher looking for a new premises?

No high street is complete without an independent butcher, and we have a number of butchers shops for sale in rural and city locations across the UK.

Buying a butcher shop – keeping the tradition alive

As a specialist skill, the local butcher is in high demand. A traditional butchers shop is often independently owned and family-run, with a loyal customer base. Rewind a generation and the local butchers was the only place to buy fresh, quality meat to cook at home. However even with supermarket competition, many people prefer to buy their meat the traditional way as the butcher’s shop cannot be beaten on variety, size, traceability and specialist meats. With the consumer trend of buying local and supporting the high street, there’s never been a better time to invest in a butcher’s shop.


Terry’s Star Butchers, a family-run butcher’s shop in Leeds, is for sale, as its owners seek a well-earned retirement. Click here.

Some of our butchers businesses for sale

£49,950 +SAV
For SaleSuccessful Well Established Butchers Reading, Berkshire
For SaleWell Known Butchers And Convenience StoreLondon, City of London
For SaleButchers With Strong Local Following And Dedicated Customer BaseLeicester, Leicestershire
For SaleBusy Butchers, Delicatessen and Post OfficeStafford, Staffordshire


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