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Buying a Butchers Shop with Hilton Smythe

Some of our butchers businesses for sale

For Sale Churchill Butchers Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
For Sale Thomson Of Thornton Kirkcaldy, Fife
For Sale Clarks Butchers Fleet, Hampshire
For Sale A Hindle & Son Stafford, Staffordshire


Are you an experienced butcher looking for a new premises, or an entrepreneur looking for a new challenge?

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

Buying a butchers – 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 butchers 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 butchers shop.

Why a butchers is a great investment

Following the horsemeat 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 businesses such as butchers shops thrive.

Any village or town precinct has a butchers shop and therefore can rely on trade from the whole 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 needed to slaughter and sell fresh meat, you don’t have to be a qualified butcher to buy a butchers shop. In fact, we’ve helped many business people buy a commercial property or business in which they have no experience in, as 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

Whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced butcher, Hilton Smythe 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 to help you own your dream business. Most people need to lend in order to buy a commercial property, but the process can be confusing – especially if you’re a first time buyer. Whatever the circumstances, we’re here to help you buy a business and live your dream of owning an independent butchers shop.

Don’t give your business dreams the chop – Hilton Smythe will help you find and finance the perfect butchers shop.

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