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Number one in the UK for volume of businesses sold

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Reasons to use Hilton Smythe to sell your business?

No large up-front fees to sell your business

Choose how you want to pay our fees, with our no up-front fee option.

We sell more businesses than any other UK broker

 Number 1 in the UK for the volume of businesses sold first half 2020.

Alerting buyers with our bespoke matching system

Our bespoke software system matches your business to tens of thousands of actively registered buyers.

Helping buyers with finance to purchase your business

Hilton Smythe Finance can help buyers finance the purchase of your business.

Each year we sell more businesses and are constantly raising the bar for other brokers and business sales experts.



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Compared to our nearest competitor

*Completions figure is comparable to K3 Capital PLC from 2017. Data based on our nearest competitor K3 Capital PLC, results in 2018 against comparable period.

Absolutely first class service

With everything that is going on with Covid-19 I had no great expectations of being able to find a buyer at this time, but Hilton Smythe managed to achieve this for me. I would not hesitate to use Hilton Smythe again and have already recommended them to another potential client.

Roland Nash, Seller of Hair Team
Five star review

Our marketing approach to find your buyer.

Matching and email

Our bespoke software system matches your business to tens of thousands of actively registered buyers at every opportunity alerting them to your business. 

Online portals

Our online advertising ensures you are in front of the right people at the right time. The portals we use can include Daltons, Businesses For Sale, Rightbiz, Zoopla and Rightmove. We can tailor our marketing to match the unique demands of your business. 

Spotlight magazine

Our in house digital magazine Spotlight, is constantly growing in popularity. Used as a tool to drive buyers to our own website, where they can access all of our businesses for sale, including yours. It’s full of useful information and advice.

Hilton Smythe website

Designed with buyers in mind, our site allows users to easily search for businesses that match their requirements, in an instant. We rank highly on the top search engines such as Google for key search terms relating to a business sale.

Search engine exposure

We invest heavily in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure our website is visible to buyers across all major search engines, ensuring buyers are visiting

For sale boards

Highly recommended for businesses where confidentiality is not an issue. Generates a significant number of additional enquiries from prospective buyers.

Social media

We are active across all major social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, ensuring we are attracting as many buyers as possible for your business as well as staying up-to-date with effective social media marketing strategies.

So, what are you waiting for?



Sales enquiries for June 2020 compared to June 2019.

As one of the UK’s leading business brokers, we believe that selling a business should be stress-free, risk-free and a bit of a breeze, that’s why we make it simple, hassle-free and flexible to suit you.

We use proven, highly effective, focused traditional and digital marketing methods to promote your business to the right potential buyers. Our bespoke software system matches your business to tens of thousands of active registered buyers at every opportunity alerting them to your business. All enquiries are handled by your appointed Sales Negotiator and viewings can be arranged at a convenient time to suit you. Our highly trained, specialised Sales Progression Team will see your sale through to legal completion as quickly and as pain-free as possible.

We also have our own independent finance company, Hilton Smythe Finance, to help buyers finance the purchase of your business.

Whether you plan to retire, buy another business or do something completely different, we can help you achieve your goal sooner than you might think.