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Sell a Bakery

Find out what your bakery is worth and how we can help you sell

Number one in the UK for volume of businesses sold

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Selling your bakery with Hilton Smythe



Sales enquiries for June 2020 compared to June 2019.

As one of the UK’s leading business brokers, we believe that selling a bakery 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.

Why use Hilton Smythe to sell your bakery?

No large up-front fees to sell your business 

no upfront fees

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

Award winning business broker

award winning broker

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

Matching and email software system

Finding buyers for your business

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

Independent finance company

Commercial finance

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

How we find a buyer for your bakery

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



Selling more businesses



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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.

Our customers love what we do

Thank you to you all for all of your help and support, if ever we sell a business again we would not hesitate to come back to you.
Seller of a Bakery.

How we find a buyer for your bakery

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 www.hiltonsmythe.com

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.

Is it time to move on and sell your bakery business?

Perhaps you’re relocating and would like to sell your bakery shop. If you’re interested in making money on your business asset then we’re here to help! We’ve assisted hundreds of business owners in selling their businesses fast. Find out more about the process below.

Deciding to sell

Selling your business is a huge decision which shouldn’t be taken likely. Most people describe their business like their baby. They’ve built it from the ground up and watch it grow. It can be very difficult to imagine somebody else running your business.

If you think you’re ready to let your bakery go in the next couple of years then there are a number of factors to consider. How will an uncertain economy affect the sale? Is the bakery and baked goods market experiencing growth? Is there still a consumer demand for local fresh baked goods? Will you be able to achieve a fair price for your business and all the hard work you’ve put into it? Many questions should be asked before making the final decision to sell your bakery.

Reasons for selling a bakery

Business owners sell their enterprises for a wide variety of reasons. One of the most popular is retirement. Are you ready to cash in on your years of hard work and spend your retirement savings? Selling your business could release a lot of money for your retirement plans.

In some cases, someone could be forced to sell their business through ill health if they can no longer keep up with demand. Running a successful bakery requires long hours and if the owner themselves is baking the goods, then the shop shuts when they are not well enough to work. If a business owner has long term health problems and cannot afford to pay someone else to run the business, then they may have to sell up.

A business owner may also feel like a change of scenery from time to time! Perhaps they have achieved all they can in the bakery industry, and fancy investing in a different sector. They may have their sights set on international business deals or living in a different country.

A world of opportunities

As a business owner you’re sitting on a lot of capital which could be used for a variety of new opportunities. Whether you crave a new business challenge or dream of travelling the world in your golden years. As a result, it all starts with a call to Hilton Smythe.

We’ll value your business for free so you have an idea of the sale price you can expect. Then was the UK’s leading broker we can help you find a suitable buyer and close the deal faster than anyone else. If you’re ready to sell your business for a world of new opportunities, contact us today.

Click here to find out more about selling your business and where we advertise your business.

Selling a bakery opportunities

So, what are you waiting for?

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£35,000 +SAV
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