Gareth Smyth

Gareth Smyth

Gareth is one of the founding Directors and owners of the business. Having worked in the Business Sales arena since 2006, he has a wealth of experience in helping buyers and sellers of businesses. Gareth qualified in 2011 with a Law Degree and has completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business program as well as the Certificate in Business Administration at Salford University. Gareth is responsible for performance and strategic growth. 

Away from work, Gareth enjoys cooking and keep fit, is a proud Bolton Wanderers supporter and loves gadgets and technology. 

Craig Graham

Craig Graham

Craig is one of the founding Directors  and owners of the business. Having worked in management, and studying Law at University, Craig joined forces with Gareth keen to offer something new in Business Sales. Craig utilised his passion for customer service and process improvements to ensure an efficient and cost-effective business structure. Craig is responsible for the smooth running of the business overseeing all Operational functions with all managers reporting directly to Craig. 

Away from work, Craig enjoys spending time with his friends and family and walking his dog. Craig is also a keen Rugby Fan and armchair Football supporter, and is actively involved with various charitable causes including being Chairman of Primary School Trust. 

Aaron Roberts

Aaron Roberts

With over 10 years experience in the industry Aaron has been with Hilton Smythe since the very beginning. He started by talking to customers about selling their business working his way up to office manager. He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the business and is always there for his new business team and business owners looking to sell their businesses. He is currently The Office Manager responsible for the day to day running of the office.

Belinda Daniels

With over 35yrs of Retail Sales, I am passionate in delivering Excellent Customer Service, which is my priority to our clients.

I enjoy building relationships and have a can-do Approach to everything I do. I love to cook and spending time in my garden with the family dog.

John Scroggins

John Scroggins

With over 15 years of business transfer experience, John begun his career with Hilton Smythe in 2014 as a Regional Valuer. John has a qualification in estate management and a HND in Business, John has helped sell lots of businesses throughout the South East of England and London. From small independent cafes, restaurants, retail shops, service providers, hotels and guest houses, John is well equipped to guide you through the process of valuing, advertising and successfully selling your business with ideas to make your opportunity stand out! 

Helen Wilkinson

Helen Wilkinson

Helen’s background is working as a Personal Assistant at Director level and in Office Management.  Helen joined Hilton Smythe in August 2012, when the business was newly established, and seen the business grow from strength to strength. Helen started as an Administrator working on creating the sales particulars and uploading adverts, a job she continues to enjoy, alongside managing the Business Support Team. Away from work, Helen enjoys spending time on the canals in her boat! 

Katie Holt

Katie Holt

Katie began her career at Hilton Smythe in 2014 as a Sales Negotiator. Katie came from the food industry however, realised her true passion lies in business transfer. Since her career began, Katie has progressed from a Sales Negotiator to now the Assistant Manager of our Sales Department. Katie’s knowledge of the industry and hard work allowed her to progress in a short time and will continue to do so ,whilst helping our company grow. Away from work Katie enjoys spending time with her two young children.

Andy Ramsdale

Andy Ramsdale

Andy started working for Hilton Smythe in 2013 and since then he has worked in several different roles, progressing through the company whilst learning in and out how the industry works. This experience allows Andy to provide helpful advice to customers who are both buying and selling a business. Andy takes real pride in providing excellent customer service and forming longstanding relationships with clients and professionals in the industry. As the Senior Sales Progressor at Hilton Smythe, this knowledge makes Andy a very helpful member of the Hilton Smythe team. 

At weekends, Andy regularly attends football games, watching his team (usually lose) Leeds United.

Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy

Natalie first started her career in Accounting upon gaining an apprenticeship studying AAT Level 2 back in 2012. Since then and upon joining Hilton Smythe in July 2014, she has worked in a varied accounting role, starting as an Accounts Assistant and working upwards to Head of Finance.

In addition to her job role evolving over the past few years, she went on to complete AAT Levels 3 & 4 and become AAT qualified.

Whilst striving to become a fully qualified accountant and wanting to gain more business knowledge, Natalie is now studying her ACCA qualification at Bolton University.

Paul Williams

Paul joins Hilton Smythe Finance from Key Commercial Finance, and brings with him more than 25 years’ experience in the financial sector. He has previously worked with banks including NatWest and Yorkshire Bank, where he specialised in business banking.

Paul will be responsible for assessing clients’ needs and obtaining commercial finance on their behalf, on a fully independent basis from a wide panel of lenders, matching those needs to the most appropriate lender. He will support the client until the completion of the deal.