Dog grooming business for sale

A dog grooming business in Shropshire has been put up for sale for £50,000.

The business, known as Dashing Dogs, is based in Aston Street, Wem and has been in business for six years.

Included in the sale is the shop unit and a client list of some 600 people who have made use of the company's services over the past few years.

Sam Milestone, 24, is the business owner. She spoke to the Continue Reading

Small business growth 'in every corner of the UK'

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are increasingly active right across the UK, research has found.

The UK Growth Dashboard 2015, a study from the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) in partnership with Business Growth Service, found that rather than the traditional model of high growth in London with the provinces trailing, there is actually activity across the regions.

Professor Mark Hart, deputy director of ERC, commente... Continue Reading

Oldest pub in England for sale

The oldest pub in England, The Cridford Inn in Devon, is up for sale for offers in the region of £395,000.

Located in the village of Trusham in the beautiful Teign Valley, Cridford Inn is believed to be one of the oldest dwellings in the country. It previously functioned as a farm and a nursery but in 1081 it was remodelled as an inn.

The business was bought by its current owners in 2007 but they are looking to sell in... Continue Reading

Over 55s 'increasingly entrepreneurial'

The over 55s are becoming increasingly entrepreneurial, thanks in part to new pensions freedoms it would seem.

Recent research from City AM suggested that quite a lot of older people are looking to start their own business as the traditional age of retirement approaches.

The paper's study found that the average size of the pension pot of those queried was £550,000 and almost half (47 per cent) said that they plan ... Continue Reading

High street shop for sale in East Grinstead

A high street shop is up for sale in East Grinstead, with the freehold set to provide an attractive business proposition to retail outlets seeking a prominent location.

The building has been refurbished externally and is listed thanks to its unique character.

It was previously occupied by Charlwood Designs and is located between the Dorset Arms pub and Indian restaurant, Monsoon. Charlwood focused on the supply and inst... Continue Reading

East Devon hotel for sale

A hotel in the coastal East Devon town of Seaton is up for sale with a price of £100,000 attached to the leasehold.

Eyre Court Hotel is popular with tourists visiting the Jurassic Coast but it also attracts local trade for the weekly quiz, sports teams and live music sessions, ensuring that it benefits from year-round trade.

The sales agent told the Western Morning News: “The owners believe that there is still tremend... Continue Reading

Wrexham pub for sale

A Wrexham pub is up for sale, with interest expected both from business buyers and those looking to take advantage of the planning consent that has been granted for the building's development.

The sale of the pub, The Commercial, which has been reported by, could be of particular interest to property developers, although there does appear to be plans in place to keep the pub as it is. The pub is for sale for £195,00... Continue Reading

Grimsby craft shop for sale

A craft shop in Grimsby is up for sale after its owner has decided that she would like to free up time to be a foster parent.

Lynn Pettitt is selling Grimsby Crafts, in Brocklesby Road, for £63,000. The price includes all of the shop's stock, as well as the building its housed in, a computer, furniture and a large workshop.

Speaking to the Grimsby Telegraph, Ms Pettitt explained that she was to foster and so is “... Continue Reading

Lincolnshire kids clothing shop in £39,950 sale

A popular kids clothing store called Rubyred Kids Boutique in Lincolnshire is up for grabs for £39,950.

The business is located on The Strait in Lincoln and offers clothing, toys and gifts for newborn babies and young children up to the ages of four or five. The property has three stockrooms and a bathroom over three floors, as well as built-in storage and double frontage with large windows.

The sale of the shop include... Continue Reading

Local pub for sale with £165,000 price tag

A local pub in Workington, Cumbria has been placed on the market by its owner Marston's, with a price tag of £165,000.

The Commercial on Market Place is one of the longest established public houses in the area and could be under threat of closure and redevelopment, should the buyer explore the site's suitability for other uses as mentioned in the advert for the pub sale.

A regular to the pub for over 40 years,... Continue Reading

Lake District village sweets shop for sale

A sweets and gift shop in the Lake District village of Coniston is now up for grabs as the couple who own it intend to hone in on their fudge making operation.

Phil and Helen Glennon moved to the village in 2002 with their two boys. The village is a real draw for tourists with its links to Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome, John Ruskin and Donald Campbell and also to climbers, walkers and water sports enthusiasts.

The coupl... Continue Reading

Lincolnshire former working mill in £180,000 sell off

A grade ll-listed mill, home to Curio Café, in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, is going back on the market after failing to sell at auction in December last year with a guide price of £180,000.

John and Isola Partridge are keeping the café up and running while Moneys Mill is marketed by Mundys Estate Agents for the same price £180,000.

The pair have been managing the café together for the past seven years, having undertaken... Continue Reading

Restaurateur set to open new venue after buying a declining pub

Months after buying a former public house, restaurateur Kostas Aslanidis is about to open his new upmarket venue The Albion At Ryhope Restaurant & Bar in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.

Business at the former Albion pub, which is believed to date back to the 1920s, had suffered in recent times before being bought by Mr Aslanidis.

After injecting a six-figure sum and their own hard physical toil into the endeavour to transform t... Continue Reading

Auction sale set for rural pub popular with walkers

The Eagle and Child pub in Hurst Green, Lancashire, is to be sold off at auction next week, on Tuesday, 10th February.

The auction is to take place in the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, and is being marketed by Auction House Lancashire. The presently vacant two-storey property has a guide price of £150,000.

The rural pub is on the Tolkien Trail and so is in a prime position to take trade from walkers and walking groups, ... Continue Reading

Torquay fish and chip shop in £90,000 sale

A fish and chip shop that overlooks the Inner Harbour and Bay in Torquay is being offered for sale by property agent Bettesworth.

The Chandlers Fish & Chip Café has been run by the same family for the past 14 years and enjoys plenty of local trade, with increased visits during the summer holiday season from the tourists visiting the local attractions.

The café has seating for 28 and trades all year round, opening ever... Continue Reading