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Commercial Painters & Decorators

Ref. GK089

Location : Surrey

Asking Price : £250,000

Turnover : £540,000

Net Profit : £200,000

Gross Profit : Undeclared

EBITDA : Undeclared

Net Asset : Undeclared

Premises : Relocatable

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Asking price includes:

Turnover circa £540,000 per annum

Net Profit circa £200,000 per annum

Regular Blue Chip customers

Established over 15 years

Outstanding business with good name and reputation

Easy to run with work in progress

Profitable with low overheads

Team of skilled and trained decorators

Competitive supplier

Good growth potential


Business Profile

This is a well established comercial decorating firm that has been trading successfully since 2002. They have a good number of Blue Chip clients who use their services an a regular basis including, National house builders, , construction companies . They regularly have contracts varying from the short term e.g. six months work in progress to the more difficult to acquire, long term contracts e.g. 2 years or longer.

The company currently has in excess of £800.000 of secured contracted work, relating to 3 contracts.
The company works with a good team of skilled and time served decorators. It is easy to run with low overheads as the owner operates from an office in his own home . They are member of SMAS,
The business has a good name and reputation has always been in high demand; the vendor has over many years turned much work away that didn’t suit his own work/life balance but such large contracts could be accepted by the company at any time..

This would make a perfect ”bolt-on” business for another company who are looking to either expand their own operation and immediately increase their database of customers. Or for a company who is looking to expand their services into the decorating sector of the market with a number of major contracts automatically in progress.

Services include

• New Builds
• Wall Papering & Spraying
• Specialist Paints for all Surfaces
• Total Satisfaction Guaranteed

Key Strengths:

• Well established name and reputation – 15 years
• Superb pipeline of new work
• Work in progress
• Secured contracts
• Blue Chip regular, repeat customers
• Team of skilled and time served decorators
• Highly profitable with low overheads
• Easy to run
• Easily relocatable

The vendor has grown up as a painter & decorator and is a third generation in the trade, which has enabled him to build a significant and enviable business, with relationships and contracts with some of the biggest names in the world of construction.


All vehicles and equipment used in the business are in the ownership of the self-employed contractors.

Financial Information:

The business is being offered for sale on a going concern basis, all financial discussions will take place directly between the vendor and all interested parties under the auspices of Turner Butler.

In 2017 the business had a turnover of circa £539,189 per annum with an EBITDA before drawings of circa £200,000 per annum.

Growth and Expansion and Opportunities

The owner now finds the business easy to run after almost 30 years in the industry and is comfortable with the amount of work that the company handles. They have work in progress of circa six months with other contracts in place which will last for another 2 years and, with growth in the housing market in the South East being developed by this company’s clients, the future looks very profitable.

The company spends no time on marketing apart from their website and does not actively search for new business at present. New owners with more hunger and desire and with new ideas would be able to secure extra business with a small amount of effort.


The owner runs the business from an office in his own home. The business is easily re-locatable.


The owner looks after all of the running and decision making within the company and is supported by a significant self-employed resource covering surveying, painting, decorating and health & safety requirements.

Support and Training:

The owner would be happy to help with a smooth transfer of the business in any way possible.

Reason for Sale:

The owner wishes to spend time with family and pursue other business interests.

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