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Key Facts

[Ref: AE036]

Business For Sale : Specialist Conifer and Tree Nursery Business
Location : Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire Border, Nottingham (City), UK
Leasehold | Asking Price: "£675,000"

Contact: Turner Butler

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Asking price includes

Turnover of Circa: £200,000+
Growing Stock exceeds £1.5m
Assets of circa £100,000

Business profile

Turner Butler is delighted to be appointed as sole selling agents for this exciting business opportunity.

This extremely well established business has been run using the daily expertise of its owner since 1966, growing an extremely wide variety of trees, conifers and other forms of hedging plants. The owner now wishes to retire, and has used the recent years to grow on more stock whilst choosing to sell less to his traditional wholesale customer base, although the business has always provided the usual direct ownership benefits.

By fully utilizing the business’ low overhead gearing the company has been successful over the years by providing his customers with an extremely wide selection of produce at attractive market prices.

A further benefit to the new owner is the current owner’s willingness to be retained, should the new owner wish, for a period of time (to be negotiated separately). This would help to provide a seamless transition between ownerships.

Customer Service

The business has gained a good reputation for its wide variety of price sensitive products and the owner’s obvious terrific levels of generic experience.

Key Strengths

The business has low overhead gearing which has always been complemented by the owners willingness to work however many hours necessary.

Key Opportunities

The current owners traditional approach to business and unwillingness to immerse himself in the world of IT and marketing, provides a new owner with a clear possibility to extend the marketing outreach of the company by direct and e-mail contact with a wider customer base, along with the, nowadays, prerequisite Internet website.

Growth and Expansion

The business could easily be grown by increasing market awareness for its products.


The premises are circa four open field sites totalling what is believed to be circa 20+ acres. The sites are subject to normal agricultural land rental rates from a local land owner. This agreement is long standing and not thought to be an issue with change of ownership.


The business employs 2 full time and 3 part time staff including the owner, plus whatever casual labour is felt necessary during the peak seasons.

Financial profile

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.

Support and Training

Full support and any necessary training will be provided during handover as part of a successful sale package.

Reason for Sale

This is a genuine retirement sale.


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