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Please quote reference B06011
Hilton Smythe Commercial are delighted to present to the market a highly regarded and successful ‘Commercial Utility Arboriculture and Landscaping’ Company with over 14 years trading history.
The business is split into 3 areas –
Arboriculture (& Tree work)
Landscaping (& Grounds maintenance)
Construction & Building Maintenance Services
Working across sectors including Highways, Power lines, Rail and Commercial landscaping for Developers.
The growing business is now been made available for sale due to our client’s desire to focus on other business interests, however they would be happy to do a long transition or discuss a reduced longer term involvement if it was an investor purchaser.
One of the main attractions for any new buyer of this business, is the diversity of its work and clients which we feel significantly reduces the risk of any unplanned changes in client’s orders/external economic factors or effects seen by the Covid pandemic.
The planned work coupled with the work been tendered for could very quickly see the Turnover of the business to increase to over £4m in the next 2 years.
The Arboriculture Department –
All aspects of tree surgery from stump grinding to site clearance and hedge trimming.
Key areas of work –
Clearing vegetation around electrical infrastructure (UK Wide)
Undertake vegetation cut backs around powerlines and delegation and fencing works around substations.
Highways maintenance work for several large contractors.
Grass cutting, hedge & tractor work for the Environment Agency Workstreams.
‘Deveg’ and maintenance work.
Tree and delegation work across the UK for commercial and utility clients.
Tree clearance and ecology work.
The Landscaping Department –
The landscape department mainly carries out customer care relandscaping work for new build clients.
Key areas of work -
Customer care landscaping
Support other landscaping contracts (with hard & soft implementations)
Digger and dumper work, light civals and groundworks.
Supply external works around tower blocks
Artificial grass installs.
Once off landscaping schemes, drainage, fencing, lawns & patios.
Grounds Maintenance –
Devegetation and grounds maintenance works with our modern bespoke mechanised equipment.
Manage many of the open spaces, stock plots and show homes of some National developers.
Annual grounds maintenance contracts.
Maintain open spaces around factories.
Contract grass cutting for the Highways.
Grass cutting and Deveg work.
The Construction Department –
Specialising in the multi trade property maintenance and insurance repairs sectors, working closely with some of the UK’s largest developers and insurers.
Key areas of work-
Customer care, remedial and snagging work.
Supply labour for site finishing work.
Supply range of trades including joiners, plasterers, painters & decorators, plumbers, electricians.
Building repair work for impact, flood and fire damage for a number of insurance companies.
Re-cladding work for tower blocks.
Tower block improvement work and assisting fire stopping works.
Kitchen & Bathroom replacements for Housing associations.
External works preparing slabs for scaffolding around tower blocks.
Staffing Structure –
Our client has established a very loyal and experienced team, his main role now is to look after the clients and ensure each of the departments have enough work coming through as well as maintaining the brand and quality. His partner manages the background infrastructure for tenders, safety schemes and ISO’s.
There is a Senior contacts manager, Deputy contracts manager and Customer care person working in the Construction department, a Manager on the Arb side who deals with sorting work for direct and subcontractors and an experienced Landscape manager with 4/5 landscape teams in place. A Grounds maintenance/ Office manager controls the invoicing, accounts, quotes and general office admin responsibilities. In addition, there is a full time Credit control/accounts role.
The General operations/Operations Manager role deals with fleet, repairs, servicing, IT, phones, insurance and brand promotion.
Our client appreciates a handover period will be required and happy to agree the terms of this to ensure the smooth transition of both the operations but more importantly the key contracts both in the pipeline.
Further Potential –
Our client admits majority of the work comes from existing and referral clients and any new owner may look to expand the operation by further pushing the promotion of the company through developing a business development arm, additional Google advertising as well increasing the current workforce.
The business occupies a prominent unit and operates across the country, with a large number of clients based in the Midlands.
There is both customer and staff parking on site for 16 x cars as well as a private parking area for a further 15 x vehicles.
The business rents a main warehouse, office and separate barn for storage (site plan available).
Main warehouse – 730m2
Office – 270m2
Storage barn – detached storage unit with hard standing surrounding, a separate entrance with parking.
A full breakdown on the current assets can be made available upon further request.
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with 5 years remaining on the 10 year lease. The rent combined for the 3 units is £51,000 per annum, with the rates payable at £18,000 per annum.
The business is currently trading 5 days a week. The business could also operate for day and night work if needed.
At the time of instruction, the business has 35 full time members of staff and 15-20 subcontractors.
Full financials can be made available upon further request.
Please quote reference B06011
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