How mutual connections built trust for a successful deal

For one couple in their 70’s, retirement seemed a distant dream they couldn’t attain. They needed to exit their business, but weren’t sure how. However, with the support of John Waterston, from Transworld Business Advisors of East Yorkshire, they are now enjoying a new lease of life.   When John first met with the seller of a kennel and cattery business, he recognised them; having previously met them as part of the East Yorkshire business community. They also shared the same accountant, which made it easier for them to fact-check him, as a business broker. “This was an important aspect of their journey with ...

When you’ve established a brand, you don’t want it to disappear

After establishing his business over 46 years, one seller was not prepared to just close the doors to his specialist menswear boutique when he retired. He worked with Michael Ziff, from Transworld Business Advisors of London, to find the perfect buyer and a deal he wanted.   When you’ve built-up a world-class name, synonymous with meticulous tailoring and distinguished products, knowing how to exit your business without disappointing loyal customers, can present a challenge. This was a challenge the owner of one such business recently faced.   The seller had invested almost half a century’s passion to provide exclusive menswear products in Central London. He was not ...

From Exit Planning to Hole-in-one

When you’re ready to exit your business, how sure are you of finding the support needed to secure the right deal? Transworld Business Advisors have sold thousands of businesses over 41 years. We are confident we can deliver you peace of mind, with no up-front fees. Even for the most dedicated and hard-working of business owners, there comes a point in your career when it’s time to exit your business. Perhaps you’re planning your retirement, have a once in a lifetime goal to pursue, or have a new venture to focus on. Whatever your reason, you’ll want to be sure you close the ...

Navigating the sale to achieve a life-time dream

Having the backing of expert business advisors is essential, if you want to overcome the challenges involved in selling your business. Transworld Business Advisors offers you the right solution, by connecting you to the right buyer, and supporting you all the way through to completion. Deciding when it is time to sell your business, can open up opportunities for you to take your life in a new direction. This could even include chasing after a long-term ambition you simply don’t have time for, at the moment.   This is what one farm supply business owner did. The owner wanted to fulfil his lifelong dream; one which grew stronger ...

Is now really the right time for me to sell?

Wondering whether now really is the right time to implement your exit strategy? There are people currently looking for their next opportunity, who might be right for the future of your business.   If you, as a business owner, had anticipated 2020 being the year you implement your exit strategy, you may be feeling uncertain about whether this can go-ahead, with the current situation around the pandemic. You may also be thinking no one will be looking to buy during this period.  These are very valid concerns some of our clients have shared with us; so, you’re not alone in wondering if now is the right time to ...

Transworld of London helps to secure jobs, during the pandemic

When a business owner mentioned to Henry Ziff, he was thinking about closing his business to move in a new career direction, the Managing Director of Transworld Business Advisors of London offered him a more viable solution.   You may not always enjoy attending networking events, especially when they moved online, but the value of the connections you can make, and the people you connect with, can be hugely beneficial for your future. As Henry Ziff, MD of Transworld Business Advisors of London, and Jason Green discovered earlier this year.   “I met Jason at a networking event we both attend,” Henry explains. “We’d been ...

Transworld Business Advisors supports the pursuit of business dreams

In 2017, IT company owner, Jason Green, was given a book on business to read. Little did he realise he’d have sold his business through Transworld Business Advisors, and gained the freedom to pursue his dream, within just three years.   There are very few books which can change your life. But for entrepreneur, Jason Green, when he received the book, Traction, he immediately set about implementing the key take-aways within his business, using the structure recommended within the book. This added an unforeseen value to his IT managed service provider business, which soon came to the fore.   Having made changes to the way his business was run, ...

How we supported our clients as they pivot their business

Transworld Business Advisors of South West London have been helping keep their clients actively growing during the coronavirus pandemic. Helping Dallas Chicken to recruit new business owners into their network, saw a growth, in spite of lockdown.    There aren’t many businesses which have flourished during the coronavirus pandemic, especially within the food and catering industry. But for Transworld Business Advisors of London South West’s clients, Dallas Chicken, the lockdown saw an unexpected peak in interest.   “We not only helped to recruit franchisees for Dallas Chicken,” explain Ken Gorman and Nada Saleh, who own the Transworld franchise, “We supported our client ...

Transworld Business Advisors of London South West forges a close bond with client, Dallas Chicken, and it’s delivering results

When Dabeel Waheel first received information through the post about Transworld Business Advisors, it sat on his desk for months. Now, however, he values the relationship they have established, and trusts them, as they help to grow his franchise network.   My relationship with Transworld has developed beyond more than just being a working relationship. I see the Transworld team as being like family, an extended part of the Dallas brand. But this isn’t something which just happened overnight, it’s a relationship we’ve both come to value, forged over the time Ken Gorman and Nada Saleh have been supporting my business growth.   I ...

Do you have a dream retirement exit plan?

As business owners approach retirement, they have a dream goal in mind. Transworld Business Advisors were able to help one manufacturing business owner achieve his desired exit plan. Talk to us about yours.   In 2019, the owner of a machine shop was ready to implement his exit strategy and sell his business. The manufacturing owner had always dreamt of retiring to the Cornish coast, and after investing over 30 years of his life into establishing his business, he was ready.  Which is when he approached Transworld Business Advisors of South West London, owners, Ken Gorman and Nada Saleh.   “When the seller approached us about what he hoped to ...

Transworld Business Advisors franchisee supports his client to escape the corporate world

When Transworld Business Advisors listed a landscape gardening business for sale, they ended up supporting one man to escape the corporate world, and step into the fresh challenge of business ownership.   For Bryan Clarke, owner of Transworld Business Advisors of Sussex and West Surrey, releasing people’s business dreams is a key part of what he does. So, when the owner of a large landscape company was ready to sell his business to give him time to develop other business interests, he approached Transworld Business Advisors for help.   Bryan and his team of business advisors supported the owners with marketing their family-run business, without disrupting their staff ...

One business owner is ready to enjoy a healthy retirement

One of our clients, was in the process of selling his business before the pandemic started. At Transworld Business Advisors, we were proud to support him with a successful completion, so he can start his dream retirement… as soon as the restrictions are fully lifted.     Once the lockdown was announced on March 23rd, many people found themselves in a pause. For one of our business owners, who was in the process of hanging up his tools so he could retire, this wasn’t the kind of pause he had in mind. “My client was approaching 70 and was ready to retire,” explains Andy Myers, ...

Transworld Business Advisors' franchisee discusses his business during the pandemic on 'Brilliant Business' podcast

Andy Meyers, bought Transworld Business Advisors of Kent in 2017, as a bolt-on business to work alongside his existing business, ABMV Chartered Accountants.   The ex-Military, Hercules pilot, discovered his business brokerage to be perfectly aligned with his accountancy business. It gives him an opportunity to support those of his clients who are business owners, who want to buy and sell a business.   Throughout the UK Coronavirus lockdown, his team of eight have been able to continue working from home, and supporting their clients.   As a service provider, Andy has found a way of working which has a semblance of normality. “For our buyer clients, the buy and ...

Client Testimonial

When David and his wife were ready to sell their business, they found the support provided by Transworld Business Advisors to be of huge value.   “When we first met with Eric, he spent time talking in detail with us about our business. He made sure he really understood the set-up, our reasons for selling it, the urgency behind the sale and what our expectations were.   “Eric was consistent in his communications with us, throughout the process and always let us know what stage we were at. Which meant we were never left wondering what was happening. He found a number of credible potential buyers who were ...

Transworld’s £million Done Deal offers an economy boost for the ‘Northern Powerhouse’

With his most recent done deal, John Waterston, owner of Transworld Business Advisors ofEast Yorkshire, found he is supporting the revitalisation of the North, with a key business investment.     John Waterston, owner of Transworld Business Advisors of East Yorkshire, was introduced to someone who was looking to sell his business, so he could focus on other development projects. “As a member of BNI, I was introduced by a colleague in my chapter to a property entrepreneur who had been trying to sell his business for two years. He had worked with other business brokers and agents, so was wary of yet another one,” John explains. “...

Facts on investment into Hull

When considering their next business venture, more investors are considering the north. Following on from one of the most recent deals completed in Hull, we shine a light on the opportunities opening up outside London, which make for a good investment.   ·       Hull benefits from having 30 Enterprise Zone sites[1], These are designed to stimulate the development of new investment opportunities across a range of local industries. o   Companies operating from these sites can benefit from simplified planning guidelines and financial incentives in the form of reduced business rates worth up to £255k over five years, or Enhanced ...

Fitness industry offers you a strong future investment

When opening a new business, you want to be sure you’re in the right industry for success. If you’re considering a business within the Fitness Industry, Henry Ziff from Transworld Business Advisors, offers the following insight.   As people become more in tune with their physical and mental wellbeing, it can be tempting to jump onto the fitness bandwagon, and run your own business. Being fully armed with the right information before you start, though, is the difference between you building a profitable business, and just being a flash-in-the-pan idea. From gyms, wellness centres and health clubs, to personal trainers, health coaches and specialist chefs, the ...

How one business deal inspired dreams to come true

Transworld Business Advisors gives business owners an exciting start to 2020. By supporting the sale process. Both of business broker Eric Siecker’s clients, have exciting new ventures to focus on. Eric Siecker, owner of Transworld of Peterborough, recently helped to close the deal on a signage business. “This was an independent business, which prints all types of signage, architectural film and vehicle wrapping, supporting businesses with their brand and advertising.” The business owners were looking to emigrate to Australia. They approached a signage franchise about their future, ready for when they made the move. As a result of this connection, they were advised to speak to Transworld ...

TBA Client testimonial

Stuart, was looking for the right opportunity to perfectly complement his marketing and media companies. Through a mutual connection, he was introduced to Eric Siecker, Transworld of Peterborough who, he soon discovered, had the right bolt-on business opportunity. With his new venture, he could now offer his clients a complete service, from rebrand design to the printing of signs, architectural film, and vehicle wrapping – options he had previously only advised about.  “I found Eric to be incredibly professional, with no hidden agenda. I told him my position quite early on in our discussions, and I’m pleased he took this on board. It ensured the discussions ...

Client testimonial: Vivienne Nweke

Having experienced selling businesses both with and without the help of a broker, Vivienne knew what she needed, when she needed to sell again. The expertise of a Transworld business broker to act as a buffer and offer a wider perspective to all sides, in order to secure a win-win sale. A recent health scare led one business owner to redefine her life. For Vivienne Nweke, this involved selling her business in order to reprioritise her health and family needs. So, when it came selling her 16 year established business, past experiences led Vivienne back to where she’d felt most confident – with her local Transworld Business Advisors broker. &...

Client testimonial

Anisha Patel is building a portfolio of dental practices. When she was ready to add another one to the six she had, she found working with Henry Ziff, of Transworld Business Advisors of London to be hugely beneficial. “Henry was very professional and responsive throughout the process of finding the right opportunity. I felt supported throughout, and enjoyed working with him. The dental practice he found for me was such a good business and not one which would come up on the market normally. So, I would definitely work with Transworld again.”

One deal achieved two strong business goals

A dental practice owner approached Transworld Business Advisors. He needed to return to the Middle East to be with his dying father. Mark Devonshire, who owns Transworld of London City and Henry Ziff, MD of Transworld of London, worked together to co-broke the right deal. For Transworld’s network of 230+ franchised offices, the ability to support clients through an emotional life-changing decision, with full confidence, is what makes them different. For one business owner who needed to return home to the Middle East to spend time with his dying father, relying on the expertise of his business brokers, Mark Devonshire, from Transworld of London City; and Henry Ziff – ...

Experience provided the confidence to sell two businesses with Transworld Business Advisors’ support

Earlier in the year, John Sweeney of Transworld Business Advisors was asked to support a business owner looking to sell her second business. She’d experienced the expert guidance with her previous sale, and didn’t hesitate to seek their guidance again.   “Vivienne had three beauty businesses altogether, which she had built up herself for a number of years. But she reached a point when she needed a break and to start slowing down. She approached Transworld about the sale of one of her business in 2018, and was so pleased with our support she didn’t hesitate to ask us for help again.” The ...

With our support, you will reach higher

Transworld Business Advisors of London South West are celebrating the success of one of their clients. Due to the support they receive from Transworld, Dallas Chicken have made it into the Elite Franchise 100 list for the first time! When Transworld Business Advisors of London South West started working with Dallas Chicken at the beginning of 2019, they couldn’t have anticipated the success they’d have. But, 11 months on, and Transworld are celebrating with their client, upon their entry into the Elite Franchise top 100 franchises in the UK for the first time. Transworld Business Advisors were approached by Dallas Chicken to help them with the sale of their franchised ...

The beauty of a healthy business deal

Transworld Business Advisors were approached by a seller keen to focus his attentions on a new venture. Having lost one potential buyer, how could broker and MD, Henry Ziff, help him sell his online health and beauty business? When Transworld Business Advisors of London were approached to help sell an online business, it required Henry Ziff, to draw on previous experience alongside the training he’d received from his franchisor. “With any deal,” he says, “emotions quickly become involved in the process, and it’s important to know how to manage the relationships of all parties.” As a serial entrepreneur, the seller had taken ...

Done Deal: How one deal released two people’s dreams

Transworld Business Advisors of London South West co-owner, Nada Saleh, was given an opportunity to help a business seller achieve his personal goal. What she couldn’t have envisioned was also helping the buyer achieve his dreams.  Transworld Business Advisors of London South West was approached by a young actor who had established a business whilst waiting for his career break. At the moment he met with franchise co-owner, Nada Selah, he found a business broker who understood his business, and his reasons for selling. “The owner had invested in his mobile food truck for nine years and had become a recognisable face at many of the ...

A healthy beauty business investment

Considering a business in the health and beauty sector? You’ll be looking for signs your investment is a healthy prospect. Transworld Business Advisors shines a light on the industry, in 2019. Thinking about a good business venture, and it can be easy to overlook the healthy and beauty sector. Certain stereotypical impressions are often made about this industry. But you might be interested to discover it is, in fact, the UK’s third largest sector, when it comes to employment and economic contribution, according to recent reports. Covering a variety of business opportunities, from personal care and maintenance, to cosmetics, dental care, hair, nails, skin care holistic treatments ...

Negotiating an extra mile brought an entrepreneurial dream to life

When someone approached Transworld Business Advisors looking for the right kind of business, Amir Hussain had something in mind. He also knew how to build confidence for a first time business buyer. Last month, Amir Hussain, from Transworld of London, shared about a deal he’d helped to close, over the summer. Shortly after, Amir was jubilant once again, having helped to sell another London-based business, an Italian restaurant, which had presented challenges toward the end of the negotiations. “The restaurant was actually not too far from the grocery store we helped to sell. So, the selling points for both businesses were similar, in terms of them being ...

Recognising a healthy manufacturing opportunity

If you are considering buying a manufacturing business, you couldn’t pick a stronger industry to invest in. Transworld Business Advisors has the low down on the current state of manufacturing in the UK.    When it comes to running a business within the manufacturing sector, there are a variety of options to choose from: automotive, construction, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, electronics, to name but a few. As an overall industry, manufacturing accounts for around 20% of the UK economy, and contributes around £6.7 trillion to the global economy, according to the Hennik Annual Manufacturing Report.    Key findings from February’s report, indicated a strong industry ...

Reducing stress to secure the right result

When a young family were struggling to sell their business, they approached Transworld Business Advisors to help them. Amir Hussain – the experienced broker for Transworld of London – guided them through the process – easing the burden along the way. A London-based grocery store, was being run by a husband and wife who had young children and a lot of responsibilities. But, running the business was taking its toll on the young family. Although it regularly saw £7-10k a week turnover, they knew it could achieve more, under the right management. They weren’t as organised as they’d needed to be, especially when it ...

The right mindset led Henry Ziff way beyond comfortable

Transworld Business Advisors not only build successful businesses to support local business owners, they’re also committed to giving back. Henry Ziff, MD of Transworld UK and London, recently completed a 350 mile bike ride, raising money for Rugby League Cares. One of the reasons people think about starting their own business, is so they can create the space, and opportunity, to be in a position to give back to others. According to research by the Co-op bank[1], published February 2019, “amongst the UK’s 5.7 million small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), reveals 70 per cent are purpose-driven businesses with a strong desire to make a difference in the lives ...

Rugby League Cares has Welcomed one of the commercial world

Rugby League Cares has welcomed one of the commercial world’s leading business brokers, Transworld Business Advisors, as an associate sponsor of its biggest fundraiser of the year, the 2019 UK Red Ride to Wembley. Established 40 years ago, Transworld specialises in the sale and purchase of businesses and business franchises, and providing training and marketing support to its clients. The sponsorship forms part of a wider partnership with RL Cares that will see Transworld offer its expertise and mentoring prowess to players seeking to forge new careers in business away from sport. Transworld will be represented on the Ride to Wembley by its UK Managing Director, Henry Ziff, who will ...

Three considerations when buying a restaurant

Transworld Business Advisors have a variety of types, sizes and locations of restaurants for sale. If owning a restaurant is something you’ve always wanted to do, we offer three considerations, as you browse our restaurant for sale. Some people dream of owning a restaurant which becomes the hub of the community. For others, it’s the thought of being among people who are, generally, relaxed, sociable or celebrating a life-occasion. Whether you are thinking about investing in your first, or adding to your portfolio, Transworld Business Advisors offers you three considerations when buying a restaurant: 1.     Initial research: a.     Establish ...

Why not use experts to secure your next deal?

Buying a business requires skill, determination and audacity. Having a business broker to guide you through the process brings confidence as you secure your next venture. Transworld Business Advisors UK offer five ways in which a broker works to your advantage.  There are a number of steps to moving into the lofty world of business ownership. We’ve spoken before, about the differences between starting your own business compared to investing in your own franchise business. But what about buying an established business which is for sale.  With so many options opening, what is the best way forward? “Engaging the services of a business broker can ...

Should I buy a business or a franchise?

Not having an original idea for a business doesn’t have to stop you from being your own boss. Have you thought about buying an established business, or investing in a franchise? To help you, we’ve identified some pros and cons for each option.   Running your own business doesn't mean you have to come up with a new idea. There are many entrepreneurs successfully running profitable businesses, without having gone through the challenges of starting it from scratch. They’ve purposely chosen one of two routes, to make their dream reality: buying a business for sale, or investing in a franchise.  We ...

When buying a business, what financial options are open to you?

You want to run a business, but finances are tight. Do you know what funding options are available for your new venture? Transworld Business Advisors UK offers guidance for anyone considering owning a business. Buying a business – whether your first one, or adding to your business portfolio – requires finance. Not everyone has access to the finances with which they can invest in their next venture. But this doesn’t need to hold you back, if you are determined this is the career move you want to make.   As business brokers, Transworld Business Advisors is the connection between sellers and buyers when a business is for sale. ...

7 Questions to ask when choosing a Business Broker

Selling your business is almost as important as starting it. Knowing to whom you can entrust the sale of your business, is not a process to be taken lightly. We offer 7 questions you need to be asking any broker, before you sign on the dotted line. Being in the market for a new business can be overwhelming. In fact, in almost every article online both buyer and seller agree on hiring a broker, because it is a lot to figure out on your own. Having the support of the right broker means the process of buying or selling a business becomes less daunting, and will not interfere with the running ...

When your deal can have a positive impact on Britain’s economy

In December 2017, John Waterston embarked on his new venture: a new business with Transworld Business Advisors. Upon completion of the training in West Palm Beach, John opened for business in March, 2018. He has just completed one of his biggest deals, to-date. A local Oxfordshire businessman, whose business supplied the NHS with highly-specialist surgical equipment, approached Transworld Business Advisor, John Waterston, after seeing his presentation at their local BNI chapter. “He had been trying to sell his business for about a year,” John explains, “and although the buyer was keen, the process had hit a slump with neither party knowing how to inject momentum back into the negotiations.&...

TBA London Done Deal!

In December, Transworld Business Advisors of London, secured a sale for a hairdressing business. However, the deal was not without its challenges. “The seller was actually a neighbours of ours, who I’d introduced myself to when we first moved into our office. When it came time for him to sell, he made contact with us to help him through the process,” explains Michael Ziff, lead broker on this deal. The buyer’s lawyer, says, “It was an extremely difficult deal, and a very fraught transaction. It definitely wouldn’t have gone through without Michael, who was excellent at dealing with a difficult situation. ...

What is Your Business Worth?

The first step in selling your business, is determining how much it is worth. Based on our experience, there are a number of key considerations to help you calculate it. In order to determine the worth of a business, there are multiple factors to consider. It goes beyond how much money is made on an annual basis; all aspects of its past, present, and future are considered: 1.     It can seem daunting to try to calculate the value of your business by yourself. For this reason, a proper business valuation should be conducted by an experienced professional. This is the first step you will need to take ...

Are you ready to exit your business?

Good business plans have a pre-determined exit strategy – this doesn’t have to be a result of Brexit. If it is time for you to implement your exit, we offer advice for ensuring the successful continuation of your business into its next phase.   2019 is set to be an interesting year for UK SMEs, especially with Brexit approaching. According to the State of Small Business Britain report, 2018[1], Brexit currently dominates public debate for its perceived impact on SMEs. The latest small business survey, carried out in 2017 Q4, suggested only “27% of SME owners anticipated Brexit would have a detrimental effect”. Among owners citing Brexit as an obstacle, &...