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East Anglian Ecology Consultancy

1842PE
Service Businesses
UK  > East Anglia > Norfolk

Summary

£275,000
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Business description

Location

The business is currently based in the county of Norfolk, 
although it could be relocated virtually anywhere in East Anglia.
The leased office premises are in a rural village location.


Reason for Sale

The vendors wish to pursue other interests.

Business Profile

Established 8 years ago, the vendors have grown the business with guidance from a business consultant and a healthy number of referrals and repeat custom. A new website and online social media channels have been introduced. 

Services

The business offers a full range of professional consultancy and advisory ecology services for the following environmental elements:
• Phase 1 and 2 Habitat Assessments
• Protected Species Surveys
• Ecological Impact Assessment
• European protected species licensing
• Major habitat restoration projects
• Conservation-led projects

Customers

Average of 42 active customers per annum throughout East Anglia for the last 4 years, including:
• Large scale residential  developers
• Social housing associations
• Quarries
• Solar farms
• Wind turbines
• Pipelines
• Churches and historic buildings
• Local councils
• Ecological consultancies

The vendors have a database of around 250 prospects to approach.

Handover

The vendors are willing to discuss & agree a suitable handover period with the buyer.

Employees

• The two vendors both work full time in the business 
• They are very ably supported by one full time, permanent senior member of staff
• There is one other office based staff member, who is on a fixed term contract that expires in December 2016
• Away from the office, there is a dedicated team of field ecologists and professional associates, who are sub contracted as required, of whom 3 are specialists and 4 who conduct surveys at short notice

Financial Information

Annual accounts for 2015 and 2016 will be provided once an NDA has been completed and signed and the vendors have confirmed this with the agent.

Key Strengths

• Cutting edge technology
• High standards maintained
• Members of CIEEM
• Well established 
• Referrals & recommendations
• Repeat customers

Equipment

The business has an extensive collection of up to date equipment appropriate for the ecology services offered. There is one unwritten van, which is available if the new owner wishes to buy it.

None of the fixtures and fittings have been checked or tested by Advent Business Sales Ltd and a potential purchaser should make their own checks regarding existence and condition.

The terms of the current lease can be made available to an interested party, subject to completing and signing an NDA.


EPC - Exempt


Viewings:


To arrange a viewing please contact the agent.


 


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Property information

Leasehold
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Business operation

Office hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm
From Monday to Friday
The office is closed at weekends
Additional hours as customer demand and individual projects dictate
This is already an established and profitable concern, which still offers excellent scope to increase both sales and profits further by:
• Developing new relationships with clients in the following sectors - 
o Large scale residential developments
o Quarries
• Introducing a new marketing plan and strategies to:
o Increase marketing activities
o Regularly contact the 250 database with targeted emails and newsletters
o Investigate new niche markets
o Consider commissioning a business consultant/coach
• Employing more qualified field staff, which the vendors are already planning to do
• Maintaining a fully optimised website and increasing social media presence and blogs

Documentation

Confidentiality Agreement

An Energy Performance Certificate will be made available upon request of further details where one is required for the business premises.

Disclaimer

Viewing is essential to fully appreciate this business and strictly by appointment only through the agents. N/B: All Negotiations must be conducted through Advent Business Sales. These details do not constitute part of an offer or contract and properties are offered subject to being sold, let or withdrawn without notice at any time and without liability for any expenses incurred by applicants. All statements and descriptions are made without responsibility or warranty by us, vendors or lessors. Intending purchasers must check for themselves (Misrepresentation Act 1967).

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