Structural Engineering Consultancy for sale

Reference Number: H08305

Location: South East London

Turnover: £370k

Status: Offers Invited

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Business overview

  • An outstanding opportunity to acquire a successful structural engineering consultancy based in South East London.
  • Established in 1985, this is a profitable business, run by two partners and a small support team.
  • With a ready made client list including housing associations and local authorities as well as private individuals and companies, this business represents an excellent opportunity for an architectural or other engineering consultancy to acquire new business with little additional overhead or advertising.
  • Equally the business would be of interest to individual qualified engineers looking to start their own practice with a ready made client base and business infrastructure.
  • > 90% of the business is recurrent work from the existing client base, which leaves room for the new buyer to expand the business through re-invigorated marketing.
  • The consultancy is ISO 9001:2008 quality assured and Construction Line accredited. It is also an approved supplier with Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and Southwark councils.

Products and Services

  • Structural and civil engineering services for all stages of project development, including design, drafting, analysis and reports.
  • The business provides a one-stop service for planning, engineering, contract administration and quantity surveying.


  • 2 partners, 1 senior engineer (p/t), 1 technician/surveyor (f/t), 1 Technician (p/t), and 1 PA (f/t).


  • Serviced offices, 26m2. Rent: £25.9k / year incl. services & rates.

Reason for sale:

  • Both partners wish to retire.
  • A full hand-over and training is offered subject to agreed terms.

Financial overview

Year ending 30th April 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Sales revenue £361,750 £454,019 £376,097 £446,634 £370,000
Adjusted EBITDA before directors' takings £85,654 £195,532 £149,082 £170,013 £161,700
Percentage 24% 43% 40% 38% 44%
  • A strategic buyer from a related business sector with a business infrastructure already in place could benefit a further £43k from savings on office costs, advertising, insurance, subscriptions and accountancy, giving a further adjusted EBITDA of over £200k.
Offers invited for business assets and goodwill

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