“Just to say I have felt incredibly well looked after throughout the process and feel particularly grateful to Philip (of Chalmers HB Chartered Accountants) for recommending both Hornblower and B&K – excellent finds! It is also impressive that the buyers, EMB, have commented on how good my advisers have been – which I imagine is quite an unusual endorsement. A formidable team!

Many, many thanks.”

Emma B.

Market Research Agency

“From start to finish Hornblower was there for me as the seller. I have very little experience with accounts and Sally being very knowledgeable with businesses guided me through everything and helped prepare the things we needed to get done for the sale. Everything was clearly laid out and presented to the client in a very professional way with guidance to myself along the way

I would highly recommend using Henry Campbell-Jones and Sally Tankard at Hornblower and if I was ever to sell a business in the future I would be using them again.

Thanks for all your work with the sale and I am certainly exactly where I wanted to be right now .”

Shaun F.

Ambulance Service Provider – Patient Transport and Event Medical Cover Solutions – UK

“I would like to thank Derick Humphrey and all at Hornblower for the efficient, professional and speedy service we received when selling my business. Derick helped us through the process, advising and guiding us throughout. We were happy with the deal achieved and would definitely recommend Hornblower to anybody looking to sell their business.”

Grant D.

Tile & Stone Wholesale & Retail Distributor – West Midlands UK

“We employed the Services of Hornblower Business Brokers to find us a suitable investor to enable us to realise our exit from the Business we’d built up over the past 20years. Mark Sykes took on the difficult task of selling our niche company and following a few near misses over the past 5 years he paired us up with RDCP Investments with whom we’ve secured the deal that finally paves the way to our retirement”

Carl P.

Concrete Hydrodemolition and Drainage Company – North West UK

“After checking out quite a few other business brokers and taking up references we chose Hornblower Business brokers to sell our Commercial Cleaning business. They were excellent… from the initial advertising of the company, selecting a buyer, through the due diligence process and finally arranging a suitable solicitor to handle the legal aspects of the sale. 100% professional and communicative throughout. There are cheaper online business sale options out there, but If you are serious about selling your business and want ‘to get the deal done’ then you wont find a better service than Hornblower.”

Richard J.

Commercial cleaning company – South East UK

“We spent one year trying to sell our business without the use of a broker but failed on 3 occasions due to our inexperience of the process. Once we realised that we were not going to find a suitable buyer without professional assistance we found Hornblower. Not only are their fees significantly lower than most, but they are also VAT exempt, which means less for the sellers to pay on completion.

From start to finish they have been brilliant. They found many suitable potential companies and they also linked us with their approved laywers once completion was finally imminent. They were also excellent. My broker Mark Sykes was like a breath of fresh air. Very easy to get along with and despite our completion taking much longer than hoped he remained focused and patient.”

Helen D.

Commercial window cleaning company – Midlands

“We had a number of business brokers pitching to us when we decided to sell. It was no contest for us though, because although Hornblower were by no means the cheapest, they quite evidently knew exactly what they were doing. They were realistic, pragmatic, reassuring and talked us through the opportunities and the difficulties we would face during the process. We liked that they already had a bank of parties looking to buy and they also proactively marketed our business. The others just seemed to be happy to put us on internet listings, which quite frankly, we could have done ourselves. In the end we had dozens of relevant interested parties and a shortlist of 5 high quality buyers. The team were quick to respond and have held our hand through the DD process. All in all, highly recommended.”

Sue N.

R&D funding and tax relief advisors

“There can be many reasons why a business owner wishes to sell the business and understanding this is fundamental to the process. Hornblower was able to do this and introduced us to the perfect buyer. Supporting us through the entire process and smoothing out any bumps in the road along the way. Was a pleasure working with you and would not
hesitate in recommending your services, thank you.”

Jim D.

IT services company – North London

“The valuation report was a clear and concise document, providing us with all of the information required. The Sales Memorandum was an excellent document; it was very detailed and gave a good summary of our business. This was a difficult thing to achieve as our business is very complex and not easy to set out.

In view of the fact that our business is not a straight forward run of the mill business, it was difficult to obtain a massive amount of interest, however, you were successful in obtaining some interest and the fact that we have now sold our business, through you, speaks for itself.

The management of buyer enquiries was excellent and provided us with all of the information we needed to know that the deal on the table was a genuine business sale offer.

All in all we were very happy to have dealt with Hornblower Business Brokers and would definitely recommend them.”

Linsey R.

Fabrication and plant maintenance company – Southampton

“It was a pleasure working with you. In a business that appears to be full of gold jewellery, big watches, and bigger cars, you have a thoughtful and professional approach which is distinctive.”

Neil S.

Precision Engineering Company – West Midlands

“Hornblower and their Business Sales & Acquisition Consultant Mark Sykes were fantastic from start to finish. Having never sold a business we were asking a lot of questions and Mark guided us through the whole process clearly and confidently at every turn. What stood out the most was their approach to understanding our business and helping to build our go to market message. From day one it felt like it was their business that they were selling and my confidence in them grew from there.

Mark attended each negotiation meeting and helped us maximise our sale value by very carefully managing each stage of the sale and helping us to make good business decisions rather than emotional ones!

I cannot recommend Hornblower highly enough – simply put a pleasure to deal with.”

Simon P.

IT support company – East Midlands

“I found your approach very refreshing. It is very clear to me that you have a lot of experience in dealing with business sales and what is required from the legal side of things, which can be lacking with transfer agents. It was good to work with someone who would help drive forward the project in such a proactive way, always keeping focused on the business objective for Simon and Tony (the sellers).

Personally it was a pleasure to work with you. This was at times a difficult project and it definitely helped me to have someone I could rely on to marshal information swiftly and work on some of the difficult issues that arose in a
professional but friendly manner.”

Peter Sutherland

Andersons Solicitors

“Henry and his team made the entire process painless with their diligent and professional approach. He did a great job with the marketing of the firm and I was in the fortunate position of being able to choose my buyer from a handful of candidates. He was always on hand to facilitate the negotiation process and provide advice when needed. I would highly recommend Hornblower Business Brokers to sell your company.”

Dean L.

Accountancy practice – London

“I am writing to thank you personally for all your efforts in selling our business. Throughout the process from initial valuation to completion you have been extremely diligent and helpful and given us sound advice which enabled us to make the right decisions. In addition Hornblower Business Brokers were able to raise an amazing amount of interest from buyers which resulted in far more offers than we had expected.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Hornblower Business Brokers to other business owners, particularly in the IT support sector, who are looking to sell their business.”

Andrew C.

IT Support Company – London

“My buyer told me that you represented my company very well in your dealings with them. He said you negotiated
extremely well and kept a good balance between disinterest (“there are lots of other interested parties”) and eagerness (“we want to continue talking to you”).”

Andrew C.

IT Support Company – London

“I have found your approach and professionalism most impressive, and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in a business sale.”

Jason P.

IT Support Company – Bournemouth

“I would like to thank you for all your help and support; I could never have done it alone.”

Shelagh B.

Tutorial agency sale – East Anglia

“I would like to thank you for your diligence in selling the company through these somewhat difficult times and for the integrity you have displayed throughout.

Should you require any recommendations in future, please do not hesitate to put them in touch with me.”

Terry O.

Metal Fabrication Company – Kent

“The support and advice from Hornblower Business Brokers was invaluable at every stage. Their professional and highly pro-active attitude is without fault.”

Tony P.

Architectural metalwork co. – Kent

“Through setting a deadline for offers, Hornblower Business Brokers presented us with eight offers to choose from, enabling us to negotiate from a position of strength.”

Carl S.

IT Support Services company

“Hello Julian, As you will know we completed on [Market Research Agency] yesterday, so I just wanted thank you for your part in the deal.  I think I said at the outset that the original Hornblower IM was very well done and we have appreciated your personal input during the negotiation process.  [The seller] chose well!”

Phoebe E.

Buyer of Market Research Company – South West UK

“Hi Sian, Thank you so much for such a great service, helping us and guiding us. ”

Ruta J. (Acquisitions Search Client)

Buyer of IT Support & Managed Services Company – South East UK

“I have found dealing with you, Sally, to be a really positive and enjoyable experience. You have proved to be straightforward and pragmatic, your communication has been timely and accurate, and I’ve welcomed your candour. If only more brokers could be this way my life would be far simpler! ”

Jonathan H.

Buyer of Precision Sheet Metal Engineering & Fabrication Business – South West UK

“I have to say that the Information Memorandum provided by Hornblower was one of the best I have seen. It included all the information that I needed to know; it was both clear and insightful. ”

Jonathan A.

Buyer of Precision Engineering Companies – UK

“I would like to thank you for your diligence in selling the company through these somewhat difficult times and for the integrity you have displayed throughout.

Should you require any recommendations in future, please do not hesitate to put them in touch with me.”

Terry O.

Metal Fabrication Company – Kent