Business Transfer Agency

Formerly part of our Commercial Department, this separate division was set up in 2001, due to the increasing number of transactions handled by us as Business Transfer Agents. Working in close association with our commercial business arm, this division of McCartneys is able to give up to date professional and confidential advice on your business.

You can search our current list of businesses for sale in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Powys and Worcestershire or subscribe to e-mail notification about new businesses as they become available. If you wish to speak to us in person then please see the contact us section below for further information.

For those of you who are contemplating selling your business there are 3 main steps where we can help:


Ludlow OfficeWe appreciate that the sale of your business may be one of the most important transactions that you have ever undertaken. In interpreting your accounts (we ask for your last three years accounts) we can arrive at the suggested asking price, whilst at every step of the way fully explaining our method and logic to you. Our valuations are undertaken by qualified professionals at a time and date to suit you. They are free of charge , with no obligation on your part to use our services, and are completely confidential - after all you may decide not to sell so you wouldn't want your clients getting the wrong idea.


We at McCartneys pride ourselves on the marketing we are able to offer our clients, this includes local, regional, national and international advertising, as appropriate and for as long as it takes. Your business can be advertised in both newspapers and trade magazines associated with the type & style of business and of course through this website, which is accessed through national business portals, together with the national web-site. 
We do not ask for money up front or insist on sole selling rights. We also do not charge penalties should you decide, for whatever reason, to withdraw the property from our lists.

Our sale particulars will be informative and yet discreet, with the opportunity for genuine purchasers to access all relative information, to make an informed decision of the suitability of your business.

The Sale

Once an interested party has been identified McCartneys will negotiate the purchase price for your business and advise solicitors. Should the property be subject to a lease, we would be happy to take up references for the prospective purchasers and if necessary liaise with the Landlord. This is of course carried out with the assistance of our commercial department.

Other Services

If you have identified the business you wish to purchase through another agent or by any other means, McCartneys business transfer & commercial departments can assist you.

  • Are you paying the true value of the business?
  • Are you purchasing or leasing a property - What are the premises worth? Is it structurally sound?
  • Do you need to have a schedule of condition of the property?

Contact Us

Our Commercial property department is based at our Ludlow office. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or require further information.

16/17 High St 

Tel: 01584 871920 
Fax: 01584 875518

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Alternatively you may wish to contact your nearest high street branch. Click on the name of any of our branches listed below to view contact information.

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