For 15 years we worked hard to create a company that we were proud of but we also knew it was time for some new blood to take it and make it even better. It's not an easy decision to sell something that you've spent 15 years of your life creating and nurturing and after a lot of research we decided to approach Ian at Merchant Business Brokers. We can't praise Ian highly enough, firstly, we had never sold a business before, houses, yes but a business? We had no idea where to start, he sat down with us at our first meeting and explained the process of working out firstly, what the business would be worth to sell, then we walked away and talked it over to decide whether or not to sell.
We decided to go with it and put our trust in Ian, who held our hand through what could only be described as a roller coaster of a ride! He created an amazing advertising package for us and then finding a purchaser so quickly was quite astonishing. Who would have known that selling a business was such a roller coaster ride! Through the whole process, he kept us calm and was our mediator with our solicitor and accountant and the purchasers solicitor and accountant. He seriously, kept us sane! It was a big learning curve for us and I'm pleased to say it was the perfect outcome, it couldn't have been handled any better by Ian, who I'm sure had plenty of stressful days along with us. He found us the perfect person to fit in our business, we're confident that he'll take it to the next level and we couldn't be happier leaving our 'baby' in very capable hands.
I'd highly recommend Ian and Merchant Business Brokers if you're looking to sell your business, a pity the star rating only goes to a five!