Shop To Let

I would like to thank blacks for the excellent service and help in letting out my investment property, every member of staff Joanne, Callum and Lewis who all gave excellent service, keeping me up to date on viewings, blacks are well known for selling business but not as well known for letting properties, I would highly recommend Blacks for anyone thinking of letting any commercial property. Eugene Griffin

Bargain Booze

Dear Jo, I would like to thank you and your team for your support in making the sale process straight forward, I will recommend your service to anyone looking to buy a similar business, Kind Regards, Anantha (Buyer)

Twin Palms

 To Joanne,   Thank you for all of your help in what wasn't an easy process. You went above and beyond to get answers for us and couldn't have been more helpful.    Thank you so much.   Kind regards, John + Gemma Dawson (Twin Palms)

Spar Derby

 Dear Terri and the Team Thanks for your co operation on this. I would like to write few words about your service as follows. ' Very friendly service with frequent follow ups and immediate response from our telephone calls.  Very good co operation and communication with the Seller, the Landlord and our legal side also. I have got a good opportunity through Blacksbrokers.com and I would strongly recommend Blacksbrokers.com to business buyers and sellers. Thanks.'  Regards T.Kulandaisamy

Castle Chippy

Thanks very much for your assistance in finding a suitable buyer (not an easy task with the Landlords requirements) for the above business and for aiding the swift processing of the sale from offer to completion in just over two weeks. Thanks also in the fact that you weeded out time wasters as these have been difficult times due to my husbands illness. As with the other times when I have used you personally for the sale of my other business and the purchase of above, I have always found you helpful, professional and diligent in ensuring business is completed correctly, you have also kept me informed on a regular basis of all developments. If I were to purchase/sell a business in the future I would have pleasure in using your services again. Yours Sincerely Mrs. Barbara Clayton - (Seller)

Little Scholars Day Nursery

 I recently sold my business through Black Brokers. I felt their service was excellent,  from intial enquiry through to sale. I had alot of enquiries for my business, Black Brokers and especially Joanne Booth made sure that the prospective buyers were genuinely  interested and vetted out any time wasters. She regularly communicated with me on the progress of sale which made the experience a lot less stressful. I will be using them again very soon as am on the look out for a new venture.   Kindest Regards    Mrs Amaani Azam.

Rogers Newsagents

sorry wont be hearing from you again due to you selling the shop for us you did a fantastic job especially with the changes that went on with it if anyone needs a reccommendation on you I would gladly give it with flying colours. I wish you all the very best chris


I found Blacks Business Brokers to be very knowledgeable in there field of expertise when we sold our Sandwich Bar. The team at Blacks helped immensely especially in the negotiations which we found very useful. I always felt that Blacks were on our side, and not just trying to push a sale through for everybody’s interest. For these reasons I would recommend them to anybody wishing to buy or sell a business. Mr McCaffery  (Seller)

Little Scholars Day Nursery

 Hi Joanne I wanted to Thank you for all your hard work and amazing effort to get the job done. I know it hasn't been easy but hey aleast we finally got there. It could'nt be possible without you so thank you for everything. I wish you all the best. Naz.


 Hi Joanne and the team at Blacks Business Brokers. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your help and support over the last eleven months. A special thank you to Joanne who has kept me in the loop at all times.  It a very traumatic time when selling a business but I knew that if there was ever anything I was at all worried about or unsure of then I could phone Blacks and someone in their office would know the answer. All though the sale took quite a long time to complete this was due to it having to go over to America for approval and was not down to Blacks at all.  I had many people sent to me from Blacks to look over the business and even when I had received firm offers on the  business Blacks still sent more people to see the Store just in case I  could be offered a better price. Once again thank you for all your help and I would definitely recommend you to any other business that were looking to sell. You have certainly made me one very happy, former Subway Franchisee. Kind Regards Virginia O'Brien

Little Casbah

Can I just take this opportunity to say how impressed we have been with the professional manner in which you have handled the sale of our business, all our dealings, from the first visit onwards have been conducted most proficiently. Two areas in particular stand out, that of the valuation, we were not given a wildly unrealistic figure just to get our business and the offers received were within the parameters we had been given, and that you promised to introduce genuinely interested parties and you certainly delivered Mr Larbi (Seller)  

Thorougoods Store

Blacks Business Brokers, I would just like to extend my thanks for your very best efforts in the sale of my business; you fulfilled your obligations and maintained an excellent service throughout, both in terms of the number of viewings that were secured and of the quality of the potential buyers you introduced to us. It was a pleasure working with all of the team at Blacks Brokers, finding the agency extremely cooperative and ensured a quick efficient sale within my requested timescale. Thanks again for all of your help, it is greatly appreciated. Regards Alniami  


Dear Jo, Just a quick note to show my appreciation on the professional manner that Blacks Business Brokers dealt with finding me a new business premises. After our initial meeting, where you identified the location and type of property we required, I viewed a suitable property within 24 hours and have subsequently moved in. I am more than happy to recommend yourself and Blacks Business Brokers to any prospective clients who are looking to relocate business premises. Yours truly, Ben Horrocks (New Tenant)

WILTSHIRE - Day Nursery

I would also like to say a huge thank you for your help, patience, my phone calls and everything you have done to support me in selling the nursery at last the sale seems to be going through. Thank you so much

Little Emporium

I am very grateful for the support and advise Chris offered me when we were deciding which way to take the sale of the business, and very pleased with the way Blacks have proceeded the sale with Mrs Taylor Many thanks Saffron

Number 10 Cafe

Dear Joanne, As you are aware, we placed the business up for sale with another agent in Manchester in 2006. Since that time they did not manage to introduce a single prospective purchaser to us and we are far from happy at the way they dealt with us at the outset. In hindsight we should have moved agents a long time ago. Whilst clearly there is some way to go before the sale reaches a conclusion, the good news is that having only transferred the sale of the business to yourselves in May this year, we have already received one introduction from you which has resulted in a formal offer being made. Regards (Seller)  

Empty Shop Premises

 Dear Blacks Business Brokers, I would like to show my appreciation for your assistance in obtaining new tenants. All negotiations were all dealt with efficiently and in the most professional manner, I anticipated a quick sale but you exceeded my expectations. Blacks Brokers are committed, helpful and give excellent advice, I would like to wish you and all of the team at Blacks Business Brokers all of the best. I would without hesitation recommend your services. Kind Regards Ms Shum

Fun in a Bun

We signed contract on 09-04-2018 and the business sold on 14-05-2018. Special thanks to Eve Pawsey for her fantastic service and her knowledge. She is very professional at all times and keeps weekly progress of sale updates. Fantastic customer service and professional communication. Thank you. Nooshin Rajabi

Morris Pet & Angling Supplies

May I take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Blacks Business Brokers on the way the sale of my business was handled. We were kept fully informed all the way through the procedure. In particular, our thanks go to Ms J Booth for her professionalism in handling this matter for us. (Seller)

Sunray Motors

I am so delighted to have used Blacks Business Brokers. My MOT business was marketed confidentially and within 30 days Blacks were ready to introduce me to the buyer. The service and support I received from Joanne and the team to get the sale through to completion was outstanding.Thank you for helping me to my retirement and I have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in this sector.Graham Dackombe (Seller)

The Green Man

 Thank you for you and your teams help in selling the green man, we have now moved into our new home in Scotland and the whole family are vey happy. your personal help to us was outstanding, we  would like to add this reference for you and your company:   Blacks  service from initial valuation to final sale was excellent and took a lot of the pressure of selling away from my wife and I. we were lucky enough to have been allocated a very efficient and organised member of the blacks team to deal with the marketing and sale of our property namely Joanne. we given sound advice at the appropriate times and we were always kept well informed of any developments. we never felt that we were to much trouble and our telephone calls and E mails were replied to promptly. I would like to thank all of the team at blacks and would thoroughly recommend them to any potential clients.   Best regards jonathan and Diane woolloff


I would just like to take the time out in thanking Blacks Business Brokers you did an excellent job in selling our business in a professional manner. As you know we shopped around for a broker before asking you to represent ourselves, you fulfilled your obligations, achieving an excellent result. We know how much you enjoy your work and that you will continue to successfully sell business in a caring, responsive and confidential manner. Mr & Miss Breakwell (Seller)

Bargain Booze

Once again thanks to all at Blacks Business Brokers who did a marvellous job of getting this business in Hesketh Bank your services will be recommended to family and friends in the near future. Kind Regards Mr Ghedia

Bury Dental Centre

Dear Joanne, I am writing to say that we have been very impressed with the service you have provided during the recent sale of our dental practice. We would like to thank you and your staff for the efficient and professional way you have dealt with us. We have always felt that you have had our interests at heart and have supported us through the process. We would be happy to recommend your company to any other dentists who are considering selling their practice. Many thanks again, Nader Riazi (Seller)


 Blacks have been extremely professional throughout the sale of our business.   Liaising between purchaser, seller and landlord is difficult enough but throw into the mix a landlord's agent and a change of landlord,  a pension company,  at the same time and what could have been a disaster concluded in a sale!!   As the sale progressed Jo stepped back to let it happen but as soon as we needed a helping hand she was there to guide us through ensuring all parties remained on track.   I would use Blacks again and certainly recommend them to anyone selling a business.   I know people are quick to complain,  I would like to say thank you to Jo,  I know she did her job but at times she went the extra mile  -  Thank you.   Regards, Gillian Turner

Bargain Booze

Having spent nine months trying to sell my Bargain Booze business, without success, through Kings Business Transfer Agents, I was persuaded to try Blacks Business Brokers. I have received first class service from Blacks from day one. They always return calls and follow up any enquiry without delay. I would recommend them to anyone who is thinking of selling a business and would not hesitate the use their services again in the future. Regards Mr. K. L. Bateman (Seller)

Subway Poynton

First met with the rep who was very helpful and took me through the process. Excellent service throughout and I sold my business which I couldn’t of done without them. A fantastic service for myself and the buyer. Great communication throughout. Thank you for a great service! Graeme Keast

Temptations, Leeds

I have just completed on the sale of my business with Blacks. ....I just wanted to say how brilliant Joanne booth is. Without Joanne I would have been left in the dark on many occasions throughout the sale. Joanne was constantly chasing up solicitors and the buyer to try to speed up the process while keeping me well informed..... ... I cannot praise Joanne enough and Blacks should be proud to have her as part of their team... Many, many thanks Joanne

Woodland News

I thought it appropriate to record my appreciation of your assistance in obtaining new tenants. From the outset I was provided with an assurance that I would have no difficulty in finding a tenant, and that potentially you had a client base that might provide an early completion. You acted quickly to advertise the business, in the press, on your website and a board was affixed to the premises almost immediately. From a personal perspective Jo, you have kept in contact with us, keeping me well informed of all matters connected to our property. You identified and evaluated a potential tenant, and following my discussions with the tenant was given the distinct impression that you were equally helpful to them. You have remained committed to see the sale through, ensuring there were no delays, particularly in the legal process, which has been of significant benefit to both myself as the landlord and the tenant. We have dealt with each other previously and having achieved a sale within two months of going on the market, given the economic situation, consider that you have again provided excellent service. Can I thank you for your assistance, your help, advice and commitment it has been very much appreciated. I would without hesitation recommend your services. Regards Phil (Landlord)


Dear Joanne & Staff After deliberating for months in April this year I finally decided to go for it and put my Business up for sale I had built up my Business from scratch 3 years ago. I contacted Local Business Transfer Agents to give me a valuation and advice ‘Well what can I say’ they came with lots of sales talk and I felt very unsure until Blacks Business Brokers came along. The first thing I noticed was that there was no ‘frilly Sales Talk’ just an honest valuation and a good possibility that the Business would be sold within six months. I was very dubious in this present climate. How wrong could I have been? Here I am after six months ‘SOLD’. I just want to say a big Thank you to Joanne and all her staff for there professional advice and help ‘THEY WERE BRILLANT’ Even though I knew my Business was good I never believed in a recession that it would sell. I just trusted my judgement and went for it with BLACKS BUSINESS BROKERS what a good choice!! 'Thank you So Much' Amanda Gilmore (Seller)   The last transaction we worked on together was certainly memorable – your calm style, intellect and negotiating skills again brought home the deal to the great satisfaction of all involved. Well done!" Mrs McClaren (Buyer)  

Number Ten

 Dear Joanne,   Somewhat belatedly, Sue and I are writing to place on record our thanks to you and your staff for your help and ongoing support in obtaining and bringing to a successful conclusion the sale of Number Ten. It certainly wasn’t an easy ride at times.   As you may be aware, Sue agreed to stay on for three week to show the new owner the ropes and help him settle in. It is a good job she did as he found it to be a massive learning curve, although he does now appear to be getting to grips with all that owning a business entails.   She has now fully retired from the shop and we are looking forward to getting our lives back, even though that involves quite a bit of decorating to start with.   Following our less than satisfactory experience with our previous agents, it was a pleasure to deal with yourselves and we would certainly recommend Blacks to other prospective vendors.   Thank you once again and all the best in the future.   With kind regards     Sue and Alan Cordes

News Rack

The transaction to sell our business was swift from start to finish and all negotiations were conducted in an extremely professional manner. Blacks Business Brokers were attentive and effective in achieving the desired effect, there honesty and persistence has ultimately allowed our sale to happen. I will have no hesitation in recommending you again in future." Thanks Again Mr Iqbal & Mr Zubair (Seller) Having experience within business is one thing but when it came to buying a business I had no knowledge. Blacks provided the confidence, answers and guidance to make the transaction as smooth and as stress free as possible. It was the unbiased view that was most attractive working for both seller and buyer with honest, realistic opinions that were both valid and relevant. I was not entirely sure what to expect but was very happy and therefore felt I should write this recommendation for any potential buyer that is feeling a little uncertain regarding buying a business through a transfer agent such as Blacks” Mr Manjra (Buyer)  

Hewitts Fish & Chips

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Blacks for the excellent job you did in selling my business. I was most impressed with the advice and guidance that Blacks gave throughout the sale. I would especially like to thank John for the advice he gave on selling my Business. When I first came to Blacks as a person who was sceptical about paying an upfront fee I took the option not to pay an up front fee for the advertising but as time went on I spoke to John and asked how I could get my Business sold. The answer was simple upgrade my marketing package so that my Business would be advertised in the Manchester Evening News. How right he was!! It was the best money I have spent . Within a week of the business being advertised in the Manchester Evening News I recieved an offer and have now successfully completed on a sale. I cannot thanks Blacks enough. Once Again thank you for all your help and wish you continued success in the future Mr Hewitt (Seller)  

Merseyside Contract Cleaning Business

would like to take this opportunity to say that the service you provide is exceptional and I would have no hesitation in recommending yourself and Blacks to anyone. Keep up the good work. Best regards Mr Roberts (Seller)

28 Haymarket Street

I want to compliment one of your excellent employees, Miss Terri Shepherd. She went to great lengths to help leasing my property at Broad Street Bury. I have always received quality service at your office, and Miss Terri extended help is a prime example of this. She knew just what to do quickly and efficiently to achieve the satisfactory result. Such service builds great working relationships. I will bring all my business needs to the Blacks Brokers from this day forwards. Kind Regards A Mohammad

Heaton's Butchers

Dear Joanne & Staff On behalf of my wife and myself, I would just like to thank you for your cooperation in the sale of Heaton’s Butchers. We feel that you and your company went that bit extra in achieving the sale of our business. We are both now enjoying retirement so thank you once again. Yours Sincerely Mr Heaton (Seller)  

Empty Shop Premises

I am very glad to take this opportunity to thank you and the whole team at Blacks for the successful leasing of my commercial premises. The valuer was very professional and his final valuation turned out to be extremely accurate when we finally let the premises. We were surprised at how high he priced it at first, especially in the middle of a recession but he gave us good reasons and explained in detail how he'd arrived at it. The service you gave was excellent, both in terms of the number of viewings you secured and the quality of potential purchasers you sent to us. Blacks maintained good optimism throughout the process and was a major factor in sustaining our confidence that everything would turn out right in the end. We will be glad to speak to anyone thinking of selling a business or letting a premises and tell them to use Blacks Business Brokers, they really are the best in the business" Mr Sturgess (Landlord)

Inglenook Tea Shop

Dear Kristina I would like to thank you for the courtesy shown whilst dealing with the sale of my business, you have been professional and put your best efforts into every aspect of the sale. You were always pleasant and friendly to work with and always returned my calls at your earliest convenience. I wish you well and thank you again for all of your assistance in bringing the sale to fruition. Regards Elaine Hughes  

Chester Road News

   Hi John. This is mr harish vishram I think you might remember me when you first come to the shop. To see me for the first time Just wanted to let you know about a few things first the wonderful lady Joanne. She has help us through all sorts not met this lady in person. But let me tell you she is an asset to Blacks business brokers. And so is Peter Keep up the good work Joanne & Peter and the helpful team blacks business brokers. I have bought and sold the business through Blacks. Thank you all for all your hard work. Mr h vishram.                                   Chester road news.=


Owning a few Costcutters within the Northwest I set out to expand my empire and conclude in buying further Costcutters within the North of England. I came across Blacks Business Brokers advertised in the Manchester Evening News and when contacted and advised of my situation I was immediately sent all business to which matched my criteria. After I had completed my search I was a little disheartened to find I hadn’t as of yet found the right business at the right price in the right area however, several months later I was contacted by Blacks to be advised a Costcutter had become available and matched what I was looking for, after a viewing the same day I then went ahead with the purchase to which the staff at Blacks were more than helpful. Thanks to Blacks I am constantly updated on new businesses to which may be of interest and I am now a rightful owner of another successfully run Costcutter. Mr Jethwa (Buyer)

Bargain Booze

Dear Blacks I appreciated during the time that the business was for sale that it was not the best of times due to the economic climate to be selling, but I was pleasantly surprised by the result you achieved. You advised and guided us through the whole process with consideration and always with our best interests in mind. You provided a fast, efficient service on a one to one basis. We were kept up to date on any new developments which greatly alleviated a lot of stress and worry at what can be a difficult and uncertain time. Our buyer was also most impressed by their service to both parties. Now that our business has been concluded, literally, so successfully, I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for all your help and support during the whole process of the sale of my business. The care and attention you took to protect my interests and to explain everything gave me tremendous confidence throughout the whole process. I am actively recommending Blacks services to all other outlets looking to move forward. Mr Butler (Seller)