Passionate about selling your business.

Unparalleled expertise

Our directors and highly trained team of business transfer specialists are hugely experienced and have managed the successful sale of thousands of businesses. We understand not just how to sell businesses but also the importance of doing so as quickly as possible and with the minimum of fuss. We use a wide variety of online and traditional marketing techniques to promote the opportunity to buy your businesses to the largest possible pool of potential buyers. We vet all enquiries thoroughly before presenting them to sellers and we act as a go-between to manage negotiations smoothly.

Relationships built on trust

Blacks Business Brokers is proud to be part of the Business Transfer Group, a leading UK business sales specialist founded by one of the sector’s most respected figures, Chris Rowlands, who has more than 40 years’ experience selling businesses. The group operates all over the country. We are a close-knit, friendly, efficient team who trust one another implicitly, and we extend this ethos to the people who buy and sell businesses with us. Our excellent relationships with clients are built on a shared goal – the sale of businesses on the best possible terms.

“We pride ourselves on truthfulness and transparency. We won’t over promise and under deliver, just the opposite; We’ll give you honesty and our vast experience to get a deal that works for you.”

Chris Rowlands 
Managing Director, Blacks Business Brokers

Key people

Chris Rowlands MNAEA, MICBA

Managing Director

Chris has been selling businesses for more than three decades. He has founded and managed a number of highly successful businesses himself. His commitment to honesty, credibility and transparency permeates the entire organisation and he is a long-term member of Propertymark. Chris has successfully completed thousands of transactions and previously sold one of his own businesses for £2.5 million, giving him a deep understanding of how business owners feel when they decide to move on from their life’s work.

Joanne Booth


Joanne has well over a decade’s experience in business sales. She is trusted by clients to coach them through the sales process with the necessary professionalism and tenacity to guide all parties across the line. Her expertise extends from single settings to day nursery groups and she has developed trusted relationships with many solicitors and professional advisors to clients. The mutual understanding resulting from these relationships is key to the smooth completion of many sales.

John Gaskell


John brings extensive experience running successful national sales operations to bear on the development of all members of the Blacks Brokers team. He believes that positivity, caring and drive are the key attributes of a successful salesperson and he provides comprehensive training that instills this client focused ethos in all staff members. This delivers consistency of service across every transaction and inspires a determination throughout the organisation to achieve the best possible outcome for each and every client.

Chelsea Melnyk

Associate Director

Chelsea has a vast and in-depth knowledge of dealing with the sale of businesses, having well over a decade’s experience in the field, and applies her experience to give the smoothest possible route to completion. Her skills and expertise are key ensure that every transaction delivers the result the client wants and deserves.