Since our inception in 1937, Humberstones have built up a reputation for quality service and national coverage backed by local knowledge.
Humberstones are nominated agents to the Registered Nursing Home Association, and a trading partner of the National Federation of Subpostmasters. In addition, the company have been appointed as Post Office Counters Ltd agents in the sale of franchise post offices and enjoy excellent connections with a range of professional bodies enabling Humberstones to offer the very best service to our clients.
No-one knows how like we know how
No corporate spiel. No "if", "possibly" or "maybe". We get right down to what's important to you and how we can help you achieve it in the shortest time with the maximum price and minimum hassle.
Just as importantly, you'll only be dealing with professionals who have real know-how. We've had real hands-on experience in all aspects of running a business. We know the pitfalls. We know the questions to ask. In short, we actually know the business inside-out and we've been in the business as independent sales specialists since the 1930's. It's what singles us out from anyone else.
It makes all the difference. As you'll soon find out for yourself.
Shussh. We won't say a word
When you are selling your business then the last thing you want is your staff and customers knowing. What you do need is the right people to be aware that your business is available - those who are financially qualified, have the right credentials and are in a position to buy.
We have a massive database of serious purchasers ready and waiting to buy your business which means your sale is conducted on a strictly confidential need-to-know basis. But naturally, if a higher profile is what you want, we also offer discreet yet extensive national marketing exposure in major trade publications in full colour and all at no extra cost to you. Added to that, we have an easy to use and extremely effective website which maintains confidentiality whilst offering your business to a wider national and world market.
Something else you can relax about is the hassle normally associated with a sale. We do all the legal chasing, all the running around. Our in-depth professional know-how stops you getting entangled in a hopeless sea of red-tape. It all makes for a faster, easier sale process.
And unlike many others, our sales commission is only payable on the sale completion.
All the benefits add up. You have our word on it. It's why even our name spells number one.
Let's be straight. We call time on time wasters. Do you really need them? No! We thought not and neither do we.
Whether you've got a thatched country pub or high street local to sell, and whether it is freehold or lease we've got the know how and all the contacts so you get to deal with only the serious purchaser that's right for you. (We're talking about everyone from multiple operators and companies to private individuals).
After so many years in the market, we know all about the factors that influence the value of your business. We make sure that we get the value right to get you the maximum price with the minimum of fuss in the shortest possible time.
So if you're thirsty for the right sale at the right price we should be talking to each other. Then we'll all be celebrating.
The biggest stamp of approval
It's no idle boast. We're the country's number one in the sale of sub Post Offices. In fact, we're the recommended trading partner of the National Federation of sub Postmasters.
It's our in-depth knowledge and exclusive know-how that's so highly respected. That is, not just knowing every inch of the market, but all the 'ins and outs' for the transfer of the Post Office appointment as well. We can offer advice on the Post Office Business Plan and interview procedures.
So if you want a first class service - who are you going to call?
Nursing and Residential Care Home Sector
Totally hands on
You'll know. We'll know. But no-one else will - apart from our carefully screened buyer, of course. You can count on total discretion. As you would expect we have an in-depth knowledge of the National Care Standards Commission and its regulations. All of which will save you from many a headache and sleepless night.
An instant valuation assessment is given and your property sold via a confidential register of suitably vetted purchasers. Should any advertising be required - well, that'll be handled with all the sensitivity you'd expect too and as you would expect at our expense.
So want the best sale with total confidentiality? You've got to hand it to us.
Newsagents, Off Licences & General Retail
Number one-bar none
Surely you want people with bags of experience? You want people that really know your business and know what they're talking about?
At Humberstones we understand the different needs of potential purchasers like affordability and lifestyle for example. Many retail businesses are on lease, so we sort out what's required by the landlord for the assignment to suitable buyers.
It's know-how like this that has led to several major national newsagent chains using our services to dispose of a large number of their outlets.
If you want the right people to sell your business then check us out.
Hotels, Guest Houses, Restaurants & Tea Rooms
It's all on a plate
Do you want everything to go down smoothly? Then it's our years of know-how and specialist knowledge you need.
We've always had a special interest in every aspect of the Hotel & Catering industry. Whether you're selling a country house Hotel, Guest House, Commercial Hotel, Restaurant or Tea Rooms anywhere in the country, we know the problems to look out for and the right questions to ask. In short, we anticipate any potential problems so there are no problems.
Want an easier transaction? Guess who won't make a meal of it?
Marine & Leisure
No loose ends
We know all the ropes and it certainly shows. Correct valuation relies on real knowledge of these specialist businesses which can be vastly undervalued by 'amateurs'. Also, as you can imagine, there are plenty of time-wasting 'pipe-dreamers' who would like to run this type of operation, so you need us to weed them out from the serious purchaser.
When it comes to marine sales, we're old hands. That's why we've handled sales as diverse as coastal marinas, yacht brokers, charter companies and sailing schools to inland canal and narrow boat operators, boat builders, chandlers and many more.
Thanks to our expert know-how, you can safely forget about any knotty little problems.
Oiling the wheels
Let's face it. The financing of any business purchase calls for real know-how. It also calls for the kind of expertise that knows how to present the best case to the right people.
As you might expect, we are able to offer totally independent advice on business and residential mortgages and re-mortgages, secured or unsecured loans, and insurance. We know just who to talk to. We talk straight and get straight to it. Plus unlike some, we're always there for you. Well, have you tried getting hold of your bank manager recently?
We deal with a large number of mortgages and business loans every month through our specialist finance division. So if you want everything to run smoothly, doesn't it make sense to call on us?
Recommendations and Professional Bodies
Member of National Association of Estate Agents.
Trading Partner of National Federation of Sub Postmasters.
Member of British Marine Industries Federation.
Member of the British Institute of Innkeeping.
Member of the Association of Valuers of Licensed Property.
Member of National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.
Registered Firm under the Mortgage Code.