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Sovereign Self-Service

"Selling a business can become a very costly experience with hidden fees for valuations, professional services, legal expenses and banking fees. By listing your own business for sale using the Sovereign Self-Service Uploader you can actually save £1000s in fees while still getting professional support and advice when you need it. Listing your business or commercial property for sale with the UK’s fastest growing business broker has never been easier. Just follow these 3 easy steps for great results: Click your preferred sales option below, complete the sales information forms, relax and wait for buyers to contact you!"

Why Advertise Your Business With Us:

The Sales Process

Sovereign Business Transfer is the premier resource for buying and selling a business in the UK. We add value to your business and make transactions happen with our specific marketing. As a leading business broker, Sovereign is ideally positioned to sell your business by connecting buyers and sellers for a fraction of traditional advertising costs.

With our wealth of experience and using the latest technology, Sovereign Business Transfer advertise on all leading business for sale platforms, including regional newspapers and ancillary websites. Your business listing will be fully "Search Engine Optimised" and will feature on all major search engines, as well as being listed on the largest and most popular websites.

In summary, Sovereign Self-Service will provide you with the greatest possible chance of finding buyers with the right finances to acquire the business you have listed for sale.

What You Get With Sovereign Self-Service:

  • Fantastic value for money packages from as little as £49.00 a month
  • Multiple website advertising. Your business is listed across 20 of our partners’ websites
  • Exposure to in excess of 100,000 registered buyers looking to acquire your business
  • Fully search engine optimised for Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask & others
  • Relevant local newspaper advertising included
  • Every business listing package receives £1000s in free advertising exclusively from Sovereign Business Transfer
  • Full support from Sovereign Business Transfer professionals with years of experience
  • Add text, photos and a link back to your website
  • You can edit your listing at any time: change photos, edit pricing etc
  • No Commission Payable – We do not charge commission when you sell your business

To get started, select one of the following options and click the box below:

Are You Ready? Here’s the Checklist.

You will need the following to complete this process which you can compare to the sample listing thumbnail below:

View a Sample Listing
  • An appealing and factual headline for your listing
  • 4 or more main selling points
  • Tenure information
  • Location information
  • An accurate valuation of the business (optional)
  • Turnover information (optional)
  • Profit information (optional)
  • Up to 3 quality images of your business
  • Any electronic documents you wish to include such as an EPC
  • Please note that valuation, turnover and profit are optional and you can choose not to disclose these figures, however, many of our buyers search for potential business opportunities by filtering one or more of these figures.

Exposure Across The UK

Multiple website advertising with over 20 online partners

Thousands of qualified buyers per month

National & regional newspaper advertising

Weekly national targeted email campaigns

Optimised listings for all UK search engines

Over 1 million combined page views per annum

The 5 Top Tips on Completing The Self-Service Sales Process

  1. Be realistic with your asking price
  2. Identify key selling points for your business
  3. Preparation of financial information is a must to achieve the highest possible price
  4. Images Sell! Upload 3 quality photographs of your business, interior & exterior, this will significantly increase your selling chances by attracting more attention
  5. Respond promptly and positively to all enquiries

Is There Anything Else We Can Do For You?

Valuations: If you do not already have a professional valuation of your business, please contact Sovereign by phone or email and we will arrange an appointment for you with one of our regional managers as soon as possible./p>

For Sale Boards: We offer a ‘For Sale Board’ service as an option across the UK. This carries an additional cost, please contact us for details.

EPCs: Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a legal requirement for any business or property up for sale or rent. If you require an EPC please contact us.


Is Sovereign Self-Service right for me?

Sovereign Self-Service is perfectly designed for businesses for sale with a turnover in the range of £30k through to £1 million. The types of businesses are extremely diverse. This is the top 5 in ‘categories of business sales’ for the last 12 months:

  1. Shops, retail outlets
  2. Bars, clubs, restaurants, takeaways
  3. Children’s day care, nurseries
  4. Hotels, B&Bs, guest houses
  5. Petrol stations, post offices, other services

What are the package costs?

There are four advertising packages available to choose from:

£129 for 1 months advertising. This is a great, cost-effective option for testing the market.

£267 for 3 months advertising. On average Sovereign Self-Service sells a business within 3 months.

£354 for 6 months advertising. The most popular package we offer.

£490 for 12 months advertising. Our premium online listing package now with 2 free months. You only pay for 10 months advertising.

The longer you choose to advertise your business with Sovereign, the more competitive advertising package we can offer you. You can advertise from as little as £49.00 a month if you choose our 12 month package.

Do you charge me a ‘selling fee’ or commission on a sale?

We do not charge commission when you successfully sell your own business potentially saving £1000s in professional fees and commissions.

I am unsure about editing photos for my listing, can you help?

Of course, if you are unfamiliar with any of the terms, such as file types, cropping, image resolutions etc, which are used throughout the listing creation process, you can upload whatever you have and one of our online team will be more than happy to help.

How do buyers get in touch?

Sovereign email you directly with the buyers contact details and enquiries as they happen.

Do you contact potential registered buyers about my listing?

We have a large database of buyers looking to acquire businesses across all sectors. Your listing will be emailed to the relevant registered buyers as soon as we receive it.

How do I edit my listing?

You can update and edit your listing free of charge and at any time by simply emailing us at

Will Search Engines know about my listing?

Every listing is immediately submitted to the top search engines as it goes live. We have many top positions with search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask & others for many keywords and phrases, this makes your listing easy to find throughout the UK.

How do I pay for my advert?

For secure payment transactions we use a PayPal checkout. On completing your listing you will be redirected to PayPal to make payment. You do not need to have an account and can pay with most credit or debit cards. PayPal is a safer, faster, more secure way to pay online – your financial details are never shared. For your security and peace-of-mind, Sovereign Self-Service do not hold any records or details of your credit or debit cards.

Testimonial – Hearts & Flowers, Greater Manchester

“A big thank you to Matthew for all your help and advice, never thought we would sell so soon. Really pleased we can retire in peace. Thank you again”

Mrs G Etchells

Testimonial – Retail Store, Greater Manchester

“We began looking for a business transfer agent who could professionally handle the sale of our business. The appraisal and fees seemed reasonable (less than we were quoted from a few similar companies) and everyone at your organisation were very friendly and knowledgeable. We were delighted with Matthew’s professionalism, courtesy and the end result”

Mrs J Berry