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Is Sovereign Self-Service right for me?

Sovereign Self-Service is perfectly designed for businesses with a turnover under £150,000 pa. These types of businesses can  be extremely diverse but generally fall into the following five categories:

  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 service business’s.

What are the package costs?

There are four advertising packages available to choose from:

  • £129+vat for 1 months advertising. This is a great, cost-effective option for testing the market.
  • £297+vat for 3 months advertising. On average Sovereign Self-Service sells a business within 3 months
  • £534+vat for 6 months advertising. The most popular package we offer.
  • £950+vat 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 £79.00 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 £1,000s 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 amendmyadvert@sovereignbt.co.uk


Will Search Engines know about my listing?

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.

  • Why Choose Sovereign?

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