Whatever the reason you have for a business valuation, maybe to establish the goodwill value for tax purposes or because you've been approached to sell and you want to see if you've been offered a fair value, we can help.
We have been delivering unbiased, knowledgeable, common sense and specialist valuation advice to clients large and small for over 40 years. We have a proven track record of accurately and efficiently valuing and appraising businesses.
We have helped to sell millions of pounds worth of businesses and have worked all over the UK in nearly all sectors
of industry and commerce. For further information about Lucas & Weston please visit our main businesses for sale
For any extra information, help or advice you can contact us confidentially via e-mail or telephone. We will do all
we can to help you.
I sincerely hope you'll find something of interest within these pages and look forward to helping you realise
your true value soon.
With Kind Regards
Businesses are not just about income.
The greatest potential for making a small fortune comes from the value that is in your business when you come to sell it.
Most businesspeople know this but few maximise the opportunity.
And, most importantly, how you operate your business and prepare it for sale has a huge effect on the kind of money you can get for your business.
Which is where our Business Valuation Reports (BVRs) come in. The BVR arms you with knowledge - knowledge that unlocks the hidden fortune in your business.
And, most importantly, how you operate your business and prepare it for sale has a huge effect on the kind of money you can get for your business. Which is where our Business Valuation Reports (BVRs) can be of use to you. The BVR arms you with knowledge - knowledge that unlocks the hidden fortune in your business.
Most accountants will give you a rough valuation of your business, but our BVR is different.
A Lucas & Weston BVR takes into account: specific industry standards, competitors, the marketplace as well as comparative and relevant historic deal data. With this thorough approach, your valuation will have credibility in front of a buyer, his professional advisers or HM Revenue and Customs. And in the current economic climate this is more relevant than ever.
In addition, we constantly update one of the country's most comprehensive business value databases. Business values are constantly changing, and, by tracking the market we can be much more accurate about the value of your business.
Your BVR combines all the important facts in one easy format. All the relevant aspects of your business are covered including: financial ratio analysis, comparative benchmarking, individual industry sector analysis and competitor analysis right through to an accurate valuation. Let's look at a few of these aspects in more detail:
The financial ratio analysis has up to nine key performance indicators. They show you how your business is performing. And can highlight areas needing attention, before they become serious.
Comparative benchmarking shows you what other similar businesses were worth. This shows where you fit in with marketplace expectations.
We also cover individual industry sector analysis. How is your company positioned in your sector?
Plus we conduct a comparative investment analysis. What are the other opportunities for buyers? How does your business compare to other investments? This is key information because it gets inside your potential buyer's head and starts to look at your business from their view.
Easy to understand.
The BVR is not pages and pages of bland figures. Everything is presented in a way that is easy to digest with charts and easy to understand calculations. Hopefully I have convinced you that this is the most comprehensive and accurate business valuation you can get.
It is a powerful tool, because it gives you a strong negotiating position with any potential buyer. It is difficult for them to argue with.
A Lucas & Weston Business Valuation Report (BVR) can also be used to highlight any problems within your business. Problems you may not even be aware of. You can then focus your attention where necessary before any damage is done. A report can also identify areas which could, if adjusted, make a dramatic impact on your worth. Often it's the simple, easily overlooked things that can make the biggest difference.
In addition to doing valuations we also sell businesses and we find our valuations are accurate to +/- 10%. Also, here is what a small selection of our customers say about our BVRs:
As a business owner you probably have some idea of what your business is worth. But what is this based on? Can you be sure your hunch would stand up to professional scrutiny? Of the thousands of valuations we have conducted, here are the most common reasons for a BVR:
But why wait? You can arm yourself with the facts before any of these situations crop up.
People often turn to accountants for valuations but accountants specialise in accounts, not business valuations. Which is why a lot of accountants come to us for business valuations. And, it is cheaper for you, if you come to us directly.
Or what about a business broker/agent? The problem here is the hidden agenda - business brokers are typically more interested in getting your business listed on their books. You could end up overvalued so they can get the work. Or undervalued so they can make a quick sale?
With over 40 years experience of valuing and selling businesses, Lucas & Weston Ltd has a proven track record of accuracy and professional delivery. Respected and widely recognised, we have advised the Government via BusinessLink and have written articles for the BBC and other publications. We are regularly invited to give presentations and seminars on the subject.
We have no hidden agenda, your valuation is truly impartial and independent. And while not all our clients might agree with what we say, none can argue with the methodology, precision and bespoke approach.
If you want to talk to us about your BVR please call us 0845 644 0266 or 01225 460777. Alternatively visit www.lucasweston.com where you can read more client testimonials and information about valuations and our other services.
All we need is: three years accounts, any management accounts and any budget/forecast information. You will also complete a straight forward questionnaire. Once we have this information we will contact you, confidentially, to confirm your business details. We then produce your BVR which will be available electronically and in a bound hard copy.
For many business owners, these are difficult times. And in difficult times you need to know the facts. Our Business Valuation Reports are the most accurate and comprehensive you will get. They are the gold standard and recognised as such by accountants and the Inland Revenue.
If you have any questions at all about our BVRs please call us on 0845 644 0266 or 01225 460777. Alternatively...
If you want us to meet a specific turnaround or deadline, you can order our fast track service at a modest premium.
This places your valuation first in the queue. As soon as we finish the valuation we're working on at the time of your financial commitment, we immediately focus on your valuation. A fast track valuation can be typically completed within 24-48 hours (subject to supply of information).START MY VALUATION