I grew up in the food business, my parents owned two very successful restaurants and I remember
working (or a least thinking I was) in them from a very early age.
All through school
I knew I wanted to go in to the hospitality industry and the day that I started
at College could not come quick enough. I spent an enjoyable three years
learning my trade and left college to join my parents in their second
In 1992 my parents
decided that the time was right for them to sell up and I felt it was also the
right time for me to go out on my own.
In 1993 I opened my
first Cafe called “Hogarth’s” and that is really where it all began. Since then
I have built up and sold nine food businesses and loved every minute (well most
of it) and learnt a lot about how the sale process works.
I love the food
industry and really wanted to crack double digits and open shop number ten,
unfortunately the two things that I value the most in my life, my marriage
and my health probably would not have lasted so I called it a day.
I always felt that
there was a better way to sell cafes and food businesses and that is where
GSE and the “Six Steps to Sale” program have come from.
I am now using the experience
I gained selling all those businesses to help others to do the same. It works
well for me as I am still involved in the industry and it helps my clients by them
avoiding some of the mistakes that I made when selling my first couple of cafes
– Win Win!
If you are
considering the sale of your cafe and are not sure if you are going to sell the
business yourself or through a broker or if you are not 100% sure what is
involved and what happens then you are in the right place.
I would love the
opportunity to show you more about how this approach can help you to sell your
business either yourself or through a broker and be confident that you are
getting the best deal possible.