Looking to exit from your business in the next two to five years? We can help you achieve the best outcome.

Working with you to plan a successful business exit

We specialise in supporting owners of small to medium size companies where a sale is on your agenda in the next two to five years, in the form of a sale to another company or an investor, or an ownership transfer to your management team. To get there you need help with one or more of your strategy, planning, growth, leadership and succession.

You have built your own business and a great team with it. You’ve survived – even thrived – over the past year and whilst you don’t want to sell up just yet, you don’t want to go through another downturn. It’s time to plan how and when you will leave the business.

At some point in the future, you will no longer own or run your business. How do you want that to happen? Do you want to leave it ‘to see what happens’ or put in place a plan to give you the best possible outcome? It’s time for a long-term plan. 

If you are an agency, consultancy or IT business looking to build value and sell your business in the next two to five years for between £1m and £5m, we have the tools, resources and experience to help you. It’s time to consider what comes next.

Proven techniques, valuable experience

Since 2003, Henchards has been working with business owners as an adviser, mentor or coach – particularly in agencies, consultancies and technical service providers – to plan their business exit. We are offering you a business review session to owners who are at least two years from an exit.  In this session we’ll help you:

  • Explore what a successful exit might look like
  • Distinguish between different types of exit
  • Highlight what makes a business attractive to a buyer
  • Identify ways in which you can step back from the business
  • Review how you can increase your financial return
  • Understand the steps to build more value in your business.

This is a highly effective way to kick-start your exit planning.  Contact us to book your session.

Latest news

Does having an exit plan mean you have to sell your business?

In building a business there are many things you put into its development and growth, but when it comes to an exit the focus is almost always on money. And that’s why, for many people, an exit plan is synonymous with an intention to sell – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

When talking about exit planning, we focus on both the business and the owner. We help you prepare your business for its next stage including, but not exclusively, preparation for sale. And we help you, the owner, prepare for your next stage – be that retirement, a new venture or continued ownership, but with less involvement in your business.

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What we do

Do you recognise the need for some extra help running your business?  In the current business climate, whether you are thriving or barely surviving, you may consider the value of additional ‘horsepower’ in your business. 

It may be time to work with a business adviser.

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Testimonials

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Downloads

We’ve written a number of guides on selected business subjects that will set you and your business in good stead for whatever future you may choose.

These are free for you to download and to make use of in your business, so please help yourself.