There will come a time in your life when you make the decision to move on; whether that be for retirement or to start a new venture. 


There are a number of business responsibilities and tax considerations you need to be aware of when you sell, wind up or hand over the business to your successor. Our team can help you plan your exit strategy now to ensure you get the best possible outcome for you and your business.

The Areas We Can Help With

Whatever the reason for exiting your business, our team of experts will be on hand to help. We’ve detailed some of the areas we can help with below…

The decision to sell a business can be a difficult, emotional and often very stressful. Ensuring you have the right advice and expert knowledge from the beginning can help to make the process of selling a business easier and more efficient.

Whether you are a sole trader, partnership or limited company, it is important that you fully understand the financial and tax implications and the legal responsibilities involved when preparing a business for sale in the UK.

If you are just starting out in business, thinking about your retirement may not be your immediate priority, however based on our experience we advise our business clients to start planning for retirement as early as possible.

There are so many options on how best to retire but the key is to have a retirement plan in place well in advance to ensure that you take advantage of the tax reliefs available and ensure you get the best retirement package possible.

Implementing a sound succession plan for your business now could save you valuable time and money in the future. It will also ensure that you leave your business in a strong position for your successor.

You may be looking to incentivise key employees with share option schemes, or looking to introduce the next generation. Our team of experts will guide you through the choices available in order to meet your personal objectives, and advise on the most suitable succession plan for you and your business.

You may decide that your owner-managed business is so unique that the only option to exit is to liquidate the business.

Depending what the value of the business is will depend on how you need to approach it. We can advise you on the path you will need to take to ensure compliance with HMRC rules.


With companies spread across the UK, our team are always on hand to help with any of your requirements.


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