Hospitality and Catering dominate the UK’s Businesses for Sale Market Friday 24 July 2015 PDF Print Food, drink and accommodation businesses are always well represented, they appeal to established and emerging entrepreneurs and fampreneurs Businesses from the hospitality and catering sectors have continued to keep their stronghold in the UK’s businesses for sale marketplace according to the latest market report by BusinessesForSale.com. The report details the top ten sectors of listed businesses for sale out of a monthly total of 30,722 listings. Across the top ten 6,996 listings were from the hospitality and catering sector, the highest two of which were restaurants in second place with 1,440 listings and pubs in third place with 1,357. Although residential businesses retained the top spot with 2,519 listings because seven out of the ten categories were hospitality-related in June it was the dominant sector overall. The report also looked at demand for businesses by sector and of the 51,576 enquiries received by BusinessesForSale.com in June 2015 12,263 were for catering and accommodation based businesses suggesting a 5:3 buyer to vendor ratio. Again there was consistency in the most popular categories for business buyers. At the demand end of the chain residential businesses took a clear lead with a bias towards hospitality and catering across the top ten with seven spots from the sector in the top ten. Rufus Bazley, Marketing Director comments, “Food, drink and accommodation businesses are always well represented, they appeal to established and emerging entrepreneurs and fampreneurs as they generally perform well through economic peaks and troughs. And as demand is higher than supply most vendors sell quickly and achieve their asking price.” /ends Notes to Editors The figures to which the above refers are listed below. For a copy of the full report email email@example.com . Category Total Listings June 2015 Residential 2519 Restaurants 1440 Pubs 1357 Convenience Stores 1150 Take Aways 1043 Guest Houses/Bed & Breakfast 960 General Retail 879 Café Bars 755 Fish & Chip Shops 731 Hotels 710 Category Total Listings January 2015 Residential 2211 Restaurants 1257 Pubs 1211 Convenience Stores 1005 Take Aways 913 Guest Houses/Bed & Breakfast 828 General Retail 735 Café bars 701 Coffee Shops 685 Bars 664 Category Total Enquiries June 2015 Residential 3448 Convenience Stores 2587 Misc. Restaurants 2063 Take Aways 1991 Coffee Shops 1919 Café Bars 1884 Pubs 1540 Guest Houses/Bed & Breakfast 1456 Sandwich Shops & Delivery 1410 E-Commerce 1407 Category Total enquiries January 2015 Residential 2537 Convenience Stores 1646 Coffee Shops 1614 Pubs 1505 Misc. Restaurants 1496 Café Bars 1493 Take Aways 1375 Bars 1074 Liquor Stores/Off Licences/Wine Merchants 1064 Guest Houses/Bed & Breakfast 1038 Contact details For more information contact Ruth Stone, Orchid PR on 01483 358710 / 07788 417109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org About BusinessesForSale.com BusinessesForSale.com is a global business exchange website and a market leader in the UK listing thousands of commercial premises, businesses with assets and franchise opportunities every day. In addition BusinessesForSale.com supports the broker and business communities with market insight, online tools and germane content. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Orchid PR in the following categories: Food & Drink, Business & Finance, Retail & Fashion, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.