This post merges the rolling business opportunities blog and the rolling pre-retirement notices blog into a snazzy new format.
I will probably now keep this format for future non retirement updates!
Please click or scroll below for more. Lots of new updates since 25/12/2020
I am keeping this blog post updated on a regular basis until mid-January 2021 with frequent updates on my pending retirement.
I posted my retirement notice on 29/11/2020. You can read it here
Please do revisit this post regularly to keep up to date as this post will be updated with new information and content almost daily in the run-up to and shortly after retirement day.
I would like to wish all readers a Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2021
The office may have to be closed for a short time on either 14/12/20 or 15/12/20 – Complete
The office has been closed this is because I had to undergo emergency dental surgery. – Complete
The office will be closed from 12:00 – 18:00 21/12/2020
I will be having laser surgery on my eyes 4 days before Christmas 🙁 25/12/2020 Update this seems to have been succesful
There will be a Zoom call at 16:00 31/12/2020 to celebrate my retirement. All welcome. Use the form below to request an invitation.
I confirm that any data that is not required to be held past 30/06/2021 will be deleted from my systems after 30/06/2021 and prior to 10/07/2021.
21 December 08:00 – 12:00 UK Time
22-23 December* 08:00 – 18:00 UK Time
24 December 08:00-13:00 UK Time
25-27 December – On-call
28-31 December** 08:00 – 18:00 UK Time
31 December 2020** 08:00 – 16:00 UK Time
*Working hours on 22 December subject to late change please check this website from 18:00 21/12/2020 for details of any changes.
**The Trade House will close for business with the retirement of Court Guinness at 16:00 31/12/2020.
Any enquiries taken after 16:00 31/12/2020 will still be dealt with but there will be a minimum 24 hour turnaround time. All enquiries will be dealt with.
****The office will close permanently on 31/12/2020 at 16:00 UK Time****
My court@. tradehouse@ and support@ courtguinness.com accounts will be monitored and any enquiries will be answered but I will not doing any substantial or substantive work.
There will be a minimum 24 hour turnaround time on all Trade House enquiries.
The tradehouse email account will be retired in April 2021.
Any outstanding trades will be wrapped.
I will be learning Python and trying to complete the Daily Telegraph crossword in under 8 minutes consistently!
CourtFax is going to be modelled away from a business platform.
I have been asked if I will write a book based on over 20 years in business. This is not an immediate project and is under consideration.
27/12 – I have been asked if I would continue to write Market Comment. I am afraid that the answer has to be no. I may however write topical blogs on this website on business matters as I see them.
04/12 I am in the market for a holiday home/lodge or narrowboat
05/12 – A wood where I can legally place a static caravan or holiday lodge might fit the bill too.
Contact me using the form below if you have anything.
14/12 I am replacing most of my IT/Media kit. Vendors are welcome to use the form below to contact me.
25/12 – I am looking to lease a Volkswagen Caddy Life and or another vehicle (Mini) – Contact me if you are in the car leasing business
Post COVID work available in Ireland (sometime 2021) . Project Manager for agri to resi/leisure/retail conversion. Must have manager experience on more than one similar project. Timescales likely to be “progressive”
25/12 – This is still available
The following business channels are FOR SALE By Court Guinness and The Trade House
The Trade Counter – Business stock import from Europe and China. – SOLD
The Trade Desk – A networking (telephone and internet) based deal making and deal matching service.
The Trade Room – SME & HNWI Business consultancy and project management.
The Trade House Magazine – A successful business deals magazine.
Virtual Offices – A virtual office hosting business. 25/12 – SOLD
A selection of shareholdings in some profitable Irish businesses. 17/12 – no longer available
A selection of shareholdings in some profitable UK businesses. – 17/12 – I have offers. 20/12 – Transaction in progress – SOLD
A selection of intellectual property from The Trade Library for the professional services, recruitment, travel and tourism, emerging technology, information technology and technology sectors. – STILL AVAILABLE
Trade Jobs – a very small recruitment portal and service for senior positions in small businesses and start-ups. – STILL AVAILABLE
Reasonable offers are sought for the whole of the above or for individual parts of the above. A good handover package is available. Finance may be available.
Alternatives to straight sale will also be considered and are encouraged. I am in a position to do deals!
I have some spot business available (perm, manager level) for recruitment agents ( added 04/12/2020) -2 ops left.
- Alternative Investments
- Asset Sales
- All Property Deals
- Data Centres
- Estate Agents
- Health and Care
- Holiday Complexes
- Indie and Side Hustle
- Intellectual Property
- Joint Ventures
- Laundrettes and Dry Cleaners
- Management Buy In
- Media and Creative
- Medical and Pharmaceutical
- Night Clubs
- Plant Business Opportunities
- Professional Business Opportunities
- Project Based Business Opportunities
- Petrol Stations
- Serviced Accommodation
- Unusual Business Opportunities
- Van Based Business Opportunities
- Over £5,000,000
All Business Opportunities
All 4,000 business opportunities are also available here.
A consolidated list is at the bottom of this post in interactive form.
I am delighted to announce that this website has won over 130,000 visitors this year!
The Winter 2020/2021 Special Edition of The Trade House Magazine has already won 30,102 unique readers since 25 November. A copy is below the contact form. Update 17/12 – now 40,000 readers. Update 27/12/2020 – 55,189 readers!!!!!!!
My Irish stalker has returned. Update 17/12 – it only looks like one visit. I will block Eircom IP addresses if they come back. 27/12 Update – they have not ceased. I will be blocking IP ranges.
I have wrapped up my Irish and French business interests. Some personal interests remain in both countries, I will be visiting both countries when the covid situation becomes more manageable.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2021.
The Trade House Magazine
Consolidated Final Deals List
Please use this form to contact me with any queries.