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Exit Planning

Exit planning services and business valuations

Hawsons has a dedicated team who provide exit planning services in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton.

Download the Hawsons Exit Planning service brochure here.

When you are the owner of a business, you may have aspirations of selling your business and using the sale proceeds to fund your retirement, to travel the world or invest in another venture. On the other hand, you might consider selling part of your business so that you can reduce the amount of time you spend working.

Either way, proactive exit planning is very important.

Plan to enhance business value

Having a plan of how you are going to exit your business and executing that plan over a period of time generally leads to a better outcome than when things are dealt with in an ad hoc way.

An exit plan looks at how your involvement with your business will end, such as through a third-party sale of the business or by passing it on to your family. The exit plan looks at:

  • Your personal financial position and future requirements;
  • Your personal hopes and aspirations;
  • The financial position of the business;
  • What needs to be done to improve the attractiveness of the business, and;
  • The tax aspects from both a business and a personal point of view.

Increase the attractiveness and value of your business

By looking at your business from a buyer’s perspective you have the opportunity to improve the business, increase its attractiveness and profitability and thereby improve its value.

Our successful exit planning methodology

We have trained exit planning advisers who can help you with all aspects of exit strategy.

Hawsons uses a well established and successful methodology to guide you through the process in a structured way prioritising the action points and setting milestones to help you achieve your aims. The methodology is used in the UK, Australia and in the United States where it is an Alliance Partner of the Exit Planning Institute.

Our exit planning experts have a great deal of experience in this area and, by working closely with you and your business, we can help you to develop a personalised exit plan at a time that’s right for you.

Our exit planning service covers a full spectrum of business issues including:

  • Customer service
  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Systems, procedures and workflow
  • Employee engagement
  • Innovation and learning
  • Performance reviews
  • Targets and goal setting
  • Legal and regulatory
  • Intellectual property

Find out more in our exit planning FAQs here.

How attractive is your business?

Our experience has shown that a business owner who sells his or her business without a proactive and well thought-out exit plan typically sells it for too little. Take our free business attractiveness test to find out how attractive your business is to a prospective buyer and identify any areas where your business can be improved to increase its value.

Please click here to find out more and take the business attractiveness test.

Business Attractiveness Test Exit Planning Hawsons

Contact us for a free initial meeting

To find out more about how one of the leading firms of accountants in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton can help you, please contact one of our specialists. We believe in long-term client relationships and understand the importance of meeting to establish that you like us and we like you. This is why we offer all new clients a free initial meeting which will enable you to have a discussion about you and your business issues.

Pete Wilmer, Corporate Finance Partner

Pete Wilmer

Corporate Finance Partner

0114 266 7141
Paul Wormald, Partner

Paul Wormald

Partner, Doncaster

01302 367 262
Richard Burkimsher, Partner

Richard Burkimsher

Partner, Northampton

01604 645 600

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