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Businesses For Sale Live at The Business Show - ExCeL, London, UK - 15th & 16th May 2014


Are you looking for reliable advice on buying, expanding or selling a business? 

Do you want to speak with someone in the flesh? 

Are you wondering if the team really is that attractive?

If the answer is yes to one (or all) of these questions, then you’re in luck! Come and meet us and get all of your questions answered at Businesses For Sale Live at The Business Show, ExCeL London on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th of May!  

Our team of experts and associates will be on-hand to lead a series of targeted workshops and Q&A sessions, covering everything from creating the perfect investment pitch to how to avoid a deal collapsing. 

All this (and more) in just one day! And the best part is: it’s absolutely free! 


Confirmed speakers


Roger Black

Olympic Silver Medalist and Director of iPerform

Paul Hannam

Managing Director of iPerform

Jo Thornley

Head of Communications of

Ran Carmon

Managing Director of  Chelsea Corporate

Rob Goddard

Managing Director of  Evolution Complete Business Sales

Maung Aye

Associate Solicitor of  Mackrell Turner Garrett


Mark Johnson

Associate Director of Business Development 


Anne Hunter

Managing Director ​of How2


Programme of workshops:

10.30am – 11am

Creating the perfect investment pitch
Speaker: Rob Goddard, Managing Director of Evolution Complete Business Sales and Annie Hunter, MD of How2

Convincing investors that your business is a great investment opportunity requires passion and enthusiasm backed up by a great Investment Proposal and Investment Pitch. Find out about the different forms of finance including grants, debt funding and angel investment and what’s involved in creating a successful investment pitch. 

11.15am – 12.00pm

How to buy a business
Speaker: Ran Carmon, Managing Director of Chelsea Corporate

Learn everything you need to know about how to buy a business. How do you find the right business for you? And what happens once you’ve found it? Ran discusses all aspects of the sale process – from where to look for a business for sale to working out your exit strategy. 

12.15pm – 1.00pm

Unusual ways to raise finance when buying a business
Speaker: Mark Johnson, Associate Director of Business Development of

Your bank is the first place you turn when you need money. When you’re thinking about buying a business it’s no different. However traditional a bank loan may be, it’s not your only option – from crowd funding to angel investment to borrowing from your family, Mark will give you the advice you need to find the right finance for you. 

1.15pm – 2pm (Thursday only)

LIVE: Q&A with Paul Hannam and Roger Black of iPerform

Olympic silver medallist Roger Black and celebrated business coach and author Paul Hannam join us to discuss iPerfom, their new online performance improvement programme that integrates the best Sports practices with proven personal development and business practices.

Join us to watch and take part in this live Q&A session.

2.15pm – 3pm

How to sell a business
Rob Goddard, Managing Director of Evolution Complete Business Sales

From the headline on an advert to the fine print on a contract, selling a business can be a complex and arduous process. We look to simplify the process and clarify any concepts that may be confusing. So, if you're struggling to make heads or tails of your heads of terms, this is the seminar for you!

3.15pm – 4pm

Business buying nightmares. How to avoid your deal falling apart
Maung Aye, Associate Solicitor at Mackrell Turner Garrett

Doing your research on a prospective business is paramount to a successful sale. You need to understand exactly what it is you are buying. The only way to do this is by conducting thorough due diligence. But what is due diligence? Maung will discuss its many guises and why it’s so important in the business buying process. 

4.15pm – 4.45pm

Get ahead of the startups. How to buy success
Jo Thornley, Head of Communications at

Thinking of starting a business? Why not buy one? Find out why buying an established business and making it great can springboard you to business success. 


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