After trying to sell my business HR Coffee Bar in Stratford upon Avon, for the best part of a year using two different agents who to be honest, did nothing and gave very little but promises after I had paid them their deposit, Dean from Veritas came in for a coffee one afternoon. On chatting with Dean he informed me he could sell my business – I thought, why not? One more try.
From the start Dean had clients lined up and managed to get rid of time wasters, something I had got used to with the other 2 agents.
Within 4 months we had the right offer and from then to the completion date Dean gave me all of his expertise on what to do next etc. From lining up second and third visits to organising a first class solicitor and dealing with the landlord.
I would have no qualms in not only recommending Dean McCleod and his solicitor but I am in the process of organising the sale of my additional business for which I fully intend to use the same team.
Veritas are available 24/7 and are the most professional organisation I have ever dealt with. Wouldn’t bother looking anywhere else.
David Lawson-Jones (Former Owner of HR Coffee Bar & Catering, Stratford Upon Avon)
I wasted 6 months trying to sell my Café with a National agent. When my contract had ended I instructed Dean at Veritas who was like a breath of fresh air. Immediate viewings and very quickly an offer that I accepted. He was always on hand when solicitors and landlords needed a nudge. Highly recommendable company and I would not go anywhere else next time!
Oliver Schaunig (Owner of Ollies Eatery, Redditch)
It wasn’t until we switched agencies and engaged Veritas that things began to move. Veritas is a well organized and professional company that we can recommend. Mike our local agent managed the sale of our shop with personal care and kept in touch throughout the process. He was always available to answer queries or chase up issues with all parties, being very pro-active, we would definitely use them again.
Jeff Lugg (Owner of The Galley Fish Bar, Truro)
We placed our online & retail business on the market with a National agent and once we had instructed them it became clear that they had over valued the business for financial gain and then failed to deliver on any of their promises.
We had to see our contract out and waste valuable time before instructing another agent, Veritas. Although we had agreed to place the sale under the radar as a confidential sale within no time we could see a difference. Plenty of enquiries and I am please to say that we have now sold!
Big thank you to Dean
Carl Rogers (Owner of Baby Baby, Solihull)
Having appointed various large companies to try to sell my Fish & Chip restaurant in St Columb Cornwall, with no success, I wasn’t very enthusiastic when Mike came in to see me from Veritas. After a thirty-minute meeting with no paperwork signed and only a gentleman’s hand shake, I decided to let Veritas try and sell my business.
I was so glad that I did! Week one we had received two viewings and within a short time an offer was accepted, and completion achieved.
I found both Mike and Veritas, professional, friendly and supportive all the way through the process and would not hesitate in recommending them to other business people looking to sell.
Ten out of ten
Mr Pahos Manoli (Owner of The Port & Starboard Fish & Chip Shop, Indian Queens, St Columb, Cornwall)
Veritas recently sold our Seafood Restaurant business in Falmouth. We had the business up for sale for over a year with another agent with no buyers coming forward. We then decided to choose a new agent and had noticed that Veritas had been selling a lot of businesses within the area. With that we called them in to discuss and Mike met with us and seemed very encouraging. The business was sold in just a few weeks, they were very proactive and the service was faultless throughout the whole process.
Thank you very much Mike!
Becky Biddle (Owner of The Shell Bar, Falmouth)
Veritas found multiple buyers for my Sandwich bar business in Leamington Spa. We were safe knowing that if anything went wrong with my sale, there were a bank of other purchasers ready and waiting.
Without hesitation, I have already recommended their services to friends of ours that are now looking to sell.
Great work Veritas!
Santokh Sohal (Owner of Bunters Sandwich Bar in Leamington Spa)
I came across Veritas when they sold a café business in Droitwich Spa. I happened to be the landlord and things were dealt with promptly and efficiently. With that, I appointed them as agents to find a tenant for my empty retail premises in Worcester. Within just five weeks of instructing them, we had a new tenant move in and a new lease signed. Dean was a pleasure to deal with and he knows his industry inside out. I highly recommend their services and would certainly use them again.
Robert Pritchard (Owner & Landlord of 50 New Street in Worcester)
Thank you for all your help and assistance in completing the sale of my business. I can 100% recommend Veritas to anyone wishing to sell their businesses. From our initial meeting through to the completion of the sale you have acted in a thoroughly professional, and friendly, manner.
I admit, I was probably a difficult client as I wanted to sell my business discreetly and low profile with no advertising. A tall ask, but you did it. Well done.
All the best for the future.
Sam Morris (Owner of Vinteas Tea Rooms in Leamington Spa)
I would just like to thank you for the help, support and swift conclusion on the sale of my tea rooms in Warwick.
From the very start, you were always helpful and gave lots of advice to make the sale go through quickly and smoothly. You were always there for me at the other end of the phone when I needed to know something or help with something.
Thank you so much and given the opportunity I would highly recommend your services.
Barbara Banner (Owner of B B’s Kitchen in Warwick)
Thank you Veritas for the excellent service and quick sale. From the first week we put our café up for sale we had an abundance of inquiries and viewers. I would certainly use you again Dean.
Thank you again!
Erimone Kysela (Owner of Ermi’s Café in Droitwich spa)
I came to use Dean at Veritas to help me sell my business on the recommendation from a friend who could see I was very frustrated by the previous 2 large companies who had failed to get us any strong leads over a long period. Veritas was very reasonably priced and worked hard to find a number of potentially good buyers, 2 of which made good offers with one eventually buying the business. They always kept me informed of progress and were very supportive during the process. I would strongly recommend them to any businesses looking to sell in the future.
A Hooper (Owner of Dough Sandwich Bar, Cardiff)
From initially signing up with Veritas they had my best interests at heart. Constantly in touch with full progress reports. I always felt I was in good hands with the marketing and sales of my pub lease. Contrary to Punch Pub Company who hampered the sale throughout.
Thank you, Dean, for all your help.
John Runcorn (Owner of The Red Lion at Hopwas)
I listed my café for sale with Veritas after having very little response with two other National business sale agents. Very quickly we started to have viewings which Dean would attend and soon after I accepted an offer. During the conveyancing, problems transpired with my lease and Dean was always on hand to give advice and guidance and get things back on track. I have now completed the sale of my business and would like to thank Dean at Veritas for all his efforts and would recommend their services!
Jindrich (Owner of Vesuvio Café in Startford Upon Avon)
Many thanks to Dean in the long-awaited sale of our business. Veritas not only arranged the viewings but attended them too which far surpasses any other national agent. Dean was there for us 24/7. Not only when arranging viewings but once the business sale was agreed he was there too if we needed him.
Thank you Dean, we can’t thank you enough.
Elaine Oakley (Owner of La Delicia in Balsall Common)
We found Veritas to offer a professional and friendly service. Having achieved our asking price of £1,495,000 we had no complaints from any angle and would recommend them to anyone thinking of selling their business.
John Chadd (Owner of Calloose Caravan & Camping Park, Hayle, St Ives)
We found Dean at Veritas to be fast, discreet and offered very sound advice. He very quickly found a number of clients which enabled us to sell at a fantastic price to the right purchaser with minimal fuss.
Joe & Tina (Owners of Spa Town Coffee, Leamington Spa)
Against a backdrop of frustration in selling our business through another (well known) sales agent, receiving just one viewing in 6 months and some of the worst customer service from any company I’d ever dealt with, Dean McLeod at Veritas was able to quickly ascertain the essence of our business and market it in a fast and professional way.
Within days we had our first viewing and within 6 weeks we’d played host on 6 viewings and had received 2 offers. A fantastic performance.
Two weeks ago my wife fell ill. With the offers still under consideration, we had to call Dean to ask our position if we were to terminate the sole-agency agreement within the initial contract period. Expecting termination fees, we were amazed by Dean’s response. “No problem with terminating your agreement …. I want a reputation for helping people not getting into litigation for financial benefit”.
Well, you’re a credit to Veritas and your industry Dean McLeod and I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone buying or selling a business.
Gary Smith Co Director (Sweet Boutique, Southam)
We have worked closely with Veritas business sales to market and find a buyer for our business. We found Dean to be helpful and supportive throughout the process keeping us updated and chasing various parties along the way. We would have no hesitation in recommending Veritas to anyone looking to sell their business.
Adam & Susie Lawton (Owners of Warwick Street Kitchen in Leamington Spa)
One of the so called National business agents had our business on the market for over 12 months, and in that time only produced one viewing. We then decided to use the services of Dean at Veritas. He gave us the benefit of his knowledge and advised us on the best way forward. In no time at all leads were generated followed by a number of viewings which resulted in an offer that we accepted. All through the process he worked tirelessly to help us complete in the time scale that we needed. Dean was very supportive and always contactable. We would happily recommend Veritas to other businesses owners who wish to sell.
Karen Rutherford & Christine Wardle (Owners of Café Scoopz in Warwick)
I would like this opportunity to thank you, for your help in selling our sandwich business located in Leamington Spa.
Lynne and myself found your company to be very professional in its dealings and very attentive to any details that needed ironing out! We were also impressed with the speed at which telephone calls and questions were answered.
We would be happy to recommend you and your company to friends and family and if the occasion ever arose again you would be our choice to market any future sales.
David and Lynne Cobb (former owners of Something Nice)
I would like to thank Veritas Business Sales for selling my premises so promptly and the very good service they provided.
Dean was with me every step of the way and so helpful which took the pressure off myself. Thank you so much, I can now look forward to a happy retirement.
Bob Willock (Owner of Bob Willock Butchers in Shirley, Solihull)
Just wanted to say thank you for all your help in successfully completing the sale of my business.
From the very start the level of service I have received has been outstanding. After initially listing the business with a big National Agent the contrast was staggering. Your personalised approach was just what I needed.
Within days you had secured viewings, everyone was prequalified and serious purchasers. No time wasters at all!
My sale was agreed quicker than I even dared to imagine but the rest of the legal process did become quite long and drawn out which was out of your control. Never once did I feel like you’d lost interest, you were clearly doing everything possible to push it forward and to keep me fully informed.
I am so grateful for your enthusiasm and professionalism and will not hesitate to recommend you, in fact I already have!
Jacqui Watkins (Owner of Gatehouse Brides in Worcester)
I first made contact with Veritas after placing my business for sale with a local agent who did absolutely nothing in 18 months. Being located in Cornwall I was a bit sceptical to be honest as the Veritas Head Office was out of the area. However I did list my business with them and the week one we had viewings. The third couple to view my business placed an offer which I accepted and Dean swiftly obtained a deposit to secure the sale.
We have completed now and team Veritas could not have done more, always there to follow up with solicitors and answer any questions. Dean and Mike always went that extra mile and nothing was too much trouble.
Awesome job guys, thank you so much. I would highly recommend your services to anyone.
Sarah Newlin (Owner of The Little Cake Shop, Newquay, Cornwall)
Dean at Veritas was more than helpful. He found many potential buyers and guided us through the selling process from start to finish. I would certainly use his services again on our next business sale.
Tim Healey (Owner of Scoff Sandwich Bar in Edgbaston)
Thank you Mike & Dean at Veritas for doing a great job in completing the sale of our business in Falmouth. We were impressed with how quickly you brought in a potential buyer and extremely grateful for the support you gave us throughout the legal process of the sale. I can honestly say that if we’d used a regular high street agent, we would still be waiting for a buyer.
Richard & Caroline Weldon (Ragamuffins Falmouth)
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dean for the way he handled the sale of our business. It must have been one of the most difficult he has ever handled. However, his professionalism, patience and persistence saw us through. In the end we achieved everything we wanted and now count him as a friend. We have already recommended Veritas to a couple of friends who want to sell their business and will not hesitate to do so in the future.
Thank you Dean.
Alan & Cath Hudson (C & M Dry Cleaners, Kings Norton, Birmingham)
Veritas, what more could you want. Our very own experienced agent who worked with us and in constant contact.
Regular, quality enquiries, no time wasters, then two firm substantial offers.
Job done and Hotel sold.
Thank you to Dean at Veritas Business Sales.
Mr & Mrs Clarke (Tudor Court Hotel, Solihull)
I decided to sell my Coffee Shop Business in Oct 2016. After getting some ridiculous business valuations from some very pushy National companies I came across Dean from Veritas. I found his approach to be very professional yet personalised. Dean provided me with a realistic valuation and we started to advertise the business. Within one week we had a viewing and within another two weeks we had an offer agreed.
Dean also advised me on a good Solicitor that he highly recommended which would help to get the legal work done quickly and efficiently. I decided to take Dean’s recommendation as the service had been excellent so far. This turned out to be a great decision! Kuljeet from Askews Solicitors in Coventry provided me with great advice and was clearly very knowledgeable in the sale of Ltd companies. We managed to complete the sale within 2months and no doubt it would have been a lot sooner if it had not been over the Christmas period. I have absolutely no concerns in recommending Dean to anybody looking to sell their business. Thank you for such an awesome service.
Zuhaib Chaudhry (Owner of Love2Lounge in Kings Heath Birmingham)
Thank you for conducting the sale of my Commercial Investment Property at 64 Stratford, Shirley, Solihull. Despite many requests from the buyers your communication with me was excellent and your professional knowledge throughout the process was second to none. I have no reservations in recommending your services to prospective sellers.
Thank you once again
Dave Ireland (Owner of Birmingham Runner Investment Property in Solihull)
Veritas were a company that did a very professional job. They marketed our Commercial Property well and we had an offer within a couple of weeks. We were very satisfied with Dean’s efficient service and would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
Barbara Griffiths & Patricia Griffin (180 Lincoln Road North, Olton, Solihull)
We were approached in September 2014 by a National Business Agent to place our Sandwich Bar Business for sale, which we did. Eighteen months later we were still on the market with very little interest, which was very disappointing.
Dean at Veritas contacted us and in April 2016 and we placed the business for sale with him, and we had a very good response. We have now sold our business thanks to Dean and his company and I would encourage anyone selling to get in touch with him.
He is very good at what he does and is always available for you. We can’t thank him enough.
Yvonne Dennis & Denise Jones (Mrs Parkers Sandwich Shop Nuneaton)
I engaged the services of Dean at Veritas Business Sales to find me a tenant. It all happened so quick, just 22 days from listing to completion. Amazing, need I say more!
Mr Avtar Bassi (Owner & Landlord of 162 Alcester Street, Digbeth, Birmingham)
Selling my business was proving to be a headache with endless promises from agents that are more interested in upfront fees than earning completion fees.
I came across Veritas after a fellow business owner had successfully sold through them and strongly recommended their services.
From the initial visit through to completion we were constantly informed of every twist and turn that inevitably arises in a sale of a business.
I would strongly advise you discuss your proposed business sale with Veritas before you fall into the trap of listing it rather than selling it. Veritas go that extra mile to make you feel in control of your sale rather than just being a passenger.
Kate Taylor (Owner of Havilands in Stratford Upon Avon)
We would like to thank Dean for guiding us through the recent sale of our gift business. The sale was marketed effectively by Veritas, generating sufficient exposure to attract a number of potential buyers. This ultimately resulted in a successful sale that completed in 6weeks, within 4 months of us going to market. We would have no hesitation in recommending Dean and his team at Veritas.
Jo Luke & Keith Strong owners of (Orange Fox Ltd)
I listed my business for sale with Veritas and was amazed when I received an offer that very same day. I was delighted and accepted the offer and within 24 hrs the agent had received a holding deposit from my purchaser. Dean handled the whole process, things moved very quickly and the sale was wrapped up in no time at all.
Veritas and their service was nothing more than outstanding. They are very professional and highly recommendable.
Mr Kashif Chaudray (owner of Aani News & Wine in Solihull)
I own the sandwich bar next door to Aani News and had previously tried to purchase the business. Unfortunately, negotiations kept breaking down and we withdrew our interest.
Dean at Veritas popped in for a chat and I explained the problems that I had encountered whilst trying to purchase the business previously. He informed me that he was dealing with things now and could sort all issues out and get things back on track. With that I placed another offer and I am now the proud owner of the business.
Dean kept the buyer and seller relationship together at all times and without him this purchase would not have happened.
Lee Hickinbottom (Purchaser of Aani News & Wine)
Aani News & Wine in Solihull
Veritas delivered exactly what they had promised at our initial meeting and we were kept informed throughout the whole sale process. They were always contactable and quick to respond to all enquiries.
Mr & Mrs Hall (Coffee shop in Dorridge)
Dean at Veritas came out to see me and within 24 hrs he had produced our sales brochure and listed our business on various National websites. Within 1 week we had accepted an offer and within 8 weeks the sale had completed. The service was exceptional and flawless. I can’t believe how quick it all happened and I would recommend their services to any business owner who wishes to sell.
Mrs Bernadette Wye owner of (Curveside Bistro, Leicester)
Our business had been on the market for 18 months when we were approached by Dean from Veritas. Our previous agent had told us that market conditions were not that favourable and to sit and wait. In 18 months we only had a few viewings and no serious offers were made. However, after changing to Veritas we quickly got several viewings and a couple of offers, one of which we went on to accept. We found Dean to be proactive and thorough in his approach and he always had the time to pick up our calls. He kept us fully informed throughout the sale process and was on hand to help out with any difficulties encountered. We would thoroughly recommend Veritas to anyone wishing to sell their business promptly.
Bethan McKechnie ( Owner of McKechnies, Stratford Upon Avon)
Veritas Business sales managed to sell our business when other agents had previously failed. A big thank you to Dean and his team at Veritas for making our dreams come true. Their services and professional approach are streets ahead of their rivals and we would highly recommend his services to anyone wishing to sell.
Mr & Mrs Briah (Owners of Holyhead Fish Saloon, Coventry)
Thank you to Dean at Veritas Business Sales for the prompt professional way he dealt with the sale of my business.
Brenda Stokes (Ellie’s Cards & Gifts, Solihull)
I placed my business for sale with Veritas expecting it take a year to sell. Week one we had 8 potential buyers through the door of which three were serious and one made an offer that I accepted. Once their deposit was taken it was the usual wait for landlords and solicitors.
Dean at Veritas does his job efficiently, always answers your calls and helps if any problems occur along the way.
Many thanks, Dean
Sharon Hind (Owner of Mantelis Coffee Shop, Kings Norton, Birmingham)
Our sandwich bar was on the market with the so called largest business agency in the country and we heard nothing from them in 9 months. Veritas was a breath of fresh air and had lots of immediate interest and the sale was completed quickly and efficiently.
Mrs Farrally (Sandwich bar in Birmingham)
Veritas not only sold my business but negotiated me a position working for the new owners for 5 years. The whole process was smooth and faultless and I can recommend their services to anyone.
Mr Young (Toy Wholesaler Solihull)