Chartered Surveyors and Business Property Specialists

Thinking of selling your business?

Our experienced and expert team of specialists help business owners and aspiring business owners across Cornwall and Devon buy and sell all types of businesses including:

  • Hotels and Guesthouses
  • Holiday Cottage Complexes
  • Caravan Parks & Campsites
  • Tourism and Leisure Attractions
  • Pubs – freehold and leasehold
  • Restaurants, Cafes, Tearooms, Takeaways, and other food outlets
  • Convenience Stores and Post Offices
  • Hair Salons, Garages, Garden Centres, etc

Whatever your business, if you are looking to sell we can help.

So how does the business sale process work?

It begins with a comprehensive market appraisal which includes:

Market Valuation – our team of Commercial Surveyors will ensure your business is pitched at the right price to attract buyers.  To help us get the Valuation right, we have within Miller Commercial a team of expert Valuers who we will seek advice from with regard to your business.

Advice on preparing for a sale – this includes things like an EPC, having up to date accounts available and ensuring any licences are in place and are up to date.  We make sure you know exactly what you need to have ready to commence marketing.

Agreeing a timescale and marketing plan – timing can be crucial when selling a business, particularly one in the tourism sector.  We will help you get the timing right. We will also create a marketing plan to ensure details of your property reach the right potential buyers.

The majority of our instructions are from private buyers and partnerships, however, we also provide advice and dispose of companies on a Share Sale basis.

Why choose us?

Not only is our team highly experienced in the Devon and Cornwall market, but we also make sales happen.

Ready to sell your business?

Then please contact our expert team and arrange a market appraisal.



  • Graham Timmins Head of Business Transfer

    Graham has been involved in the Property market since 2000 and joined Miller Commercial in 2003, after working overseas in Shipping and then high end residential property. Graham heads up the Business Transfer team who value, market and sell a wide range of businesses in Cornwall and Devon, with a special emphasis on Hotels, and Guesthouses, Public Houses and Campsites. Graham’s interests include tennis, brass band music and art.

    Contact Information

    Role: Head of Business Transfer

    Telephone: 01872 247019

    Mobile: 07900 604 078


  • Paul Collins Commercial Surveyor

    Paul has extensive knowledge of the licensed and hospitality trade throughout the South West, having worked for national pub companies and independent licensees for more than 12 years. He has also substantial experience in the residential sector and now specialises in the leisure market including the self-catering and holiday cottage complex markets, together with the licensed sector.

    Contact Information

    Role: Commercial Surveyor

    Telephone: 01872 247029

    Mobile: 07814 423 058


  • Beverly Northey Commercial Surveyor

    Beverly is one of our Business Transfer experts, dealing with the sale of going concerns including guest houses, public houses and cafes. She has an extensive financial background having been involved in commercial lending for business purchases in the South West for the past 15 years. Whilst Beverly's experience is primarily in the commercial sector, she has also worked with large residential agencies in a management capacity.

    Contact Information

    Role: Commercial Surveyor

    Telephone: 01872 247031


  • Trudy Johns Secretarial Support

    Trudy has been with Miller Commercial since 2013 and provides a secretarial and administrative support service to the Business Transfer team.

    Contact Information

    Role: Secretarial Support

    Telephone: 01872 247026



  • “A huge thank you to Paul Collins and the team for your help with the Falmouth store lease assignment. Paul, what great diplomacy skills and the patience of a saint!”
    - Linda White, Owner, Scentstore (August 2019)
  • “We have bought and sold a business through Miller Commercial and found the help and advice whilst buying invaluable. When we decided to sell the business, we automatically called them again. Beverly Northey came out to value the business, take photographs and gather information and it was put onto the market. We were kept informed of all interested purchasers. A potential buyer was found relatively quickly and as Beverly was our port of call, she kept the sale progressing and again kept us in the loop at all times. Generally we were delighted with the service offered by Miller Commercial and especially by Beverly and we would almost certainly use Miller Commercial again. ”
    - Debbie and Adrian Bird
  • “Graham Timmins guided us through the complexities of buying our campsite in Cornwall, which involved liaising with our financial Broker, solicitor and our Accountant and helped us to realise our dream of moving to the Coast. We would recommend Graham and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell their business.”
    - Graham and Rowena : Purchasers of Treveague Campsite, Gorran, freehold campsite sale of a guide of £850,000
  • “We dealt with Beverly Northey at Miller Commercial to sell our restaurant, her attention with this difficult sale was amazing; 6 failed sales which were all for odd reasons, but she never gave up and worked really hard to secure a good sale in the end. I would always use Miller Commercial again and Beverly for sure.”
    - Kimberley Spence
  • “I found all the staff at Miller Commercial very professional and enthusiastic. We were very lucky to have Bev Northey dealing with the sale of our restaurant guiding and advising us every step of the way. I felt I was receiving personal attention at all times, there was always someone at the end of the phone should I need to speak somebody. Thank you to everyone, especially Bev, for giving a first class service and should I need a commercial agent again I would have no hesitation in contacting Miller Commercial.”
    - Margaret Ward, On Shore, St Ives

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