About Us

Born in 2011, Hilton Smythe has since helped 1,000’s of people buy and sell businesses, throughout the UK


Where it all began…

Gareth Smyth and Craig Graham founded Hilton Smythe in 2011. Best friends, they decided the world of business broking needed a bit of a shake up.

Gareth started selling businesses in 2006 and quickly realised that brokers didn’t care about their clients or their businesses. It was all about charging clients upfront fees and as a bonus, selling the odd one or two businesses.

Gareth and Craig wanted to challenge the norm and focus on actually selling businesses and good old fashioned customer service.

Buying and selling businesses

Meet the team behind the success

Karen Currie

Karen Currie, Senior Sales Progressor.

I would definitely use Hilton Smythe again.

Brilliant, professional, two words that sum up Karen Currie, she was very helpful and made sure my experience of the purchase of the business was relaxed and helped get the process completed quickly.

Andy Cooper

Read our success
Sell a business

Sell a Business

We help business owners maximise shareholder value by managing the entire selling lifecycle – from exit planning and sell-side due diligence through to marketing, buyer research, deal structuring and negotiation.

Book a FREE Business Valuation
Buy a business

Buy a Business

We can help you identify acquisition opportunities that align with your growth plans. We'll use our expert negotiating skills to get you the best deal while navigating all the complexities from initial contact through to closing the deal.

Businesses for sale
Grow a business

Grow a Business

With access to an extensive panel of lenders, our finance broker services will help you generate funder interest. Whether you need commercial finance for a merger, acquisition or a growth project – our strategic financing team are here.

Finance solutions

Corporate, Social Responsibility and Associations.

We’re serious about our work in the community. From the work we do with our partner charities, to our goal to reduce our carbon footprint, we take our Corporate and Social Responsibilities seriously. We’re members of various trade bodies and associations and are proud to be a living wage employer and we’ve been awarded a 2 star Best Companies Accreditation for ‘Outstanding’ levels of Workplace Engagement. 

We are Silver Patrons of The Bolton Lads & Girls Club and have the Platinum Trusted Service Award and Exceptional Service Badge from Feefo, the independent review site.

Best Companies
Disability confident employer
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2023
Bolton Lads & Girls Club
Living Wage Employer

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