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I know that it can be daunting to buy or sell a business and I pride myself on being a plain speaking agent (so no jargon), who can support you through the process of either buying or selling a business.

Just take a look at some of what my lovely clients who have successfully sold and completed a business with BusinessXchange have to say….

Graham and Dirk, Fleurie Guest House.

“Thank you for securing our second Guest house and concluding the sale of Marmalade.

The service and attention to pushing things along with 4 transactions behind us was outstanding.

You are head and shoulders above the competition and we are grateful to have a professional agent like you in our corner.

Best wishes for the rest of 2021.  Fondest Regards,

Graham and Dirk, Fleurie Guest House.”

Martin & Jo – new owners of Cherwood in Paignton

We can honestly say that the customer service, professionalism and support that Lyn showed us through the purchase of our business was second to none. She was absolutely outstanding and consistently so. She was efficient, knowledgeable, always on hand, responsive, supportive and genuinely warm with it.

Without her, it could have all gone sour for us, but she was at our side every step of the way and we are very grateful for her services. Don’t look anywhere else for a better agent – you will only be disappointed. Thank you again Lyn.

It’s simple – we think you are the best!

The former owners of The Parks, Torquay

We decided to use Lyn for the sale of our guest house as we wanted the personal touch! This is exactly what we got- very helpful with advice, polite and always kept in touch with what was happening! We would recommend her to anyone selling a business in the Torbay and surrounding areas.

Once again, thank you Lyn 

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and hard work in selling our Guest house you were amazing!!

Many thanks
Sarah & Alan

The Best Commercial Estate Agent in Torbay!

From start to finish Lyn was approachable, helpful and professional. We found she had an eye for marketing the unique selling points and feel of our property so that it stood out from others and gave buyers a good idea of why it would be right for them. She was also able to find the right potential buyers and check they were in a position to put in an offer.

Through the exchange and completion process she mediated well between us and the buyers and helped with stages of a commercial sale that were new to them. Lyn’s own experience from owning a guest house really helps with questions from buyers and also understanding the owners perspective. In addition this is her own business so she is enthusiastic and very proactive – she certainly doesn’t just wait for buyers to find her. From viewings to moving out we were just 3 months!

We can’t recommend Lyn and BusinessXchange highly enough.

The Cimon previous Owners

The new owners of Devon Court

During our search for the right property, Lyn was very informative and knew her products well.

Whilst the process of completing the sale was fraught at times, all the way through Covid 19, Lyn was very helpful. She worked hard and pro-actively to keep the exchange running smoothly and kept us up to date with all the relevant information.

Martin and Kyla,
Devon Court Hotel

New Owners of The Cimon

A huge thank you to Lyn at BusinessXchange. She made the purchasing of The Cimon so straightforward. Super helpful the whole journey – from viewings to completion. She even arrived with welcome flowers which was lovely.

She was helpful, swift, informative and kept the whole process moving along well and there was good humour to go along with it all. Would definitely recommend Lyn.

Bob & Lesley - The Glendower

When we decided to sell our B&B’ Lyn was our first choice of agent. We know from friends of ours how good she was at her job but wow!! We were blown away by her. She was very proactive in finders us viewers while making sure that they were serious and not just sightseeing. Once a sale had been agreed she kept everyone informed about what’s was going on and dealt with the many challenges in her own inimitable, professional, cheerful and efficient manner.

We would recommend to anyone looking to sell their business to give Lyn a call. We can’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Lyn for all of your help and expertise. You are, without question, the best.

Bob & Lesley

Matt and Andy - New Owners Stover Lodge

Andy and I really don’t know where to start when it comes to “reviewing” the service we have experienced from BusinessXchange. Obviously buying a hospitality business during the Corona virus pandemic was going to be stressful and the indeed the process was quite traumatic. We really believe that Despite the odds you held the whole thing together. The chain would have almost certainly collapsed if it wasn’t for your hard work and dedication. We have bought and sold 19 properties and very rarely have we met an Estate agent that was so committed to the job in hand. We would 100% recommend you to friends, family and indeed anyone that was looking to sell an existing business or make the move to the English Riviera. Thank you and good luck for the future because you deserve every success.

Regards from Matt and Andy

at Stover Lodge

Alison & David Baker - Sold Stover Lodge

Lyn is a very professional and likeable person, we were recommended to her through a friend.

We found her to be brilliant at her job and she has a great sense of humour. She always has the customer’s wishes at heart, whether it be the buyer or the seller. She knows her stuff and perseveres to get the job done. She always seems to be available whether it’s a phone call at 8pm on a Saturday or an email at 4am when she can’t sleep. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone selling their business. We think she’s great.

Al & Annie - Bentley Lodge

Hey Lyn,

Couldn’t have done this without you, and so effective and efficient throughout. Didn’t dream back in December that we could move this quickly, two viewings, one offer and already completed! I know it’s not been ‘by the book’, and you’ve had to juggle things a little, I know it’s not always been easy for you but we appreciate all you’ve done.

Have a fab weekend.

Best wishes,
Al and Annie xxx

Jeff and Sandra. Former Owners of the Abbeyfield Hotel, Torquay

When we decided to sell our business we choose a local agent with many years of service – however, after many months of marketing we didn’t achieve a sale and so decided to market our property with a new agent.

We knew Lyn through social gatherings and it was always in our mind to use BusinessXchange should we not be successful with our previous agent.  We spent a long time building our business and wanted to achieve a sale which reflected the time and effort that had got us to where we were.

Lyn was brilliant- she understands the business and marketed the Abbeyfield to reflect all of its undoubted charm. She found us genuine people for viewings and kept us well informed with feedback. It wasn’t long before Lyn had found us our buyers and then the process from that initial viewing to completion took around 4 months.

Lyn was very professional throughout the whole sale dealing with all the various agents and solicitors to complete our sale which was challenging at times.

So if you’re looking for someone to market your business – look no further.

Thank you Lyn – fantastic service and great knowledge – All the very best for 2020
Jeff and Sandra.  Former Owners of the Abbeyfield Hotel, Torquay

Debbie & John - Amber House

BusinessXchange was definitely the right choice for us when we were looking for someone to market our Guest House.
Lyn is a first class agent, nothing is too much trouble, she kept us fully informed throughout the while process and went the extra mile from start to finish.

We you not hesitate to recommend Lyn and BusinessXchange to anyone thinking of buying or selling a business.

Debbie and John

Graham and Dirk, new owners of The Marmalade Bed & Breakfast

We met Lyn Milligan from BusinessXchange at a viewing in our search to buy a Bed and Breakfast in Torquay. In Lyn we found the right agent! Lyn Milligan is a brilliant industry person, well presented, knowlegeable, understanding and reassuring – it is very important to feel that no-nonsense honest approach when you’re experiencing chain viewings and have to make an important decision.

Lyn actually cares, I think this is her secret success factor. You can not fake it. Lyn professionally identified our needs and with her assistance we were able to secure our dream property. Lyn guided and kept us informed at every step in this complicated process. She also helped us with great recommendations and contacts to go forward with our newly acquired Bed and Breakfast. If ever we decide to sell again, Lyn is our agent.

Kind regards
Graham and Dirk

Gordon & Moira, previous owners of Marmalade Bed & Breakfast

We very quickly found you to be a cheerful, approachable and knowledgeable agent, and we really appreciated your enthusiasm for our sale. We also greatly welcomed your commitment to keeping us informed of developments.

We are extremely grateful for all you did to make the sale a pleasantly swift and effective experience, not just enabling our buyers to embark enthusiastically on their new business venture but also giving us a timely opportunity to engage more fully with our own aspirations. That’s what a good agent does!

With kind regards and best wishes,
Gordon & Moira

The previous owners of Sonachan in Paignton, Tony & Julie Smyth

We were exceptionally pleased to have appointed BusinessXchange as our agent to sell Sonachan House. The purchasers were found quickly and the sale went through smoothly. Lyn kept us fully informed as to the progress, not only of our sale, but also the related sales further down the line so as to ensure a smooth transaction.

We would not hesitate to recommend Lyn and BusinessXchange to anyone thinking of selling their business.

Tony & Julie

Julie & Jonathan, new owners of San Brelade at Roundham in Paignton

It’s rare to find an agent like Lyn Milligan from BusinessXchange because she’s genuine and she cares!

She’s always on hand to give advice, address any problems and quite literally guide you through the transaction (in our case purchase), in her own inimitable but highly professional way.

We wouldn’t hesitate to use Lyn again in the future!

Mr & Mrs Raeburn, new owners of Dartmouth Laundry

We were pleased with the service they received from BusinessXchange; communication was consistent and the process all went relatively smoothly from initial introductions, via BusinessXchange, with the previous business owner, through to completion. Lyn was on hand and kept the solicitors moving things forward, helping to resolve any obstacles along the way.

BusinessXchange were great and we would thoroughly recommend them if you are thinking of selling your business. We are now pleased to be running a great business offering our laundry service to the wide range of businesses in hospitality and leisure across Torbay and the South Hams. We are keen to talk to new clients about the laundry services we can offer them.

New owners of The Harmony B&B, Torquay


We purchased our hotel through Lyn at Businessxchange and we were so pleased with the customer service from start to finish, our sale went through very smoothly and Lyn was always at hand to offer help and advice when we needed it. I would definitely recommend using Businessxchange. Thanks again.

Rick and Able Hustwit (previous owners of The Harmony, Torquay)

Selling your home can be stressful. Selling your business can be complicated. You can imagine what it’s like when the two are one and the same. Thankfully, Businessxchange makes the selling of your business/home as easy as possible.

They will list you not only on their own website but also on other main web listings so you’re guaranteed to get a wide range of potential buyers. They’ll listen to you (something we found refreshing after dealing with other potential agents) and help you develop your property description and photo taking.

Businessxchange will also keep you in the loop. Communication is a high priority for the team. All in all, very pleased with every service that they provided. We went from our initial chat to completion in under three months.

Martin - Aaron Lodge, Torquay

BusinessXchange supported us through the whole process from initial viewings to finalised purchase and even provided a welcome gift on completion!

Lyn was readily available, fully supportive and very knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the property buying market and helped us throughout.

All communication was very professional but done in a friendly, sociable and approachable manner, which made it easy to contact BusinessXchange.

Overall, we received an excellent service from Lyn at BusinessXchange.

Thanks, Martin

Lynn - One World Café & Bistro

We chose Lyn from BusinessXchange to market our business as we wanted a personal touch, often lacking in larger Commercial Agents, and we weren’t wrong! Lyn is very tenacious and has a strong desire to succeed and deliver which she carried out with abundance. She worked incredibly hard for us, was always professional, approachable, and kept us advised at all times. She always took the time to explain the process and guided us through a fairly complicated sale, from inception to completion.

We would highly recommend BusinessXchange to anyone looking to sell their business. Absolutely top notch! Thank You Lyn!

Mr & Mrs Rees who sold Babbacombe Hall Hotel

“We Recently Sold Babbacombe Hall Hotel. Lyn from BusinessXChange was both very friendly and professional from the start to the end of the process. Her communications skills were excellent keeping us informed of progress at every step of the way. We could not have asked for any better service. Lyn was supportive through the whole process which turned out to be fast and efficient.

Thanks for all your support and reassurance and we would highly recommend Lyn and BusinessXChange to anyone wishing to buy or sell a business. Keep up the good work. Professional but with the all-important human touch!“

Mr & Mrs White, the former owners of the Haldon Guest House

“We had several estate agents out to us when we decided to put the guest house on the market and Lyn was the most friendliest and professional. We were so glad we chose her to sell our property. She always made us feel we were the only ones (although we knew she was very busy). She kept us informed throughout and always returned our calls.

She is very passionate about her work and it shows. The support she gives to the sellers and the buyers, is second to none which ensured a smooth process for us. If we were to sell another business, we would definitely use Businessxchange again. Thank you Lyn.“

Colin & Michelle Stubbs - Babbacombe Hall Hotel

“We recently purchased a property which was marketed by

We found that Lyn made the purchase a stress free and calm experience. She is very helpful, approachable and knowledgeable and we would not hesitate to recommend her company to anyone. If we ever decide to sell, we would certainly use businessxchange!“

Marie Conroy - previous owner of Earlston House, Paignton

“You would think selling your business would be stressful, but not with Lyn at the helm. She was professional, tenacious and honest with every detail so you knew where you stood right from the start If you are thinking of selling your business we would highly recommend Lyn.“

William Simpson & Andrew Jupp of Avron House, Torquay

“We purchased Avron House in January 2016 from Lyn Milligan who made the process a pleasure from start to finish.

During September 2015 we enquired after businesses in the Torbay area and viewed Avron House. Lyn had a really friendly manner and was more than happy to help, picking us up from the station and offering tips and advice about the local area, along with a wealth of information about running a Bed & Breakfast business.

It became very apparent that Lyn had professional experience in property sales as she was able to advise us every step of the way, throughout the conveyance process, as well as in regard to the business transfer. Thinking ahead all the time and making us aware of what was required.

We can recommend Lyn in the property & commercial business sales sector as she made the experience a pleasant one for us, with sound business knowledge, always happy to offer advice during the sales process. ”

Liz Edwards of Harbour Heights Guest House, Torquay

“When I was looking to relocate to Torquay, I didn’t know the area and wanted to buy a Bed & Breakfast. I enquired through several Commercial Agents in the Torbay area.

Dealing with Lyn Milligan was great as she was really informative about the area and the everyday workings of a guest house. She was really helpful and very genuine and actually listened to my requirements, wanting to answer my questions correctly, rather than the vague fashion some adopt.

Lyn was upfront about any negative issues with a property so we could discuss them.  I would thoroughly recommend Lyn to others as she has got a good business style; friendly yet very professional” 

Mr & Mrs Tozer, formerly of Gilberts Pet Supplies, St Marychurch

“We have recently completed on the sale of our business in St Marychurch and we used BusinessXchange to market the business. Lyn from BusinessXchange was instrumental in getting things moving, she has a dogged attitude and knew exactly what to do when necessary to get the job done.

Lyn showed a determination and, with her expertise, she ensured that completion happened when the buyer had requested, communicating with both the buyer and solicitors, whenever necessary.

We would happily recommend Lyn at BusinessXchange to other Business Owners who want to sell and are looking for a good local Business Broker”

Alan and Paulette House

“We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for selling our business Mrs B’s Bonnets, until you introduced yourself to us we had no interested party looking to purchase and no agent willing to try and sell on our behalf. We can’t thank you enough for the professional way you conducted yourself and the speed in which you found a buyer, we would certainly recommend you as we have already. Best wishes for your future business.

David and Ray Lowen

Dear Lyn, David and myself were very impressed with the way you dealt with the sale of our business.  Nothing was too much trouble and we found you to be very professional and would recommend you to anyone who is thinking of selling their business.

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