There are endless opportunities for anyone looking to buy a business in the United Kingdom. Depending on the area that you are looking to buy, though, different sectors will have more prominence.
Take a look through the various locations in the UK in which we have businesses available and discover the best sectors and the most lucrative opportunities. Of course, your passion and experience will always have an impact on the final decision that you make.
Made up of the two main islands of Jersey and Guernsey and some other smaller islands, the Channel Islands are not part of the UK.
The Channel Islands have become a hub for financial institutions and the finance sector is the primary economic generator.Both Jersey and Guernsey also rank positively against UK cities when it comes to the benefits of living and working there.The Channel Islands also attract a fair number of tourists.
Part of the United Kingdom, England shares its borders with Wales and Scotland. The economy of England is the largest in the UK and is a leader in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. The arms manufacturing and the aerospace industries have also been successful in England.
London is the major economic hub and financial centre, and Manchester is another major hub. While there is a decline in major traditional manufacturing industries, the service industry has seen an increase.
A self-governing British Crown dependency, the Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea. It is known for the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle races and the Manx cat.
Insurance and e-gaming are some of the bigger economic sectors. It is a low-tax economy with no capital gains tax, stamp duty or inheritance tax. Other notable sectors are the banking and information and communication industries.
This country, that is part of the United Kingdom, shares a border with the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland has a temperate maritime climate, but the weather is rather unpredictable for the majority of the year.
Northern Ireland has a significant portion of its economy dedicated to the service sector - this includes the public sector and tourism.Other private sources of employment are retail, real estate and financial services.
Scotland is a country to the north of England and is part of the United Kingdom. While the capital is Edinburgh, the largest city is Glasgow.
Scotland’s economy is closely linked to that of the UK. It is an open mixed economy and 5% of the UK’s export economy comes from Scotland. Off the coast, Scotland has oil and gas extraction that adds significantly to the country’s GDP.
Wales is part of the United Kingdom and shares an eastern border with England. It has over 2700km of coastline and is a very mountainous country.
The service sector has come to account from a lot of employment in the country, like most advanced economies. The country is sparsely populated and has large rural areas.