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Smith & Clough was established to provide an unrivalled and exceptional service for operators to sell their business, and to make it as straightforward as possible for buyers to find the perfect business for them.

We focus primarily on the sale and acquisition of licensed, leisure and retail businesses throughout Scotland, such as hotels, guest houses, public houses, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, convenience stores, newsagents, post offices etc, however we have the ability and expertise to look at more niche businesses if required.

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  • “ I have known Graeme for a numbers of years now and it has been a pleasure doing business with him. I would describe him as a very confident and professional individual, the way he has conducted business deals for my company proves to be a great track record. I have now established a great relationship with Graeme which grew with trust, he has a great knowledge of the Scottish hospitality market and is a great asset to the sector. I would definitely recommend Graeme to anybody may it be selling or buying, in both cases I would not hesitate instructing him for any of my businesses.”

    Gill Singh, Managing Director for SGE Hotels

  • "I have appointed Jonathan on a number of occasions to help find and purchase premises for me and he  has done this in the most confidential manner that is possible, keeping myself informed through all negotiations to get the best possible options available.  I would have no hesitation in recommending their firm and will always use Jonathan as our company hopes to grow."

Mr Marco Arcari
, Owner La Vita Restaurant Group.

  • " I have found Jonathan to be a very good Agent for Commercial Businesses and would always recommend him should anyone be looking to acquire or sell a business "

    Sanjay Majhu, Owner of Harlequin Restaurant Group and Apple Pharmacy Group. 

  • "I was looking to expand my business, but not further than 10 miles from my base. Not a lot of choice. I Contacted Graeme to discuss my requirements & shortly after he came up with some ideas. Three months later I had bought a new hotel. The process was made very simple & straightforward by his experience, calmness and knowledge of the market and I would highly recommend his services."

    Niall Colquhoun, Owner of The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel, Luss and The Inn at Inverbeg

  • "Having made the decision to place our Hotel on the Market ,and subsequently, also to deal with all the associated stress and pressure that that decision would bring, the level of service and support that we received from our chosen Agents, Smith and Clough, was exceptional.

    Through all the twists and turns of trying to sell a going concern within the current financial market and sector constraints, Smith and Clough not only exceeded our expectations but they also managed to achieve an offer which exceeded our asking price. We cannot thank Graeme and Jonathan enough for all their hard work and support.

    We are only too pleased to recommend their services to any other party, who may be considering structure change within their business."

    Jim Murdoch, Vendor-Carrick Lodge Hotel, Ayr