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Buying or selling a business can be a long drawn-out and sometimes nerve-racking process. However, with the reassurance that our team is working alongside you, the process will be less stressful, and you can have peace of mind that you get the best result for you.

Whether you are dealing with a business acquisition or a disposal, there is a range of different skills and knowledge required.

GWA has decades of experience in helping entrepreneurs buy and sell businesses.  That may be advising where to obtain finance, assisting in reviewing sale and purchase agreements or negotiating terms.

If you are selling, we will advise how to maximise your sale price and realise the value you have built up in the business. Our tax advisers will advise how to minimise tax liabilities.

If you are buying, we can help you find the business that is the right strategic fit for you at the right price. We will also carry out a due diligence to help you decide whether to proceed.

Offering a tailored, practical approach means that we have completed transactions across the UK for all sizes of businesses within a wide range of sectors. We can assist with the following:

  • valuation of assets
  • raising capital for acquisitions
  • advice on the new business structure for acquisitions
  • proactive tax planning
  • negotiation assistance.

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Why Greaves West & Ayre?

Your needs are our needs


It’s our passion

Everyone at GWA is passionate about providing Quality Advice and Quality Service. In return our clients recommend our services to family, friends and business contacts. Our team can feel proud, knowing that everyone plays a part our our client's success.


We build partnerships

We take the time to get to know you. You’ll receive personal service from the partner matched to your individual needs, who will be your main point of contact throughout your relationship with GWA. It’s the way we have always built client relationships, often going back generations, based on trust, independence and expertise.


We’re always developing

We invest in ongoing training for all our team and keep up to date with technological changes to ensure we meet client needs as the world we operate in changes.

News and Events

Tax Rates Guide 2023/24

Our pocket guide to 2023/24 tax rates will help you make sense of all the different areas of tax and how they might affect you. This useful guide outlines the tax rates for the next financial year.

Spring Budget 2023 Highlights

We have examined the details of Jeremy Hunt's first Spring Budget and hope the following highlights, which we feel will be the most significant, will be helpful.

What happens if you can’t pay your tax bill?

If you’re a taxpayer and you’re concerned that you cannot pay your tax bill on time, you have the option to set up an online “time to pay” arrangement with HMRC.

New Year, New VAT Penalty Rules

In January this year a new penalty points system was introduced for the late filing of VAT returns and the late payment of VAT.