Chartered Surveyors and Business Property Specialists

Thinking of selling your business?

Our experienced and expert team of specialists help business owners and aspiring business owners across Cornwall and Devon buy and sell all types of businesses including:

  • Campsites and Holiday Parks
  • Holiday Cottage Complexes
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Takeaways
  • Convenience Stores, Post Offices and Retail
  • Miscellaneous
  • Confidential Sales
  • Distribution and Wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Home Based and Online Business
  • Hotels, Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfasts

Whatever your business, if you are looking to sell we can help.

So how does the business sale process work?

It begins with a comprehensive market appraisal which includes:

Market Valuation – our team of Commercial Surveyors will ensure your business is pitched at the right price to attract buyers.  To help us get the Valuation right, we have within Miller Commercial a team of expert Valuers who we will seek advice from with regard to your business.

Advice on preparing for a sale – this includes things like an EPC, having up to date accounts available and ensuring any licences are in place and are up to date.  We make sure you know exactly what you need to have ready to commence marketing.

Agreeing a timescale and marketing plan – timing can be crucial when selling a business, particularly one in the tourism sector.  We will help you get the timing right. We will also create a marketing plan to ensure details of your property reach the right potential buyers.

The majority of our instructions are from private buyers and partnerships, however, we also provide advice and dispose of companies on a Share Sale basis.

Why choose us?

Not only is our team highly experienced in the Devon and Cornwall market, but we also make sales happen.

Ready to sell your business?

Then please contact our expert team and arrange a market appraisal.



  • Graham Timmins Associate / Head of Business Transfer

    Graham has been involved in the Property market since 2000 and joined Miller Commercial in 2003, after working overseas in Shipping and then high end residential property. Graham heads up the Business Transfer team who value, market and sell a wide range of businesses in Cornwall and Devon, with a special emphasis on Hotels, and Guesthouses, Public Houses and Campsites. Graham’s interests include tennis, brass band music and art.

    Contact Information

    Role: Associate / Head of Business Transfer

    Telephone: 01872 247019

    Mobile: 07900 604 078


  • Paul Collins Senior Commercial Surveyor

    Paul has extensive knowledge of the licensed and hospitality trade throughout the South West, having worked for national pub companies and independent licensees for more than 12 years. He has also substantial experience in the residential sector and now specialises in the leisure market including the self-catering and holiday cottage complex markets, together with the licensed sector.

    Contact Information

    Role: Senior Commercial Surveyor

    Telephone: 01872 247029

    Mobile: 07814 423 058


  • Jonny Bright Commercial Surveyor

    Jonny joined Miller Commercial in August 2019 as a Graduate Surveyor before progressing to a Commercial Surveyor within our Business Transfer team in September 2021. Following his degree in History & Politics from the University of Winchester, Jonny worked in communications for King’s College London before a career change to Surveying. Jonny passed his MSc in Real Estate in March 2022 and will sit his APC later this year which will make him a Chartered Surveyor. Jonny brings experience in professional advice, a friendly approach, and an ever-expanding knowledge of the South West market to the Business Transfer team. In his spare time Jonny loves running around the Cornish coast, reading a good book, and being at the beach with his kids.

    Contact Information

    Department: Business Transfer

    Role: Commercial Surveyor

    Telephone: 01872 247022

    Mobile: 07425 311 949


  • Trudy Johns Business Support Assistant

    Trudy has been with Miller Commercial since 2013 and provides an administrative support service to the Business Transfer and Commercial Agency teams, whilst also handling our switchboard calls.

    Contact Information

    Role: Business Support Assistant

    Telephone: 01872 247026


What our clients say

  • “Thank you so much to Paul Collins for all his hard work helping us sell Channel Vista!”
    - Colin & Jonathan, Owners of Channel Vista Guest House, Combe Martin
  • “We used Miller Commercial as our agent when selling our business. We first met with the Business Transfer agent in May 2018 and they were very professional from day one. They worked very efficiently during the process of selling and were always available if we needed to discuss anything with them. Our business sold in October 2019. During the months of negotiation they worked tirelessly to ensure the sale went as smoothly as possible, always relaying information and keeping us in the loop at all times. We would not hesitate recommending Miller Commercial. ”
    - Chris Giles and Linda Kerley (Former owners of the Ship Inn, Polmear, Par)
  • “A huge thank you to Paul Collins and the team for your help with the Falmouth store lease assignment. Paul, what great diplomacy skills and the patience of a saint!”
    - Linda White, Owner, Scentstore
  • “We have bought and sold a business through Miller Commercial and found the help and advice whilst buying invaluable. When we decided to sell the business, we automatically called them again. The Business Transfer agent came out to value the business, take photographs and gather information and it was put onto the market. We were kept informed of all interested purchasers. A potential buyer was found relatively quickly and they kept the sale progressing and again kept us in the loop at all times. Generally we were delighted with the service offered and we would almost certainly use Miller Commercial again. ”
    - Debbie and Adrian Bird
  • “Graham Timmins guided us through the complexities of buying our campsite in Cornwall, which involved liaising with our financial Broker, solicitor and our Accountant and helped us to realise our dream of moving to the Coast. We would recommend Graham and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell their business.”
    - Graham and Rowena : Purchasers of Treveague Campsite, Gorran, freehold campsite sale of a guide of £850,000
  • “We dealt with Miller Commercial to sell our restaurant and their attention with this difficult sale was amazing; 6 failed sales which were all for odd reasons, but they never gave up and worked really hard to secure a good sale in the end. I would always use Miller Commercial again for sure.”
    - Kimberley Spence
  • “I found all the staff at Miller Commercial very professional and enthusiastic. We were very lucky to have them dealing with the sale of our restaurant guiding and advising us every step of the way. I felt I was receiving personal attention at all times, there was always someone at the end of the phone should I need to speak somebody. Thank you to everyone for giving a first class service and should I need a commercial agent again I would have no hesitation in contacting Miller Commercial.”
    - Margaret Ward, On Shore, St Ives

Our Clients