Specialist business broker and business transfer agent

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About Henley Business Group

Specialist business broker and business transfer agent

Henley Business Group is a specialist business broker and business transfer agent, focused on selling owner managed companies in the Manufacturing, Engineering, Fabrication, Industrial, Distribution, IT and B2B Service sectors, with turnovers of between £0.5 million and £10 million. The Group does not sell B2C businesses such as retail shops & restaurants.

Our Leadership

Our strong and established relationships means that we have access to a diverse audience of entrepreneurs and their trusted business advisers

BA(Hons) FCCA MCIArb
Norman Younger
BA(Hons) FCCA MCIArb

Director

MCIArb
Rafael Katz
MCIArb

Senior Deal Manager

Founder
Bill Leech
Founder

Founder and Consultant

Norman Younger
BA(Hons) FCCA MCIArb

Director

Norman Younger started his professional career as a trainee accountant in 1989, and understands SMEs exceptionally well. As well as being a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants he is a qualified mediator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Norman is a thought leader in accountancy practice sales and exit planning, is a columnist for AccountingWeb, and works closely with accountants whose clients are selling their businesses. 

Norman, who has extensive business experience and acts as a business mentor, is ideally placed to give you the best and most up to date advice allowing you to make an informed decision when selling your business, often one of the biggest decisions in the lifetime of an entrepreneur.

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Rafael Katz
MCIArb

Senior Deal Manager

After a number of years in teaching followed by several years in business, Rafael qualified as a Mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

In recent years, he has actively assisted in many mediations, bringing about successful resolutions in matters ranging from boundary disputes to professional practice dissolutions, and most memorably a poorly manufactured submarine.

Rafael’s educational experience saw him rise to the position of Chief Examiner for one of the major UK exam boards achieving this prestigious senior appointment due to his keen eye for detail, as well as the ability to clarify complex issues and present them in a user-friendly manner.

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Bill Leech
Founder

Founder and Consultant

Bill Leech is the founder of Henley Business. He was educated at Rugby School, Grenoble University in France and Aston University in Birmingham. He has over 30 years experience at senior management level in high technology companies. In 1973, he became the youngest Director & General Manager of a Lucas subsidiary and launched its unbranded automotive spare parts programme.

In 1978, Bill joined Smiths Industries plc as Managing Director of the Car Radio Division. Between 1982 and 2000, he founded and developed a leading mobile communications business, developing some of the first mobile data and vehicle tracking systems. He sold this business in 2000 and shortly afterwards commenced advising on M&A. In recent years he led many of the business sales in the West Midlands and Warwickshire.

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Henley Business Group is a specialist business broker and business transfer agent, focused on selling owner managed companies in the Manufacturing, Engineering, Fabrication, Industrial, Distribution, IT and B2B Service sectors, with turnovers of between £0.5 million and £10 million. The Group does not sell B2C businesses such as retail shops & restaurants.​

The Group was founded by Bill Leech, currently a senior consultant, who has 40 years experience of senior management in the manufacturing and service sectors in both large multi-national and SME companies.​

Our sister company Maximiti is a leader in the specialist field of accountancy practice brokerage. This means that we come into direct contact with thousands of accountancy firms whose clients are either buying businesses or selling businesses.​

In addition we have a wide and deep reach within many industrial sectors at boardroom level, as well as connections within the investment and venture capital sector.​

These strong and established relationships means that we have access to a diverse audience of entrepreneurs and their trusted business advisers on a daily basis, allowing us to understand the marketplace and current trends. This translates into sound, reliable and up to date advice for when you want to sell your business or are seeking an acquisition.