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Consulting engineering practice

£1m to £2m
Agriculture, forestry & fishing, Engineering, Professional & financial, Service industries
North West England
05 December 2023

Business description

Project Otavite delivers a wide range of civil, geo-environmental and structural engineering solutions, providing its expertise to projects ranging from individual jobs on housing estates to large highway schemes.

Services can be offered as standalone or an end-to-end package, encompassing site appraisals and desk studies; drilling, laboratory testing and forensic failure investigations; in-depth reporting; analysis, inspections and appraisals of superstructure and substructure projects; drainage design
and feasibility; and drawing preparation.
The company utilises various state-of-the-art technologies, such as the Professional Design Suite and AutoCAD.
Our clients are offering the business for sale to facilitate
retirement plans. Offers invited.


  • Frequently re-appointed by numerous core clients, including local authorities
    and blue-chip construction firms. 
  • Wealth of in-house expertise in place, facilitated by low staff turnover rates. 
  • Second-tier management personnel who can take on greater responsibility within the business. 
  • Operates from premises based in North West England, which are owned by the shareholders and leased to the company; circa 25% of the property is currently unused, presenting scope to expand the team effectively. 
  • Ideally placed to procure local authority frameworks to generate recurring revenue. 
  • Primed to take advantage of developments within the consulting engineering, civil engineering and housebuilding sectors.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2021 (Actual) 1,724 710
2022 (Actual) 1,686 673
2023 (Actual) 1,843 703
2024 (Actual) 1,652 561
  • YE24 turnover is forecast at £1.6m.
  • Generated a YE23 turnover of £1.8m, with an adjusted EBITDA in excess of £700k. 
  • 80% of the business’s works are for the housebuilding sector. 
  • Circa 80% of revenue is derived from existing clients. 
  • The development of a diverse client network has enabled the business to operate without reliance on any particular client to generate income.

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