TV STAR LANDS THE REAL DEAL FOR HIS BUSINESS WITH KBS CORPORATE
TV antiques show dealer Tim Hogarth has more time to pursue his chosen ventures going forwards after KBS Corporate oversaw the sale of his business.
A mainstay of the Dickinson’s Real Deal programme on ITV1 ever since it first aired in 2006, Tim has sold his two shops in Bradford city centre to Harvey and Thompson Ltd (H&T) who operate the UK’s largest pawnbroking chain.
In freeing him up to devote more attention to his Red House Antique Centre in York, as well as his television work, Tim considered it essential that the buyer KBS Corporate identified as the best fit for Hogarth Antiques Ltd would continue to care for the interests of his customers and six employees.
He is convinced they will be in good hands with H&T, who are the industry leader in the UK.
“It was absolutely 100% important to me to make sure the staff, some of whom I had trained up and had worked for me since leaving school, were looked after,” said Tim.
“I have great confidence that the transition will prove to be nice and easy for the staff to move over and I know that will be the priority for H&T as well.”
While he has no specific new plans in the pipeline at present, Tim’s idea is to invest the extra time he now has available on developing his existing business interests.
“I’m looking to continue with Red House Antiques and spend more time there,” he added. “Having the Bradford shops was quite intense and took up a lot of time, which meant I couldn’t spend as much time at Red House.”
And, of course, filming for series 19 of highly popular and successful antiques programme Dickinson’s Real Deal was due to begin on Saturday April 22nd in Stoke-on-Trent.
Regarding his own ‘real deal’ which was overseen by KBS corporate deal executive Kaitlin Warburton, Tim expressed his satisfaction with the sale of his business.
“I was happy, it was an easy process and KBS handled it well,” he said. “I would recommend KBS Corporate to anyone who wants to explore a business sale and is seeking sound advice.”