John Hatt is Managing Director of Business Partnership and Regional Partner for Worcestershire, Gloucestershire & Herefordshire.
John first entered the business world in 1975, at the age of 23, when he bought a small business secured with a £900 loan. Three years later, he concluded his first business sale and bought a second business shortly afterwards. Through acquisitions and organic growth, this business grew rapidly from eight employees to a business employing a workforce of 180 with a turnover of £6.5m.
In 1996, following the ravages of the recession in the early 90s, John completed his second business transaction and forged the way for his full time entry into the world of business sales and acquisitions.
John’s main business was in manufacturing, which, coupled with his production engineering background makes his passion, as well as his expertise, any manufacturing environment.
Starting in Leeds in 1979, Business Partnership has grown to be a unique national network connecting business sellers with business buyers.
The network has steadily grown nationwide – with highly experienced regional partners in all parts of the UK who each provide a personal, professional and confidential service for business buyers and sellers. Each of the offices has intimate knowledge of the local market place, from retailers and small businesses to larger commercial companies up the value of £5 million.