Florists for sale on Floral Design Day 2016.

 

Floral Design Day 2016 – 28th February 2016

Floral design is a multi-billion pound industry and to some the importance of floral designing is seen as an art form that brightens lives on a daily basis. The market for florists has in recent years became much more commercialised in capitalising on holidays such as Christmas, Valentines’ Day and Mother’s Day and in so doing, contributes to our economy.

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To help celebrate Floral Design Day, Hilton Smythe present our readers with a selection of Florists for sale. Hilton Smythe currently have a selection of popular and profitable florists for sale across the country. If you’d like any help in finding your perfect florist for sale contact an advisor on 0845 519 8809.

 

Florists for Sale in Derbyshire

This well presented florist for sale has been owned by our client since 2008 and has established an excellent reputation in the local community and surrounding area. Rose Hips offer a wide range of tailor made and handpicked bouquets and floral arrangements for special occasions and funerals all created by our client who is a qualified florist. Additionally the florist stocks small gift items, balloons and small potted plants. We feel there is the potential to expand the stock items further perhaps by introducing handmade greeting cards or a selection of decorative plant pots or alternative craft gifts. The main revenue from last year came from bookings for weddings, certainly a lucrative side of the business which could possibly be developed further by marketing at wedding fares. The business also offers a delivery service within a ten mile radius and is a member of E-florist and I-florist and also benefits from a website www.rosehipsofduffield.co.uk.

Florists for sale in Derbyshire

 

Busy Florists and Greengrocers Business for Sale in Lincolnshire

This well-established and very popular two in one greengrocer and florist for sale is ideally located in the market town of Horncastle, Lincolnshire and would suit a client looking to run a popular local business with a large potential client base.

The business was established in 1969 and has been in our clients’ careful ownership since 1989. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients’ desire for semi-retirement. The business operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £406,000, with a gross profit of approximately 20%. The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality and freshness of the produce, as well as the personal services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a very high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

Florists for sale in Lincolnshire

 

Busy Florists for Sale in Knutsford, Cheshire

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this very popular and busy florist for sale, ideally located in the affluent town of Knutsford, Cheshire. The business was originally established in 1990 and has been in our client’s careful ownership since 2009. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client’s desire for a well-deserved retirement. The florist operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £260,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 57%. The turnover is derived from a wide range of gifts and fresh flowers for all occasions including weddings, birthday, funerals and many other special occasions. Since acquiring the business our client has invested a large amount of time and money into the concern, to the point that the interior is in beautiful condition. The property boasts a spacious sales and display area and a work room with storage units, as well as a cellar which has an office, WC and storage areas.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the goods and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

www.knutsfordbloom.co.uk

Florists for sale in Knutsford

 

Popular Florists for Sale in Affluent Village Location

This busy florist’s was originally founded by our client, a highly skilled florist in 2006 and has quickly established a fantastic reputation for its excellent customer service and individual creativity. Opening 6 days a week in a monopoly trading position as Tarporleys only florist, offering a wide range of fresh and artificial flowers to a loyal customer base, including hotels, funeral directors and other local businesses as well as to the general public. The business offers a popular delivery service catering for all occasions from birthdays, weddings and funerals to small bespoke design projects. This business comes with an excellent website,
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to promote awareness of the business.

The Flower Room is very well presented both internally and externally with flowers and arrangements artistically displayed throughout with other accessories including a good selection of vases and other gift ideas on show. Early viewing of this highly profitable business opportunity is highly recommended.

Florists for sale in Tarporley

Click here to see a full list of Florists for sale listed with Hilton Smythe.

Evesham Tearoom for Sale

Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market thriving and popular tearoom for sale in Evesham, Worcestershire.

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This cosy tea room with a warm ambiance has a high level of repeat custom as well as a healthy gross profit thanks to a good location in an attractive setting. Well-established and very popular, this tea room business in Evesham, Worcestershire, comes as a leasehold set in a stunning period property. The business was established in 1990 and has been in our clients’ careful ownership since 1998. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients’ family commitments. The business is open 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £72,000 per annum, with a reported gross profit of approximately 60%.

Popular for The turnover is generated from the sale of freshly prepared sandwiches, Panini’s, homemade pies, scones, sausage rolls, cakes and pastries etc. as well as a variety of hot and cold beverages. The business has an excellent reputation within the area, which has generated a very loyal client base with a large amount of repeat trade and word of mouth referrals. There is huge scope for the business to expand the opening hours, as well as opening in the evening as a bistro.

The period property benefits from recently refurbished two bedroom accommodation to the second and third floors, which could be used as owners’ accommodation or let out to generate further income. The business would benefit from a small marketing campaign, as there is very little advertising in place. A new owner could also launch a website for the business to promote the goods and services offered. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving and popular business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

If you’d like more information about this exciting opportunity call our sales team now on 0845 519 8809 or leave your details below

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Hilton Smythe announce National Federation of Fish Friers associate membership

Hilton Smythe announce National Fish Friers associate membership:

Hilton Smythe are delighted to announce that we have recently been accepted by the National Federation of Fish Friers to become an associate member.

As we find ourselves in the National Federation of Fish Friers business directory, we are now one of the select few suppliers to the Fish and Chip shop trade, of which we are the only business broker.

As an associate member, Hilton Smythe can now be found in the federations’ business directory, available as a guide to anyone looking to buy a fish and chip shop. Our extensive range of listings within the fish and chip shop market have proved valuable to prospective clients looking to buy a fish and chip shop and we have aided many owners seeking a retirement in the sale business.

If you are looking to buy a fish and chip shop, our newly secured associate membership means that Hilton Smythe have been trusted to offer the best quality service and advice to both buyers and sellers of fish and chip shops across the country.

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Are you looking for a fish and chip shop for sale?

Call Hilton Smythe on 0845 519 8809 or leave your details below.

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A Sample of Fish and Chip shops For Sale from Hilton Smythe

Hilton Smythe currently have an extensive list of Fish and Chip shops for sale. We’ve selected a few to showcase, for the whole lineup, click here. 

Award Winning Fish and Chip Shop for sale in County Durham

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The Fryer Tuck, originally established in by our clients in 2007, have seen an increase in custom year on year building upon a solid reputation as well as an award winning service.

This is brilliant fish and chip shop for sale that uses fish sourced from the sustainable grounds of the North Atlantic also comes with some fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor. These reviews speak for themselves in showing just how popular the business really is.

Busy Fish & Chip Shop for sale in Tipton

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Hilton Smythe are delighted to present this well-established and busy fish and chip shop in the town of Tipton, West Midlands, to the market. The business, originally established in the 1970’s, has been in our clients’ careful ownership since 2014 and has been offered to the market due to our clients’ desire to concentrate on other business interests. The business currently operates 6 days per week and generates a healthy turnover.

Our clients offer traditional fayre including fish and chips, scampi, sausages, pies, chicken nuggets, garlic bread, pizzas, kebabs and burgers, to name a few, as well as a selection of beverages. Our clients also offer a delivery service within the area. The modern purpose-built unit was built approximately 4 years ago, although there has been a food based business on the site for many years. The property offers a spacious waiting and service area, as well as a large rear kitchen, which is fitted out to suit the trade.

Long Established Traditional Fish and Chip Shop For Sale in Greater Manchester

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The Jolly Fryer, located in Stretford, Greater Manchester, serves a densely populated residential area with a loyal customer base. The location of this fish and chip shop means the business receives a large amount of footfall each. The business is located on a retail parade of stores alongside other stores such as a Bargain Booze, Aquatics centre, Tattoo studio and a café. There is convenient parking directly outside the shop in an easily accessible lay by.

There is a bus stop outside the property with routes to Stockport, Piccadilly Gardens and Wythenshaw. The closest train station is Humphrey Park which is just a short 10 minute drive away. This is a great place for a chippy as it benefits from a heavy amount of footfall and passing trade. The business is located just off the M60 motorway on Barton Road.

Popular Fish & Chip Business with Restaurant and Hotel in Mid-Wales For Sale

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Hilton Smythe welcome to the market this well established and extremely popular hotel, restaurant with fish and chip business, set in the market town of Talgarth, Powys, Mid Wales. The business was established by our clients’ in 2006 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients’ personal reasons. The business operates all year round and from all aspects generates a healthy turnover and a good gross profit.

To the side of the property is an award winning fish and chip shop for sale as part of the business, the only one within a 10 mile radius. The shop boasts a good size waiting and service area, as well as a preparation room to the rear.

Our clients are currently offering a variety of services including a well-stocked bar, which is open to the general public and residents, a comfortable lounge area, a dining room, a brand new commercial kitchen and a one bedroom flat, which is located in the basement and some of the best surrounding views in Wales. The property was built in the 1700’s and the interior has been fully refurbished to a very high modern standard.

The Castle Hotel offers 5 guest bedroom, which are very welcoming, clean and comfortable, furnished with modern décor and amenities, including tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary shampoos/soaps and free Wi-Fi. Each room is en-suite with a shower or shower and bathroom combination. Also included in the sale is owner’s accommodation.

 

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Ian buys dream garage for sale.

Like many people Ian Sheard dreamed of being his own boss. Unlike so many, he has made it a reality after being fed-up working long hours for somebody else with little return. With a life ‘on the spanners’, Ian had never been behind a business and decided to make the move by buying Moor Test Centre. Using his extensive knowledge of the motor industry, he was able to ‘lift the bonnet’ of many businesses to identify whether they were the right fit for him.

 

After looking round extensively, Ian spotted a garage for sale through Hilton Smythe and quickly progressed to exchanging contracts and being the proud owner of his new venture. With Moor Test Centre already having a sound reputation, Ian was ready to meet the challenge of not only being his own boss but keeping up the high level of service customers were accustomed to. Like any business owner, Ian is now getting used to continuously developing and improving the business.

 

Incentivised by making money for himself

 

This has meant getting to grips with paperwork and following business processes. Despite having his work/life balance tested during the initial first months, he’s incentivised with the knowledge he’s making money for himself and no-one else.  He adds: “I wish I’d done this a lot sooner. It’s so daunting at first and to be honest, working for someone else can be a comfort blanket. I’m not saying being a business owner is necessarily tough but the rewards are outweighing both the personal and financial investment I’ve made.”

 

Flawless service

 

Since taking over the business, Ian’s begun to bring the paperwork up to modern standards and is currently investing in a computerised database to ensure customer profiles can be created and he can keep in touch with them as well as advertising for future discounts and offers.

 

Ian comments further: “I really would recommend Hilton Smythe to anyone looking for a new business. I felt their team were very attentive in helping me obtain my new business. It was pretty much flawless to be honest.”

 

Moor Test Centre is based near Stoke on Trent, offering a wide range of repairs, general servicing and MOTs.

 

 

It can be found at: 5 Rudyard Rd, Biddulph Moor, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7JD

 

Want to fing your dream garage for sale? Hilton Smythe have garages for sale throughout the country, start your search for a garage for sale by clicking here.

Hilton Smythe Helps Brian Reach The Bude Haven

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Brian Davis used to have celebrities and pop-stars in the rear of his car. As a professional chauffeur he learnt a number of key principles, one being that positive attitude is key. So when Brian and Hilary were starting a new chapter in the life they began looking at running their own business, they knew that the wanted to find something in hospitality.

 

Despite having a somewhat limited experience of working in the hospitality sector, they knew they could build on Brian’s ability to deliver first class customer service and hospitality. After years of Brian being on the road, they were both looking forward to a new life together, even if that meant often being on their feet working to run their own business.

 

A smooth process

 

During their long searches Hilton Smythe came up regularly and they began to search more closely with Hilton Smythe to ensure they kept a focus on their search priorities. Location remained a key factor, one which resulted in a move from Oxford to Beautiful Bude in Cornwall. Both wanted to ensure that there were close to key amenities as well as a short walk from the local beach in a friendly and popular resort town. Once they found an ideal property, Hilton Smythe helped to make the process as smooth as possible – recognising that not only were the couple making a lifestyle change but also relocating, a challenge for anyone!

 

Commenting on Hilton Smythe, Brian said: “When you start looking for Guest Houses for sale, there are so many options to consider. Hilton Smythe were highly professional with great attention to detail in terms of correspondence and keeping us up to date. It was one of the best we received and we’d recommend them to anyone looking for their next business venture.”

 

‘Lifting up the street’

 

Brian and Hilary wasted no time in raising the standards of their new purchase. They had anticipated that their new venture would need some work and they rolled up their sleeves to convert the formal hotel into the Bude Haven Guesthouse. From new paint and signage externally, through to the start of ongoing refurbishments, the couple have been praised by their neighbours for ‘lifting up the street’ – a well earned accolade. They didn’t stop there, they ensure that they integrated with their local community by holding an evening of drinks and nibbles with neighbours and local businesses at the Guesthouse. Their guesthouse is also used by local sports clubs and in late August this year, will provide accommodation for the Bude Jazz Festival.

 

Since buying the guesthouse both have learned a great deal about running a business. They have also recognised the value of honest and fair reviews which have resulted in multiple 5-star ratings – one of which posted on Trip advisor, “Could not have come to a more welcoming Hotel… The hosts who could not do enough for me while down in Bude.”

 

They’ve also welcomed some high-profile guests including Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton, Rich from boy-band 5ive and Adrian Cox from Bad Manners. The combination of hard work, great attitude has helped achieve top-ratings and awards from Trivago, Late Rooms and Trip Advisor.

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www.thebudehaven.com

7 Flexbury Avenue, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8NS

Want to own your own Guest House? Hilton Smythe have Guest Houses for sale throughout the country. Search Guest Houses for sale by clicking here.

Home based businesses for sale. Running a business from your front room.

When you think about making the decision to run your own business, it’s typical to imagine owning your own premises. Whether it be in the form of a unit in the heart of a central business district or on an out of town industrial estate, your premises are what will consume the majority of your business’ revenue. Once you take into account business rates, rising energy prices, maintenance, insurance and a variety of other endless outgoings the grand total can be enough to scare anyone into shutting up shop before you’ve even opened your doors. Buying a home based business for sale can therefore be an attractive option.

One rising trend in new business start-ups, particularly in the service sector; to avoid expensive overheads, is to set up your business in your own home. After all, some of the world’s strongest brands and businesses started in someone’s front room. The likes of Facebook, IKEA, Jo Malone, eBay, Amazon and plenty of fish all, at some point in time, operated out of someone’s front room, empty loft space or even garage. If you’re the type of person who spends half their working week sat in the rush hour traffic, operating from your own home can certainly be an attractive option. There has been one key change over the last twenty years in society that has enabled business operations to take place from just about anywhere, the internet. Utilising this ever so useful tool to its maximum potential will be key to the success of any business wishing to raise trade without their own premises. Even the ones with a premises have to use their online presence to attract custom. However dependency on gaining customers and interest from the internet alone can be a gamble despite your business being ‘the next best thing since sliced bread’, attracting some initial custom can make or break your business. For these reasons buying a home based business makes perfect sense.

One alternative, often overlooked by many new start-ups, is to purchase a competitors contract book or database. The benefit of this being that there is no chance in wasting money through marketing campaigns that fail to deliver promises of more customers.

Hilton Smythe currently have a collection of home based businesses for sale and in this article, we are focusing on an exclusive sale of cleaning contracts  in the Hertfordshire area, an ideal opportunity for someone already in the cleaning industry or someone wishing to put themselves out there, but worried about marketing strategies and building up a loyal customer base. The purchase of the contracts would also include extensive information about each client’s specific needs and the standards that are expected. Such information would prove a valuable asset to any newbie to the industry willing to step up to the mark. This listing also includes access to our clients accountant who will be able to talk through aspects such as profits, margins and growth over the past five years; another valuable source to any new start up business within this sector. Combined with an existing pool of loyal staff also means the buyer will have access to industry knowledge that is second to none. With an attractive asking price and also the owner’s knowledge available during the transfer of contracts this would be an ideal established business opportunity.

For more information about this exciting opportunity and our other listings please contact our advisors on 0845 519 8809 or leave your details below.

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