Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular Post Office business, which is ideally located within the town of St Helens in Merseyside.
This old established business has been in our clients' careful ownership since 2000. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients' other interests. The business operates 6 days per week and generates a retail turnover in the region of £88,000 per annum. This is split as £29,883 for takings and £58,215 for the post office salary as per the 2015 accounts.
Our client currently offers full Post Office services including special deliveries, parcels, on-demand foreign currency, business banking, car tax etc. (the Post Office does not do passports). As well as the services our clients offer a large selection of greeting cards, confectionery, stationery, scratch cards and Lottery, there is also a photocopier/passport photograph machine available. Our clients also offer dry cleaning services.
The property boasts approximately 81 sq. metres of floor space with the main sales and display area to the ground floor with two secure Post Office stations, plus a retail/Post Office combination sales station. The first floor offers two-bedroom accommodation, which our client currently uses for additional storage, but would make excellent owners' accommodation or could be let out to generate further income.
The business has built up an excellent 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.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Freehold.
HOURSThe business is currently open:
Monday - Saturday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with 1 x full time and 2 x part time staff members.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business operates 6 days per week and generates a retail turnover in the region of £88,000 per annum. This is split as £29,883 for takings and £58,215 for the post office salary as per the 2015 accounts.
Dentons Green Post Office occupies substantial two storey premises, ideally located within the town of St. Helens in Merseyside. The Post Office is situated on the very busy A570, therefore, benefiting from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade, as well as free on-street parking to the front of the premises. The property is surrounded by densely populated residential areas, from which the business derives much trade.
St Helens is a large thriving town with a population of just over 100,000 residents. Amenities within the area include markets, museums, sports and leisure centres and cinema's. The biggest St Helens attraction is Dream, the iconic 20-metre-high artwork by Jaume Plensa, which is situated on the top of Sutton Manor overlooking the M62 motorway.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. St Helens Central railway station is approximately two miles away. The area is also well served by the public transport system, with the business located on the A570, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Liverpool is approximately 12 miles away and Manchester is 26 miles away.
Substantial two-storey premises, in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:
Serve over counter with combination unit for both retail and Post Office use, scratch card display unit and Lottery terminal.
Tobacco gantry to rear of counter.
Slat wall displays, making the sales area bigger.
Drink chiller unit.
Greeting card displays.
2 x secure Post Office counters.
Dining area, which our client currently uses as additional workspace with Post Office desk and filing cupboards.
Fully fitted kitchen with wall and base units, stainless steel sink unit and a currently unused gas oven and hob.
Stairs to first floor.
Large living room with original features.
Bathroom with electric shower, WC and sink unit.
2 x double bedrooms.
Disabled ramp leading to Post Office.
Car parking to front of premises, with one disabled parking bay.
Small rear yard.
The property is covered by two separate CCTV units. The ground floor has a security alarm connected to the Police, and the owners' accommodation has a separate private alarm.