Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market Elite Auto Services. This premier garage is not only the largest garage of its type in the area but the busiest.
Established over 30 years ago, by our client with a wealth of experience in the industry. The business has an outstanding reputation seeing high volumes of repeat trade and word of mouth referrals and over 1500 registered customers on the books. We are informed that there are over 100 new houses being built within 1 mile of the garage from which the business could obtain new custom.
The business reports a generous turnover around £311,000 with a gross profit at circa 53% as per the 2015 accounts.
Elite Auto Services offers a host of services including MOT's, breakdown service, diagnostics and vehicle air conditioning and repairs of all car types, classic cars and motorcycles. We are advised the business is currently working on 15 different jobs a day and 4 on a Saturday, Although the % of work in the winter is mainly general cars, in the summer the classic cars and motorcycle work doubles due to the weather and location. There is also a healthy 4 x 4 requirement in this area.
The business operates from a substantial sized plot. There are 3 separate garages all with their own entrances - the main workshop, the tyre changing unit and the motorcycle/MOT garage.
The business has a website which we believe a new owner could develop. Having a presence on social media is a cheap and quick way to keep current and new custom up-to-date with the true benefits of the business.
We would highly recommend early viewing of this long established and highly respected concern which genuinely comes to the market as our client looks towards a well-deserved retirement.
TENUREWe are advised this is a rolling lease arrangement.
Rent to be advised.
HOURSThe business opens: -
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12 noon
STAFFThis is a family run concern with the assistance of a receptionist and 3 full time Mechanics.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business reports a generous turnover around £311,000 with a gross profit at circa 53% as per the 2015 accounts.
The business is located in the desirable village of Birdham, West Sussex.
Elite Auto Services is situated on a private and secure farm site with other independent industrial units. The business is located just off the A286, a commuter road running towards the City of Chichester around 5 minutes' drive away.
Birdham is a sailing village on the inner reaches of Chichester Harbour. The area is also accessible from the A27.
Newly painted business front. Entrance to new tyre changing garage and reception
Access to main workshop, 2 x full height garage doors, 1 to each bay, Customer car parking for 20+ cars.
Separate garage, accessed from designated customer parking area, includes rolling load, break tester and head lamp aligner.
Customer waiting area Ladies and gent's toilets Long reception desk with 2 x computers, scanner / printer, drinks machine, desks, filing cabinets and kitchen area.
MOT bay and MOT testing equipment with enclosed office 4 X poster ramp for class 4 and light commercial vehicles.
Bay 1 = 2 x poster ramp
Bay 2 = 2 x poster ramp bean jack, headlamp aligner, break tester, mission centre (for diesel and petrol), 2 x 3 phase compressors, parts washer, jack, exhaust jack, 2 x trolley jacks, engine lift, bench grinder and wire wheel, 12 +'24 watt battery charger, work bench with vice, oil storage tank and hose, air con equipment and MiG welder.
Accessed by stairs from main workshop, includes a large open plan stores area, 2 x unused offices - could be further developed or sub-let to complementary business. Equipment inc 15 X tonne floor standing press, cambelts and timing changing, tracking equipment, varmasarts and oils, gas heater and plate making machine.
Located in new adjacent garage unit, can be further used to expand the light commercial repair side of the business Inc 2 X post lift, wheel balancer, tyre fitting machine.
2 company vans.