Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and busy dry cleaning business, which is ideally located within the town of Didcot, Oxfordshire.
The business was originally established in 1978 and has been in our clients' careful ownership since 1987. Only now is the business being offered to the market, due to our clients' desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business currently operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £98,000 per annum, according to the 2015 accounts, with a gross profit of approximately 92%.
Our clients offer a wide variety of services, including dry cleaning, laundry service, ironing service, household and domestic cleaning and service washes, to name a few. The property boasts 70 sq. metres of floor space, is very well maintained and fitted out to suit the trade.
The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the high quality of the services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a good volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by embarking on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent services offered. Our clients already have a very informative and easy to use website in place to promote the business at www.neaterdrycleaners-didcot.co.uk.
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 Leasehold:
Original lease length: 10 years
Remaining lease length: 4 years
Rent: £21,000 per annum
HOURSThe business is open:
Monday - Saturday: 7.30am - 5.30pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with 1 x full time staff member.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business generates a turnover in the region of £98,000 per annum, according to the 2015 accounts, with a gross profit of approximately 92%.
Neater Dry Cleaners occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the popular town of Didcot in Oxfordshire. The business is located on the busy Broadway and is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore, benefiting from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business also benefits from good car parking facilities within the area. There are also densely populated residential areas close by, from which the business derives much trade.
Didcot is a railway town and civil parish in Oxfordshire. The town is noted for its railway heritage, having been a station on Brunel's Great Western Main Line. According to the 2011 census, Didcot had a residential population of 25,140. The town is a popular place to live and work, due to the proximity of both Oxford and Reading.
The area is well served by the public transport system, with a bus stop just a short walk away from the premises. Didcot Parkway railway station is just a 10-minute walk away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with both the A4493 and A4130 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Oxford is approximately 16 miles away and reading is 19½ miles away.
Substantial ground floor, corner premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:
Serve over counter with electronic cash register, credit/debit card terminal and hanging space for garments.
Main work area fitted out to suit the trade.
Rear room with dryer and compressor.
WC with wash hand basin.
Pony ironing table.
Comptel ironing table.
Comptel rotor cabinet.
Primous washing machine.
Firbimatic dry cleaning machine.
Good highly visible signage.