Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular florist and greengrocery business in East Sussex.
The business was established by our client over 30 years ago and is only now being offered to the market due to our client's personal circumstances. The business operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £325,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 33%.
Our client offers a variety of goods including fruit and vegetables, freshly cut flowers and plants, although they specialise in hand tied aqua's, flat packs, flower arrangements, funeral bouquets and fresh floral baskets. The property boasts a spacious sales area, which is well-equipped to suit the trade.
The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area and further afield, 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.
We feel the turnover could be increased by a new owner embarking on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the goods and services offered. The business would also benefit from the launch of its own dedicated website with online ordering facilities.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a thriving and busy florist and greengrocery business, in a prime trading location with vast scope for growth; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised leasehold:
Rent: £1,650 per quarter.
HOURSThe business is open:
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 1.00pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with 2 x part time family members.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business generates a turnover in the region of £325,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 33%.
This florist and greengrocery business is ideally located within a small town in East Sussex. The business is situated within a parade of complimentary shops and businesses and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business also benefits from good parking facilities directly opposite the property.
The area of the property is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the business. The nearest railway station is less than 5 minutes' walk away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with one being within easy driving distance, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks.
Substantial ground floor premises, briefly comprising:
Main sales and display area with:
Tiled flooring throughout.
Left floral side:
2 x purpose built flower display units holding numerous aluminium flower buckets.
Wooden fronted serve over counter.
Rear preparation area with shelving for ribbons, foam bases, wrapping paper etc.
Mid-point of shop is a duel side, free standing gondola for fruit and vegetables.
Right greengrocery side:
Multiple racking systems for fruit and vegetables.
2 x full length chiller display units.
Main serve over counter.
2 x purpose built basket counters with rear storage shelves.
2 x electronic scales.
To the rear:
Staff area with multiple counter tops.
Staff WC with wash hand basin.
External with :
Several tables to frontage displaying flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Single door chiller unit.
DAF truck, currently used as a static cold store.
Renault sign written van.