Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Susie Bon Bea. This delightful business is a winning combination of a cake and tea shop and popular training school. The business was originally founded by our client in October 2011 and has seen year on year growth to the successful business it is today.
Susie Bon Bea specialise in cakes for all occasions, creating bespoke quality produce such as celebration cakes, cookies and cupcakes and so much more, using only the finest ingredients, all freshly baked in-house using locally sourced ingredients where possible. It is the exceptional quality that has drawn a good repeat customer base not only from local residents but from customers travelling from other regions in Essex.
The business has a fantastic reputation and reports a healthy turnover of £60,000 with a good gross profit.
The cake and tea shop is beautifully presented with the vast array of cakes artistically displayed and only quality China wear is used. The cake and tea shop also benefits from an alcohol license opening up the opportunity of extending the menu if desired. The business has an excellent website in situ with a gallery of the goods on offer and has a presence on social media websites to further promote awareness.
Additional revenue is generated from the fantastic training school, offering a host of classes including cake decoration, novelty cupcakes, sugar flowers and 2D and 3D characters. The classes are very light hearted and cater for all ages and skill sets from a complete novice to the more experienced and are proving extremely popular.
This is a charming business which genuinely comes to the market as our client wishes to have a change of career and we highly recommend early viewing.
TENUREWe are advised leasehold
Original lease length is 3 years
13 months remain on lease
Reviewed every 5 years
Rent is £1333 per month
HOURSThe business opens:-
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday .09.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday and Monday closed
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 2 members of staff.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business reports a healthy turnover of £60,000 with a good gross profit.
The business is located in the busy town of Upminster in the London borough of Havering.
Susie Bon Bea is in a superb trading location within heart of the town centre, surrounded by a plethora of complementary businesses. The area is also heavily populated with four schools in the vicinity. The business sits on a busy bus route with regular services running to the City and surrounding towns and villages ensuring heavy passing traffic.
The business is also ideally only 5 minutes from Upminster station and the area boasts excellent footfall throughout the day.
Double fronted mid parade premise briefly comprising:-
Excellent signage with large windows displaying cakes.
Cake and tea shop beautifully styled with table and chairs for 20 covers. To the left is a breakfast bar and a long counter with display units and serving counter.
Along the right hand side is tabled seating and decorative shelving displaying China wear.
To back of the shop are customer toilet facilities.
Behind the serving counter is the well-equipped good sized preparation room housing ample steel racking and 2 large steel table work tops.
Through into the fully functional kitchen area.
The training room which is spacious houses three large student tables, a kitchen area and all the apparatus and equipment appropriate for the trade.
At the back of the building is a stock room with ample racking for storage.
Equipment and fittings includes:-
Shutters - lock up
Menu black boards
Fully equipped China sets, wine glasses tumblers etc to serve food and drinks
Preparation room - steel racking 6meters around room
Two steel preparation tables
All baking and cooking utensils and dozens of cake stands
Kitchen: New Falcon oven worth £5,000
4 hob cooker
Steel racking in kitchen area
100's of cake decorative tools, piping equipment, presentation stands, cutters, moulds etc
All training equipment