Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this popular and busy pet and aquatic supplies business in Walton-le-Dale, Lancashire.
The business was established by our client in 2005 and is only now, reluctantly, being offered to the market due to our client's other business commitments. The business operates 7 days per week and generates a very healthy turnover in the region of £100,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 40%.
Our client offers a wide variety of pet foods and accessories including animal bedding, aquarium fish products, aviary products, cat & dog produce, foods and treats, equestrian goods, pet litters and small pet products, to name a few. Our client offers supplies for all different pets and stocks as much produce as possible with products from major suppliers such as Mayfield, Pet Brand, Pennine, Super Pet, Living World and many more.
The property is very well maintained and has been fitted out to suit the trade, with large sales and display areas. The business has built up an enviable 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.
We feel there is great potential to increase the turnover, as the business is currently run at a pace to suit our client, due to other business commitments. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent goods and services offered.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early discussions with Hilton Smythe must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Leasehold:
Original lease length: 5 years
Remaining lease length: 5 years
Review every: 3 years
Rent: £7,980 per annum
HOURSThe business is open:
Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with 1 x part time staff member.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business generates a turnover in the region of £100,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 40%.
Andy's Pet & Aquatic Supplies occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the large village of Walton-le-Dale in Lancashire. The business is located within a small parade of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The pet store further benefits from free off street parking facilities to the front of the premises.
Walton-le-Dale is a large village in the Borough of South Ribble. It lies on the south bank of the River Ribble, opposite the city of Preston and adjacent to Bamber Bridge. The village is a primarily residential suburb and a very popular place in which to live, due to its close proximity to the city of Preston.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with a bus stop being opposite the property. The nearest railway station is at Bamber Bridge, approximately 1½ miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A6 being within easy driving distance, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Preston is approximately 2½ miles away and Blackburn is 9½ miles away.
Substantial ground floor premises in an ideal trading position, briefly comprising:
Main sales and display area.
Racking and shelving to perimeter walls to suit the trade.
Central display shelving.
Serve over counter with electronic cash register and credit/debit card terminal.
Open fronted stock area with shelving.
Further retail area with racking and shelving.
All racking and shelving.
Small chest freezer.
Electronic weighing scales.
Parking for approximately 10 vehicles.
The property is fully alarmed.