For Sale

Successful Pet Supplies Business

East Sussex

£74,995 +SAV

Ref: B05014

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Aidan Murphy

01204556301

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Description

Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market, a truly fantastic example of a ‘Turnkey’ business opportunity set within an idyllic village community.

This busy pet supply store was established by our clients over 4 years ago and now wish to sell the business to take a well-earned retirement.

Since opening, this successful pet supply business has seen year on year growth to the highly profitable business it is today, specialising in the supply of raw food which dominates its popularity and high sales levels.

Our clients work alongside their knowledgeable team. all who share a passion for pet care. The focus within this business is all nutrition led and the well-being of pets. It is this personal service which makes this business a much loved and popular store within the community.

The store is immaculately presented and well stocked catering for all small animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, birds and fish. With an excellent range of pet accessories such as beds, leads, bowls, toys, healthcare products and more importantly good sound pet care advice.

In addition, our client is a trained Vet and uses the specially designed treatment room to the rear of the store on a part time basis. However, the team in situ which includes a fully trained Manager, can run the business very successfully without any input from our client’s time.

We suggest adding a dog grooming service in the areas currently located behind the shop would best suit the demands of the loyal customers who visit the business. Adding an online ordering option through the website could also potentially add a further 40% to the current turnover, resulting in an attainable yearly sales level in excess of half a million pounds.

Adding a local delivery service would also help those customers who struggle to reach the shop especially in poor weather.

Currently the business enjoys a 4.9/5 customer review score on Facebook.

A full handover will be offered, and we strongly advise early viewing to avoid any disappointment.

Tenure

Leasehold

We are advised this is a leasehold opportunity

A new lease is to be negotiated with terms and conditions to be agreed.
Rent in the region of £18,000 per annum.

Hours

Monday to Saturday 9.00am-5.30 pm
Sunday - closed

Staff

The business is managed by our clients, with the assistance of both full time and part time staff.

Financial Profile

The business reported turnover in 2018 of £395,077, with a gross profit of £103,697 and an adjusted net profit in the region of £35,000.

Stock levels currently sit at around £25,000

Location

This popular pet supply store occupies a highly enviable trading position in an idyllic village within East Sussex.

This business sits within the heart of this affluent village, with a host of independent and high street retail outlets and community amenities bringing high footfall to the village throughout the day. Including a busy garage directly next door, independent wine retailer, pharmacy, hardware retailer, coffee shop, choice of restaurants and public houses and the village hall directly facing.

The business is located on a busy commuter road, with parking available opposite the business and further benefits from a large free car park within 2 minutes’ walk.

Premises

The entire unit had been stripped back and remodelled by our clients 4 years ago and includes new electrics, rooms and display area.

Ground floor

• 3 x double and 1 x single glass fronted display freezers for the large selection of raw food products.
• Centre display isle with adjustable shelving to both sides
• Large window display space
• Left side includes full height adjustable display shelving and rear accessories hanging space.
• Central service counter with pic and till system.
• Small office / Storage area
• Large workroom - refurbished to a high standard and includes white storage cupboards to wall and base.
• Staff kitchen area and toilet

External
Designated storage space with secure sheds for dry/tinned dog food and refuse which leads into a shared space for rear access.

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