For Sale

Busy Butchers, Delicatessen and Post Office

Stafford, Staffordshire

£189,995 +SAV

Ref: 13422 J

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Sarah Moores

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Description

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very popular high class family butchers and delicatessen business, incorporating a Post Office in Stafford.

The business was originally established in 1953 and has been in our clients’ careful ownership since 1974. 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 £660,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 40%.

Our clients offer a wide range of goods including the very best, locally sourced beef, pork, lamb, poultry and game. The fully stocked delicatessen offers a huge range of homemade pies and pastries, cooked meats and continental cheeses. Our clients also supply catering customers with a high-quality service and free daily deliveries. The Post Office can be accessed via both an external door or internal access and offers two secure Post Office positions.

The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area and further afield, for the very 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 scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, perhaps by offering Sunday trading. A new owner could embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the excellent goods offered. The business already has an excellent and very informative website in place to advertise the produce at www.hindlesbutchers.co.uk.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already busy business to the next level; therefore, early discussions with Hilton Smythe must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Tenure

Leasehold

We are advised Leasehold:

Original lease length: years
Remaining lease length: 9 years, as of 2017
Rent: £15,492 per annum

Hours

The business is open:

Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 7.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Staff

The business is owner run and managed with 6 x full time and 4 x part time staff members.

Financial Profile

The business generates a turnover in the region of £660,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 40%.

Location

A Hindle & Son occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the vibrant town of Stafford, Staffordshire. The property is situated in a prime trading corner location on Bridal Road and is surrounded be densely populated residential areas, from which the business derives much of its trade. The business benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade, as well as excellent parking facilities to the front of the premises.

Stafford is the County town of Staffordshire in the West Midlands. According to the 2011 census, the town had a residential population of 68,472. The town lies between Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent. The town centre offers an abundance of shops, from the major high street retailers to niche independent stores.

Stafford is rich in history with beautiful architecture that can be traced back over many centuries. The market square is home to many events during the year including the half marathon, Mayor’s Parade, Stafford Arts Festival and the Cheese and Ale Festival.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Stafford railway station is approximately 2½ miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with both the A34 and A513 being within easy driving distance. Stafford lies approximately 16 miles north of Wolverhampton and 24 miles north-west of Birmingham.

Premises

Substantial ground floor premises in a prime trading location, briefly comprising:

Main butchers shop with:

Separate external door plus internal access to all areas.
Waiting area.
Double door upright dairy chiller unit.
Triple section serve over counter.
2 x EPOS cash registers with integrated scales (linked to back office system).
Displays of jams, pickles and preserves.
Sealing machine.
Butchers block.
Hand wash basin.

Delicatessen with:

Waiting area.
2 x serve over chiller units.
EPOS cash register.
Double door upright drink chiller unit.
2 x rotisseries.
2 x display cabinets.
Coffee machine.

To the rear of the counter:

Meat slicer.
Scales.
2 x stainless steel preparation tables.
Bug zapper.
Double bowl commercial sink unit.
Instant water heater.
Vacuum packing machine.
Overwrap machine.
Stainless steel sink unit.
WC.
Storeroom with 2 x chest freezers, fax machine and overwrap machine.

Preparation room with:

2 x stainless steel preparation tables.
Marble top table.
Bacon slicer.
Beef burger machine (200 burgers per hour – cost £6,000).
Scales.
Lincat oven.
Vacuum packer for fresh meats.
Walk-in refrigerator, fully racked with external unit (6 months old – cost £15,000).
Cutting bench.
Second walk-in refrigerator.
Ham boiler (new – cost £2,500).
Commercial sink unit with hot water boiler.

Second preparation area with:

2 x scales.
Cutting table.
Butcher Boy 32 mincing machine (2,000 lb per hour).
3 x phase Sheetline filler with spooling table.
AEW bandsaw.
Bizerba wall mounted scales.
Fast turbo chiller.

Post Office with:

Separate external door plus internal access to all areas.
2 x secure positions.
Greeting card display unit.
Carousel greeting card display.
Wall mounted display units.
Health Lottery terminal.
CCTV with 2 x cameras.

External:

Forecourt parking area.

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