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Extremely Well Established Butchers Business In Bedfordshire For Sale

Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK
Asking Price:
£229,999
Sales Revenue:
£432,589
Cash Flow:
Available on request

Business
Please quote reference B06958

Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of a well-established retail butchers with a renowned reputation amongst local residents in Bedfordshire. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover and popular local business in an area teeming with customers.

The business was founded by the current owners approximately 12 years ago. The business has been a real labour of love for them accruing an impressive number of regular customers along with a fantastic reputation for customer care and service along with competitive pricing.

The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with heavy hearts only due to the owners wishes to enjoy well-earned retirements. They are keen to see their beloved butchers pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner(s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

They offer a great range of quality produce both home made and locally sourced such as handmade sausages, quality cooked meats, bacons and complimentary products. The business is well known for its sausages with customers travelling many miles to purchase. From the more traditional Lincolnshire and the famous County’s Best pork, to their exotic Moroccan Lamb and South African Boerewors. Other products include;

Homemade Pies
Pasties
Sausage Rolls
Ready Meals
Cakes
Burgers
Marinated Meats
BBQ packs
Chicken
Beef
Lamb
Bacon
Gammon

The company is well known for its ‘Go Large Meal Deals’.

The sale will include the company Facebook page (subject to negotiation) and a new 2 year old sign refrigerated van. The business enjoys great visibility on the internet along with great reviews such as;

“Love the people, the service you receive and never disappointed with the food!“
“Great choice of meats, always good quality and served with a free smile“
“The best meat and home produce available in the local area”

Scope to improve -

Advertising and marketing campaign
Maximise the use of social media particularly Twitter and Instagram
Website to extol the products and services offered
Develop the outside catering side of the business
Introduce a customer loyalty card/ scheme.

Reasons to buy -

A well established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success
Ideal owner managed or partnership business
Prime trading position with little or no competition locally
Low running costs with inexpensive and no business rates
All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity

Very rarely do butchers of this calibre come to the open market so early enquiry is highly recommended.

This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest.

Location
The business is located in Bedfordshire.

The business is ideally positioned in a small but unusually busy and vibrant shopping parade and sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses including a Co-Op, barbers and hairdressers and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade along with regular custom.

The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. There is free parking in a public car park close by as well as free on street parking in the roads and streets surrounding the premises.

Premises
They occupies premises ideally suited to the trade and briefly comprising;

Shop - Windows and glazed door to front creating a light, airy and inviting interior, generously proportioned with a pleasing upmarket feel, tiled floor, fluorescent lighting, glass fronted, refrigerated serve over counters, long open meat chiller, glass fronted chiller, two digital weighing machines, till and card machines, butchers block, mincing machine, preserves and chutney display, feature central product display.

Kitchen - With wood effect flooring, base and wall units, tiled splash backs, range cooker with 3 ovens and ceramic hob, stainless steel sink and drainer with Monobloc tap, separate hand wash basin.

Preparation Room - With a range of base units with complimentary worktop, deep stainless steel sink and drainer, wall mounted water heater, perimeter shelving, vacuum packing machine, large stainless steel fridge with double doors. Double doors and roller shutter.

WC - With close coupled toilet and ceramic hand wash basin in a vanity unit with double doors, wall mounted soap and paper towel dispenser.

Garage - With power and light, providing useful storage and space for refrigeration equipment etc.

Tenure
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with 10 years remaining on the 11 year lease. The rent is £12,000 per annum.

Hours
The business hours are -

Monday – 07:30-17:30
Tuesday – 07:30-17:30
Wednesday – 07:30-17:30
Thursday – 07:30-17:30
Friday – 07:30-17:30
Saturday – 07:30-17:00
Sunday - Closed

Staff
We are advised that the business is owner run and managed, with the help of 2 full-time and 2 part-time members of staff.

Financial Profile
We are advised as per the 2021 accounts, the business generated a turnover in the region of £430,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request.

Please quote reference B06958

Property Information

Property:

Leasehold

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