6948 / Rightbiz
- Main Road Trading Position
- Accounts Available Year End 31st March 2018
- Annual Turnover £288,165
- Gross Profit £60,622
- Accounts Available After Viewing
- Low Rent Just £115 Per Week
- Rent Includes 3.5 Acre Site & 3 Bedroom House
- Established 1974
- Fantastic Reputation
- Very Well Equipped
- Scope To Expand Product Range
- EPC – D
REF 6948 – Leasehold Florist & Garden Centre With Accommodation
Blacks Business Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this leasehold florist and garden centre located on a busy main road in Lathom, Skelmersdale.
The Country Florist is a long-established family business that has operated on this particular site since 1974. The business has grown steadily over the years and has a strong base of regular customers in place as well as benefiting from a large amount of passing trade generated by the position of the site. The Country Florist offers an extensive range of flowers and plants suitable for all occasions along with providing a specialist service in bespoke wedding and event flowers, funeral tributes and corporate designs. The business has an excellent reputation, a comprehensive website and a strong social media presence.
The Country Florist is situated on the busy A577 between Skelmersdale, a large thriving new town and Ormskirk, a bustling traditional market town. The area is well linked by the M58 which is just over one mile away and public transport links are excellent. The Country Florist has its own large private parking area at the front of the premises.
REASON FOR SALE
Our clients are selling the business as a general sale, presenting an exciting opportunity for a new owner-operator or team to take the business to the next level.
The Country Florist is located on a smallholding. This includes a three-bedroom semi-detached residential accommodation and 3.5 acres of land. A new five-year lease will begin with the new ownership and this will run at a cost of £1,500 per quarter (£115 per week). The business premises and outbuildings are included within the sale price.
The business operates with four permanent members of staff along with seasonal workers at peak selling periods.
The Country Florist has traded solidly since opening and our client has established a strong customer base. Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2018 show an annual turnover of £288,165 with gross profits of £60,622. Full financial information available upon request.
The business currently benefits from Small Business Rates Relief. Purchasers should enquire with relevant local authorities to confirm the rates payable.
The Country Florist is a long-established, highly respected independent business with strong links to the local community. Our client has developed excellent working relationships with other local businesses including funeral directors, hotels and corporate clients.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to purchase and develop this thriving business with the scope to increase the turnover and take the business to a higher level. This extensive site offers the potential for future development and expansion. This proposition would ideally suit an owner-operating team or manager who could push the business forward and build upon the existing solid and impressive trading foundation. Early viewings are strongly advised.
BUILDING LAYOUT AND DESIGN
The Country Florist operates from a purpose built, single storey property. The business is well branded with signage displayed on the main road and within the grounds. There is a large car parking area to the front of the business premises. Inside, the florist is very well presented with a range of stock areas for plant sales, fresh flowers, cards, gifts and toys, wedding displays and graveside memorial tributes. Outside, there is a large covered decked area for plant sales, hanging baskets and seasonal products. All fixtures and fittings are contained within the sale. This includes all display units, card racks, shelving, flower and sundry storage areas, multi-span polythene tunnel, water pumping system and brand new 25,000 litre water storage tank.
Residential accommodation comprises of a three-bedroom semi-detached house including family lounge, kitchen, bathroom and dining room. There is a small well-presented garden to the front of the property with private off-road parking
Fixtures & Fittings:
Trolleys x 60
Wooden Display Table
Poly Tunnels x
Water Tank & Pump
MON - FRI 09:00 - 17:30SAT: 09:00 - 17:00SUN: 10:00 - 15:00
£1,500 Per Quarter (£115 Per Week). Weekly Rent:
£1,500 Per Quarter (£115 Per Week).
Leasehold Price: £475,000
Location: Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Annual Turnover: £288,165