Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market J.W. Leivesley and Co Ltd in Southport, Merseyside. The business was established by our clients` family in 1921 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients` wish for a well-deserved retirement. The business is open 5 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £391,855 per annum, with a reported gross profit of approximately 28%.
The turnover is generated from the supply of chilled products such as dairy and sliced meats, a variety of leading brand products, non-food products, such as tin foil and cleaning materials and cooking equipment/crockery etc. The business specialises in wholesale supply to nursing homes, nurseries, schools etc. The business has an excellent reputation within the industry for the supply of high quality products, which has resulted in a very loyal client base and a lot of repeat trade, as well as word of mouth referrals.
The property benefits from 3 bedroom accommodation to the second floor, which is currently let out to generate further income, but could be used as owners` accommodation should a new owner desire. We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours and perhaps opening at weekends, as the business is currently run at a pace to suit our clients`. The business would benefit from a small marketing campaign to highlight the products and services offered.
The business already has a very informative website in place to promote the business. We feel this is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
This food wholesaler occupies substantial three storey premises, ideally located on the busy Upper Aughton Road in Southport, Merseyside. The premises benefit from ample on-street parking to the front of the property. The premises are surrounded by complimentary shops and businesses, as well as residential properties. Southport is a large seaside town and during the 2001 cencus it was reported to have a population of 90,336 residents, making it the eleventh most populous settlement in North West England. Southport town centre is well within walking distance of the property.
The area is well supported by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance. The nearest railway station is in the town centre. The area is also well served by the A-road system, with the business situated close to the A565 and A570, which link to the vast A-road and motorway networks. Liverpool is approximately 18 miles away and Preston is also 18 miles away.
Three-storey corner premises, briefly comprising:
Main office with trade counter.
2 x large storerooms.
Goods inward area with large main storage room.
First floor with:
2 x extra-large storage areas.
Small room to front.
Second floor with:
Large storage area.
Self-contained flat with:
Own side entrance.
2 x double bedrooms.
1 x single bedroom.
2 x lounge areas.
3 x garages.
Parking spaces for four vehicles to rear.
We are advised Freehold.
The business is open:
Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
The business is owner run and managed.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £391,855 per annum, with a reported gross profit of approximately 28%.
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