Annual Sales of Approximately £190,000
Large Client Base
3 Time Herriot Country Food Award Winner
Lucrative Income Stream
EPC - C
The Little Chocolate Shop is a high quality and Artisan chocolate and confectionery manufacturer situated in the North Yorkshire Dales and currently supplies both its own retail and supplies independent chocolate shops and deli’s covering locations such as Leeds, Wakefield, Helmsley, Harrogate, Stanhope, Darlington, Thirsk and Ripon.
The business started trading in 2001 originally from a location in Aysgarth Falls, Wensleydale. In 2006 the business moved to its current location in Leyburn, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. This is a purpose-built manufacturing unit on a pleasant commercial estate on the outskirts of this picturesque small town adjacent to a small pottery. Servicing the factory is an extensive car park which allows ample parking.
The manufactured product is of the highest calibre and as well as supplying the business’s own shops and sales from the retail area at Leyburn, there is a thriving business to business wholesale trade to some very well established customers include numerous independent chocolate shops, as well as restaurants, hotels and gift shops. Local food fairs and events are also attended to boost publicity.
The current situation sees the business employing a Chocolatier, however new owners who are experienced in the confectionery industry may well see this as a role they can take on themselves, therefore adding value on the bottom line to this business.
As the current owners are now preparing to retire, this represents a tremendous opportunity for new owners to take this business to its next level. This may include development of internet sales and the wholesale operation is ripe for further development -- the sites are in place but need greater attention.
Current hygiene level 5 with local authority.Fixtures:
Fully fitted modern food production unit with resin floors and hygienic fittings
5 chocolate tempering machines
15 stainless steel work tables
Racking systems for packaging and for finished goods
Refrigerated display cabinet
Very large number of chocolate moulds
Full inventory available on request
The business currently works over 6 days, 7 days may be considered.
MON: 10:00 - 17:00
TUE: 10:00 - 17:00
WED: 10:00 - 17:00
THU: 10:00 - 17:00
FRI: 10:00 - 17:00
SAT: 10:00 - 16:00
Location Details: Leyburn
Leasehold Term: Rent: £311 Per Week
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