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Sarah Davies (June 2014) View More
Leasehold Price: £150,000 Annual Turnover: £700,000
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Business Description
BUSINESS OVERVIEW

Long established Northampton based business with national presence. Highly successful website: with Top 5 ‘organic’ rankings on many product lines across the UK (www.One-Stop-DIY.co.uk) resulting in a very busy store serving daily couriered Timber deliveries throughout the United Kingdom.

THE FIGURES

• £700k annual turnover
• £150k + Stock at valuation
• £net profit available on request
• Debt free business
• Attractive leasehold DIY centre
• Ideally located in densely populated area – WITH UK wide delivery system
• Est. 50 years, with current owners 7 years
• VERY well presented throughout

The business has seen a 10% – 15% year on year growth. There are excellent opportunities for this figure to increase; e.g. possible inclusion of CNC cutting machine or similar.

CUSTOMER THROUGHPUT

• 130 – 200 customers through the doors per day (dependent largely on weather and time of year)
• 150 'Live' Trade Accounts with on average 80-100 of them invoiced for purchases every month
• 30 – 50 email enquiries per day (excluding junk & irrelevant)
• 20 – 30 telephone enquires per day (over two telephone lines)
• UK wide deliveries (national deliveries undertaken by independent courier companies) (business also owns a fully liveried delivery vehicle for more local deliveries)

This successful customer throughput has been achieved by steadily growing the business to what it is today; a busy, thriving hub; supplying DIY products and services. Serious prospective purchasers will be invited to come and spend time with us where you’ll get the opportunity to experience the hive of activity first hand.

KEY NOTABLES

• 6700 sq ft comprising: -
• DIY shop with separate two-room storeroom
• Timber yard
• Extended height racking in yard for pallet storage
• Two wood mills with further storage.
• Undercover parking for forklift truck and delivery van
• Fully stocked
• Long serving and knowledgeable staff team
• Strong customer and accounts base
• Proven track record with inevitable growth
• Existing experienced & knowledgeable team
• Upstairs Store Room
• Two Office Rooms

The business has a small team of dedicated, knowledgeable employees who have played a significant role in the successful growth the business has enjoyed to date. It is the seller’s wish that, if possible, the existing team could secure their current positions with the new owner.
INCLUDED ASSETS

• New Modern sliding table saw with extraction system
• Peugeot Delivery vehicle (with full livery)
• Telescopic JCB Forklift truck
• EPOS system
• Wood burner for timber waste
• Undercover racking for sheet materials
• Full training on all assets
• Scissor Lift (which gets hired out)
• Scaffold towers (Which get hired out)
• Several Computers

Included in the purchase price is a guarantee that full training is offered on the use of all assets/aspects of the business. We genuinely want to see you succeed in taking One Stop DIY to new heights. We are therefore offering a post-purchase period of full training which will ensure a smooth transition into the business for the buyer.

DEPARTMENTS

• Paint / mixing
• Glass cutting
• Plumbing
• Electrical
• Timber
• Fencing (timber)
• Sand
• Fixings & hardware
• Ironmongery
• Garden
• Key cutting
• Seasonal goods:
• Rocksalt
• Coal
• Christmas trees
• Gas

STORY SO FAR

A DIY shop / Builders Merchant has been in the same location for 50 years or more. Beyond that recollections get a bit vague but there may have been a business of similar type even beyond that according to some local residents. The previous owner(s) to the current owners ran the shop for 30 years. The current owners then purchased the business 7 years ago. New lines were introduced, website constructed and generally the shop was smartened up and modernised.

The business has then grown dramatically. Footfall through the door has increased, account/trade numbers have grown (including accounts for local schools, colleges and independent businesses). The website of www.one-stop-diy.co.uk dominates both local and national Search Engine (Google etc) searches for most DIY searches in Northampton and most National Timber Searches. We outrank B&Q, Wickes etc. (As a test, any interested party is invited to try this for yourselves – via Google search for DIY Shop Northampton, for National searches – try Plywood delivery London – or any other sheet material and town combination of your choosing) . This generates a lot of sales. These online timber sales range from small £20.00 to £30.00 orders to palletised orders of hundreds and thousands of pound orders to big businesses and blue chip companies. At the time of writing we have recently supplied the Barbican centre in London with timber and we also have regular large cut to size orders for companies based throughout the country. We believe this is the main growth area for the business in the future, potentially outstripping all others.

The shop has a big personality and is part of the local community that it serves. We are professional and modern, but we also try not to take ourselves too seriously – which you can see from the back of our van photo.

LOCATION

Whilst we simply bought the business because it is our local DIY shop (we are Northampton residents), the shop is centrally located in the Uk with motorway links in easy reach for all areas of the UK. The shop sits in a busy residential area of Northampton. It does not have a car park of its own but we have a dedicated parking space on the road outside the shop and the shop benefits from a number of timed 20 minute bays for customer parking immediately at the frontage of the shop.

The nearest competition to the business are a good 30 minute drive across the other side of town where you can find the usual B&Q’s Homebases etc. In the immediate vicinity of the business there are no other DIY / Builders Merchants.

REASON FOR SALE

Most listings here will just state Genuine Reason for sale and whilst this is true of us too, we thought we would expand on this. The current owners have several other business interests, some of which existed before the purchase of the shop and some that have been taken on subsequently and we have come to realise that we are no longer able to input the energy and time that this now sizeable business requires and deserves. In short we are not getting any younger and we’ve realised we no longer want to work quite so much. It is time to hand the reigns to someone else to enjoy the rewards on offer in the next phase of this valuable store’s life.
Trading Hours:
Mon - Sat - 08:00 - 5:30


Number of Employees: 1-5

Tenure: Leasehold

Support & Training:

Included in the purchase price is a guarantee that full training is offered on the use of all assets/aspects of the business. We genuinely want to see you succeed in taking One Stop DIY to new heights. We are therefore offering full training.

Location Details:

Centrally located in the UK with motorway links in easy reach for all areas of the UK.

The shop sits in a busy residential area of Northampton.

The nearest competition to the business are a good 30 minute drive across the other side of town where you can find the usual B&Q’s Homebases etc. In the immediate vicinity of the business there are no other DIY / Builders Merchants.

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