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S Martin (Feb 2013)
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Leasehold Price: £45,000 Annual Turnover: £40,000
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Business Description

Trading position is 2 minutes from City Centre and the M32 and is ideally situated for transport links to all parts of the city and environs.

This represents a rare opportunity to acquire an established artisan bakery and cake making unit, trading via a private limited company with single shareholder and director, which is registered with the EHO as a food business and which has been awarded a 5 star food hygiene rating. The business is registered for Vat and receives regular quarterly repayments.

The ‘turnkey’ business occupies a conveniently located, purposely laid out, most attractively presented and comprehensively equipped production facility which is capable of supporting the trade of a much larger operation. Offered for sale due to the planned retirement of the current owner, who works largely without any assistance, the business currently sells to a relatively small number of customers without formal contracts yet delivers a healthy return for the time invested.

Operating from a centrally located light industrial estate with excellent road links there are no restrictions upon trading hours and the premises could operate 24/7 if desired by new owners. Run to suit the needs of the current owner there is significant growth potential, the vendor being regularly approached by potential new clients.

The business is being offered with a substantial and valuable inventory of good quality, well maintained bakery equipment suitable for a wide range of production purposes, including fully compliant HACCP and labelling documentation and all recipes for the current product range, together with a refrigerated van carrying the business livery and a website which is in the course of being upgraded at the time of production of this material. All equipment is owned, a positive trading history is evidenced and the company operates without debt.

Rent is very modest for the size (c 1,140 sq. ft.) and location of the unit, there are no business or water rates to pay and electricity is sourced at discounted rates through a beneficial arrangement with the landlord. Accordingly, overall running costs are very low in comparison with many competitor businesses and a full external and internal inspection is strongly recommended.

Started by the current owner, originally with a co-director, in Bath in 2008, the business has operated from the current location since 2010.

Please note that if a business is VAT registered, all figures exclude VAT.
As indicated above, the business is run to suit the needs of the vendor in the lead up to his planned retirement, and the level of sales indicated are not a reflection of the undoubted potential of the premises, the equipment and the city location with regular new business opportunities turned aside.

Sales of £40,157 were reported for the year ended 31 August 2014 generating a gross profit margin of 65% (NB the business is registered for Vat, this being advantageous in view of the net Vat reclaim quarterly).

Accounts for the year ended 31 August 2015 are expected to be available very shortly.

Copies of full accounts will be released to interested parties upon completion of a form of confidentiality agreement and following a brief discussion with Adams & Co as to the reason for interest, financial position and ability to proceed.

The vendor, who has a property abroad, is now looking to retire.

The business has been run very much as a one man operation with temporary and occasional assistance from the vendor’s son or casual employees in busier times as required.

The vendor has tended to work between 6.30am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday work (2 to 3 hours max) as required.

(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)
The premises, which are attractively presented and comprehensively equipped throughout, were laid out specifically for the purpose by the current owner. The unit is single storey under a brand new, insulated flat roof, which is fully guaranteed and there are burglar and fire alarms installed.

The accommodation, which comprises c 1,140 of usable floor space, together with the inventory of equipment may be described in more detail as follows:

The Bakery

The bakery area benefits from wide access doors to the side elevation allowing easy access for machinery/equipment installation and there are 2 floor drains in the main work area, which is tiled throughout. Equipment includes:

• 60 quart Crypto Peerless (EM60) mixer with tools
• 20 quart Hobart Mixer with tools & extension ring
• 1 x 2 Deck (1 high, 1 low crown) Dahlen oven(3 trays/deck)
• 1 x 4 Tray Convection oven (with steam capability)
• 1 x Panimatic Retarder/prover, 22 trays(600x400)
• 1 x standard s/s prover, 22 trays (800x400),transparent door
• 1 x twin tank Bakon Gelspray.
• 1 x Caplain pastry brake ( --mm wide)
• 1 x Crypto Peerless 5 station pie blocker with dies
• 1 x Multivac single chamber vacuum packer on stand
• 1 x 4 plate s/s sealed boiling top
• 1 x electric liquid chocolate holding tank (copper)
• 1 x electric twin gastronorm holding tank
• 1 x Bag sealer
• 1 x Burnley Packaging L sealer
• 4 x chest freezers
• 1 x s/s fridge/freezer
• 3 x electronic scales
• 1 x Santos high speed juicer
• 2 x Kenwood food processors
• 1 x 5litre mixer with tools (German),s/s bowl
• 2 x Microwave ovens
o Panasonic 800w
o Hitachi 1200w
• Large number of aluminium bakery trays

Wash up Area

• 1 x Winterhalter Dishwasher, 2 x 500mm square baskets
• 1 x automatic detergent dispenser
• 1 x Hot water immersion tank (twin elements, individual control)
• 1 x Double sink/double drainer, s/s backsplash
• 2 x draining/drying racks

Storage Area

The store room/goods in/goods out area also benefits from wide double doors to the front elevation, a brand new fitted suspended ceiling and concealed lighting.

• Large number of aluminium bakery trays
• 1 x 120 bar pressure washer
• 1 x electric rotary floor scrubbing machine
• 1 x Henry Hoover and tools
• Cold Water hose for external use
• 7no. storage racks including large number of a variety of sized tins, hoops & tools
• Metal secure storage cupboard with shelves
• Burglar alarm
• Wash hand basin
• Tea/coffee making facilities

The Office

• 2 desks,
• 2 filing cabinets,
• 2 storage cabinets,
• shelf unit, shelving,
• Internet connection, protected WiFi network,
• landline telephone /answerphone/ cordless,
• Dell accounts tower PC with monitor,
• 1 Epson wireless printer,
• 1 dot matrix continuous stationery printer,
• 1 dedicated PC with labelling software and a thermal transfer printer (Paxar), plus label and ribbons stock,
• 2 x paper shredders.

Where items of equipment and appliances are mentioned, no warranty is given or implied as to their operational condition.

(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)

Located towards the rear of a busy light industrial estate, parking facilities are quite flexible with several spaces located immediately adjacent to the unit itself.

The premises are held under a recent new 5 year lease, contracted out of the Landlord & Tenant Act, and drawn on internal repairing and insuring terms. We understand that a tenant break clause is available in 2018. A low start rent of £5,000 pa currently applies, this to rise by £500 per annum to a maximum of £6,000 pa. In our opinion this is a particularly attractive rent for a unit of this size, condition and location. A security deposit of £1,000 is likely to be required to replace the one currently in place in the name of the vendor.

Energy Performance Certificate No: 0980-0731-2560-1796-5006
Energy Performance Asset Rating: 112 Category E
Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Adams & Co
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