This is a unique opportunity to acquire a successful art gallery which showcases an ever changing collection of fine craft and contemporary art designed and made by the hands of some of the best artists and makers working in Great Britain. This fantastic business was originally established in 2005 and was taken over by the current owners in 2016. The gallery has been growing steadily ever since and has gained an excellent reputation and a loyal customer base across the country and in the sector. The gallery offers an extensive selection of individual and handmade pieces of art, including original paintings, jewellery, ceramics, glass art, bronze art, metal work, prints and textiles.
The premises are located in a charming traditional building which is filled with character and light, and combined with the picturesque courtyard garden creates a unique and welcoming gallery space. Helmsley is an extremely popular North Yorkshire Market town with a year-round high footfall of tourists and locals alike. A weekly market taking place every Friday creates a further attraction for visitors to the town. This excellent location ensures there is plenty of passing trade. The gallery has strong relationships with the makers of the beautiful and varied work on display and has a waiting list of artists and makers wishing to be exhibited in the gallery.
(It's worth noting that the most recent turnover is from 2020 when the business was affected by the pandemic and is not representative of a standard financial year. The adjusted net profit for 2020 would be £42,651.)
Loyal customer base
Characterful, spacious, well-equipped premises
Strong supplier relationships