Courier Services for sale in Oban

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Exceptionally Performing Haulage Business

Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

  • Leasehold Price: £149,950
  • Turnover: £320,000
Seller Reference: B05387
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Seller Reference: B05387
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market an exciting opportunity to acquire (on a leasehold basis) an exceptionally well run and performing, “turnkey” haulage business, with an excellent reputation along with a strong and consistent brand.

The business has only now come to the open market as it’s our clients desire to take well-earned retirement after many successful years of trading.

The business has been under the careful and meticulous ownership of our client since 1983 and who have grown the business year on year to an impressive level of turnover.

Derek Wilson Carrier Services is a popular haulage business located in the town of Oban and specialises in providing an essential delivery service of general freight to the islands off mainland Scotland including Colonsay, Tiree, Coll, Iona, Islay and Mull.

The business has built up an excellent reputation over the years as it delivers essential goods to the islanders including household furnishings, building materials, electrical appliances, windows/doors, glass and sanitary ware along with essential stock orders for pubs hotels & restaurants. They are the “go to “company for the transportation of fragile goods.

With the business having operated for over 35 years, it has built up an excellent and loyal client base with this being in the region of 900 clients, ranging from plumbers, farmers, guest houses, restaurants, private households but to name a few.

Along with the current impressive turnover we feel this could be increased with the introduction of a modest marketing campaign to increase business perhaps into new geographical areas, along with helping to raise the profile of the business as would the introduction of a dedicated web site and the use of social media.

This is a tremendous opportunity to own this highly desirable, well established business with a healthy client base.

 Early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The business is ideally situated in the Lochavullin Industrial Estate, Crannog Lane, within the popular west coast town of Oban (PA34).

The town of Oban is the principal tourist town of Argyll & Bute and the unofficial capital of the West Highlands, the local area is well serviced with a wide range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, leisure and recreational facilities and professional services. There are primary schools, a high school, a leisure/sports centre and a general hospital as well as churches of various denominations.

The thriving town has an attractive sea front and bustling harbour area from which the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries serve many of the Hebridean Islands.

The town enjoys good transport links to the central belt of Scotland by road and rail and the airport at North Connel serves private and light charter aircraft.

The business operates from a purpose built, secure industrial yard in a popular trading estate within the town of Oban and consisting of:

  • Transport office with separate managers office,

  • Large industrial building

  • Various Storage Containers

  • Workshop vehicle repair area

  • Large area of hard standing

  • Vehicles include in the sale

  • Wide array of vans including 2008 Luton, 2012 Sprinter, 2013 Mitsubishi Canter, 2014 Movano, 2014 Iveco van, 2015 LDV Maxus, 2017 Transit, 2019 LDV, 2016 Peugeot Boxster.

A full list of assets can be provided to interested parties via the vendor.

We are advised Tenure is offered on a leasehold basis. Rent - £9396 PA No Rates

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00

The business is run & managed by the current owner & the operations manager with 3 drivers & 1 mechanical fitter.

Financial Profile
The business reported a turnover of £320,000 for the last financial year, no accounts were seen at the time of booking. Accounts will be made available to interested parties along with an inventory of assets.

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