A unique opportunity to buy an established and profitable Paint Your Own Pottery and Café
• Consistent annual turnover of £55000
• Ideal for an owner/operator
• Opportunity for growth and expansion
Offered for sale is a Paint Your Own Pottery business that was established in 2013 and has been successfully trading under the current owner for the last 3 years.
Paint your own pottery is a proven business model with many examples of other successful businesses and an established network of suppliers. It involves customers painting a partially fired pot with their own unique pattern, which is then glazed and fired on the premises and returned to the them. The business appeals to a wide variety of customers from children to adults, individuals and groups and those with and without any artistic capability. A wide range of pots, such as plates, mugs, figures, etc, are available. It is popular for creating a unique gift or memento, particularly around birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, etc. A variety of hot and cold drinks and prepacked cakes are offered to customer’s whilst painting their pots. It is a popular venue for children’s birthday parties and local youth groups.
The business is located in the affluent commuter town of Dronfield, mid-way between Chesterfield and Sheffield and occupies a prominent high street position adjacent to the local shops, leisure centre and parking. It enjoys a unique position with no significant competition within its immediate catchment area and has an established reputation with many repeat customers. It has a strong social media presence that provides an effective way to promote the business and inform customers of offers, events, opening times, etc.
The premises comprise 3 floors: The ground floor being the main shop accommodating up to 30 customers at a time and a small kitchen/staff area. The first floor has 2 rooms currently used for storage and a large party room accommodating up to 30 customers. The basement is used for finishing the pots and contains the kiln, glazing equipment and wrapping station. The shop is furnished and decorated around a vintage tea room theme. The premises are occupied under a 5 year lease (3 years remaining) that the landlord has agreed should be reassigned to the new owner.
The business is currently operated by the owner and 2 part-time staff and supported by a number of casual staff at particularly busy times (weekends and school holidays).
It offers the new owner the opportunity to take on an established, profitable business with the potential for growth. Full training and support will be provided by the current owner during the transition period.
The business is reluctantly offered for sale due to the ill health of the owner.
Please be aware that the staff have not yet been informed that the business is for sale.