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John Peacock (Feb 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £69,999 Turnover: £235,459 Gross Profit: £78,455
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Business Description
Business
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Fame Curtains Limited

Fame Curtains Limited was founded by the current owners in 1976 and has enjoyed continued success and has been a real labour of love and the current owners have enjoyed every minute of running this special little business. The business is now being sold albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only because one of the owners needs to relocate to the South to care for elderly parents. The current owners are keen to see the business passed on to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

Fame Curtains specialise in all kinds of made to measure curtains and blinds, both traditional and more modern designs. The business also sells to commercial customers such as schools, pubs, restaurants, residential homes, car showrooms and offices.

The business prides itself on listening to their customers needs and then putting together a decorative composition that reflects theirs taste and needs. The business has over 15,000 samples that are included in the sale and which customers are able to take home to view. Additionally, Fame Curtains have a selection of roller, vertical and Venetian blinds samples to choose from including fabrics that the business can make into Roman Blinds.

The business has its own website ( fame-Curtains.com ) and has brilliant visibility on the internet from the likes of yell.com, www.thomsonlocal.com and www.yelp.co.uk.

Fame Curtains has many many regular customers and much of the business turnover is derived from returning customers and word of mouth referrals. The sale will include an extensive database of previous and current customers.

Scope to Improve
Advertising and marketing campaign
Maximise the use of social media, there is a Facebook page but look at Twitter and Instagram etc
Extend the opening hours
Update the website perhaps with a photo gallery and ecommerce facility.
Sub let first floor to a complimentary business.
Introduce discounts for NHS employees, Police, Fireservice etc
Explore online offerings from the likes of Groupon and Wowcher.

Location
Fame Curtains Limited is located in Shirley, Birmingham.

Shirley is in the county of West Midlands, it is a residential and shopping neighbourhood.

There are many shops and businesses in this area, many of them along Stratford Road where Fame Curtains is ideally located. Shirley has a high proportion of independent retailers as well as many well known supermarkets.

There are train services to Birmingham Moor Street, Birmingham Snow Hill and on to Stourbridge in one direction and to Henley In Arden and Stratford Upon Avon in the other direction from Shirley Railway Station which is a short walk from Fame Curtains. Shirley is also served by several bus routes including the 5, 6, 31, 49 and 76 all operated by National Express West Midlands which all stop on the Stratford Road.

Fame Curtains is perfectly situated on the busy and vibrant Stratford Road, close to the Robin Hood Island which means motorists have to slow down when approaching the island and thus making Fame Curtains really noticeable. The business enjoys an unusually high level of foot fall along with really high levels of passing trade.

The business is nicely presented and maintained with clear, visible signage enhanced by the use of A-boards on trading days and there is free parking immediately outside the premises with further On Street parking both along the street and further around the corner. Fame Curtains sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses such as restaurants. Cafes, jewellers, Hair and Beauty and insurance brokers.

Premises
Fame Curtains occupies two floors of a period style, mid terraced property and is deceptively spacious and presented in nice order.

Ground Floor.

Shop
Windows and glazed door to front creating a light airy interior, generously proportioned shop with carpeted flooring and fluorescent lighting, bespoke roll storage to perimeter walls along with blind and curtain displays, the shop has been cleverly designed to maximise the space available. Large cutting table to rear with a smaller one to the front, counter area with till and wrapping area, range of base units with worktop above, kitchen area with stainless steel sink and drainer and room for kettle and microwave etc.

WC
With close couple lavatory and hand wash basin.

Rear Stockroom
Generous stockroom with window to rear, cutting table and perimeter shelving. Door leading to;

Garage
A double length garage with up and over door to rear and a further door for pedestrian ingress, perimeter shelving. Behind the garage is a service road and bin storage area.

First Floor.
To the first floor are a number of rooms which offer the potential for owners accommodation/ managers flat (subject to any necessary planning permissions) briefly comprising;

Workroom
A generous room with windows to front and fluorescent lighting, large cutting table, perimeter shelving and hanging rails. Also included in the sale is a Singer sewing machine and a Brother sewing machine.

Kitchen
With a range of base and wall units with complimentary worktop, small breakfast bar, stainless steel sink and drainer, room for a freestanding cooler and washing machine, door to fire escape.

Bathroom
Fully fitted bathroom with white sanitary ware, window to side and built in airing cupboard.

Office
With wood effect flooring, window to rear, run of worktop, filing cabinets and a wall mounted Ideal W boiler.

Storeroom
A nicely proportioned store room with window to rear and perimeter shelving.

Tenure
We are advised that Fame Curtains is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity. The current lease has circa 6 years remaining and the rent is a very reasonable £22,000 per annum given the size of the premises.

We are further advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.

Business rates of approximately £6500 per annum are currently payable.

Hours
The business opens:-

Monday 9.00am-4.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am-4.30pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm
Friday 9.00am-4.30pm
Saturday 9.00am-4.30pm
Sunday Closed.

Staff
The business is run and managed by our two clients with the help of one full time and one part time member of staff.

Financial Profile
Fame Curtains generated an advised turnover of circa £235,000 as of the 2016 accounts with a gross profit of approximately 33% and an adjusted net of roughly £42.000.

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe

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