A retail business offering made to measure curtains, blinds and soft furnishings is being marketed for sale. The business also sells knitting and sewing supplies as well as a supply only service for fabrics, curtain poles etc.
The business is located in a leased premises in the centre of Uttoxeter in an area of good footfall. There is a large retail area downstairs divided into fabrics / wallpaper, wool and knitting accessories and haberdashery. Additionally there is a kitchen, wc and office / storage room upstairs.
The client base consists of mainly locals, looking for a made to measure service rather than ‘off the peg’ solution, or items for knitting and sewing projects. The majority of business is either repeat business and referral, with limited marketing activity. This presents an opportunity to a new owner, particularly with the knowledge to engage social media marketing activities.
The vendor manages the business with 2 days support from her husband and an additional person, engaged for 6 hours a week on a self-employed basis. Most of the fitting work is contracted out to a professional fitter.
The sale is a result of a bout of illness and the desire to semi-retire. Current activities generate in excess of £100,000 in sales and earnings of c £20,000. The guide price for assets and goodwill is £34,950 + stock at value.