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Well-Established Blind Manufacturing Business in the Black Isle

Black Isle, Highland, Scotland

  • Freehold Price: £180,000
Seller Reference: Moray Firth Blinds
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Seller Reference: Moray Firth Blinds
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Business Description

  • Long-established and successful business offering a full range of high-quality bespoke blinds.


  • Well regarded business operation offering a full range of services from initial appraisal, manufacture through to installation.


  • Attractive retail showroom coupled with workshop facilities, offering a turnkey business operation with potential to expand trade further.


  • Strong year-round trade generating an excellent net profitability.


  • All machinery, fixtures and fittings, as well as vehicles, are included in the sale, premises available separately.



DESCRIPTION
Moray Firth Blinds is a well-established and highly regarded business specialising in the manufacture, sale and installation of high-quality bespoke blinds, and has been in the same ownership for 18 years. Serving a wide range of domestic and commercial clients across the North of Scotland, the business is ideally located within the idyllic village of Munlochy, 5 miles outside of the thriving Highland capital Inverness. The business trades from its showroom and workshop which extends c65m2 and is split into two distinct spaces, a customer showroom area with administrative office space and the fully equipped manufacturing workshop. Moray Firth Blinds benefits from a steady supply of year-round trade generating a high turnover, resulting in a highly attractive level of net profitability. This excellent business is easy to pick up, and in fact the present owners had no experience whatsoever when they took over the business. New owners can be assured of a full training and handover period with the confidence that one of the owners will remain in situ in the early stages until they are comfortable.

BUSINESS OPERATION
This successful business has a strong trading history dating back over 30 years, operating in its current configuration for the last 18 years, with a full-time husband and wife team with four additional experienced staff members. It is a solid and sustainable business benefiting from a strong reputation across the North of Scotland. Offering a full range of bespoke blinds Moray Firth Blinds has an excellent reputation for the quality of its workmanship and customer service. Customers include a wide range of clients from small domestic work to larger commercial undertakings. Customers can browse a selection of blinds in the workshop to suit their specific requirements, a free on-site appraisal is also offered. Roller and vertical blinds are manufactured in the in-house workshop which comes well-equipped with all necessary machinery including roller blind table, Micro pneumatics sewing machine, safety saw, Micro pneumatics hemming machine, CNC machine and Brother sewing machine. The business benefits from a modern, functional website www.morayfirthblinds.co.uk and benefits from excellent online reviews. As alluded to above we are advised that the current owner is happy to offer a period of mentorship until the new operator is comfortable.

OPENING HOURS
The business operates;
Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm
Friday - 9am to 4pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm

REASON FOR SALE
The current owners have operated this successful and well-established business for 18 years, it is a genuine desire to retire that reluctantly brings Moray Firth Blinds to the market.

LOCATION
Moray Firth Blinds serve the North of Scotland, with it's showroom and workshop based in Munlochy, a popular, pictureque village located in Ross-Shire on the Black Isle. Munlochy offers the benefits of village life and amenities, yet is within but a short drive of Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands. Such is the proximity of Inverness that many village residents commute there daily. The coastal villages of Rosemarkie and Fortrose are nearby, offering a range of popular leisure facilities, the 18 hole links golf course at Fortrose designed by James Braid, a name familiar to the golfing fraternity. The village benefits from Primary Schooling and is served by the acclaimed Fortrose Academy for secondary schooling, well known for its educational standards.

THE PROPERTY
Offered either as a freehold sale at additional cost, or as a leasehold initially with an option to purchase, in order to assist new purchasers finance this business. The building is of traditional stone construction, built in the 1880s. There is a flat-roof extension added in the 1950's the property is an attractive 3-storey building under a pitched slate roof with fully glazed shop frontage. The first floor is a residential property which is not included in the sale, but which may be available through separate negotiation. Upon entry, the retail showroom displays goods to best effect, with desk area for ease of processing orders and management functions. To the rear is the open plan workshop with staff W.C. and wash-up area. Car parking is conveniently available in a public car park directly opposite. There is additional access leading into the workshop and waste storage to the side of the property which has shared access to residential properties.

LEASE HEADS OF TERMS FOR PREMISES
Full Repairing and Insuring Lease - Rental
Year One - £625 per month
Year Two - £650 per month
Year Three - £675 per month
Ideally the premises will be purchased by the new owners within this period. The profitability of the business is such that this is extremely affordable. If the property does not sell by end of year three, rent increases to £750 per month every month until sold.

VEHICLES
Included in the sale are 2 x Peugeot Partner medium sized vans (66 and 13 Reg), with 1.6 litre diesel engines.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
There is no owner's accommodation allocated with this business. There may be the possibility to purchase the residential property above the business by separate negotiation.

TRADE
Full accounting information will be made available to seriously interested parties subsequent to formal viewing. This successful business produces a consistently attractive turnover with high levels of resulting profitability.

PRICE
Offers over £180,000 for the business of Moray Firth Blinds, including goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory). Stock at valuation. Premises are not included but could be purchased for £70k separately, or leased until sold.
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