Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market, The Green Deli Limited.
The Green Deli Limited was founded by the current owners in 2018 when they identified a gap in the market. The business has been a real labour of love for them and has flourished since opening with many regular customers already and with the turnover increasing at an impressive pace.
Alas this lovely little business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to the owners wishes to pursue a change of direction, they are keen to see their beloved business pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take it to the the next level.
The Green Deli Limited is a new type of sandwich bar and catering service…definitely not your typical ‘Greasy Spoon’ café that is found on industrial estates up and down the country!
Ideally located in the heart of Tewkesbury’s busy Business Park the Green Deli is an ideal place to visit for a coffee, have a bite to eat and order lunch that can be eaten in or taken away.
The current owners are passionate about great food and great service. The business offers an extensive menu with the dishes being prepared, freshly on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible.
The menu includes;
- Hot and Cold Drinks
- Hot and cold sandwiches
- Freshly filled baguettes
- Wraps with a range of fillings
- Salad boxes
- Homemade soups
- Daily specials
- Cakes and desserts
The business provides an impressive range of outside catering services throughout the local area catering for birthdays, parties, weddings and celebrations etc. The business is particularly focused on the corporate catering side of the business and caters for team meetings, training events, customer workshops, business meetings and office parties.
For corporate lunches the business offers a standard buffet that includes sandwiches, wraps or baguettes, pastries, potato chips, dips and cakes. They also provide platters of Danish Pastries for early morning breakfast meetings and platters of cakes. The business prides itself on being able to cater for most events and tastes.
The Green Deli Limited is proud of its 5 star hygiene rating.
The sale will include the the company website (thegreendeli.co.uk) and Facebook page (97 likes at Instruction) and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet with many impressive reviews.
Scope to improve:
- Advertising and marketing campaign
- Maximise the use of social media particularly twitter and Instagram
- Extend the opening hours
- Introduce a customer loyalty card/Scheme
- Explore online delivery options from the likes of Just Eat and Hungry House
- Improve the signage from the main road, perhaps with the use of A boards to drive customers to the business
Reasons to Buy:
- A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many regular customers
- Ideal owner managed or partnership business
- Perfect trading position in the heart of a busy business park
- All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity
- Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success of the business
- A real opportunity to increase turnover significantly, the business is growing at an impressive pace
- Little or no competition locally
Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing; this great little business is likely to attract considerable interest.Location
The Green Deli Limited is located in Tewkesbury.
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in in Gloucestershire. It stands at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon, and minor tributaries the Swilgate and Carrant Brook. It gives its name to the Borough of Tewkesbury, of which the town is the second largest settlement. It lies in the far north of the county, forming part of the border with Worcestershire.
At the 2011 UK census the Tewkesbury parish had a population of 10,704. If the neighbouring parishes of Wheatpieces (3,577), Northway (5,080) and Ashchurch Rural (957) are added, the figure rises to 20,318. The Tewkesbury urban area is divided in tow by the north-south running M5 motorway which opened in 1971. However, the town is generally considered as the built up area to the immediate east and east of the M5 at Junction 9, with the town centre, Abbey and old town situated to the west.
Tewkesbury is served by the M5 and M50 motorways and the A38 and A46 trunk roads. There are frequent direct buses to Ashchurch for Tewkesbury railway station and to Cheltenham. Other direct bus services include Gloucester and Evesham.
The Green Deli Limited is in the heart of an unusually busy and vibrant industrial estate and sits alongside other complimentary businesses. The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage. There is free parking immediately outside the premisesPremises
The Green Deli Limited occupies a corner positioned, modern industrial unit, is presented and maintained to the highest possible standards and briefly comprises;
Roller door and glazed door to front creating a light airy and inviting interior, timber table and chairs currently providing 12 covers but room for more if required, breakfast bar with three high stools, perimeter shelving. Bespoke counter running the width of the café with tongue and groove panelling to front and complimentary worktop, glass fronted serve over counter
Open Plan Kitchen:
Recently installed at considerable cost to the current owners, range of wall and base units in a cream colour with expensive looking black granite worktops, coffee machine and coffee grinder, stainless steel urn, 7 burner range cooker with twin ovens, glass fronted drinks chiller, American style double door fridge freezer, all pots and pans, crockery and cutlery included in sale.
There is an impressive mezzanine providing a first floor seating area. Accessed by steel stairs from the café below this area has a lovely upmarket feel and is ideal for taking a mid morning or lunchtime break. Carpeted flooring, 2 leather effect tub chairs, semi circular period style table, 2 comfortably upholstered arm chairs, wire period stay console table with drawer, leather effect sofa, low table, 2 upholstered chairs, perimeter shelving.
Externally there is room for several table and chairs, and this has been authorised by the owners of the business park and would provide lovely seating for Al Fresco dining.Tenure
We are advised that the business is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity. The existing lease expires in October 2019, but we are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.
The rent is £13,800 per annum including vat and maintenance charges which is reasonable given the size and location of the premises.
We are advised that the business benefits from being exempt from business rates.Hours
Monday to Friday 8-3
The business is run and managed by our two clients.Financial Profile
The Green Deli Limited generates an advised current turnover of circa £52,000 per annum but the business continues to grow at an impressive pace.