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Traditional Florist

Chelmsford, Essex, England

  • Leasehold Price: £49,995
  • Turnover: £105,000
  • Gross Profit: £57,529
Seller Reference: B05423
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Seller Reference: B05423
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market La Belle Fleur, which has been a florist for over 20 years, however, due to family reasons, our client is now looking to sell this profitable business.

La Belle Fleur is a traditional florist which has strong Interflora sales, approximately £4,000 per month, this includes delivering to Billericay for Interflora sales. Interflora sales have been known to hit around £9,000 - £10,000 in peak months which include Valentines and Mother’s Day.

The business also sells gifts, candles and has a sweet cart for hire. The business and sweet cart have both appeared in episodes of TOWIE, therefore, a well-known business within the area.

The business has its own Facebook page and Instagram account and is being sold with the website The business also has 4* Google ratings and 4.6/5* ratings on StarOfService from 430 reviewers.

  • Le Belle Fleur is a business to buy for the following reasons

  • Strong interflora sales

  • Strong reviews

  • Longstanding local business

  • Low outgoings

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

La Belle Fleur is in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, on a shopping parade close to the town centre and in a highly populated residential area.

There are many other local businesses within the parade that bring trade there and there is also a large free car park within 100 meters that offers all day parking. The business itself is clearly marked by distinctive signage.

South Woodham Ferrers has a population of 16,453 as of the 2011 census and is a town that is easily accessed by road and rail.

To the front of the shop is an area for displays. The shop has a double-glazed window and a double-glazed door leads you into the main shop area with tiled floor, wall displays for gift items and candles, flower display stands, door to outside to the rear.

The counter is to the right-hand side of the shop and has a preparation area, till, printer and card machine. Behind the counter is a lobby way with shelving and doors off to the toilet and kitchen. The business is being sold with the sweet cart and all buckets and furniture.

We are advised the business is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity with a 6-year lease that was granted in November 2018. The annual rent is £6,000 per annum, there is also an annual premium of £308 to be paid for insurance.

Our client informs us they do not pay business rates.

Original lease length: 6 years.

Remaining lease length: 5 years as of 2017.

Rent: £6000 per annum.

  • Business Rates

  • Flexibility of landlord to renew

Monday - Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Sunday: Closed

The business is run and managed by our client, with the help of part time/full time members of staff.

Financial Profile
Since our client’s ownership of La Belle Fleur the income has increased dramatically, and the turnover of the business will be in the region of £105,000 for the first full year of trading.

This is due to the increase in Interflora sales at around 5-6 per day on average, generating approximately £4,000 per month extra revenue.

The assets being sold with the business are worth in the region of £3,000 and the average stock value is in the region of £2,500.

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