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Well established florist business for sale.

Ripon, North Yorkshire, England

  • Leasehold Price: £74,995
  • Turnover: £137,336
  • Gross Profit: £64,671
Seller Reference: B05950
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Seller Reference: B05950
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Business Description
Please quote reference B05950

Hilton Smythe commercial are delighted to present to the market one of North Yorkshires most well established Florist businesses with 40 years of trading history.

Oasis florists is now been offered for sale due to our clients wish to now retire. The business is the Only Interflora agent in the town.

The florist comes with a stunning reputation for freshness, excellent service and superb quality flowers.

They can cater for any special occasions, specialising in weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and offering a caring service for sympathy and funeral flowers.

Our client uses suppliers from Holland who visit the shop twice a week, this ensures any requests for more unusual flowers can be delivered within a 48 hour order period.

They have an extensive range which includes –

  • Hand tied flowers for all occasions

  • Exquisite bouquets

  • Seasonal arrangements

  • Festive wreaths

  • Unusual indoor plants

  • Cacti

  • Outdoor plants & flowers

  • Potted gift ideas

  • Message filled balloons

  • Soft toys

  • Chocolates

They have stunning choice in store as well as for delivery. Deliveries are made by their own staff throughout Ripon and the surrounding areas with both a same day and 3 hour express delivery if required.

The florist is a premium member of Interflora who arrange deliveries both nationwide and worldwide.

Weddings are particularly poplar in this business due to its location and experience, they offer a unrivalled 121 service with experienced advice tailored made to the size and theme of any wedding. They offer breath-taking bouquets, beautiful hair design pieces, stunning table decorations and individual displays for all budgets and wedding size.

Our client is renowned for his window displays, taking inspiration for both the changes in season as well as popular calendar events such as Easter, Valentines, Halloween & Christmas.

Our client advises the business comes with a very loyal customer base which includes both local businesses and staff, local residents, schools and hotels as well Ripon’s main attraction its Cathedral. Ripon is a highly desirable destination place to visit and thus this business also attracts visitors to the area, either on a day trip or longer stay in any of the places to stay.

There is both an active Facebook with 382 followers as well as a interactive Website included in the sale.

The business is enjoying a significant increase in sales of around 15%, mainly due to Oasis being the only interflora agent in the city.

Successfully sold many independent florists however we feel this business is particularly special due to its stunning location, years of goodwill and further opportunity to grow. For this reason, we strongly advise early viewing to avoid the chance to miss out on a ‘Turn Key’ business opportunity.

Oasis Florist is located on Kirkgate, within the centre of beautiful Ripon.

Kirkgate acts as the main throughfare form the Market Place upto Ripon Cathedral and the Courthouse Museum.

There is an excellent selection of complementary businesses along Kirkgate which include a shoe shop, dress shop, gallery, gift shop, several cafes and The Royal Oak public house.

Ripon is a Cathedral city steeped in history and home to several magnificent historical buildings and long observed traditions. Ripon is located within the borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. It is located at the confluence of two tributaries of the River Ure, the Laver and the Skell.

The nearest mainline stations are ether Harrogate or Thirsk (11 miles away) where there is a regular bus service into Ripon.

The nearest pay and display carpark is St. Marygate carpark.

Local delivery areas include Ripon, Harrogate, Borough Bridge, Pateley Bridge, Marsham, Kirby Malzeard, Tanfields, Bishop Monkton, Burton Leonard, Caldham and surrounding areas.

Ground Floor – main shop with flower and plant display stands, service counter, staff toilet and office.

First/Second floors – display room, work room, store room and additional toilet.

Equipment included – variety of flower and plant display stands, raised display platforms, till/card machine, PC & printer, cutting equipment, ribbon stands, storage hooks.

We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold with a new 5 year Lease been offered, with an annual rent of £8,760.

The business also benefits from full small business relief.

Monday to Friday – 8am to 5pm

Saturday – 8an to 4pm

Sunday – closed

The business is run and managed by the owner with 2 x full time florists and 2 x part time delivery drivers.

Financial Profile
As of the 2019 accounts, the business generated £138,336 in Turnover with a Gross profit of £64,667 and an Operating profit of around £23,000 - £24,000.

We are advised the trading figures for this year are already 15% up on the previous year due to the closure of a nearby florist business.

Please quote reference B05950

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