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Katie Crompton (Sept 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £120,000 Turnover: £77,000 Gross Profit: £60,000
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Business Description


Hilton Smythe are delighted to bring to the market Service Centre Blackburn.  The business is a thriving servicing and car repairs business.

The garage was established in the late 1990’s. The owners father ran the garage prior to our client taking over in February 2017.  The business has built a large and loyal client base over that time and has lots of repeat custom and benefits from recommendations and referrals.

The garage currently offers a range of services including servicing, parking sensor fitting, fuel injection work, clutch and gear box repair and general repair.  The garage also has the equipment to complete coach repairs. The premises offers around 125sqm of workshop space with a high level of equipment to suit the trade.

Service Centre Blackburn are the main sponsor of Blackburn Hawk Ice Hockey Team and advertise on the side of the arena, on the team shirts and the van.

Plenty of scope for improvement, the garage would benefit from advertising, in particular the coach repair facility.  The purchaser should also consider using social media and employing more staff.

This a well-established business operating from this superb trading location providing a profitable annual turnover. The business would ideally suit a new owner who could build upon the foundations laid down and push the business forward.

The garage is being offered for sale due to the owners’ family commitments.


The business operates from commercial premises on Throstle Street in Blackburn, in the North West of England.

The garage is surrounded by a plethora of complimentary commercial and retail businesses, ensuring good footfall.  The business is located just off the A674 and a 5 minute’s walk to the town centre.

Blackburn is served by the M65 and is located around 9 miles from Preston and around 20 miles from the City of Manchester.


Office with above storage, large workshop, space upstairs with a workbench.

List of equipment:-

Epos til

Auto data system

Lots of snap on tools

Tool boxes

Large diagnostic machine

3 x diagnostic machines

3 Post vehicle lift

2 post vehicle lift  


standing drill

HGV Pitt

Body Jig


Tyre Machine

Tyre Balance

Engine Hoist

Air filtration system and spray room

The garage also has the equipment to complete coach repairs.

Courtesy cars included in the sale

1 Rover automatic

1 Beetle manual

1 Focus manual

1 Astra van



We are advised the garage is leasehold and the current lease has 19 years remaining.

Rent is £5280 per annum.

According to the VOA website business rates are currently £2,850 per annum.


The business currently opens:-

Monday to Friday 9.00am -  5.00pm

Occasional Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm.


Owner ran with 1 apprentice.


The current owner reports an annual turnover of £77,000 with a gross profit of £60,000.

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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