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Julie Ashcroft (Mar 2017)
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Asking price: £57,000 Under Offer Annual Turnover: £65,000
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Business Description

SW England (Cornwall)

Asking price; £57,000 + SAV

Turnover; £65,000

Gross Profit; 73%

Net Profit; Available on request.


Excellent development potential.

Multi Award-Winning.

A rare opportunity to purchase a thriving business which manufactures a range of multi award-winning products, handmade using natural ingredients. All formulations are free from SLS, petroleum, mineral oils, and chemical nasties. Products include soaps, skincare, bath products, candles and wax melts. Recent industry accolades include “Best Artisan Soap UK 2018” and numerous Best in Category awards; to date, the business has been awarded 15 prestigious National awards.

The brand has been under the current ownership since 2013, with considerable investment and enthusiasm resulting in impressive year on year growth. The company has built an enviable reputation for the quality and affordability of its products and excellent customer service. As a result, there is a strong, expanding repeat-customer base. All products are manufactured in-house, resulting in excellent gross and net profit returns.

The company is operated by the current owner, with ad hoc help from family members. No employees. The business is run at a pace to suit the current owners’ lifestyle, normally 10-3 Mon-Fri with F/T during peak times. Can be re-located, possibly home- based; would require workshop space of 300-500 sq ft. Currently based in Cornwall, it would be easily transferable to another location; although maintaining Cornwall as a base would provide a lucrative “lifestyle” business.

Current sales for 2018 include direct selling via quality craft and trade fairs, online sales (own website, Etsy and other platforms), and a range of retail resellers who purchase on a wholesale basis. Profitable online sales are growing rapidly, following the 2017 upgrading of an e-commerce website, with an expanding repeat-customer base. Strong web presence; ranks high on search engines.

There is considerable scope for continued growth in all areas of sales, as well as into complimentary new sectors such as hotel guest toiletries, health spas and other e-sales avenues. There is significant potential to increase turnover using modern marketing methods and technologies. There is also considerable scope to build on the sound reputation and the 15 National Awards which recognise the quality and innovative features of the product range. An enthusiastic purchaser looking for a challenge could substantially build upon the current turnover.

The business is available as a Turnkey purchase, and the current owner would be available to train the new owner in all aspects of the business, to ensure a smooth transfer. The business is available as a thriving going concern, to include e-commerce website, domain names, formulation recipes, and comprehensive inventory of machinery, plant, and equipment. SAV is not included in the sales price.

Fully compliant with UK and EU legislation. Member of Cornwall Trading Standards’ highly respected “Made in Cornwall” scheme.
Number of Employees: 1-5

Is this business relocatable: Yes

Is this business home based: Yes

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