Business Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and busy car breaker and scrap metal merchant business in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders.
The business was established by our client in 2005 and is only now being offered to the market due to our client’s other business interests. The business operates 5½ days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £50,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
The turnover is generated from scrap metals, buying and selling vehicles, car parts and accessories, tyre sales and skip hire. The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the excellent service and goods offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We are advised currently stock is valued in the region of £120,000.
We feel the turnover could be increased by extending the opening hours of the business. A new owner could also embark on a small marketing campaign to highlight the services offered. The business already has a Facebook page but would benefit from a dedicated webpage, which could incorporate online ordering facilities. There is also the possibility of offering the goods on EBay.
We are advised that the business possesses a waste transfer licence and an end of life vehicle licence. We are also advised that the land has already got planning permission for 4 x three bedroom houses.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an already thriving and busy business in a beautiful countryside setting; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Location JFS Parts occupies substantial 1¼ acre land within Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. The business is surrounded by beautiful Scottish countryside views and benefits from ample car parking facilities.
Jedburgh lies on the Jed Waters, which is a tributary of the River Tiviot. The town is dominated by the substantial ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Other notable buildings in the town include Mary, Queen of Scot’s House, Jedburgh Castle Jail, which is now a museum and the Carnegie Library. According to the 2001 census, the town had a residential population of approximately 4,090.
The area is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within walking distance of the property. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being located just off the A68, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Hawick is approximately 14½ miles away and Galashiels is 21½ miles away.
The railway route along the Scottish boarder has recently opened, allowing for easy access for public.
Premises Substantial 1¼ acre plot with natural perimeter trees as a boundary, briefly comprising:
Portable cabin/office. Open fronted shed for storage. Closed garage area with ramp. Storage containers throughout the site.
20 tonne digger. Fork lift. Tyre machine. 4 tonne 2 x post ramp. 2 x 40 foot containers. 3 x 20 foot containers. 20 foot portable cabin. 14 x skips. 2003 Iveco truck.
The property is CCTV linked to owner’s mobile phone and is well signed.