A unique opportunity to buy an established Paint Your Own Pottery with additional Potter’s Wheel facilities and knowledgeable staff.
• Consistent annual turnover of around £200,000 with a
49.5% gross profit
• Currently a Ltd company
• Fully equipped with Potter's wheels, 4 kilns, compressor, casting suite, spray booth, etc. So lots of opportunities for growth and development
Looking for a lifestyle change? Here is an opportunity to break away from the 9-5 routine & develop a craft-based business, in the heart of Essex, just 25 miles from London.
Offered for sale is a Paint Your Own Pottery business that was developed in 2004 from a Ceramics Design & Manufacturing business that has traded for nearly 30 years and has been successfully trading under the same Directors for that period .
Paint your own pottery is a proven business model with many examples of other successful businesses and an established network of suppliers.
It involves customers painting a bisque fired pot with their own unique design, which is then glazed and fired again on the premises. The business appeals to a wide variety of customers from children to adults, individuals and groups and those with and without artistic capability. A wide range of ceramic shapes from useful household items, to figurines and seasonal items are available from various British suppliers. It is popular for creating a unique gift, particularly around birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, etc. Also Hen Parties and Team Building events.
This business provides added value by also offering baby handprints in clay & paint as well as 4 Potter’s Wheels that are extremely popular, on which we run Potter’s Wheel Experience sessions for adults and Have a Go sessions for children.
Also comes with a complete Casting Suite, Raku equipment, 4 kilns, fully maintained compressor & spray booth.
The business is located near the affluent commuter town of Billericay and is based at an attractive award-winning Craft Village & Farm Park Centre. It has an established reputation with many repeat customers. It has a strong social media presence that provides an effective way to promote the business and inform customers of offers, events, opening times, etc. and the business enjoys an excellent reputation in the local community.
The business has an established website with e-commerce capabilities.
The premises comprise 3 Units set in a picturesque Courtyard, consisting of an office/store; small shop; Pottery Studio seating up to 45 customers; and a kiln/glazing/potters wheel area. It comes fully equipped with 4 kilns, casting equipment, usual office equipment (computers etc) good broadband etc.
The premises are occupied under a 1year renewable lease..
The business is currently run day to day by a Workshop Supervisor and Potter’s Wheel instructor, and they are supported by a number of well -trained & knowledgeable part-time and casual staff.
It offers an enthusiastic & energetic new owner,the opportunity to take a hands-on or a hands-off approach to an established business with a potential for change & growth. Support could be provided by the current owner during the transition period, subject to agreement.
The business is offered for sale as an established business, by share purchase from the current Directors who wish to retire.
Please be aware that the staff have not yet been informed that the business is for sale.
Tuesday to Sunday (Mondays during holiday periods)
Support and Training:
The Directors are willing to offer continued support for a period after the sale, by negotiation
Based on an Award-winning Craft Village & Farm Centre in Essex