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Julie Ashcroft (Mar 2017)
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Asking price: £70,000 Annual Turnover: £180,000 Annual Net Profit: £30,000
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Business Description
THRIVING REMOVALS BUSINESS. Brilliant opportunity to buy a well-established (1990) Removals Company NOT including it's storage side but with the goodwill to develop it again.

I am investigating if there is a market to sell our Removals Business independently of our Storage Business.

Smooth Move and Store has given great service locally for many years (see reviews etc) and, on the back of it's removals business, has created a large storage base (350 Removals industry standard containers plus 10 steel units) and built it's own Warehouse to hold these. For the purpose of this advert these are NOT for sale (although offers are invited for the Warehouse and the Storage account) as someone is investigating running them independently on a Self Storage basis. This ongoing storage side would only do self storage and not offer a full removals option. It would not trade under the Smooth Move or Smooth Store banner or use any of the information we have to compete. There might even be some removals work given over from this new self storage business.

So the buyer of the removals side of Smooth Move would be getting the tools required to build their own substantial storage account generated from running a removals business over a period of years. About 80% of our storage has been generated by the Removals side. To be precise, in 9 years we have built up to 350 containers plus a few steels filled too.

We are a limited company and this could be purchased but another approach (that reduces the Due Diligence required) would be to sell the key assets and the we will liquidate the ltd company. We can be flexible.

So, what you would get:

Smooth Move and Smooth Store websites, Google Business and Facebook pages:
Smooth Move telephone number
Our Goodwill:-built up over 28 plus years
Two 3 Container Wagons. (7.5 tonners)- so you would need an Operators license yourself/train up or to add them too.
2 experienced staff (subject to staff agreement and optional to purchaser)
All information about all ways business is generated and active assistance
4 weeks "handover" time assistance with more possible for less experienced buyer.

Removals income produces about £180,000 per annum and requires 4-5 full-time porters, a receptionist and a Surveyor. So the buyer would have to take on a few other staff. 


Customer Service:
This business prides itself on its personal service and the very high quality standards of service. It takes time with clients and is rewarded with a great local reputation.

Strengths:
The success of the business is based on the professionalism, experience and dedication of its staff. The workforce pride themselves on their unsurpassed customer care, reliability and friendly approach.

Opportunities:
In a nutshell, it is the removals side that has built our storage. So, if the storage is hived off, then I see no good reason why the buyer of Smooth Move Removals cannot recreate the same or similar client base over a few years.

Financial profile:

The business is financially stable with excellent accounts over many years by the same reputable accountants.

Turnover for removals is circa £186,000. The business is currently run by the owners and remuneration details etc allowing a more precise accounts knowledge with be available to interested parties via there accountants Guild Appleton.

Property information

Property: Not for sale

Business Operation
Competition / Market:
The business uses a variety of methods to gain business. Awareness of its services is also achieved with the sign written vehicles and strong word of mouth recommendation creating plenty of repeat business. There is a good track record of maintaining turnover and growth potential which can be discussed with the current owners.

Reasons for selling: Retirement. Time just caught us up!

Current Trading hours: Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 5pm. We tend to answer/check phone calls on Saturday morning. Saturday is worked every couple of months by 2-3 staff and just occasionally (for a long storage rental) we will open up to take in fresh storage.
Employees: 5-6
Years established: 28
Other Information
The owners will assist with training the new owner requires to ensure a smooth transition of ownership subject to negotiation.

Overview:
With comprehensive "handover" training this business and a very sensible price, Smooth Move offers a great opportunity to both Industry insiders and "Newbies".
Listed by: Bizdaq

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