Sign Makers for sale in Ayrshire

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Julie Ashcroft (Mar 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £225,000 Price Reduced
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market an exciting opportunity to acquire (on a leasehold basis) an exceptionally well run and performing, “turn key” signage and printing business with an excellent reputation along with a strong and consistent brand.

The business has only now come to the open market as its our clients desire to leave the industry and persue other business interests.

The business has been under the careful and meticulous ownership of our client for over 15 years and who has grown the business year on year to an impressive level with turnover and profit levels growing steadily.

The business offers a bespoke, signage production, design and installation service along with vehicle graphics, banners, window graphics, exhibition displays, but to name a few services that are offered to a wide and varying client base that extends from, small local businesses and trades to larger corporate organisations inc NHS and local councils who provide ongoing annual work. Our client also works with many design agencies and suppliers to provide, bespoke signage solutions.

As well as an ongoing, steady order book the business further benefits from state of the art equipment in the warehouse and manufacture workshop, along with a dedicated and skilled workforce helping to ensure a high quality, overall level of service and workmanship to existing and potential clients.

We feel that there is tremendous scope to increase the already impressive turnover and take the business to the next level by undertaking in a robust national marketing campaign to generate new contracts along with the possible expansion of the workforce to help accommodate new and ongoing contracts along with revised operating hours. The online presence could also be developed to offer an online shop for core products.

The business trades on its reputation for quality and service and has outstanding future possibilities. It would potentially be an ideal acquisition to some similar sized or larger enterprise looking to increase its position and presence within the industry or as a bolt on service to sectors such as print houses and design agencies looking to offer a signage provision.

A tremendous opportunity to own this turn key business, and early enquiries must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.


The business is located on the west coast of Scotland and operates from a purpose built in-dustrial unit within a large, well known and expanding trading estate, surrounded by a pleth-ora of complementary businesses.

With ample free parking, easy access for deliveries and close proximity to the motorway net-works, making for easy commuting to the larger cities within central Scotland and road net-works into England.


The business currently operates from a purpose built, modern industrial unit in a prime trading location on the west coast of Scotland, and extending to some 4000 sq ft that has in recent years benefited from significant investment to bring it to the high standard it can be found in today, and briefly comprises:

• Warehouse area – ideal for storage and vehicle graphic and wrap installations
• Print and preparation area – “clean” area environment for all printing and production work
• Secondary mezzanine area with growth potential for further office staff or rooms
• Modern, high standard reception, product display area
• 2 front office desks,
• Separate meeting room/office
• Staff room
• Male and female toilets
• Ample supplementary cupboard, file storage areas


• Large Format solvent ink printers x2
• As new 4m applicator machine
• 1x heavily branded, wrapped vehicle in prime condition equipped with all access tools and power tools
• Vinyl cutting machines
• All materials, vinyls, sheet boards etc included in the sale
• IT system invested and upgraded recently
• Further industry tooling, power tools, scaffold systems etc

The business further benefits from having an informative website in place to showcase the products & services on offer along with generating an impressive level of new business enquiries.

The client mentions that there is scope to develop this further with an online shop for core products

In addition to this our clients business is very active on social media with a growing customer base supplying daily enquiries via this route.

We are advised that tenure is offered on a Leasehold Basis
10 Year Lease with 34 months remaining
Rent £16500 PA
NO Rates 2016/17

The business currently operates
Monday – Friday 09am – 5pm
Weekends – Closed (Potential to develop the weekend trade)

The business is run & managed by the current owner with two full time members of staff and one-part time staff member

Financial Profile
Figures will be made available to interested parties post viewing

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe

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