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Award Winning Bridal & Leading Prom Boutique

Worcester, Worcestershire

  • Asking Price: £39,995 +SAV
  • Turnover: Cathedral Belles of Worcester generates an advised current turnover of circa £90,000 per annum and continues to grow at an impressive pace. For further information please quote reference B05775.

  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Please Quote Reference B05775

Hilton Smythe is pleased to offer for sale Cathedral Belles of Worcester which is a well-established Bridal and Prom wear business that enjoys an excellent city-center location. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers.

Cathedral Belles of Worcester is an award-winning Bridal and Worcester’s leading Prom boutique that was founded over 20 years ago and enjoys an excellent reputation. The current owner has successfully developed & run the business for the last 6 years and is now seeking to enjoy more leisure and travel time, hence the sale.

Key features of this business opportunity are:

  • Beautifully presented & substantial boutique on a leasehold basis and in an excellent city center location close to car parks and adjacent to Worcester Cathedral
  • Specialist Bridal, Bridesmaid, and Prom studios split over three floors, presenting an exciting & tasteful array of gowns & accessories including tiaras, veils, and Bolero jackets
  • A well-established business that is beautifully presented and maintained with a pleasing upmarket feel, recently upgraded, and distinctive livery.
  • Housed in a Grade 2 listed building, with a classic double-fronted exterior, with a large display window enabling themed displays
  • Excellent relationships with British designed gown suppliers and support service companies, including locally based seamstress services
  • The sale will include the company email, website, and social media channels including Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
The business aims to provide every customer and their guests with a memorable and pleasurable experience through the relaxed climate in the specialist studios and with the excellent gown collections.

Whilst originally a Bridal retailer, the last few years have seen a significant upturn in the sale of Prom wear, and the market for this continues to grow at an impressive pace. Customers travel from around the region to visit the business such is its great reputation.

Key facts:

  • Turnover expected to exceed £90k for the current trading year
  • Low running costs with competitive rent and no business rates
  • All fixtures, fittings & equipment included making this a real ‘Turnkey’ business opportunity
  • Trading hours are Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00, with appointments available Sunday & Monday

Further information can be made available upon request. 

Further information can be made available upon request. 

Further information about the location can be made available upon request. 

Cathedral Belles of Worcester occupies three floors of an attractive, grade 2 listed, period property and briefly comprises:

Ground Floor;

Bridal Studio;

Windows and glazed door to front create a light, airy, and inviting interior, many period fittings, a lovely upmarket feel with carpeted flooring, window display area, wall-mounted mirrors, perimeter hanging rails, tracked spotlighting, small desk with a shabby chic finish with card payment machine, upholstered chair, freestanding cupboard, generously sized area. Changing room with two windows to the rear, spotlighting, and wall-mounted mirrors.

First Floor;

  • Prom Studio.
  • Generous room, two sash windows to front, wood effect tiled floor, perimeter hanging rails, 2 changing booths, wall-mounted mirrors, two upholstered chairs.
  • Bridal / Prom Fitting Room.
  • Sash window to front, high-quality carpeted flooring, wall-mounted shelving unit, and mirror.
  • Customer WC.
  • Dual aspect with windows to side and rear closed coupled toilet, and pedestal hand washing basin with Santon water heater.
  • Landing - With a useful walk-in store cupboard.
  • Kitchenette - With window to rear, vinyl flooring, base unit with stainless steel sink and drainer with Santon water heater, space for fridge, kettle, and microwave, etc.
Second Floor;

  • Bridesmaids Studio.
  • Two windows to front, carpeted flooring, changing booth, wall-mounted mirror, tub chair.
  • Office - significant storage space and racking for gowns and to facilitate steaming operations.
  • With window to front, fluorescent lighting, space for a desk, filing cabinets, etc.

Tenure
We are advised that Cathedral Belles of Worcester is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity.

The existing lease has approximately 3 years remaining, and the current rent is competitive and reasonable given the size and location of the premises.

We are advised that the business benefits from being exempt from business rates.

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