Busy MOT Garage Business
Sacriston, County Durham
Ref: 2667 A
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well established and busy MoT garage business in Sacriston, County Durham.
The business was established in 1993 and has been in our client’s careful ownership since 2005. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client’s desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business operates 5½ days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £150,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 50%.
Our client offers repairs, maintenance and MoTs for classes 4, 7 and motorcycles. There is a two post ramp and TV screen fitted for diagnostics. The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the parts used and the service offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We feel the turnover could be increased by embarking on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the services offered. A new owner could also introduce more services such as insurance work or valeting. A rolling road/mapping road could be added to the motorcycle MoT bay, this could potentially increase turnover. The business already has an excellent website in place to promote the business, which could incorporate online bookings.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £150,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 50%.
The business is owner run and managed with 1 x full time and 1 x part time staff members.
Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Sacriston Auto Services Ltd occupies substantial lock-up premises, ideally located on an industrial estate within the village of Sacriston, County Durham. The business is surrounded by complimentary businesses and benefits from a good volume of passing trade.
Sacriston is a quaint village in County Durham, situated approximately 3 miles north of the city of Durham. Amenities within the village include a community centre, a Post Office, a number of shops, a newsagent and a bank, as well as a couple of social clubs and a new health centre, which includes a dental practice and GP surgery.
The area of the business is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is approximately 4 miles away in Chester-le-Street. The area is also well-served by the A-roads, with both the A691 and A167 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Sunderland is approximately 16½ miles away and Newcastle upon Tyne is 16 miles away.
Substantial lock-up premises, briefly comprising:
Workshop 1 with:
Large service area.
MoT service area.
Office to rear.
Workshop 2 with:
Smaller service area.
2 x four post ramps.
3 x 2 post ramps.
Built in rotary airline/compressor.
Spray booth with extractor.
Class 4 & 7 Mot bay.
Motorbike Mot bay.
Central heating with combi boiler.
Waste oil burner.
General garage equipment.
3 phase electricity throughout.
Well signed business.
Monitored alarm system.
Rear gravelled area with concrete shed.
We are advised Freehold.