Established Shoe Repair & Key Cutting Business
Ref: 14013 J
Stock included in the sale.
Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Prestige Shoe Repairs & Key Cutting, established in the 1950’s and owned by our client since 2013. Offered now for sale due to other business interests of our client.
Our client has invested over £25,000 into the business and purchased new equipment, re-modelled the shop, new electrics, added new signage and advertising posters to the front.
The business offers a full key cutting service, shoe and boot repairs, handbag and small luggage repairs, watch batteries/new straps and repairs, engraving and knife sharpening. There is also a small range of luggage, key accessories, batteries and shoe cleaning products. Prestige Shoe Repairs & Key Cutting further specialise in watch batteries/straps, watch/clock repairs and jewellery repairs. The business has a close relationship with a specialised jewellery and watch repairer who would be happy to continue his relationship with the new owner for any help they may need.
The business boasts a loyal customer base and the owner has built up an excellent relationship with local businesses and landlords. Prestige Shoe Repairs & Key Cutting have contracts with estate agents and dry cleaners for regular large orders of keys and shoe repairs.
Current repairs on shoes and handbags requiring stitching work is carried out on a traditional Singer sewing machine.
The business is set in a prime trading location on a busy High Street. Set amongst several car parks. There is a pay and display car park directly opposite the shop and also a '2 hour free' car park next to the row of shops on which the shop is located.
Full handover period offered.
2016 accounts show a turnover of £52,000, with a gross of 85%.
Run and managed by the owner.
Monday to Saturday: 8.30am – 5pm
Prestige Shoe Repairs & Key Cutting is located on Westwood Lane a main High Street in Blackfen, Sidcup, Kent.
The highly visible shop is positioned alongside complementary independent retailers and is part of a larger range of shops. The business is also very fortunate to be on the same row as the newly refurbished Co-op which includes a large carpark with 2 hours of free parking. A new McDonald's is also opening in 2018.
Sidcup is an affluent part of south east London and the Kent borders; just approximately 12 miles south east of central London.
The business is well connected with both Welling, Falconwood and Sidcup, as well as being positioned behind the busy A2 which connects London to Dartford and Rochester and the M2 motorway.
A parking space is available for the new owner.
2 x display windows for retail displays.
2 x large upstairs windows can be used for further advertising.
Central door into customer waiting area.
Large square shaped service counter.
Following equipment included in the sale-
Model 700 3 phase finisher (with static converter)
Waterproofing machine checker (for watch repairs/sealing)
8 inch bench grinder
6 inch bench grinder
Singer sewing machine
Berna cylinder key cutting machine
Keyline mortice key cutting machine
Jakey Colt key cutting machine
Jakey Colt key cutting machine (for Tibby keys)
The staff bathroom is located in the rear hallway which also leads to the back exit of the building into the small courtyard.
Security gate on outside of the rear door.
Small kitchen area in a large open plan office with 2 x large windows overlooking the front high street (used as an office but could easily be rented out separately to earn extra income)
This is a Leasehold sale.
Original lease length: 12 years.
Remaining lease: 6 years as of 2017.
Rent £9,000 per year which is very good for this sized unit.