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Long Established Pet Supplies Business in Kent for Sale

Canterbury, Kent

  • Asking Price: £36,950 +SAV
  • Turnover: We are advised the business generates a turnover in the region of £119,000 per annum and a gross profit of approximately 35%.
  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this long established pet supplies business in Kent. The business was established in 1994 and has been in our clients careful hands since 2004. The business is only now being offered to the market due to our clients desire to take a well-deserved retirement. The business is open 6 days a week and generates a turnover in the region of £119,000 per annum with a great gross profit of approximately 35%. The shop is a long established pet supply business with an exceptional reputation in the area, the business has a lot of repeat customers who buy specific food from the shop. The shop is fitted to a good standard and is presented very well. A free local delivery service is offered by the business with the use of a liveried van. The business offers a wide range of food and products, including pet beds, beddings, a variety of food for various pets, pet carriers, medicines, treats, fish tanks, cages, general pet accessories, seasoned logs and kindling. The shop also has the potential to offer the sale of small animals. Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this long established pet supplies business in Canterbury, Kent. The business was established in 1994 and has been in our clients careful hands since 2004. The business is only now being offered to the market due to our clients desire to take a well-deserved retirement. The business is open 6 days a week and generates a turnover in the region of £119,000 per annum with a great gross profit of approximately 35%. St. Dunstan's Pet Supplies is a long established pet supply business with an exceptional reputation in the area, the business has a lot of repeat customers who buy specific food from the shop. The shop is fitted to a good standard and is presented very well. A free local delivery service is offered by the business with the use of a liveried van. The business offers a wide range of food and products, including pet beds, beddings, a variety of food for various pets, pet carriers, medicines, treats, fish tanks, cages, general pet accessories, seasoned logs and kindling. The shop also has the potential to offer the sale of small animals. We feel the business could benefit from having an e-commerce website put in place to increase local free delivery sales. The business could also benefit from a small advertising and marketing campaign to increase sales. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this long-established business to the next level; therefore, an early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 1 full time and 1 part time staff member.

The business is open: Monday - Saturday: 9:00am till 17:30pmSunday: Closed

This excellent pet supplies business located in Kent. St. Dunstan's Pet Supplies is located in Canterbury, Kent. Situated on a prominent main road, town centre location. The business has excellent footfall from passing trade, motorists and the nearby train station which is a short 2 minute walk away. The business benefits from being the only pet supply business in the whole town. Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is a popular tourist destination, consistently one of the most-visited cities in the United Kingdom. The city has an approximate population of 55,000. The city has many historical structures in the area, including a city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and a Norman castle, and perhaps the oldest school in England, The King's School. Modern additions include the Marlowe Theatre and the St Lawrence Ground, home of the Kent County Cricket Club. There is also a substantial student population, brought about by the presence of the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, University College for the Creative Arts, and the American University – Canterbury.

Prominent single fronted, parade premises, briefly summarising:- Ground floor:The ground floor consists of the main shop area with multiple free standing and fixed racking and shelving units located throughout the store, which are used to display a vast range of different pet foods, bedding, treatments and accessories. To the rear of the main shop area is a double gated sales counter, which is equipped with 2x Casio electronic tills, electronic scales, card payment machine and 2x hot seal machines. The sale counter also has storage underneath. Rear ground floor:The rear of the ground floor has a staff toilet, store room, short corridor to rear access door/storage age and further storage underneath the stairs. Exterior:The exterior of the premises is well signed with a large Perspex sign above the shop entrance. Equipment:All equipment is included in the sale, including a 51 plate Fiat 1.9 diesel liveried van.

Tenure
We are advised Leasehold. Remaining lease length: 9 yearsRent: £9200 per annum

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