Popular Card & Gift Shop in Kirkham, Lancashire For Sale
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular card & gift shop in Kirkham, Lancashire. The business was established in 1985 and has been in our client’s careful ownership since 2011. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client’s other business interests. The business operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £90,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 60%. Our client offers a wide range of cards and gifts, including christening gifts, wedding gifts, balloons, toys, jigsaws, board games, picture frames and soft toys, to name a few. The property boasts two spacious sales and display areas, to the first and second floors, which are well equipped to suit the trade. The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the goods and services 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 extending the opening hours, perhaps by opening on Sunday. A new owner could also expand the range of products available or embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the business. There is also scope to launch a website, which could incorporate online ordering services. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving card & gift shop to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £90,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 60%.
The business is owner run and managed with 1 x staff member.
The business is open: Monday – Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pmSunday: Closed
Celebrations Cards & Gifts occupies substantial two storey premises, ideally located within the small town of Kirkham, Lancashire. The business is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses on the busy Poulton Street, therefore benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The card & gift shop also benefits from free on-street parking facilities to the front of the premises. Kirkham is a small town and civil parish in the Borough of Fylde in Lancashire. The town lies midway between Blackpool and Preston and is adjacent to the smaller town of Wesham. According to the 2011 census, Kirkham had a residential population of 7,194. Amenities within the town include primary and secondary schools, a library, churches and a range of national and independent shops and businesses. The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Kirkham & Wesham railway station is approximately one mile away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with both the A583 and the A585 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Blackpool is approximately 8½ miles away and Preston is 8 miles away.
Substantial two storey premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising: Lower ground floor with: Large open area with shelving for storage. Ground floor with: Main entrance from the high street.Large widow display area.Serve over counter with electronic cash register and credit/debit card terminal.Fixed card display units to perimeter walls.Additional movable card display units to centre of shop. First floor with: Card display units.Several open shelving units for displaying giftware, toys and games.L-shaped serve over counter, currently being used as a display unit.2 x sash windows.Staff WC. External with: On-street parking. The property has CCTV to both ground and first floors.
We are advised Leasehold: Original lease length: 6 yearsRemaining lease length: 3 yearsReview every: 3 yearsRent: £8,150 per annum