Successful Pet Supplies Business
Forest Row, East Sussex
- Asking Price: £69,200 +SAV
The business reported turnover in 2018 of £395,077, with a gross profit of £103,697 and an adjusted net profit in the region of £35,000.
Stock levels currently sit at around £25,000
- Tenure: Leasehold
Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market, a truly fantastic example of a ‘Turnkey’ business opportunity set within an idyllic village community.
Ziggy’s Pet Supplies was established by our clients over 4 years ago and now wish to sell the business to take a well-earned retirement.
Since opening, this successful pet supply business has seen year on year growth to the highly profitable business it is today, specialising in the supply of raw food which dominates its popularity and high sales levels.
Our clients work alongside their knowledgeable team. all who share a passion for pet care. The focus within this business is all nutrition led and the well-being of pets. It is this personal service which makes this business a much loved and popular store within the community.
The store is immaculately presented and well stocked catering for all small animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, birds and fish. With an excellent range of pet accessories such as beds, leads, bowls, toys, healthcare products and more importantly good sound pet care advice.
In addition, our client is a trained Vet and uses the specially designed treatment room to the rear of the store on a part time basis. However, the team in situ which includes a fully trained Manager, can run the business very successfully without any input from our client’s time.
We suggest adding a dog grooming service in the areas currently located behind the shop would best suit the demands of the loyal customers who visit the business. Adding an online ordering option through the website could also potentially add a further 40% to the current turnover, resulting in an attainable yearly sales level in excess of half a million pounds.
Adding a local delivery service would also help those customers who struggle to reach the shop especially in poor weather.
Currently the business enjoys a 4.9/5 customer review score on Facebook.
A full handover will be offered, and we strongly advise early viewing to avoid any disappointment.
DISCRETE SALE, SO CONTACT THE AGENT DIRECTLY TO ARRANGE VIEWING. DO NOT APPRAOCH THE VENDOR DIRECTLY!
The business is managed by our clients, with the assistance of both full time and part time staff.
Monday to Saturday 9.00am-5.30 pm
Sunday - closed
Ziggy's Pet Supplies occupies a highly enviable trading position on Lewes Road in the centre of the village of Forest Row, East Sussex
This business sits within the heart of this affluent village, with an host of independent and high street retail outlets and community amenities bringing high footfall to the village throughout the day. Including a busy Tesco Esso garage directly next door, independent wine retailer, Lloyds pharmacy, hardware retailer, coffee shop, choice of restaurants and public houses and the Forest Row Village Hall directly facing.
Forest Row is an idyllic village, located 3 miles Southeast of East Grinstead and positioned just off the busy A22 which runs through the village and past our client’s business. The A22 connects commuters from as far South as Eastbourne up to the M25 Motorway and into central London.
With a history dating back to the 13th Century, the village developed from a small hamlet to the very desirable village community it is today. John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, came to Forest Row in 1963 attending a service at the Our Lady of the Forest church.
Parking is available opposite the business and further benefits from a large free car park within 2 minutes walk.
The entire unit had been stripped back and remodelled by our clients 4 years ago and includes new electrics, rooms and display area.
• 3 x double and 1 x single glass fronted display freezers for the large selection of raw food products.
• Centre display isle with adjustable shelving to both sides
• Large window display space
• Left side includes full height adjustable display shelving and rear accessories hanging space.
• Central service counter with pic and till system.
• Small office / Storage area
• Large workroom - refurbished to a high standard and includes white storage cupboards to wall and base.
• Staff kitchen area and toilet
Designated storage space with secure sheds for dry/tinned dog food and refuse which leads into a shared space for rear access.
We are advised this is a leasehold opportunity
A new lease is to be negotiated with terms and conditions to be agreed.
Rent in the region of £18,000 per annum.