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Well Established Decorators For Sale

East Grinstead, West Sussex

  • Asking Price: £35,000 +SAV
  • Turnover: We are advised the business generated a turnover of circa £220,000 with a net profit of £62,000 as of 2020, further financial information can be made available upon request.

    Please quote reference B06559

  • Tenure: Business Only

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Please quote reference B06559

Hilton Smythe is delighted to present to the market one of West Sussex’s most well established and respected independent decorators with over 35 years of goodwill.

The ‘turn-key’ business opportunity is now being made available for sale due to our clients wish to now retire.

As you can see from looking at the photographs attached, John Bradley Decorators undertake both residential and commercial work, from single room jobs to complete building projects.

They can offer the following services -

  • Painting
  • Wallpapering
  • Wall rendering
  • Skimming
  • Pebble dashing
  • Spray painting
  • Carpentry
  • Artex and artex removal
  • Paint stripping
  • Plastering
  • Coving
  • Painting of furniture
Excellent customer service is key to the success of John Bradley Decorators, they offer a free detailed quotation at the start to cover the payment terms, give advice and agree the work schedule.

The business is fully covered and adherent to all health and safety guidelines, they are fully insured with Public Liability Insurance.

Commercial work - have completed contracts for schools, offices, landmark buildings in local towns, such as Crown House and Broadley Brothers in East Grinstead, Redhill Chambers in Redhill High Street, The Old Municipal Buildings in Bromley and the full exterior redecoration of a prominent hotel in Tunbridge Wells.

Residential work - have completed detailed projects on Grade 2 listed buildings, Tudor homes, cottages and large modern cutting edge designed homes. They have completed work for many well-known celebrities

We are advised the workload is split 50% Commercial and 50% Residential.

Our clients run the business with the help from a team of skilled subcontractors, many of which have worked for the company for over 15 years. At busy times they have employed over 20 people working on a number of different projects at the same time.

We are advised currently there is only a small number of subcontractors being used due to the reduced workload. The details of all the skilled workforce used will be passed on to any new owner.

Key selling points -

  • Large database of previous customers
  • Excellent portfolio of work to use
  • Team of subcontractor details
  • Very desirable/affluent area covered
  • Lots of new homes being developed
  • Excellent supplier contacts
  • Excellent local reputation
  • Referral driven
  • Opportunity to expand - adding a social media presence as well some paid Google advertising would quickly increase awareness as well posting new leaflets in the area
Our client admits they now run the business to suit and are now turning away work, they undertake no advertising currently and all work undertaken is by word of mouth or recommendations.

Very rarely do respected local decorators if this standard or location come on to the open market and we therefore strongly recommend early enquiries to avoid disappointment.

The business has been sensibly priced to gain a quick sale.

Customer Testimonials -

“We have been meaning to thank you and want to pass on a message to Slawek to say we are thrilled with his work. It was lovely to come back to the house looking so good. Our thanks and best wishes to Slawek” Rowena Markies, Forest Row 13/09/2021

“The work went very well, and the decorator was great.

I'm very happy with everything.” Catherine Shevlin, Reigate, Sept. ‘21

“Very pleased with the work. I have recommended you to a friend in Tunbridge Wells. And I will be calling you again.” Joanna Towers, Sevenoaks September ‘21

 “The old Manor House has never looked so smart.”

“We're very happy with your team’s work. They were very accurate in their edging, very clean and extremely fast. So no, there is no need for you to check out the work.

“The conservatory is transformed I’m very pleased with the work and not easy working in this heat.” Jeroen Markies, Forest Row 20/07/’21

The business is run and managed by our client.

The business trading hours are as followed:

Monday to Friday - 9:00am - 17:00pm

Saturday & Sunday - Closed

John Bradley Decorators is run from our clients home office in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

The business currently covers an area of approximately 20 miles of East Grinstead however they have also taken on commercial contracts in Bromley, Richmond, Dorking and Sevenoaks.

East Grinstead is an affluent area located just off the A22 with excellent links to both the M25 and directly into central London.

The area is very popular for commuters working within London and therefore attracts a very desirable customer base who seek to use a local decorating company with professional experience with larger properties, period properties and unique interiors.

The business is being sold as a ‘Business Only’ opportunity, allowing any new owner to transfer the operations to their own home or office location.

Core areas covered - East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Horsham, Forest Row, Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Lingfield, Sharpthorne, Copthorne, Felbridge, Turners Hill, Reigate, Redhill, Crawley, Crawley Down.


Business Only.

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