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Well-established fancy dress and party accessories business.

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

  • Asking Price: £75,000 +SAV
  • Turnover: As of the 2019 accounts the business generated an annual Turnover of £289,864 with an Adjusted net profit in the region of £42,000. Current stock levels are in the region of £25,000.

    Please quote reference B05921

  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Please quote reference B05921

Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market Fancy Dress and Party, a highly renowned fancy dress/accessories/balloon/partyware business operating both online and as a walk-in retail business.

The business originally started out a pure online business and later realised there was a further need for a physical store within the Western-super-Mare area. Our clients opened the shop in 2015 and now due to wanting to semi-retire from the sector are looking to sell this exceptional ‘Turn-key’ opportunity.

The business offers an extremely large choice of costumes to purchase, these include –

  • Adult costumes – 1920s to 1990s themed outfits, historical including – cave, around the world, wild west, medieval, pirate, Roman & Greek, fairy-tale, Hawaiian, TV & Film, superhero’s, neon, Oktoberfest, Halloween, Christmas, moulin parttrouge, sexy outfits, animal, funny, circus, skin suits and all types of uniform.
  • Kids costumes – superhero, TV & film, funny, animals, fairy-tale, uniforms, pirate, wild west, decades, historical, princess, Christmas, Halloween, Book day.
  • Accessories – include bags, face paint & make up, eyelashes, gloves, hats & head gear, jewellery, novelty glasses, toy weapons, stockings & tights, masquerade masks, wigs & hair accessories.
  • Hen & Stag fancy dress
  • Balloons – key part to the business
  • Partyware
All of the ranges are available to order online or instore, key features include –

  • Same day dispatch on most orders
  • Barcode picking technology
  • 14 day no quibble money back guarantee
  • Click & collect service
  • Large warehouse on site
  • Excellent in shop service
We are advised currently 55% of the sales are derived from on-line orders and 45% from click & collect/walk in sales.

This is the only fancy dress business of its type within a 60-mile radius of Wester-super-Mare and customers travel as far as Exeter, Portsmouth & Bristol.

Online orders are dispatched by both Royal Mail & DHL.

One of the main selling points of this business is the high level of organisation, IT & Website support in place as well as the service levels. It is clear to see from the photo’s attached the layout and availability of stock, displayed in a very efficient way indeed.

Included in the sale will be the option to take over the 2 x linked limited company names – Planet Party Limited & Big Night Limited (currently dormant however linked to the Ebay store),

The business is predominantly run by 2 x staff working instore with more remote admin work carried out by the 2 x Directors.

We are advised a full business handover will be offered to ensure the smooth transition to any new owner.

Any new owner may also look to increase the current opening hours as they close Sunday/Monday.

Very rarely to businesses of this type & standard come onto the open market and we therefore recommend early enquiry to avoid disappointment.

The business is run and manged by our clients on a part time basis with the help of 2 x full time members of the team also.

SUNDAY & MONDAY – Closed
TUESDAY – SATURDAY – 9.00am to 5.00pm


Fancy Dress and Party occupies a double fronted shop unit on Meadow street in Wester-super-Mare.

Meadow street is one of the major routes leading into the Town and offers shoppers/visitors an excellent choice of independent retailers, more specialist stores, salons & tattoo businesses, large choice of cafes, takeaways & bars, gaming stores, art based stores, sewing shops, computer repairs & interior stores.

The larger indoor shopping centre ‘Sovereign’ is located just 2 mins walk up form the store which attracts customers from further afield.

Western-super-Mare (also know as Weston), is a popular seaside town in Somerset. It lies by the Bristol Channel 18 miles south west of Bristol between Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill.

Steeped in Victorian history and dominated by long stretches of beaches, attractions include the Grade 1 listed Pier, Helicopter museum, Weston museum, Playhouse, Winter gardens and Blackehay theatre.

There is a large NCP car park within 2 mins walk from the store as well as the mainline train station just 5 mins walk.

Double width Ground Floor Shop unit, includes -

SHOP FIXTURES & FITTINGS -

  • White Slat Walling with Chrome Inlays & Hangers/Hooks and matching Panelling throughout
  • 6 x 1.2 meter Gondolas and 2 x Tower Spinners (to match above)
  • 1 x Branded Spinner
  • 2 x Fitting Rooms with Full Length Mirrors
  • Custom built curved main Counter with White Corrian Top (2 sales points)
  • Twin EPOS
  • 2 x PC's Built-in Flat Monitors
  • 2 x Scanners
  • 2 x Printers
  • 2 x Till Drawers (Steel)
  • 2 x Keyboards & Mouse
  • Music System with Speakers (matching White)
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Second Matching Counter
  • Premium Twin Air Balloon Sizer
  • 2 x Auto Helium Inflation Triggers
  • 2 x Multi Head Helium Inflators
  • Premium Coolair Balloon Inflator
  • 2 x Compressed Air Inflation Trigger
  • Air Compressor with Tank (built in exterior cabinet)
  • 2 x Balloon Sizers
  • 2 x Pricing, Tagging Guns
  • 6 x CCTV Camera’s (Accessible via smartphone App)
SHOP REAR -

  • Small Kitchen Area, Sink & Drainer, Undercounter Storage & Wall Units
  • W.C.
  • Central Heating Gas Boiler
  • 2 x Overhead Storage
  • Step Ladder, Hoover
FIRST FLOOR -

  • Dispatch Area for On-Line Sales
  • 3.5m Worktop with Undercounter Storage and Wall Units
  • Laptop, Scanner, Zebra Printer, Keyboard & Mouse
  • Secondary Laptop, Scanner, Brother Printer, Keyboard & Mouse
  • Ancillary Equipment, Stationary etc. to aid dispatch
  • Sack Scales, Small Scales,
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Warehouse/Storage
  • 9m Slat Walling and Hangers
  • 28m of 4 Shelf Heavy Duty Steel Shelving with storage boxes
  • 6.5m of 3 Shelf Heavy Duty Steel Shelving with storage boxes
OFFICE -

  • 4.5m 3 station Desk
  • Station One, HP 1TB Computer linked to Two Monitors, Keyboard & Mouse, Cordless Telephone,
  • Station Two, HP Laptop linked to Second Monitor, Keyboard & Mouse. Wall Mounted CC TV Monitor
  • Station Three, Desktop Computer & Laptop linked to Monitor, Keyboard & Mouse, HP Printer/Scanner
  • Main Hard Drive
  • Broadband Router (hardwired throughout building linking all Computer Equipment and Shop EPOS)
  • 3 x High Back Swivel Chairs
  • Free Standing Desk & Two Chairs
  • 14 x Large Storage Boxes
Electric Steel Roller Shutters fitted to Shop Front; Steel Gates fitted to Front & Rear Doors

Tenure
We are advised the business is being offered as a Leasehold with 5 years remaining on a 10-year renewable lease term paying just £7,000 per year.

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