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Great Removals And Storage Business For Sale In Neston & Ellesmere Port

Neston & Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Asking Price £225,000
Turnover £380,000

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Business description

Smooth Move and Store has given great service on The Wirral for 28 years (see reviews etc) and, on the back of the removals business, has created a large storage base (about 350 Removals industry standard containers plus 10 steel units) and built it's own Warehouse (freehold) 10 years ago to hold these.

But time has caught up with the Owners and now this solid business is being offered For Sale. To engage a wider audience the owners are offering this in a number of possible way.

1) Full purchase of Removals and Storage Business (£225k) and Warehouse (£500k)

2) Full purchase of Removals and Storage Business (£225k) and Warehouse on Lease (10 year min, no break, @ £40k/pa to start)

3) Reduced fee purchase of Removals and Storage Business (100k), balance over 10 years and Warehouse on Lease (£40k/pa to start).

4) Sensible options similar to above, but including profit share on the storage might be considered (with minimum purchase fee of £50k) from company with good track record.

Currently the business is run on a traditional Removals and Storage model. The "bread and butter" being the daily moves and the "cream" being the storage.

Storage Income from the Neston Warehouse is about £150,000 per annum. Removals income produces about £180,000 per annum.

Currently there are 5 Porters and 1 reception staff, and the Owners managing (Mainly management and accounts input).

Main Business Assets (excluding staff) are:
Warehouse is 8000 square foot and stores 3 containers high.
350 Wooden containers. 10 virtually new 20 foot steel containers
Smooth Move and Smooth Store websites, Google Business and Facebook pages:
Smooth Move telephone number
Our Goodwill:-built up over 28 plus years
Two 3 Container Wagons. (7.5 tonners) and one 7.5 tonner Box van with tail lift.
One 3.5 tonne Box Van with Tail Lift.
Miscellaneous associated bits and pieces-computers-desks-trolleys-etc.

Handover time negotiable but can be reasonably prolonged.

Customer Service:
This business prides itself on its personal service and the very high quality standards of service. It takes time with clients and is rewarded with a great local reputation.

The success of the business is based on the professionalism, experience and dedication of its staff. The workforce pride themselves on their unsurpassed customer care, reliability and friendly approach.

The Warehouse has been built and largely been paid for from Business earnings over about 10 years. There are opportunities to expand on this development.

Financial profile:

The business is financially stable with excellent accounts over many years by the same reputable accountants.

Turnover for removals is circa £186,000 with the Storage about £150,000. The business is currently run by the owners and remuneration details etc allowing a more precise accounts knowledge with be available to interested parties via there accountants Guild Appleton.

Property information

Property: For Sale at £500k or 10 year lease at £40k per year

Business Operation
Competition / Market:
The business uses a variety of methods to gain business. Awareness of its services is also achieved with the sign written vehicles and strong word of mouth recommendation creating plenty of repeat business. There is a good track record of maintaining turnover and growth potential which can be discussed with the current owners.

Reasons for selling: Retirement.

Current Trading hours: Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 5pm. We tend to answer/check phone calls on Saturday morning. Saturday is worked every couple of months by 2-3 staff and just occasionally (for a long storage rental) we will open up to take in fresh storage.

Employees: 8
Years established: 28
Other Information
The owners will assist with training the new owner requires to ensure a smooth transition of ownership subject to negotiation.

With comprehensive "handover" training and a very sensible price options, Smooth Move could offer a great opportunity to both Industry insiders and "Newbies".

Business location

The Wirral

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