Successful Painting And Decorating Business With Paint Retail Outlet In The Thriving Town Of Thurso for Sale
Thurso, Scotland-Highlands and Islands
Freehold : £ 330,000
The business is located of Couper Square and is easily accessible from the town centre. Thurso town center is a busy location for commerce making this an excellent trading situation. The town has a good mix of traditional shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, the well-known River Thurso flows through the town attracting salmon fishers from all over. The area is also well known for surfing, hosting surfing championships, as well as offering various other outdoor pursuits. There are lots of things to do and see in Thurso, including the five star visitor attraction, Caithness Horizons and many other places of interest. There is an attractive sandy beach with spectacular views across to Orkney and Dunnet Head. Thurso has a wide range of social and welfare amenities and has both primary and secondary schooling.
Paint Spectrum is a well-stablished business trading from a retail unit in Thurso. The trading elements are the retail sales aspects and the painting and decorating business. Both elements of the business benefit from a fine reputation. The retail unit is set close to the town centre and benefits from public parking adjacent to the business. The building has prominent signage and is presented in excellent order. The internal aspects are set to aisles utilising the selling space to good effect. To the rear of the shop is the trade counter. The business has a wide range of paint products, wall paper, painting and decorating equipment plus a wide range of sundry items, supplying goods to both the trade and general customers.
The painting and decorating business undertakes contract and private work throughout the Northern Highlands and the Isles. This element of the business employs around 9 tradesmen and has a fleet of 6 vehicles. The work covered by the current team covers a wide range of specialist skills. Details of contracts undertaken will be discussed at formal viewing.
Both elements of the business trade to a consistently high level and generate sound profits. There is undoubted scope for new owners either to subsume the current business within a related activity or to continue the successful operation as a standalone venture.
The painting and decorating business has been owned and operated by our clients for 26 years and they have operated the retail unit since 2001. It is their desire to focus on other ventures that brings this unique opportunity to the market. This sale would suit either someone already in the building trade or a painter and decorator seeking a self-employment opportunity.
The property is a single storey unit with a wide frontage providing prominent signage and branding. Of block construction the roofing is of sheet metal profile materials. Entry at street level leads straight into the sales area which has a wide range of stock presentation units including wall mounted and free-standing display units. The area is laid out to show off the widest possible range of stock items. The large windows to the front of the shop provide excellent natural lighting which is supplemented by strip lighting. To the rear of the open-plan sales area is a trade counter with tills etc. Behind this counter is a large storage room. There is a glass fronted office giving a view to both the retail area and trade counter. Also to the rear aspects is a staff room with W.C. and further general storage.
The business trades with 6 vehicles. Full details of these assets will be made available to seriously interested parties.
The shop benefits from an area of hard-standing to its front and side. This area could be used for container storage or general parking. There is public parking across from the business.
The business benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. The business benefits from an air to air heating system.
Paint Spectrum is a successful business trading profitably from year-round trading. Full accounting information will be made available to seriously interested parties subsequent to viewing.