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Rare Horsebox Build/repair Business for Sale

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Leasehold : 54,995
Turnover : 2,308 p.w.

The business stands alone on a trading estate off a busy main road in the rural village of Hooton which is near the town of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. The premises are ideally situated for passing trade and regular custom alike. Ellesmere Port is home to the Vauxhall Motors car factory, where the Astra range of cars is produced. There are a number of tourist attractions: the National Waterways Museum, the Blue Planet Aquarium and the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. The business is accessed via the A550 connecting to the M53 and Hooton is approximately 10 miles from the busy city centre of Chester.

Potential to introduce new lines (STTP)
Advised annual turnover of 120,000
Easy access to the M53 motorway
Fully fitted workshop to suit trade
Situated in the village of Hooton
Genuine retirement sale
Low overheads

Business History
Meridian Business Sales are delighted to offer this rare vehicle builders and repairing business which is being offered to the market due to our clients desire to take well deserved retirement. The business was established by our client in 2001 for building/fitting out narrowboats, successfully completing 35 new boats and 4 refitted boats by 2010. While achieving this, in 2005 our client had started diversifying the business with the intention of building horse boxes. As the new business venture started to take off our client has continually improved the business introducing new lines and income streams, which have enhanced the business massively, offering services from every aspect required including; servicing, MOT's, accident repair, refurbishmnt and reworks. Our client advises us the annual turnover currently runs at 120,000 which is derived from offering services and adjustments on horseboxes which our client advices the work load 'has continued to grow' offering huge potential for scope in developing new builds. As well as offering services for a few specialist vehicles,motor homes, light commercial work and even caravans. Our client also currently benefits from all the skills 'in house' to offer quality work on joinery, engineering, metal work and coach building. Furthermore, our client also offers a full inspection and report service on vehicles. Due to the business' strong reputation it benefits highly from the level of regular and repeat trade together with custom from good word of mouth recommendations. We are adviced the horsebox work is currently split approximately 80% 7.5 tonne boxes and above, 15% 3.5 tonne boxes and 5% trailers. Despite our client having taken a step back from full conversions and builds due to their desire to concentrate specifically on repairs, there is a huge scope to reintroduce this service and generate further income. This is a superb opportunity to purchase an established specialised and bespoke business, with low overheads, and as such early viewing is strongly advised.

Trading Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Accommodation: Specialising specifically in 7.5ton Horseboxes as well as providing a service for 3.5ton boxes and caravans alike; the premises is a very large unit with fully fitted workshops to suit trade.
Tenure: We are advised leasehold
Rolling Lease
Rent 12,000pa

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