Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Corsham Pet and Aquatic Supplies. Corshams premier and only pet store, consequently the business is very well supported by the local community.
This appealing store is well maintained both internally and externally, very light and airy with lots of natural light flooding the retail area. The store is well stocked with a wide range of products including feeds, grooming products, collars, leads, litter boxes bedding, frozen pet food, books and toys.
Additionally there is a separate area displaying small animals, fish and birds with complementary products and essential accessories including aquarium products, bird tables, treats, bird cages, toys, feeds, bedding, treats and cages.
This profitable business has been established for some 40 years with our client successfully running the business since 1997. The business is in a fantastic monopoly trading position within this affluent town and has an enviable reputation. Revenue is derived from much repeat trade and word of mouth referrals with very little advertising undertaken. According to the 2016 accounts the business reports a generous turnover in the region of £71,000 with a gross profit at 33%.
We believe the business would benefit from the introduction of a website and advertising campaign or perhaps host pet days in the local schools to encourage new custom.
This is a lovely business, clearly sustainable and ideal as a walk in business opportunity, with the business genuinely coming to the market as our client looks towards a well deserved retirement.
The business is located in the affluent historic market town of Corsham in Wiltshire.
Many of the buildings in the town are constructed from the local Cotswold stone adding to the pleasing aesthetics of this pretty town. Corsham Pet and Aquatic Supplies lies in the heart of the village, just off the picturesque high street, surrounded by residential dwellings with ample parking in the vicinity.
Corsham lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, just off the arterial A4 national route between Bath and Chippenham.
Cotswold stone built detached premise briefly comprising.
Deceptively sized premise with glass entranced door, lovely external appearance with good signage.
Internally the retail area has two distinct trading areas. The main counter is to the right upon entry and includes an epos till, hand held card scanner, card payment machine and electronic weighing scales.
The main retail are is fitted out with adjustable shelving and racking to suit trade.
There is a separate area with live small animals, birds and fish.
Ten small animal displays, 3 small animal cages and 16 small fish tanks, 1 large fish tank and 1 Aquatic plant tank.
Dry storage area to the rear of the small animal and aquatic area, containing shelving, fridge/freezer and small chest freezer, sink and drainer.
There is a separate toilet and small kitchen area.
The shop extends into the rear of the building where a wide range of pet goods, supplies and feeds are located. Freezer unit with frozen feeds and racked out shelving to suit trade.
To the rear of this area is an additional store room, racked out where dry foods are weighed and bagged ready for sale.
There is also an office area and rear access to car park.
We are advised the business is being sold as a leasehold opportunity.
New lease to be negotiated.
Landlord will be happy to provide a new lease, rent £12,000 per annum.
The business opens:-
Monday to Tuesday 9.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Thursday and Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 2 part time members of staff.
According to the 2016 accounts the business reports a generous turnover in the region of £71,000 with a gross profit at 33%.