Business Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular butchers business in Sheerness, on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. The business was established in approximately 1975 and has been in our client`s careful ownership since 2011. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client`s desire for a well-earned retirement. The business operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £134,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
The turnover is generated from the sale of fresh, high quality meats, which includes beef, lamb, pork, chicken etc. Our client has recently started to offer freshly made pies, pasties and sausage rolls, which has proved very popular within the area, soft drinks are also available. We feel the turnover could be increased by embarking on a small marketing campaign to highlight the excellent high quality goods and service offered.
A new owner could also establish a website for the business to further promote the services. The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a lot of repeat custom and word of mouth referrals. The premises are well-equipped to suit the trade, boasting a spacious sales area. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving and popular business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended.
Location Kent Fresh Foods occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located on the busy High Street in Sheerness, Kent. The business is located within a parade of complimentary shops and businesses and benefits from on-street parking to the front of the premises, as well as a vast amount of footfall and passing trade.
The area has many densely populated residential area within the vicinity, from which the business derives much of its trade. Sheerness is a town located beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent. The town has a residential population of 13,000 and is the largest town on the island.
The area is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is just a few minutes’ walk away. There is also easy access to the a-roads from the property, with the A249 within easy driving distance, which links to the vast a-road and motorway networks. Maidstone is approximately 19 miles away and Canterbury is 26½ miles away
Premises Open plan, ground floor premises, briefly comprising:
Chilled widow display. 2 x electronic fly zappers. Glass door chest freezer (on wheels for ease of movability). Double serve over display counter. Single serve over display counter. Large open fronted display chiller for soft drinks and pre-packed meats. Heated pie/pasty display unit. Rpd stainless steel upright refrigerator. Rpd stainless steel upright freezer. 2 x wooden butcher’s blocks. 2 x weighing scales. Safe. Meat slicer. Stainless steel table. Scandia combined pie cooker/refrigerator. Smeg table top oven. 3 x Stainless steel preparation tables with under shelving. Wash hand basin and hand towel dispenser. 2 x plastic wrap machines (one for raw meats and one for cooked meats). Crypto mincing machine Scandia walk- in refrigerator. Sink unit and drainer. Office area. WC with wash hand basin. Racking and shelving to suit trade.
Good signage. On-street parking.
Tenure We are advised Leasehold:
Original lease length: 10 years Remaining lease length: 4 years. Rent: To be advised
Hours To be advised.
Staff The business is owner run and managed solely by our client.
Financial Profile The business generates a turnover in the region of £134,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
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