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£24,999

26 Star Lane, Southend-On-Sea SS3

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Property description

Business
Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Simply Cars and Vans. The business is a popular garage offering car and van repairs, servicing and diagnostics with the latest vehicle diagnostic technology.

The business was originally established not long ago by our client in 2010. Our client is looking to sell the business as he has very recently moved away from the area. He would also like to focus more on other business interests.

Over such a short space of time, the business has been a great success, and has built up an enviable reputation in the area. We believe the business has good relationships with local parts suppliers allowing for competitive rates.

The business has a great website going into detail of what the business is all about and what services they offer. There is also a blog with useful tips and advice for customers.

The current turnover is around £70,000 per annum. This is good, but we believe that this could be increased. We highly advise the new owner to look into getting an mot licence, this is a mass market with a huge amount of competition, and would generate an extra income.

The business used to have a 24 hour recovery service, which was stopped very recently. We are advised that our client still gets a high number of requests for this service. Unfortunately our client sold his recovery truck, but this could be something the new owner could look into acquiring. This service would be very popular, and will increase turnover massively.

This is the perfect turnkey opportunity with all equipment, fixtures and fittings included in the sale; this also includes 2 vehicles. We are advised the overheads for the business are very low, this allows for higher profits. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing for such a fantastic business, with a great reputation.

Location
Simply Cars and Vans is located on the edge of a large industrial estate in Southend on Sea, Essex.

Southend on Sea is a seaside resort that attracts a fantastic amount of tourist footfall. The business is located further inland but is just a short drive to the coast, using the A13.

On the industrial estate is a range of complementary businesses such as, garages, car rentals an alarm company and many more. This area is a great business hub that attracts customers from far and wide. We are advised the other business owners in the area are very friendly and helpful.
Premises
The business is situated in a large private industrial property. Just outside is a signed cabin which is used as the reception and office area. The cabin is fully lit and has power, all of the equipment including the computer and desk is included in the sale.

The main workshop is large with a high ceiling. This area is well equipped and has everything you need to hit the ground running and begin trading. The workshop has a toilet and changing room facilities to the rear.

The current owner has agreed to leave his Mercedes 4x4 this can be used to tow vehicles. There is also a Vauxhall Combo multi-purpose van.

Equipment included in the sale is as follows-

1 x 2 Poster ramp (4 tonne)

1 x 4 Poster ramps (5 tonne)

Large Mig welder with spare gas bottles

Compressor

All hand tools and toolbox

Saws

Precision tools

Sealey industrial sink and grease cutting agent (parts cleaner)

Fully lit

2 x Large workshop benches

Hydraulic vehicle jack

Oil drums

Bench Grinder

Axle stands

Pillar press

Ladders

Vehicles –

Vauxhall Combo (Reg 2006)

Mercedes ML270 (Reg 2000)
tenure
We are advised the business is leasehold

Original lease length 2 years

Lease has ended new lease available on negotiation.

Rent £584 per month
hours
The business opens:-

Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm

Saturday: 8am – 1pm

Sunday: Closed
staff
The business is run and managed by the owner with the assistance of 1 member of staff.
Financial profile
The business reports a turnover of £70,000 per annum.

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Nearby transport

  • Shoeburyness (1.5 miles)
  • Thorpe Bay (1.5 miles)
  • Southend East (2.6 miles)
  • London Southend Airport (4.2 miles)
  • Manston Airport (28.1 miles)
  • London City Airport (31.7 miles)
  • Wallasea Island Ferry Landing (4.9 miles)
  • Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing (5.2 miles)
  • Tilbury Ferry Terminal (19.5 miles)

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  • Great Wakering Primary Academy (0.5 miles)
  • Friars Primary School and Nursery (1.0 mile)
  • St George's Catholic Primary School (1.0 mile)
  • Southend YMCA Community School (3.5 miles)
  • South Essex College of Further and Higher Education (3.5 miles)
  • Lancaster School (4.3 miles)
  • Thorpe Hall School (1.3 miles)
  • Shoeburyness High School (1.4 miles)
  • Futures Community College (1.8 miles)
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