Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Flowers by Design. The florist was originally established over six years ago. Our client took over the business around three years ago, and is now looking to sell, due to the desire to focus on other interests. This is a well-established business within its village location. Flowers by Design is well-known and receives a generous amount of repeat loyal trade from the locals.
Our client offers an exceptional array of flowers, from which she creates bouquets, wreaths, table decorations and much more. The shop provides made to order floral arrangements for weddings, funerals and other private functions. A delivery service is available in the local area. Our client also sell a selection of vases and gift ideas. This side of the business could be further expanded.
The business generated a turnover in the region of £49,100 as of the 2015 accounts, with a gross profit of 29%. This is a healthy turnover with huge potential to increase income. The purchaser should look to offer an e-commerce website and become a member of the popular delivery network Interflora. This should expand the customer base to more further afield.
The new owner could also look to agree new contracts with local venues, hotels, funeral parlours and pubs. Social media would be a great way to advertise the florist. Wedding fairs and other events would also be great for growing the business name.
This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed. Van is available to purchase, upon separate negotiation. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.
Flowers by Design is located in Drighlington, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
The business is situated on a main road location, within a retail parade. There are independent stores on the parade, this includes a fish and chip shop, takeaway, pharmacy, barbers, and dentist. There is also a Co-Operative store. The village is mostly built up with residential housing.
Drighlington is a village just 5 miles from Leeds and 4 miles from Bradford. The village had a population of circa 5,528 as of the 2011 census and was originally part of the Morley borough. The village has all amenities with a number of shops, a post office, a small library, a community centre and numerous pubs. Morley’s town centre which is around 2.5 miles away has all major high street stores. There are regular daily bus routes from the village of Drighlington that go into the town.
The business is situated on the A58 an arterial road that runs through the village into the centre of Leeds and further connects to the M62, part of the national motorway network. There are also bus stops directly outside the shop and the closest train station is a 15-minute drive away.
Flowers by Design has a well-presented shop front, on a busy main road. This is a large property, perfect for the trade. The shop is well-signed and has a canopy across the front. Signage is clearly visible to passing trade. There is a large window, this is used for eye catching window displays.
The shop is an open plan design, with shelving and display stands around the perimeter. The middle of the shop is taken up by a large workstation where the florist can create arrangements in front of customers, customers love this. There is also a service counter at the back of the room, with telephone point.
To the rear of the shop is a store room this is separate from the main retail space. There is also a staff kitchen and toilet.
To the rear of the shop is a yard with parking for the owner’s car. There is an external building with ground floor storage and a separate entrance leading to a cellar, used for further storage.
Van available upon separate negotiation.
There is on-street parking directly outside the store.
We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.
Original lease length: 4 years
Remaining lease length: Around 2 years as of 2017.
Rent: £9,360 per annum
The business opening hours: -
Monday: 9am – 12pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5:30pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm
The business is run and managed by our client, with the help of one part time member of staff.
The business generated a turnover in the region of £49,100 as of the 2015 accounts, with a gross profit of 29%.