Business The business has been operated by the current owner in its current location for over five years and has established itself with both private and business customers alike; attracting a loyal and regular following.
This reluctant retirement sale offers the opportunity for a new operator to take the business to the next level, expanding its web presence and customer base to increase sales and turnover.
The current business sells new and used pc’s and ancillary equipment but also offering repairs and advice on systems to customers. The shop stocks a range of devices all of which are available by negotiation in the sale giving the new operator readymade stock to trade with. The business also sells a range of printer cartridges, paper and ancillary products which again could further be expanded to increase sales.
The business is an excellent opportunity for a new operator to enter this sector in a thriving location with a loyal and proven customer database with the possibility of further expansion.
Location Situated off the busy Middlewood Road on Proctor Place in Sheffield.
The business is within easy access from all modes of transport with on and off street pay parking nearby and a main bus and tram stop to the front of the site.
The business is surrounded by shops and has excellent footfall within the location as well as busy passing trade and easy accessibility.
Premises Taplin Computers is located just off Middlewood Road on Proctor Place next to other trading units in a residential terraced style property. The business operates across three floors with the main trading area to the front, which is accessed off the street. This includes the main glass fronted display counter, window display units, two photocopying machines, all wall display units and shelving.
The repair room is to the rear of the property with storage units, shelving units and seating.
To the first floor is the WC and office which includes a desk, chair shelving and further storage units.
The store room on the first floor to the front of the property again, includes all the wall shelving cabinets and additional storage utensils.
All stock and repair equipment is also available by separate negotiation.
Tenure We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.
Currently operating on a 6 year lease. The lease is set to end in 2017. A new lease will be available to negotiate. The current rent passing at £410 per month.
Hours The opening hours are currently
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm Saturday: 9.30am to 4.30pm The business is closed on a Sunday.
Staff The business is run and managed by the current vendor with one-part time technician.
Financial Profile We are advised the business is currently turning over in the region of £80,000 per annum and is returning a very respectable gross profit.
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