Bordsley Pets and Aquatics Ltd is reputed to be the first and oldest pet shop in Birmingham, indeed there has been a similar type of business at these premises for at least 80 years. The current owner has run the business successfully and lucratively for the last 4 years and is reluctantly selling only so he can pursue his dream of working in the restaurant trade.
The business prides itself on offering the ultimate pet shop experience and it really is a paradise for pets and pet owners. The business sells small animals, fish, birds along with pet foods, treats, toys, collars and leads, cat litter, cages and aquariums.
The sale includes a quality website and the business enjoys great visibility on the with its own Facebook page with 476 likes and great reviews.
Scope to improve
Advertising and marketing campaign
Maximise the use of social media
Upgrade the current website to enable commerce
Introduce a loyalty card/ scheme
Consider an eBay shop or partnering with Amazon
Attend pet shows and exhibitions.
Bordesley Green is an inner-city area of Birmingham about two miles east of the city centre, it also contains a road of the same name on which Bordesley Pets and Aquatics Ltd is situated.
Bordesley Green has an associated village, Bordesley Village within its ward. The village is home to the city’s football team, Birmingham City fc. Recently the village has seen several additions becoming the hub of the city’s new car sales, with premium firms such as Mercedes Benz, Audi and Infiniti as well as Volkswagen and Seat. The village also caters for the needs of shoppers offering a Morrison’s supermarket and fuel station and Iceland, as well as fashion outlets such as jd, Bank, Topshop and other shops such as Toys R Us, Poundland, B&M and many more nation companies.
Bordesley Pets & Aquatics Ltd is perfectly situated in the main shopping area alongside other complimentary retail businesses most of which are independents, the area is a particularly vibrant one and the business benefits from unusually high levels of footfall and passing trade.
The business is nicely presented and maintained with striking signage. There is free on street parking in the side streets near the business along with a number of inexpensive public car parks.
The business is situated in a deceptively spacious terraced shop dating from the early 1900’s and is presented to a high standard.
Windows and glazed door to front creating a light airy interior, high ceilings which increase the feeling of space with fluorescent lighting, well stocked perimeter shelving and central shelving gondola.
Bespoke built in fish tanks, counter area with till and wrapping area, hanging display hooks, rear storage area for pet feeds with an abundance of floor storage space.
Door leading to:-
Newly fitted out bird room with bespoke, built in bird cages to either side of a central aisle, fluorescent lighting and concrete flooring.
Following on from the bird room is a useful store room with door to a shared passage way at the rear of the shop.
To the first floor is a two bedroom flat presented in nice order. This commands a rent currently of £500 per month.
We are advised leasehold with approximately three years of the original 7 year lease remaining.
The rent is a very reasonable £9000 per annum which includes the two bed accommodation above.
We are further advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.
There are no business rates currently payable.
Monday to Saturday 10.00am -6.00pm
The business is owner managed with the help of a part time member of staff.
The business reports a current turnover of approximately £63,000 per annum.
Reason for sale
A well-established business (indeed one of the oldest in Birmingham) with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
Minimal running costs with inexpensive rent and no business rates (The rent received on the flat above virtually pays the rent on the business)
Perfect trading position with loads of footfall and passing trade
Includes owners, accommodation or immediate rental income
Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success
Includes website and all social media platforms.
Ideal owner managed or husband and wife business.