Ref 6753 – Leasehold Hand Car Wash Blacks Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this leasehold hand car wash located in a busy industrial area of Bedford, Bedfordshire. Introduction
Beti & Jaro Hand Car Wash has been trading on Windsor Road for over ten years. Our client located the business here due to the low rent and busy surrounding area. The car wash is well known and has a good reputation in the area with a large base of regular customers and excellent reviews noted on Google and Facebook. Nearly all custom is repeat and new trade is mostly generated by word of mouth, little advertisement has been required. Location
The business is positioned on a main road in a densely populated commercial area. Surrounding businesses include garages, a gym and plant hire companies. The area is well linked by the A6 and A421 with good public transport links and free parking is within the unit and immediately outside. Reason for sale
The business is ideally suited to a hands-on owner-operator but due to our client’s relocation abroad, the car wash is offered for sale and presents an excellent opportunity for a new owner-operator or team to take the business to the next level. Lease
The business is available on a Full Repair and Insure Lease (Fri). The current lease is a seven year lease which runs at a cost of only £19.23 per week. Building layout and design
Beti & Jaro Hand Car Wash operates from a branded, purpose built wash unit. The unit is fully equipped and presented well. To the rear is a customer service desk and comfortable waiting area. There is also a small living quarter – this consists of a bedroom and shower room only - this could be converted for storage or used as an office. To the side of the unit is a kiosk which was is used as a tyre service business, this is a sub let and generates an income of £2,000 per month. Staff
The business is currently operating with two members of staff in employment along with two self employed members of staff supporting our client working on a full time basis in a hands on role. Financial details
Beti & Jaro Hand Car Wash has traded well for the last ten years. We are advised that the business currently has annual turnover of £156,000. Full financial details are available after viewing. Business rates
The business currently benefits from small business rates relief. Purchasers should enquire with relevant local authorities to confirm the rates payable. Summary
This leasehold business occupies a superb trading position in a busy area and our client has secured a large, repeat customer base. There is plenty of scope to develop the business further with a strong marketing drive, possibly targeting local businesses for collection/drop off services. This proposition would ideally suit an owner operating team who could push the business forward and build upon the solid and impressive trading foundations. Early viewings are strongly advised. Business: £150,000.
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