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Handmade Cakes Quiches and Desserts Manufacturer - West Sussex

Confidential Sale

South East

Advert ref: 1009SRP

Established in 2004 the business produces, on site four days a week, desserts, cakes and quiches for the trade, supplying pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, tea rooms and farm shops throughout West Sussex, Hampshire, and Surrey. Currently all production is carried out by the present owners, with no other staff involved, and deliveries are made via a refrigerated van two/three days per week. The present owners have grown the business by establishing, top quality products and service reliability and have an excellent reputation with local Trading Standards and Environmental Health offices. The business has built a client base of approximately 40 clients without doing any active marketing or internet presence so there is a massive opportunity for expansion and further business growth. There is no requirement for catering experience as all product production and recipes can be learned quite quickly during a mutually agreed handover period. This is a very profitable business and is being sold due to the owners wish to retire.

Key features:

  • Very profitable manufacturing business
  • Can be run by two people with part time delivery assistance
  • Excellent growth potential
  • Full training and handover period offered

Property Details:

Location The premises are located on a small industrial estate in West Sussex.

Premises Details:

Property Details The business operates under a Licence at present.  A lease is offered by the council landlord under negotiated terms. Current Rent is £5184 per annum, which includes uniform business rates. There is a service charge of £1019 +vat per annum.
Premises  Details The business is run from a single storey business premises of 680sq.ft, and consist of a food production/manufacturing area, office, storage area, and communal WC. There is parking space for two vehicles at the front.
Rates Business Rates are included in the annual rent.

Reason For Selling:
Retirement sale

Financial Details:
The current net turnover exceeds £200K with an excellent Net Profit. Accounts are available once a Non- Disclosure Agreement is completed
The business is run by the two owners and two part-time delivery drivers.

Trading hours:
Trading Hours Manufacture is 4 days per week. Full days Monday & Thursday. Half days Tuesday & Wednesday. Hours are totally flexible to meet demand. Deliveries are Tuesdays and Friday mornings (Also Saturday mornings during summer months)

Support & training:
Full training is offered together with a negotiated handover period.

Fixtures and fittings:
The asking price includes the goodwill, training, recipes/production information, fixtures, fittings and equipment including a Ford Custom refrigerated van (17 plate).
A full inventory of equipment will be available prior to a sale.

Financial Details

  • Turnover: undisclosed
  • Net profit: undisclosed
  • Fixtures value: undisclosed
  • Stock value: undisclosed