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Franchise Clothing Alterations And Tailoring Business In Chester For Sale

Chester, Cheshire, UK
Asking Price:
£29,950 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
£100K - £200K
Net Profit:
Not applicable

The owner brings to the market a tailoring business which has been established for 7 years. The business is part of a large well-known franchise, The Zipyard. The owners are now looking to sell the business as they are relocating.

This successful franchise business offers all types of clothing alterations, dress re-styling, garment repairs, leather repairs, handbag repairs, school uniform alterations, suits alterations, prom wear, wedding and bridal wear alterations. We also do all types of curtain work. We have 2 spacious fitting rooms in the store and we offer a 1 hour express service.

Dry Cleaning is also provided through a 3rd party.

As we are based in the Chester town centre, we also carry out all alteration work for several local businesses such as Hugo Boss, Tesutti, Jigsaw and Moss Bross. Many other stores such as Debenhams and Marks & Spencers regularly send their customers directly to us.

The franchise has an IT system which allows garment tracking with SMS text messages, sent when garments are ready for collection. The purchaser will be provided with full training from the franchisor. The IT system and website comes from the franchisor, which has over 15 other locations across the country and almost 40 stores in Ireland.

The franchise has a very good reputation with a high standard of work coupled with honest pricing. Previously, it has been successfully advertised in local Chester radio stations, local newspapers with the local mayor visits, magazines, leaflet drops, and is active in social media through facebook, twitter and instagram as well as its own website and the franchise website.

All the equipment is owned by the business and a full equipment list is available upon request.

The business currently pays 6% per month franchise fees. This includes all the signage, IT system, franchise website and the business name.

This is a fantastic franchise opportunity, perfect for a seamstress or a tailor wanting to own their own business, a husband and wife team or for anyone interested in starting a business. We highly advise viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.

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Property Information



Lease Terms:

Renewed lease for 6 year lease in November 2018, 4 years now remaining with a break Claus in November 2022.

Leasehold Rent:

£12,500 per annum


Boasts a suitable-sized property in the heart of the Chester town centre. The business is a franchise and comes with branded signage; this is clearly visible to the passing trade on the busy street which connects the recently developed Chester bus station and the main high street of the busy Chester town centre. The store is located directly opposite a large Tesco store with a multi-storey car park and next door to a very busy, popular coffee shop and a very busy, popular restaurant. Behind the store is a large car park for disability permit holders. Iceland store is located 2 minutes away and has a car park too.

Premises Details:

There is a large prominent service counter with till point and computer on entry. The service counter is branded and there is branded signage around the retail space. Behind the counter are hanging rails for collections opposite which are 2 spacious fitting rooms with a seating area in each. All the work is carried out in the store which includes many different types of commercial sewing machines, a commercial ironing table, cutting table and all types of sewing accessories. There is also a small kitchen area and a toilet.

Full equipment is available on request.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

There is a basement in the property which could potentially be used in the future. At the moment we use it for storage.

Reasons for selling:


Trading hours:

9-5.30pm Mondays to Saturdays

Years established:

Franchise Information

Franchise opportunity:

Franchise Resale

Franchise terms:

6% franchise fee paid monthly

Other Information

Support & training:

Full support and training will be offered by the franchisor to the prospective buyer(s).

Furniture / Fixtures value:
£20,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
£2,000 - included in the asking price
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