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Aspire is pleased to present for sale this Joinery and Glass Manufacturing and Processing Business, centrally located in Bacup, a picturesque town in Lancashire. The business trades from two premises, one on a main road and one on a light industrial estate, allowing for fantastic business exposure and good marketing opportunities.
The town sits close to the boundary between Lancashire and West Yorkshire, on a busy main road linking the A56 to Todmorden. The good road network offers excellent access to the local conurbations, town and villages, with the motorways available at Rochdale and Burnley.
The company was established by the current owner in 1985, and has remained at the same premises and with the same contact details. This has ensured a continuation of the business resulting in an extensive, loyal customer base, serving both private residential customers and local businesses including the local council. The owner has developed an enviable reputation in the area and provides a wide range of services including bespoke solutions to customer specifications, as well as standard joinery and glass options.
Currently operated at a pace to suit, the annual turnover is £240,000; however, in earlier years the turnover has been in excess of £455,000. This offers excellent scope for enhancement and expansion of the current business.
The business trades from two spacious and well-equipped leasehold premises, one located on the main road and one located on a light industrial estate close by.
The main road premises are situated on an enviable corner site and benefit from wide frontage. This busy arterial road offers much passing traffic and easy access, with ample car parking adjacent. This site mostly stocks, prepares and provides a range of glass products.
The entrance leads into the reception area, which incorporates a sales counter, customer waiting area and product display stands.
The glass workshop is well-equipped for the trade, with a range of specialist machinery including a glass clamping table, hot melt machine, glass washing machine, glass chop saw, various workbenches / tables and a stock storage area.
The workshop is also accessible via a side entrance, which has a glass loading area secured by roller shutter doors.
An internal staircase leads up to the first floor, which accommodates a showroom, 2 x offices, kitchen and WC with basin.
Externally there is a private car park suitable for 4 - 5 cars.
The other premises comprise of the 1st and 2nd floors of a local mill, and are primarily used for the joinery business.
Again these premises are very well-equipped for the trade, boasting a range of industry-specific machinery and tooling. The open-plan workshop accommodates a rip saw, 2 x cross cut saws, planer / thicknesser machine, tenoner machine, 3 x spindle moulders, surface planer, 2 x mortises, panel saw, pneumatic frame clamp, band saw and dust extractor. There is also a stock storage area.
An internal staircase leads to the upper floor, where there is a large open-plan room currently used for storage. This has excellent potential to be re-configured to office space. A WC is also available to this floor.
At the moment no advertising is undertaken; there is no website, social media or e-marketing. The business could easily use these opportunities to promote the available services to a wider customer base. There are also numerous options for offering online sales and establishing an e-commerce for the business.
The business employs a number of highly experienced, loyal members of staff, which will undoubtedly make the business transfer significantly simpler. The owner is agreeable to a significant handover period if required.
Leasehold business for sale - £40,000, including all machinery (machinery worth £22,000)
New lease to be assigned with flexible terms
Monthly lease rental - £900
Annual turnover - £240,000
This is an ideal opportunity to acquire a well-established joinery and glass business, with low overheads and excellent potential for growth. Early, confidential discussions with Aspire must come strongly recommended.
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