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Light Commerical Vehicle Sales/Garage And MOT Centre For Sale

Todmorden, West Yorkshire
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This long-established business, founded in 1969, remains family run and has grown from strength to strength over the years, and more notably through the recession in 2008. In addition to carrying out mechanical repairs, the business is equipped and licensed to carry out class 4 and Motorhome MOT’s, Body work and spray painting as well as a forecourt utilised in the sale of light commercial vehicles.

The buyer may wish to apply for Class 7 MOT’s as the premises is designed and equipped to accommodate class 7.

The current split of business is advised as 60% Light Commercial vehicle sales, 35% Mechanical and MOT testing with the remainder in the body shop side of the business.

The business carries out some insurance work, but there is scope to improve on this and grow this side of the business. There are also opportunities that exist to offer maintenance contracts with the sale of commercial vehicles as well as growing the commercial vehicle sales side of the business through the internet.

In addition, the business is FCA registered to broker finance for the purchase of its vehicles, which represents a good additional and supplementary income stream.

100% share capital is offered for sale for the limited company. The company will be debt and cash free upon completion. Stock is payable in addition to the purchase price at the valued rate upon completion. At the 2017 year-end accounts, stock is noted at c. £125,000

The business is offered for sale to facilitate retirement.

The property is owned by the current owner and will be offered on a leasehold basis, with terms to be agreed.

Indicative terms however are:
10 Year fully repairing and insuring lease with three year upward only rent reviews.

Starting rent £16,500 per annum.

Property information



Living Accommodation:

The Garage is traditionally built stone wall with slate roof construction, occupying c. 366 SqM. Purpose designed for use as Garage and MOT centre with mezzanine office internally. Externally, purpose built spray booth and large forecourt utilised as used commercial vehicle sales lot.

Equipment includes:
MOT testing bay including 5 tonne ramp

2 X two post ramps

Scissor lift


Jet wash- Karcher, commercial

New tyre machine- Hoffman

Tyre balancer

Paint mixing scheme

Extractor system (body shop)

Sanders, spray guns, stock including paint, filler, thinners etc

Diagnostic equipment

Parts and tyres in stock

Office equipment- new computers and new phone systems

Office furniture

Small hand held machinery inc battery chargers, boost packs, drills

All ramps serviced and calibrated


Situated within the Market Town of Todmorden, the business is well connected via A roads, with good connections to Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. The business has limited local competition, with some competitors having closed in recent times allowing for more local custom.

Todmorden is situated within Calderdale Council and is located approximately 17 miles North East of Manchester and 22 miles South West of Leeds.

Business Operation

Trading hours:

Current opening hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

The two Directors take active roles in the business. One looking after financial aspects and the other operational aspects. In addition, the business employs a Head Mechanic, Workshop Manager, Mechanic and a Body Shop Technician. All staff are full time with varying lengths of service. The Directors are willing to facilitate a hand over period to the new owner upon request and subject to terms.

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