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Long-running Family Bakery With Accommodation In Warwickshire For Sale

Atherstone, Warwickshire, UK
Asking Price:
£749,995 Furniture / Fixtures included
Turnover:
£508,818
Net Profit:
Available on request

The highly profitable and reputable bakery “W C Masters & Son” is now up for sale.

• Unparalleled reputation, boasting a high-turnover
• 2-bedroom accommodation included in price
• Great potential for expansion

This well-established, family run business has been running for an incredible 130 years. This bakers and confectioners is ideally situated in the main shopping area of Atherstone, alongside other complimentary retail businesses, many of which are independents and thus benefits from high levels of footfall, regular custom and passing trade.

This long- running business has a renowned reputation amongst local residents, many of whom have been using the business for many years and are known on a first name basis by the current owners, who are popular and well-respected members of the local community. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area that is teeming with customers.

W C Masters & Son is a high class, traditional bakery, confectioners and takeaway business. The business bakes and sells a large variety of delicious products such as;

• Breads
• Cakes and pastries
• Sausage rolls
• Pork pies
• Scones
• Bread rolls
• Muffins
• Confectionery
• Crisp and snacks
• Hot and cold drinks
• Milk shakes
• Sandwiches
• Baguettes etc etc

The sale will include the company Facebook page and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet via websites such as www.yell.com, www.all-openinghours.co.uk, www.bakeryinfo.co.uk and www.yelp.co.uk etc.

Not only will the buyer be gaining a thriving bakers and confectioners business, a gorgeous, two-bedroom flat also comes with the sale. This can be used as owner’s accommodation or immediate rental income – which currently generates £400 p/m.

The business really has been a real labour of love for the current owners’, but this wonderful bakery is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to the owners wish to take a well-earned retirement. They are keen to see their beloved business pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take it to the next level. Scope to improve and expand includes:

• Advertising and marketing campaign
• Maximise the use of social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram
• Website to extol products and services offered
• Develop the outside catering side of the business
• Canvass local pubs, restaurants, residential homes etc with a view to becoming their preferred supplier
• Extend the opening hours
• Introduce a loyalty card/ scheme

This is a well-established, lucrative bakery business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers. All fixtures and fittings are included, making this a real turnkey business opportunity. It would be an ideal owner managed or partnership business or a bolt on to an existing business.

Early viewing is highly advised to avoid disappointment. This great little business is likely to attract considerable interest.

For more information about this business, please contact the seller on this page.

Property Information

Property:

Freehold

Living Accommodation:

To the first and second floor is a self contained, two bedroom flat with lounge, kitchen and bathroom. This is ideal for owner’s accommodation or to generate additional income. The flat is currently rented out and achieves a monthly rent of £400

Location:

W C Masters & Son is located in Atherstone - a town and civil parish in the county of Warwickshire. Located in the far north of the county, Atherstone forms part of the border with Leicestershire along the A5 national route and is only 4 miles from Staffordshire. It lies between the larger towns of Tamworth and Nuneaton and contains the administrative offices of North Warwickshire Borough Council.

At the 2011 census the population of the civil parish of Atherstone was 8,670. The population of the larger urban area which includes the adjoining village of Manchester was 10,573.

In part, due to its central location in the UK, Atherstones economy has expanded rapidly since the 1980’s with several major companies such as TNT, Aldi and 3M setting up their head office operations and / or national distribution centres in the town.

Atherstone is on the main A5 national route and close to the M42 motorway. The West Coast Main Line runs through the town and Atherstone has its railway station on this line, with an hourly service 7 days a week to London and Crewe via Stafford and Stoke on Trent. W C Masters & Son is ideally situated in the main shopping area of Atherstone, alongside other complimentary retail businesses, many of which are independents and thus benefits from high levels of footfall, regular custom and passing trade.

The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive green livery. There are a number of public car parks within easy walking distance which are free to use.

Premises Details:

W C Masters & Son occupies three floors of a period, inner terraced property and briefly comprises;

Size in square feet:
827
Energy Performance Rating:
C

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Great potential to expand, eg:
• Advertising and marketing campaign
• Maximise the use of social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram
• Website to extol products and services offered
• Develop the outside catering side of the business
• Canvass local pubs, restaurants, residential homes etc with a view to becoming their preferred supplier
• Extend the opening hours
• Introduce a loyalty card/ scheme

Reasons for selling:

Retirement.

Trading hours:

Monday to Friday 8.00-17.30
Saturday 8.00-17.00
Sunday Closed

Employees:
Run and managed by the two owners with the help of 9 full time members of staff and 1 part time members of staff along with casuals as required.
Years established:
Founded over 130 years ago

Other Information

Support & training:

Current owners would be happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
£300,000 - included in the asking price

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