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The business for sale is the 'Mail Boxes Etc' Leeds franchise, now operating into its fifteenth year. The current owners established the business in 2002 and are now looking to retire. Their success has been recognised by becoming MBE Franchisees of the Year 2016
A franchise with Mail Boxes Etc (MBE) offers you the chance to join one of the largest non-food retail franchises. Its global reach, involving over 1600 outlets world-wide, makes MBE a widely recognised brand. The high street retail concept of a 'one-stop shop' offering a mix of expert business services is a unique offering that has proved successful in meeting both business and individual's needs for the various services offered.
Located in the LS1 postcode area, next to Leeds Town Hall, its central location offers convenience for business, professional, local government and retail customers as well as students from Leeds and Leeds Beckett Universities.
The business offers three main income channels, namely Mailing Addresses, Printing & Copying and Packing & Shipping.
Long lasting relationships have been forged with major Auction Houses in West & North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with resultant strong pack and ship sales from their on line remote clients.
It is the only remaining walk-in print/copy shop in the centre of the City and has a wide base of long standing business print customers.
The business sale includes all equipment and machines required to operate the business .This has all been purchased and there are no lease liabilities. Large equipment includes two Xerox Docucolor printers, two x A0 wide format printers, a Konica black and white 224e as well as an electric guillotine and other commercial finishing and binding equipment. 5 PC's with high level operational software required for the printing business will also be included.
Stock includes packaging materials, postage stamps, printing supplies (including paper) and stationery. Generally purchased on a JIT basis it will be valued at cost at time of sale.
The current MBE franchise runs until 2022 and is included in the sale. It can be extended to a full ten year term after discussions with MBE UK
There are two full time staff and one part time member of staff. Both owners also work in the business
ten years with five year review
£19,500 per annum
City centre location next to the Town hall
Ground floor shop and lower ground service area including delivery access
Leeds continues to expand as the major business centre in Yorkshire bringing growing potential for this business
As the only Mail Boxes Etc in Leeds it has built up a large customer base across the sectors it serves.
Retirement of the owners
8.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday
current franchise runs until 2022 and can be extended by negotiation with MBE(normally ten years)
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