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Picture Framing Business & Gallery Established 40 Years For Sale

Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Asking Price:
£425,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
£100K - £200K
Net Profit:
Under £50K

Well established picture framing business with gallery in Southend on Sea, Essex for sale with large freehold premises. Celebrating 40th year of trading in 2019. Limited company. Retirement sale.

Primarily run as a picture framing business, framing anything from photos and needlework to T-Shirts and boxing gloves. The business has completed framing contracts for wholesale, trade and retail clients from single item to hotel refits. Excellent reputation, built up over the last 40 years, resulting in a large proportion of orders from repeat custom and recommendation. Customers with unique or over-size framing are often referred through other framers in the county. A business website promotes framing services both locally and nationally.

Prints, limited editions and original paintings available for sale in store. The business website has details and prices of limited edition prints and original paintings available, many of which are sought out by collectors.

The shop has a large selection of ready made frames, mounts and mirrors available. Also stocked are a small range of art, craft and stationery supplies.

In addition to the art and framing services outlined above, the business manufactures and supplies bespoke stretcher bars (used to stretch canvas prints and paintings) to framing businesses and direct to the public across the country. This service is provided via a separate business website for better national search results and is in addition to the main business website. Existing customer base of artists, galleries and framers as well as smaller single frame orders form the public.

Four storey freehold premises including large workshops with separate rooms for each part of the framing process. Retail shop with gallery area on ground floor. Situated on busy secondary shopping street. Large retail stocks, framing supplies and machinery included in sale. Support and training can be offered to assist with handover and smooth transition.

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Property information



Living Accommodation:

There is potential to convert the upstairs back into a flat and move the upstairs workshops into the rear workshop (subject to planning permission).


Located on busy street in secondary location outside town centre. Situated near traffic lights, busy commuter train station and bus stops ideal for attracting passing trade.

Premises Details:

Freehold. Four storey premises with retail outlet on ground floor, workshops to the rear and on the first floor and basement and loft currently used for storage. Total: 2370 sq ft.
Parking spaces for two vehicles at rear of property.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The business has converted the loft and basement to increase storage space and built a large workshop behind the shop space.

Competition / Market:

Well established picture framing business.

Reasons for selling:

Retirement sale

Trading hours:

We currently open Tuesday to Saturday 9 - 4.

Years established:

Other Information

Support & training:

Support and training can be offered to assist with handover and smooth transition.

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