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Business For Sale. Print & Copy Shop

LISTING DETAILS
Firms For Sale ID:
35119
Vendor reference:
IY124
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BUSINESS DETAILS
Location:
Primary sector:
Secondary sector:
Asking price:
£225,000  
Turnover / revenue:
£473,000
Net profit / cashflow:
£216,000
Years established:
35
Trading hours:
Business Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00am 5:30pm Saturday: 8:00am 1:00pm Sunday: Closed
Number of employees:
5
Employees / staffing:
Employees: The vendor is supported by 4 full time staff including: 1 Sales Manager 1 Production Manager 1 Finishing operative 1 Retail assistant
Business website:

OTHER DETAILS
Reason for selling:
Retirement
Support and training:
The existing directors and shareholders will provide full support and training to any purchaser.
Business is relocatable:
No
Business is web-based:
No
Business is home-based:
No
PROPERTY DETAILS
 
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BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
Turnover 2019 circa 473,000 p.a.
Gross profit circa 377,000 p.a.
Adjusted EBITDA circa 178,000 p.a.
Net assets inc Cash at Bank c216,000
Very well established over 35 years
Superb profit margin
Extensive premises with private car park
Retail shop adjacent to print facilities
Experienced Staff
Excellent repeat customer base
Fully equipped for a wide range of services
State of the art colour presses

Business Profile:
The company was originally founded in 1985 to provide copy & print services to local businesses.

Over time the business has become one of the most diverse copy/print shops in the UK.

The business is well structured with an excellent and consistent trading history and repeat client base showing continuous profit.

The owners have been running the company from their premises based in Kent which accommodates not only the state of the art print and copy equipment but also a hugely successful retail shop selling print and stationary related products.

There are 5 members of staff employed across the business.

The business is well established, profitable and has enormous potential to grow further. According to startups.co.uk the copy shop sector is worth in excess of 1 billion in the UK and is still set to grow.

This business provides a highly competitive portfolio of copy and print services and has succeeded by remaining timely in adapting to the shifting technological demands of this industry.

Services include:
Kodak Self Serice Kiosks: State of the art printing while the customer waits
Wide Format: Large format poster machines for lightfast internal or external posters, stickers and photo prints
Digital Printing: Same or next day colour print thats flexible at a price to suit any budget. Small-high volume runs at high quality
Signs & Display: From shop display to exhibition stands, produced in-house and using eco-friendly materials
Gift Printing: Canvas prints, T-Shirts, Mugs, Mouse Mats, Christmas and Celebration gifts


Clients:
The business has a large and loyal client base ranging from multi national companies to local businesses and high street retail customers. There are typically over 500 customers per week.

Technology:
All necessary equipment is in place required to run a successful digital copy, print & display business; a full inventory of equipment is available to all genuinely interested parties.

There is an operational website with huge potential to expand and promote a greater online presence for clients.

Key Strengths:
With many years of experience in the business, the owners take pride in the reputation it has established, placing it above much of the competition and gaining plenty of referral work by word of mouth.

The business is sited prominently and is well appointed, offering a welcoming and professional environment for clients to discuss their needs.

The business has a comprehensive portfolio of assets for in-house digital print, signage, finishing and packing.

The digital print and signage market is predicted to at least double in the next 7 years, whereas litho is in decline. This is a transfer of production from old to new technology.

The business employs 5 fully trained staff, with an average age of 30yrs experience.


Growth and Expansion:
Digital print is forecast to double its market in the coming years and this business is well positioned to take maximum advantage of this trend.

There are multiple further income streams that could be developed including passport photos, corporate clothing (equipment already in situ), increasing stationery stocks and new photo products as well as shop signage and printed wallpapers.

The online presence and ability to commercialise a number of products offers great potential to increase revenue.

Advertising:
The business engages in local press advertising & social media and has a comprehensive and attractive website, detailing its services and has profited from strong word of mouth referrals and recommendations.

Further business could be generated by a clear social media campaign with a range of SEO and PPC advertising.

Employees:
The vendor is supported by 4 full time staff including:
1 Sales Manager
1 Production Manager
1 Finishing operative
1 Retail assistant


Business Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Premises:
The business operates from prominent and well accessed premises in Kent. A 5 year lease is available.

Car parking is on site.

Full details available.

Financial Information:
The business is being offered for sale on a going concern basis, all financial discussions will take place directly between the vendor and all interested parties under the auspices of Turner Butler.

The business has achieved a history of excellent turnover and profits consistently over 5 years.

Turnover 2019 circa 473,000 p.a.
Gross profit circa 377,000 p.a.
Adjusted EBITDA circa 178,000 p.a.

The Asking Price of 225,000 plus net assets of c216,000 is for 100% of the issued capital of the company (calculated on a zero cash-zero debt basis). A complete asset list is available. There will be a for adjustment to the final sale price to reflect any movement at completion away from the 100,000 net asset figure.

Reason for Sale:
This is a retirement sale.

Support and Training:
The existing directors and shareholders will provide full support and training to any purchaser.

Expansion Potential
Digital print is forecast to double its market in the coming years and this business is well positioned to take maximum advantage of this trend.