Business Description:

Silk letting welcomes to the market the highly reputable and fully equipped butcher business. This well-established traditional family butchers’ shop has been operating since 1998, providing customers with the highest quality lamb, meat, and pork. With a turnover of £7,500/Week, our client benefits from a monopoly trading position being the only butcher shop in town with no competitors around. The business is known for its large client base and fantastic reputation built over the last 22 continuous years. Customer satisfaction and great quality service have always been a priority for the shop owner. The well-designed and highly skilled butcher shop is awarded a 5-star food hygiene rating and is a member of the approved stockists of quality standard lamb and beef. The shop is known for excellent food hygiene, safety and providing meat that carries the Quality Standard Mark (QSM), giving the consumers the highest level of assurance for meat in the UK. The well-presented store is fully equipped to suit the trade, spotlessly clean, and is 5-star rated on google. Our client has been running the butchers and now feels it is time to pass this great opportunity onto an ambitious new owner and is happy to offer a hand over period to assist with the smooth transition of ownership.

Services:

The Butcher store offer customers guaranteed eating quality, selling a range of meat products including pork, lamb, and beef. The provided meat caries the QSM, meaning that high-quality meat is produced to a higher standard than that required by law. The provided fresh products are set up to guarantee high standards in meat production, covering food safety, environmental protection, and animal welfare. A big range of meat is offered including lamb, pork, and Beef. The shop offers a variety of steaks, rolls, ribs, sausages, loins, shanks, fillets and much more to ensure customer satisfaction. They also offer different cheese types in addition to eggs, meat pies, sausages and a range of tasty spices and jars that suits customers preferences. Some of the offered services include a range of high quality:

  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Spices

 

 

Location:

The business is in the heart of market town Ramsey, Near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. The business benefits from a monopoly trading position being the only butchers in town. There is free on-street parking immediately outside the premises. The business prime location is located within the heart of the town surrounded by local amenities and residential homes making the shop benefit from a high footfall trade. Ramsey is popular with tourists and holidaymakers and is well served by local buses, having regular and direct routes to St.Ives, Huntingdon and Peterborough as well as from nearby villages. The store’s ideal location attracts much passing by customers and tourists in addition to the loyal returning customers. Nearby locations include:

  • Coffee shop
  • Pub
  • Library
  • Nursery
  • Pet shop
  • Bus and coach station

Fixtures and Fittings:

Being in a corner position, the traditionally styled butcher store is perfectly presented and maintained. The store is awarded a 5-star hygiene rating, meaning that the store hygiene, is the owner’s priority. The property is double fronted with a well-presented exterior featuring modern signage and large glass windows giving the interior a light, airy and inviting feel. The interior shop is made of tiled walls and is well-designed with meat wall posters and butcher statues giving the store a unique shape internally and externally. The store contains refrigerated serve over counters presenting a range of tasty beef, lamb, and pork meat. The other refrigerated serve over counter, neatly displays cheese, eggs and meat pies with spices and flavoured jars stocked on the top shelves to attract a larger client base. The fully equipped and well-designed property also consists of an office, storeroom, cutting area and toilet/sink area offering the new owner a spacious area to run a profitable and well-established business to its full potential. The property consists of:

  • Main entrance room
  • Cutting and butchering room
  • Storeroom
  • Office
  • Toilet/Kitchen area

 

The business is fully equipped and provides all the required equipment used to run the business. Due to the well-established business big client base and 5 stars hygiene rating. The provided clean equipment and products maintains a high-quality standard to satisfy the loyal client base and you as the new owner. Some of the provided Assets are:

  • Meat slicer
  • Sausage filler
  • Mince mixer machine
  • Long and Small fridge counters for meat displays
  • Fridge display counter for cheese
  • Fridge
  • Stainless steel sink
  • preparation benches
  • Wrapping Machine
  • Till
  • Weighing scales
  • Big butcher chopping units
  • Tray wrapper
  • Vacuum packer
  • Shelving units
  • 40+ hooks

 

A full list of assets is available upon request.

 

Security Features:

The business is equipped with 3 CCTV cameras and a TV screen.

Reason for Sale:

It is with regret that the owner is selling this outstanding business for his desire to retire. However, this provides an excellent opportunity for a passionate new owner to take over a profitable and well-established running business. The owner is happy to offer a hand over period to assist with the smooth transition of ownership.

Rent and Length of Lease:

  • Leasehold
  • Annual Rent: £14400
  • Length of lease: 10 years

 

Financial Profile:

  • Weekly turnover circa to £7,800/Week
  • Asking price: £75,000
  • Freehold option is also available with flats available upon request

Business Rates:

The business currently benefits from Small Business Rates Relief.

Staff: The store currently operates with 3 full time staff members.

 

Opening Hours:

Monday                    08:00-12:30

Tuesday-Friday        08:00-17:30

Saturday                   08:00-16:00

Sunday                      Closed

 

Growth and Expansion Potential:  Although the business is successfully generating a turnover circa to £7,800/ week. The new owner has an opportunity for potential growth and expansion:

  • Develop social media accounts to attract and reach more customers
  • Social media advertising and marketing campaign
  • Add more products to the shelves (Example: Vegetables)
  • Extend working hours or days

Reasons to Buy:

  • No competitors around
  • Only Butcher in town
  • High turnover on weekly basis
  • Well established since 1998
  • Town centre location
  • Free on street parking available
  • Big loyal client base
  • 5-star hygiene rating
  • Quality Standard Mark (QSM) meat products
  • Fully equipped

We have no doubt that this fantastic business will sell in no time, with its vast selection of services and great reputation in the area, it is an opportunity not to be missed. Silk Letting Ltd advises early viewing to avoid disappointment.

Contact Mounif on 01615079791 or Mounif@silkletting.co.uk to book your viewing now.