Please quote reference B05985
Hilton Smythe Commercial are delighted to present to the market one of Milton Keynes most well-established Florist businesses established in the area in 1957.
Ramsbothams Florists is now been offered for sale due to our clients wish to pursue different business pursuits who purchased the business in 2018.
Since the purchase, our clients have embarked on a significant transformation of the business which has included –
- New Website with online ordering facility
- New shop design and layout
- New equipment
- New choices of flowers, gifts & plants
- New Facebook page
- Excellent 5 star ‘Trust Pilot’ reviews
- 4.6/5 Google reviews
The florist comes with a stunning reputation for freshness, excellent service and superb quality flowers.
They can cater for any special occasions, specialising in weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and offering a caring service for sympathy and funeral flowers.
They have an extensive range which includes –
- Hand tied flowers for all occasions
- Exquisite bouquets
- Seasonal arrangements
- Festive wreaths
- Unusual indoor plants
- Outdoor plants & flowers
- Potted gift ideas
- Message filled balloons
- Soft toys
- The finest Belgian chocolates
The florist manages its own deliveries throughout the Milton Keynes and surrounding villages, ordered through its own new website or by telephone.
We are advised currently, 80% of the orders are made for delivery due to the reduced footfall coming into the shop.
Weddings are particularly popular in this business due to its location and experience; they offer an unrivalled 121 service with experienced advice tailored made to the size and theme of any wedding. They offer breath taking bouquets, beautiful hair design pieces, stunning table decorations and individual displays for all budgets and wedding size.
Our client advises the business comes with a very loyal customer base which includes both local businesses and staff, residents, schools and hotels in the area.
There is both an active Facebook with 378 followers as well as an interactive Website included in the sale.
Hilton Smythe have successfully sold many independent florists however we feel this business is particularly special due to its stunning location, years of goodwill and further opportunity to grow. For this reason, we strongly advise early viewing to avoid the chance to miss out on a ‘Turnkey’ business opportunity.Location
Ramsbothams Florist is located in the heart of Bletchley’s town centre, next to the main post office, key high street retailers, coffee shops, restaurants and major banks and building societies.
The central trading position of the shop ensures good levels of footfall throughout the day and weekend.
Bletchley is a constituent town of Milton Keynes, in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England. It is situated in the south-west of Milton Keynes and is split between the civil parishes of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford and West Bletchley. Bletchley is best known for Bletchley Park, the headquarters of Britain's World War II codebreaking organisation, and now a major tourist attraction. The National Museum of Computing is also located on the Park.
Nearest mainline station is Bletchley, just 5 mins walk from the business.
The business benefits form 3 x parking spaces to the rear for staff vehicles and there is both a nearby car park and customer parking outside on the main road.Premises
A corner shop position on a main shopping road with the entrance door directly off the footpath to the main shop area.
The business has wooden flooring, numerous wooden stands for flowers, candles, champagne etc. The counter has a till with Epos system, computer, storage under and behind the counter.
There’s a door leading to the first work room with counters for flower arranging and shelving, with another door leading to the second work room with further counters, retractable steps to the loft area, door to outside, door to kitchen, toilet and walk in flower fridge.
The large loft area has room for storage plus other functions including another work area if required. The large walk in flower fridge has racking and a lockable safe storage cupboard.
The kitchen area has sink, base units, fridge and microwave. There is a staff toilet.
Outside has a small, covered area and a yard which has access from the front, via the side of the building and to the rear to the staff parking area, which has parking for up to three cars.
The business is being sold with the following;
- New storage fridges
- New CCTV system
- New Intruder Alarm system
- New website
- Fully sign written ’64 plate Ford Transit Connect van.
We are advised that the business is being sold on a leasehold basis, with 2 years remaining on the current 10 year lease. The Rent is £1,000 per month. We are also advised that the business has £0 rates payable. We are advised the landlord is happy to agree a new 10 year lease.Hours
The business hours are;
Monday - 9am to 3pm
Tuesday - 9am to 3pm
Wednesday - 9am to 3pm
Thursday - 9am to 3pm
Friday - 9am to 3pm
Saturday - 9am to 3pm
Sunday - ClosedStaff
We are advised that the business has 2 part time members of staff.Financial Profile
We are advised that the business generates a turnover in the region of £200,000, with an adjusted net profit in the region of £55,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request.Please quote reference B05985