Please quote reference B06051
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market an exciting opportunity to acquire, (on a leasehold basis) an exceptionally well run and performing, award winning luxury chocolatier business with an excellent reputation associated with a strong and consistent brand.
Cocoa Ooze has been under the careful and meticulous ownership of our client since its inception in 2008 and has grown the business to an impressive level. It is only now that the business has been introduced to the open market as our client looks to concentrate on other business interests.
Cocoa Ooze is an award-winning business which serves up an exquisite, handcrafted range of luxury chocolate including white, milk and dark bars, buttons, and truffles, with flavours and ingredients from suppliers throughout the UK and the world. The dedication and hard work put into the business from our client lead to them being the winners at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards2018 in the Confectionery, Drinks & Snacking category, a true testament to the calibre of business on offer.
The bespoke products are bought online and are available to the general public, but they also specialise in products specifically for the corporate market, a side of the business that has an impressive, growing client list on the back of its reputation.
In addition to the products available, Cocoa Ooze host very popular and fun chocolate making events for both adults and children as well as team building events, children’s birthday parties and chocolate making events, circa 200 events per year (pre covid-19) and pride themselves as being “the home of the creative chocolatiers”.
We feel that there is tremendous scope to increase the already impressive turnover, with expansion into the wholesale market, along with targeted marketing for corporate clients and by undertaking a robust national marketing campaign to generate further sales, along with further promotion of the informative website that is already in place.
The business trades on its reputation for quality and service and has outstanding future possibilities. It would potentially be an ideal acquisition to some similar sized or larger enterprise looking to increase its position and presence within the industry.
A tremendous opportunity to own this award-winning, turnkey business, and early enquiries must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
The business is located on Greenbank Place, just off Greenbank Road in a primarily industrial location approximately 1.5 miles from Aberdeen city centre.
East Tullos Trading Estate is a well-established industrial location housing a large number of complementary businesses, with the location of the site giving quick access to the local and national road networks via the A90.
The business is located in a modern, very well-presented shared facility, with its own entrance, leading into a bright welcoming production facility area that doubles up as the area used for workshops and parties.
There are various workstation areas with a host of quality equipment required for production. Further benefits include a secure office area, ample storage facilities and staff w/c area. Externally there are 3 parking spaces associated with the facility, with ample on street parking found close by.
Equipment to be included in the sale of the business (Valued in the region of £8,000);
- 1 x Chocolate Tempering Machine.
- 1 x Chocolate Enrober.
- 1 x Hot Cupboard.
- 1 x Dishwasher.
- 1 x Sink.
- 1 x Washing Machine.
- 1 x Oven.
- 3 x Microwaves.
- 1 x Upright Fridge.
- 2 x Undercounter Fridge.
- 1 x Undercounter Freezer.
- 2 x Tall metal cupboard.
- 3 x Small metal cupboards.
- 1 x Label printer.
- 2 x Laptop.
- 1 x iPad.
- 1 x Counter and display unit.
- 2 x Desks.
- 3 x Shelf wall unit.
- 14 x Metal shelving.
- 2 x Square table with 6 seats.
- 24 x High seats for workshops.
- 3 x Storage bins.
- 1 x Trolley with shelving.
- 8 x Metal tables.
- 1 x Induction 2 hob.
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, currently on a yearly rolling lease. The rent is £1,200 per month and the business has £0 rates payable.Hours
The business is currently trading;
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 09:00 – 16:00
Wednesday – 09:00 – 16:00
Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 16:00
Saturday – 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday - ClosedStaff
We are advised that the business has 5 part time staff members.Financial Profile
We are advised that as per the 2020 accounts, the business generated a turnover in the region of £110,000, with an adjusted net profit in the region of £37,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request.Please quote reference B06051