Please quote reference B06442
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market, Frill & Flounce.
Frill & Flounce was founded approximately 9 years ago by the current owner when she identified a gap in the market. The business has been a labour of love for her accruing an impressive number of happy customers along with a great reputation.
The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only only due to the vendors wish to relocate to sunnier climes. She is keen to see her beloved Creative Workshop business flourish further, when under new ownership.
Frill & Flounce as the name may suggest, offers a range of Sewing and Creative workshops in West Yorkshire, their classes suit both beginners and experienced crafters from young to old and everyone in between.
The business prides itself on offering classes where their clients learn in a friendly, creative environment and where students can amaze themselves and be inspired.
The business offers a range of popular and well attended courses such as adult evening sewing sessions 5 evenings a week and weekend sessions which include willow weaving, candle making, macrame and many others. For younger sewing enthusiasts the business offers Sewing and creative sessions at weekends.
Frill & Flounce has an impressive number of regular customers, all of whom are known on a first name basis by the current owner and who pay monthly and have done so for many years such is their enjoyment and loyalty to the business.
Frill & Flounce also retails a range of haberdashery items for customers using its classes and is a registered retailer of Silver sewing machines. This part of the business accounts for less than 1% of the profit and offers significant potential for expansion going forward.
The sale will include the company e-commerce website (), Facebook(including all video tutorial resources covering of which there are many), Instagram and Pinterest pages and the business enjoys good visibility on the internet. The business enjoys some admiral reviews such as;
- “My favourite two hours of the week! I learnt so much in a lovely, friendly atmosphere. Never want it to end.”
- “What an enjoyable class. Donnas is fab and so helpful. I can’t wait for my dress to be finished “
- “ Great Class! Bring a complete novice, it has really given me that confidence boost that I needed for my sewing”
Additionally the business works with a small community interest company providing funded sessions to help the communities well being. They also provide sessions for local schools and this has proved particularly lucrative and offers considerable potential for the future.
Scope to improve
- Advertising and marketing campaign
- Extend the opening hours, the business is currently being run at a pace to suit
- Upgrade the existing website
- Canvass Education Authorities and Councils with a View to offering lessons in schools and residential homes etc.
- Expand the haberdashery side of the business particularly through the e-commerce website
- Increase delivery of creative sessions to an existing client base
Reasons to Buy
- A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
- All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity
- Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success
- Ideal owner managed or partnership business.
Hilton Smythe highly recommends early enquiry to avoid disappointment.Location
Frill & Flounce is located in Wyke.
Wyke is a ward within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council in West Yorkshire. The population taken at the 2011 census was 14,958.
As well as the area of Wyke, the ward includes the adjoining hamlet of Lower Wyke, the area around Carr House, known as Carr House Gate, part of Oakenshaw and most of Low Moor. It is bordered on the east side by the M606 motorway and extends up to Staygate roundabout on the north.
Frill & Flounce is located in the centre of the village in an attractive, grade 2 listed period property. The business is nicely presented and maintained with clear visible signage.Premises
Frill & Flounce occupies two floors of a grade 2 listed premises, is beautifully presented and maintained and briefly comprises;
Ground Floor - Main teaching area, generous and well planned room, windows to front with security grille creating a light, airy and inviting interior, feature beamed ceiling with LED lighting, work tables (10) each with a sewing machine, chair and ample work space, ironing board and steam iron, wall mounted radiators, a number of filing cabinets, mobile garment rails, freestanding shelving / storage unit.
First Floor - Another teaching area, well fitted with fluorescent lighting, work tables, freestanding storage units, large leaning mirror, store cupboards.Tenure
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with 2 years remaining on the lease. The rent is £542 per month and has £0 rates payable.Hours
The business hours are -
Monday – 18:00 – 20:00
Tuesday - 13:00 - 15:00 (term time) 18:00 - 20:00
Wednesday – 13:00 - 15:00 (term time) 18:00 – 20:00
Thursday - 18:00 – 20:00
Friday – 10:00 - 12:00 (term time) 16:00 – 17:30 (Kids creative sessions) 18:00 - 20:00 (Adult quilting classes)
Saturday – 09:00 – 13:00 (Kids sewing classes. Open additional hours to suit pre booked one off lessons)
Sunday - (Open hours to suit pre booked one off sessions)Staff
We are advised that the business is owner run and managed, with the help of 3 self-employed part-time members of staff.Financial Profile
We are advised that the business generates a turnover in the region of £50,000, with an adjusted net profit in the region of £32,000. Further financials can be made available upon further request.Please quote reference B06442