With its intriguing history, charming town centre and tourism appeal, Skipton’s a great place to set up a business.
Across town, there are countless examples of how a business can be successful here. What’s more, with a bit of creativity, it’s possible to revitalise a business and increase its success. Opportunities include varying opening times, investing in marketing and diversifying the offering.
With that in mind, we’re sharing 3 businesses that are currently for sale in Skipton.
Broker, Alan J Picken describes
“This business is a hidden gem, situated just off from Skipton’s famous high street and therefore attracting both a regular, local clientele as well as tourists to the town. Since opening the restaurant two and a half years ago, our client has established a magnificent reputation and received some excellent trip advisor and google reviews. The business operates from a deceptively spacious premises which spans across two floors and provides seating for circa 19.
Takings shown as £1,500 per week with a gross profit of 50%. These takings are achieved on limited openings, Wednesday to Sunday evening, so therefore offers immense potential were a purchaser to introduce day time openings.
Our client deems the moment appropriate to focus his efforts on his other business interests and therefore offers this excellent tapas restaurant onto the market and we strongly advise all interested parties to view early in order to avoid disappointment.”
The Flip Side
Blacks Brokers describe:
The Flip Side Crepes was established by in 2018. Our client established the business here due to the enviable and prominent trading position in the centre of the town. The business is very well known and has a strong base of regular customers in place as well as benefitting from a huge amount of passing trade. Our client has ensured that The Flip Side Crepes has an excellent reputation and excellent reviews are noted on Google, Facebook and Trip Advisor. The business has a comprehensive website and strong social media following.
The Flip Side Crepes is positioned within a highly sought after trading location just off the main high street in Skipton town centre. This bustling area is filled with a combination of independent shops and eateries as well as large multiples such as The Post Office, Specsavers and TBS Bank. Skipton Castle and Springs Branch Canal are also close by bringing a constant supply of day trippers and tourists to the area. Skipton is well linked by the A59 and A629 with good public transport links and parking is available in the surrounding area.
REASON FOR SALE
The business is ideally suited to a hands-on owner-operator but due to the demands of our client’s family commitments being higher than anticipated, the business is offered for sale. This presents an excellent opportunity for a new owner-operator or team to take the business to the next level.
The building is available on a competitive rent on a Full Repair and insure lease (FRI lease). This is the most common form of commercial property lease. The current lease is a three year lease which began in 2018 at a cost of £413 per week (paid quarterly).
The business operates with one member of full time staff and three casual members of staff supporting our client working on a full time basis.
This newly fitted crêperie has been finished to a high standard and is the only business of its kind in Skipton. The business provides an excellent all-day trade to local businesses, workers and to the many tourists that visit the popular town of Skipton, throughout the seasons. There is plenty of scope to develop the business further with the introduction of a delivery service, alcohol licence and outside catering. There is also potential to convert the lower ground floor space to accommodate more seating and possibly utilise this space for private events. This proposition would ideally suit an owner operating team who could push the business forward and build upon the solid and impressive trading foundations. Early viewings are strongly advised.”
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“Business broker Alan J Picken describes:
This excellent business is run from an impressive, eye-catching two-storey premises which occupies an enviable position in the sought after market and tourist town of Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Currently taking £1,000 per week, however surely capable of much more under the helm of a dedicated working proprietor. A variety of accessories, home-ware and gifts are stocked, however the business has very little onlinepresence, therefore offers immense growth potential.
Our clients, a husband and wife team run the business and have done for the past five years, however they now wish to take a very well-deserved retirement and therefore offer this excellent business onto the market.”
For more details on any of these businesses, or to enquire how you can purchase them yourself, head over to https://uk.businessesforsale.com/