Comprehensive Gardening, Grounds Maintenance, Tree Surgery and Associated Services - Somerset

Guide Price : £132,000

Business Reference No. 12722

  • Long and very well established
  • Operating mainly within a 25 mile radius (approx.) of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Works for commercial and domestic clients including housing associations, church dioceses, town and parish councils and industrial site occupiers as well as the general public
  • Services include contract grounds maintenance, fencing, landscaping, gardening, tree surgery, wood milling and the provision of compost, mulches, bark and seasoned hardwood logs (firewood)
  • Tree surgery work has been carried out by specialist sub-contractors since 2016
  • Turnover £235,000 (Net Profit £50,000)
  • Extensive and high value range of vehicles, tractors, trailers, machinery, equipment and tools included in sale of business
  • Owner works part-time (about 24 hours per week on average)
  • Owner has developed the business to a level at which he can comfortably manage, but there is definite scope for a more ambitious owner to further expand the trade
  • Sale of business required to enable owner to pursue a new (non-competing) venture
  • Very attractively priced to encourage early sale

THE BUSINESS : The gardening services business was established in 1976 and was acquired in 2010 by the current owner who, having established a tree surgery business in 1999, merged the two businesses into the business it is today.

Gardening and Grounds Maintenance work represents about 60% of total income and splits roughly 50/50 between commercial (54) and private (50) regular clients. The commercial clients include housing associations, church dioceses, town and parish councils as well as a Somerset based YMCA, estate and letting agents and others. The private clients are in receipt of regular gardening services (...

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