Leading Book Wholesaler - West Country based

Price : £1,400,000

Business Reference No. 12746

  • Long and well established
  • Impressive growth of wholesale trade with etail clients
  • Offers next day delivery to all parts of Great Britain for all orders received by noon
  • Very successful and profitable
  • Easily managed – current owner/director usually works in the business just 3 to 4 half days per week (including from home)
  • Good, loyal and flexible staff – including a manager who is fully capable of controlling the business (and does) in the owner/director’s absence
  • Turnover £1.7m (Adj. Net Profit £538,000) and rising
  • Business sales have grown from £1.235m in 2017/18 financial year
  • Real and very significant further trade development potential
  • Excellent business premises
  • Genuine retirement sale

THE BUSINESS : After twenty highly successful years in retailing, the company’s current wholesale business was established in 1990, initially as a van-sales operation covering Cornwall and Devon (based mostly on a summer season trade, with just a small number of local customers trading through the winter months). In 1999 the company based its business in purpose-built premises in Launceston, Cornwall – a property which has since been extended in order to cope with its significant trade expansion. Today the company is the leading wholesaler of books, maps and guides based in the westcountry in addition to operating a small but burgeoning mail-order trade. It offers an e...

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