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Asking Price$149,109
Revenue$432,391 Established2007
Cash FlowUndisclosed Employees2 part-time
FF&EUndisclosed FranchiseNo
InventoryUndisclosed RelocatableYes
Real EstateUndisclosed Home-basedNo
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Renewable Fuels Distributor
Retail & Wholesale
Leading Brands of wood fuels including wood pellets
plus horse bedding products
Location Cumbria/Relocatable
Asking Price £ 89,000

Asking price includes:

Turnover circa £270,000 per annum
Gross Profits circa £57,000 per annum
Net Assets circa £54,000 including:
7.5 Tonne HIAB Delivery Vehicle
2013 Mitsubishi Warrior 4x4 with trailer

Lantra wood fuel technology award
HETAS approved suppliers
Ongoing growth trend
Superb rural location
Low overheads
Limited competition
FSB Membership
The vendor set up this business nearly six years ago having identified the growing demand for renewable, off-grid and eco-friendly fuel supplies whilst previously heating his own country home for many years with the same renewable heat sources. Since inception the business has grown organically year on year and has now established itself as a premier supplier of affordable renewable fuels to both households and businesses throughout the UK.

Approximately 20% of sales are wholesale with the remaining 80% being domestic customers. The company has hundreds of regular clients; however, in saying that, there is still huge scope to further develop both sides of the business.

The UK has seen a large increase in demand for the fashionable and lifestyle choice sector of wood-burning stoves, which are also a highly practical heating solution. These stoves are not only attractive centre pieces that produce excellent heat and a pleasant ambience but are also eco-friendly as they burn a renewable energy resource (be it wood, carbon neutral wood fuel and smokeless fuel).

In addition to this growth in domestic use there is strong demand for automatic stoves and boilers that utilise processed wood pellets for use in commercial premises (with various government backed incentives available to businesses and households). The clean-burning technology means they burn at maximum efficiency with low emissions. With the surging prices of oil and gas, using such stoves and boilers makes both environmental and economic sense to customers.

As a result there is an increasing demand for fuel supplies of this kind and so the company has tapped into this market very well by providing a range of leading products to suit most budgets and requirements.
Facilities:The business operates from an idyllic rural location. There are two leasehold sites close to one another, one being circa 3,000 square feet which is a self contained building. Rental is circa £2,400 per annum. This site is situated on a minor road and used as a garaging facility. The second site is located on a major ‘A’ road and is in a perfect location for customers to collect if they wish, being very accessible. This building is circa 6000 square feet plus large concrete yard. Rent is circa £10,200 per annum. The business could be easily relocated if need be.
Growth Potential:In the modern world, there are two main issues which affect us all: environmental pollution and economic uncertainty. This business is perfectly placed to take advantage of the effect that these two factors have as it offers products which not only reduce pollution but expenditure as well. There are limitless opportunities for increases in turnover and expansion of the product range as this is a growing sector. The animal bedding sector represents a very good potential growth sector. The business has excellent opportunities to maintain its customer base, as clients will return time and time again as well as generating new sales for the business via referrals and word of mouth recommendations.
Training/Support:The vendor will provide a comprehensive support and handover period to ensure a seamless transition of ownership. This should be a relatively simple process.
Sale Reason:The vendor is planning his retirement and would like to move closer to family and grandchildren.
Ad #53302
Seller Reference #FA005
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Andrew Hudson
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