FROZEN FOOD DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS
WILTSHIRE FARM FOODS EST 1991
NORTH DEVON TERRITORY (WITH 45,000 CUSTOMER BASE)
620 DELIVERIES PW
GENUINE RETIREMENT SALE
EPC’S: C71 (CURTIS HOUSE) & E120 (INDUSTRIAL UNIT)
The business operates in North Devon from its base in Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, which is situated on the outskirts of the town with easy access to the North Devon Link Road.
A modern two storey office building principally comprising sales area, offices and meeting rooms with a single storey building housing the walk in freezer, spare office/storage room. Private parking facilities. See Lease details under Tenure Section below.
The business has been in our client’s ownership since 2008 and is concerned with the delivery of frozen meals 5 days per week to a target customer base of c45,000, typically elderly customers.
We are advised Wiltshire Farm Foods (North Devon) has seen successive year on year sales growth and has been in and the top performing franchises in the Country.
The net turnover for the year end August 2018 show sales of £1.163 million, which is the basis of the valuation of the sale of the business as determined by the Franchise Agreement. Further Accounting information will be made available to interested parties subsequent to a meeting with our clients.
The Franchise Agreement is granted by the parent Company, apetito (based in Trowbridge) which is the principal production centre. Franchise Agreements are issued on a 7-year (renewable) basis and all applicants are subject to Due Diligence checks and approval. One franchisee per postcode area. The Agreement is not available for general release and can be discussed with our clients.
There are 17 members of staff who work equate to 11 FTE (Full Time Equivalents), across Office, Cold Store, Driving and Marketing Functions. Our client undertakes the role of Managing Director
North Devon Council
Barnstaple EX31 1DG
Tenure : Lease Premises
Offices, Current passing rental of £20,000 per annum, full repair and insuring. Break cause in place for September 2020. Unit 1 : Current passing rental of £15,500 per annum, full repair and insuring.
Both Leases are co-Terminus in July 2022 and have the automatic right to renew under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Sections 24 to 28 apply.
Each party to bear their own.
Energy Performance Certificate
The Energy Performance Rating for this Office (Curtis House) is C71 and the Industrial Unit E120.
An Inventory of all loose chattels and equipment, free of any lease/lien, to be included within the sale will be supplied by Miller Commercial prior to exchange of Contracts. All furniture and plant and machinery to be included within the sale.
We refer you to the government website https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/view-my-valuation/search
Prospective owners should make their own enquiries of the appropriate statutory undertakers:
Western Power: 0845 601 2989
South West Water: 0800 169 1144
Transco: 0800 111 999
To be taken at valuation on Completion.
Value Added Tax
All the above prices/rentals are quoted exclusive of VAT, where applicable.
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