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Retailer and Installers of Gas and Electric Fires, Fireplaces, Woodburning Stoves & Solid Fuel Fires

Ref. AG136

Location : Kent

Asking Price : £95,000

Turnover : £482,000

Net Profit : Undeclared

Gross Profit : £183,000

EBITDA : Undeclared

Net Asset : Undeclared

Premises : Not Included

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Asking price includes:

Turnover circa c£482,000 per annum
Gross Profit circa £183,000
Stock £63,000
Client data base of approximately 6,500
Excellent prime shopping centre location
Around three million visitors per year
All associated tools of trade

Business Profile

This business retails and installs a wide range of multi fuel stoves and a large selection of fires and fireplaces. The fireplaces are on display in the company showroom and feature surrounds in Cotswold Stone, Timber, Limestone, Granite and Slate.

Founded in 2005, the business has enjoyed sustained growth, attributed in part to being located in one of South Englands busiest garden centres, which attracts three million visitors per annum.

The company use only Gas Safe or HETAS registered engineers and operate a maintenance agreement for its customers of which there are currently circa 6,500 on its database.


All associated tools of trade are included in the sale, along with four vans.

Customer Service:

A substantial volume of new business comes from referals and the company prides itself on its customer care reputation.

Key Strengths:

Without doubt one of this company’s key strength is its location; having negotiated a large retail space within one of Kent’s largest and most successful Garden Centres, attracting over three million visitors per annum. Along with more than six thousand, five hundred happy customers on the data base the future growth pattern is assured.

The business works only with the best quality manufacturers and products available, following up to ensure installation dates are met and the company reputation is upheld.

Growth and Expansion:

Areas of expansion to consider includes online sales, chimney sweeping, gas fire servicing plus boiler service & maintenance, electrical testing and general maintenance to properties.

Financial profile:

The business is being offered for sale on a going concern basis, all financial discussions will take place directly between the vendor and all interested parties under the auspices of Turner Butler.

Turnover circa c£482,000 per annum
Gross Profit circa £183,000
Stock £63,000


Occupying a retail space of circa 1,500 sq. ft., the showroom is in a prime position within a major garden centre which attracts approximately 3 Million visitors per annum. There is also a large warehouse storage unit with a fully equipped Service Office.

Business Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 09.00am - 5.30pm

Sunday:                   10.30am - 4.30pm


An experienced team is employed who can fully advise customers.
2 x Directors – 1 of which is a HETAS registered installing engineer
1 x full time sales person
1 x part time sales people
1 x full time Gas Safe registered installing engineer
1 x full time HETAS registered installing engineer
1 x full time Service/Finance Administrator in Service Office
1 x retired part time warehouse operative working 1 day a week

Support and Training:

The directors are willing to stay on in order to facilitate a smooth handover and would be available to stay if required by separate negotiation.

Reason for Sale:

The company has grown organically and now finds itself at a crossroads; the current owner changed profession and decided it is an excellent time to pass the business on in order that it can be taken to the next natural level.

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