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Rare opportunity to acquire established Bodyshop Franchise
One of the first of now 2,000 outlets

Ref. CQ199

Location : West Sussex

Asking Price : £280,000 plus SAV

Turnover : £378,630

Net Profit : £91,504

Gross Profit : £198,596

EBITDA : Undeclared

Net Asset : £20,000

Premises : Leasehold

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Business highlights includes:

Current Turnover circa £378,630
Net profit circa £91,504
Gross profit circa £198,596
Stock Value circa £20,000

35 years successful trading
Asset sale
A1 trading zone set within modern shopping centre
Easy access and plentiful parking
Famous product range
Very well established
Well established customer base
2nd tier management structure
Assignable & perpetual franchise agreement
Training and handover

Business Profile

This very well established Bodyshop franchise was established more than 35 years ago, in this location for 27 years and is one of the first franchises given by this famous and internationally reknowned brand for skincare, bath & body products. A major advantage for this business by comparison with later franchise outlets is the nature of its franchise agreement, where this franchise benefits from an earlier agreement, from the nascent years of trading, where the benefit of the arrangement between franchisor and franchisee favours the franchisee; this franchise does not pay royalties to the franchisor or fees but only a wholesale agreement for its extensive range of products, and all under the brand name of The Bodyshop - one of the UK’s best known high street brands.

The business is part of the history of this famous brand and the commitment of the franchisor to advertising, marketing and PR has resulted in very high consumer recognition and high levels of return custom.

The outlet is located on a busy and popular main thoroughfare in a modern retail centre, in an affluent and popular town in Surrey, with ample parking to cater for the many local residents who come to shop here every day. The business enjoys significant footfall and is a destination location for fans of the brand and are known to be ethical consumers, middle class, educated and while the brand appeals to all ages, customers are ostensibly female.

The shop is fully fitted in accordance with brand guidelines and has a lot of growth potential; this is one of two franchises that the vendor owns and is ideal for someone who can take it to the next level, particularly with an interest in using more local promotions to generate even greater levels of trading. Boasting a huge variety of branded products, this business is busy all year round.

Key Strengths:

Brand fame & recognition
Favourable franchise agreement
No franchise fees
No royalties
Assignable franchise agreement
Franchise agreement in perpetuity

Key Opportunities:

The new owner has the opportunity to grow the business even further by introducing a more aggressive local sales and marketing strategy to take the business on to a new level.

Financial Information:

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.

Current Turnover circa £378,630
Net profit circa £91,504
Gross profit circa £198,596
Stock Value circa £20,000

The Asking Price is for the Goodwill Stock & Assets. Stock is estimated at being circa £20,000. There will be a £ for £ adjustment to the asking price to reflect any rise or fall in final stock position at completion.

Advertising and Marketing:

The business promotes itself on the website for the shopping centre in which it is situated, in local magazines and on Instagram; of course it also benefits from the significant global promotion and marketing that the franchisor engages in regularly, building fame and recall.


The shop is located in the heart of an affluent Surrey town and is ideally placed with plenty of parking available. The premises are leasehold and were renewed recently for 10 years with a 5 year break clause. The shop is circa 720 square feet with a retail display area each and offices, storage and disabled facilities to the rear.

The rent per annum is circa £33,500 and the rates are circa £16,000. The rent is reviewed every five years.

Business Hours:

The shop is open Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm and Sunday 10.30am to 4.30 pm and late night trading during holiday periods.

Support and Training :

The owner is happy to train and handover the business to the new owner.

Reason For Sale

The owner would like to sell this business on due to other commitments.

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