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Manufacturer of Tailored Seat Covers for Commercial Vehicles

Ref. GM013

Location : Surrey

Asking Price : £130,000

Turnover : £184,000

Net Profit : Undeclared

Gross Profit : £137,000

EBITDA : £90,000

Net Asset : £10,000

Premises : Leasehold

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Asking price includes:

Turnover circa: £184,000 per annum
Gross Profit circa: £137,000 per annum
Adjusted Net Profit circa: £90,000 per annum
Net Assets circa: £10,000

Extremely well established business
High percentage of repeat customers
Technical knowledge and expertise
Website with excellent SEO position
Fully accredited & guaranteed
Growth opportunity
Sage Accounting

Business Profile

This well-established customised seat cover manufacturing company has been successfully trading since 2010 and was founded by the vendor. He saw an opportunity in the market to develop a new business from one started by the vendor’s Father and in which the vendor learned the necessary details for creating a successful business of this sort, with long term prospects and the highest quality of product and customer service.

A family run business manufacturing “prestige” van seat covers with personalisation. Supplemented by a range of tailored van floor mats.

Operating in the growing Commercial Vehicle sector all seat covers are fully tailored to fit the seats of each model allowing full use of all normal seat functions.

Traditional tailoring methods are used in a modest sewing facility that is totally portable.

The bespoke embroidery service creates a product that is saleable direct to consumers and trade customers with huge potential for growth.

Each cover is expertly designed to allow full use of seat belts, headrests and armrests and superior to baggy or slippery universal covers. These covers are manufactured on a customised basis to ensure an excellent fit and from durable grey or black water resistant fabric, available for most popular UK models. Covers are also machine washable.

The business has been profitable from inception and has essentially kept trading even with the competition that is now there in this market. It has established an excellent name and has a good relationship with its customers.

The business is managed by the vendor and one other and as such is an excellent opportunity to acquire a very profitable small business with an excellent opportunity for growth or would make an excellent strategic addition to a complementary business.


The company has invested in a good level of plant and equipment in order to manufacture high quality products, including a brother 6x colour embroidery unit and 5x industrial sewing machines.

The business utilises Sage accounting software to run the administrative functions of the business.

Customer Service:

The customer service is excellent and comprehensive information & helpful advice for all products and services is available for any enquiries.

Key Strengths:

• Honesty and Integrity
• Wide range of templates & patterns
• Problem solving
• Reputation and detail
• Commercial and domestic customer base
• Complete turnkey operation
• Good level of plant and equipment

Key Opportunities:

There is a lot of work to be gained. The business would benefit from a new owner with more energy to explore currently unexploited opportunities. A more proactive approach to sales and marketing could further increase revenues in the future.
Investing in the business through people and equipment would enable a new owner to exploit the trading situation where currently, demand exceeds supply.

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.

Turnover circa: £184,000 per annum
Gross Profit circa: £137,000 per annum
Adjusted Net Profit circa: £90,000 per annum
Net Assets circa: £10,000

Asking Price:

The Asking Price of £130,000 is for 100% of the issued capital of the company, assuming Net Assets of circa £10,000 on completion (calculated on a zero cash-zero debt basis). The final selling price will have a £1 for £1 adjustment for any rise or fall in this benchmark Net Asset figure of £10,000 at completion.

Advertising and Marketing:

The business does little in the way of advertising and marketing and uses Ebay as a primary lead & sales source.

The business has an excellent company website that presents the high quality and diversity of products and services on offer.


The business runs from modern premises, the lease ends in December 2017 and a new lease is available if required.

The premises comprise of one unit on a modern industrial estate with ready access to main trunk roads. The operating are is circa 1,000 square feet and includes an office, storage, toilet facilities and manufacturing area.

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00 pm


The owner runs the business ably supported by 1x other staff member. Both the vendor and this member of staff do not intend to remain with the business after completion of a transaction.

Support and Training:

The vendor is willing to negotiate a suitable time for training or handover to ensure a successful transaction.

Reason for Sale:

Genuine retirement

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