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Hilton Smythe are delighted to bring to the market on a Leasehold basis, an opportunity to acquire a well-established long-standing greetings card and gift business with an enviable local reputation, located in one of North Ayrshires most popular coastal towns.
Forum Cards & Gifts has been trading for many years in its current location & has been under the careful & meticulous ownership of our client for the last 3 years.
It is only now that the business is being offered to the open market for sale as it’s our clients desire to pursue another business interest, after many successful years of trading.
The business prides itself on offering quality greetings cards, novelty balloons, toys, novelty gifts along with a range of flowers to suit any individual taste from the traditional to contemporary.
The business has an impressive number of regular customers many of whom are known by the current owner.
We feel that there is fantastic scope to increase the turnover for this business by undertaking a robust, localised marketing campaign, along with the introduction of a dedicated website to promote the existing business & help to grow a potential e-commerce side to the operation, along with attending wedding fairs & expanding the florist side of the business along with possible revised opening hours.
A fantastic opportunity to purchase this well-established, long standing business with a fantastic reputation.
The business is located in the popular North Ayrshire town of Irvine (KA12) and is ideally placed within the Bridgegate shopping centre in the heart of the town, benefiting from being surrounded by a host of complementary businesses resulting in a good level of footfall and passing trade.
The town of Irvine is well serviced and provides access to a range of amenities including supermarkets, bars, restaurants and town centre shopping.
There are several local primary and secondary schools within the greater Irvine area, with excellent public transport links by both road and rail, making Irvine a popular commuter town.
The business is located in a modern, ground-floor commercial premises within the Bridgegate Shopping Centre.
Glass fronted, to create a bright & airy feel when entering the premises. The service counter is located to the front of the shop, with epos till system.
Large centre display isles run the full length of the shop with complimentary perimeter shelving & racking to display the fantastic level of stock.
To the rear of the premises can be found a small storage area & W/C
The business is well signed & is easily visible in a prime trading location
We are advised that tenure is offered on a Leasehold basis
Lease – Yearly
Rent £12, 400 pa
The business currently operates Monday to Sunday 0900 - 1700
The business is run & managed by the current owner & 1 part-time staff member
The Business has reported an annual turnover in the region of £83,000.
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