Award winning own brand food manufacturer specializing in gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and additive free preserves, condiments, sauces, etc.
Location Scotland, United Kingdom
Asking Price £110,000
Gross profit £114,000
About the Company
An excellent opportunity to aquire a very well established and highly regarded own brand food manufacturer and supplier. The business offers a growing range of in-demand and unique products to the market via its online e- commerce website and through referrals and recommendations. Typical products include condiments, preserves, extracts, dressings and oils. This family run business has been trading for over 10 years and in that time has developed a range of high end recipes and ingredients that appeal to a wide range of customers. All products are prepared in small batches to ensure maximum freshness and superior quality. The majoriy of products offered are dairy-free, gluten-free, and additive free and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The company supplies the upper end of the food market in both the UK and overseas. Customers include Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and National Trust to name just a few. It has some 600 historical clients (both retail and wholesale), with some 150 being active at any one time. The website also has approximately 2000 registered users and enjoys circa 30,000 page views per month (excluding search engine visits) at time of going to market. The company ethos is simple:- it manufacturers quality products, offers retailer support, fast and efficient turnaround and a ready willingness to respond to customer demand. The company has awareness of the market, and high standards of production.
The business currently operates from ideal leasehold premises in a quiet mixed-use area close to the town centre. Premises have parking. Annual rent is circa £9700 p.a. The business could easily be relocated if need be.
The business has exhibited at many trade shows over the years to help built the brand and this has also been supplemented with advertising in many leading food and drink magazines, lifestyle magazines, not to mention via its highly informative and e-commerce integrated website, with online brochure.
This business has many opportunities at its disposal and could appeal to a number of different investors. This is an ideal lifestyle business be it in-situ or it could easily be moved elsewhere with minimum disruption and expense. These unique and distinctive products, and the brand itself, are high value and could compliment many existing businesses already in the food and drink market place. An injection of capital and labour could enable significant expansion into a number of home and premium export markets that are very interested in this companys range of products. The customer base the business already has includes some very prestigious names that represent a significant area for further development. The business would benefit from employing a direct sales force or engaging a network of sales agents.
This is a true family run business. One of the directors works full time in the business, the other two working on a part time basis. The business also employs one full time production assistant (who is also a family member) and a part time production assistant.
Support & Training:
The vendor will provide a comprehensive handover to ensure a seamless transition of ownership.
Reason For Selling:
Retirement / Health reasons