Business For Sale

Long Established Independent Funeral Directors


Ref: CQ196
Location: North Wales/Chester, Wales
Asking Price: £375,000
Annual Turnover: £240,000

Annual Net Profit: Not Set
Gross Profit: £148,000
EBITDA: £51,000
Premises Type: Leasehold

Business Description

Business Profile

This business was established by the vendor over 50 years ago and in that time has built up a sterling reputation in the region for providing a comprehensive funeral and undertaking service to clients in a highly personal yet professional manner. It has served the local communities impeccably and the company name is very well known throughout the area.

The business currently operates from three different leasehold properties. Two of the sites are located on the High Street in adjacent towns and are highly visible to the community. These two sites have receptions, offices and beautifully appointed chapels of rest, together with cold store, preparation areas, toilets, kitchen areas and ample staff/customer parking.

The third site is ideally based between the two above High Street locations and also has reception area, chapel of rest and offices, toilets, kitchen etc. This site also has large internal storage facility for the fully owned limousines, hearse and van to be housed, not to mention a mortuary, cold store, preparation area and workshop (for engraving, coffin preparation etc.)

All three properties are located within easy reach of each other. The business has built up an impressive infrastructure over the years so it can provide a complete funeral service to clients and take away much of the stress and worry for what is a difficult experience for most clients families.
The business is well known within the area it serves and enjoys an excellent reputation with local hospitals, town hall and cemeteries. Typically it carries out 100 funerals a year..

The business has been successful for many years mainly as a result of the wonderful level of service that it offers. As an independent, family run business, the personal touch and a friendly, caring attitude are what separate this business from much of the competition.

The business provides all the services that are normally associated with a company of its standing. They will make all necessary arrangements using their excellent relationships to organize all of their client’s requirements with the local churches, ministers, cemeteries and cemetery superintendents. All legally required documents are arranged. The business owns several vehicles that provide different options to meet their client’s needs, and can hire further vehciles at short notice if need be. Musical requests are taken care of as well as supply of flowers, urns etc. The business will provide order of service booklets. Obituaries and official notices are organised. The business can also provide repatriation services.

This business would be an ideal acquisition for either an existing operator looking to expand or indeed for an investor with no background in this sector to date.

Assets/Equipment:

All offices are beautifully and tastefully appointed and in excellent condition. Each site is self-contained and has fully equipped preparation areas with hydraulic lifts, cold stores etc.

The business also has its own engraving facility and carries a stock of ancillary items. (coffin furniture, handles, plates etc.)

The business has its own stretch limousine, hearse and transportation van. All in excellent condition with low mileage.

All vehicles, equipment, fixtures and fittings, displays, stock etc. are included within the sales price.

Key Strengths:

This is a business that greatly benefits from being an independent. This allows for a truly personal service. Staff are available 24/7 if a client has an urgent request or needs some information. This open all hours, on call at any time approach is very popular and results in high levels of customer satisfaction.

Having been run by the same family for many decades, the business has always been determined to maintain very high standards. This pride in the name of the business and its strong reputation has helped to keep the business successful. The business has been located in the same town centres properties for many years. This has helped to make sure that the name of the business is recognized by the local community.

The business boasts a very experienced team. This experience is a big asset in this sector. The business’s reputation is further enhanced by its membership of both the National Association of Funeral Directors and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.

Customer Service:

The business prides itself on its uncompromising attitude towards customer service. The family and staff who help run this business have always aspired to doing their best to take as much of the burden away from the bereaved family at what is obviously a very difficult time. All requests if at all possible are delivered. The business makes sure that somebody is able to respond to any issues that a client may have, no matter what time the call comes in. It is able to do this as it has the in-house knowledge and infrastructure already in place.

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