West Kirby florist business with wedding opportunities for sale

Jenefer Baker has put her Wirral florist shop on the market to enable her to focus on her growing set and costume design business. Blacks Business Brokers are now searching for a new owner for Lavender Blue Floral Design with a guide price of £35,000 to take over the lease.

Lavender Blue, which is located on The Crescent in West Kirby, Wirral has been owned and operated by Jenefer since 2009, and before then the premises housed another florist business for many years.

In parallel with Lavender Blue, Jenefer has recently established another business that provides set and costume design services for photographers and independent filmmakers. She now wishes to sell the florist business in order to focus full-time on her new enterprise.

Jenefer believes there are several ways a new owner could grow the business, which turned over £77,407 in its most recent financial year and currently employs one additional part-time member of staff. She says there is demand to increase the area covered by the shop’s delivery service and weddings are another area that has so-far been under-exploited.

She said, “I get inundated with wedding enquiries but turn a lot of these down to concentrate on my new business. The current turnover comes mostly from day-to-day shop sales for gifts but there is a whole other market ready for the taking for a business owner that wishes to take on more weddings and events.”

Lavender Blue sources flowers direct from suppliers in Holland and has a reputation for stocking unusual varieties. It also sells a range of locally made gifts and cards, the majority of which are unique to the shop.

Eve Pawsey, marketing facilitator at Blacks Business Brokers, said, “This is a fabulous opportunity to take on a successful, profitable business with a great reputation in a brilliant location. Importantly, there is also real potential for a new, fully hands-on, owner to grow the business and increase revenues significantly.

“As well as focusing more heavily on events like weddings, and increasing the opening hours, the website presents further potential for a new owner. Currently this just provides information so there is a real opportunity to add e-commerce functionality and take orders online.”

All enquiries should be directed to Blacks Business Brokers on 0333 370 0000, quoting reference 6617.

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