Framing Unlimited

Bespoke Picture Framing Business for Sale.

About the Business

Framing Unlimited was established in 1994, initially located on
Chester-Le-Street front street. Relocating to The Drum Business Park (formally Drum Industrial Estate), near Chester-Le-Street in 2004.
The business occupies a 750 sp ft unit and operates seamlessly within two areas within the premises. The main entrance welcomes customers and clients into the Art Gallery/Retail area and an employee only larger manufacturing workshop with storage space.
More information about the services Framing Unlimited provides can be seen here.
Drum Business Park offers a wide range of business property from small offices in one of the business centres to industrial and workshop premises across the site.  Situated just outside of Pelton near
Chester-le-Street, Drum Business Park is home to a range of industrial companies and office services. Access to the park is from the A693 and the major link road of the A1M is within easy reach.

Drum Business Park is home to a wide range of notable brands and successful enterprises of all shapes and sizes from all industry sectors.
This includes retail, food, distribution and manufacturing, as well as charities, technology and the service sectors.

Business Details

The Premise

The self-contained units are owned by Northern Trust Company Ltd. and managed by the Whittle Jones Group.
Current lease term is due for renewal in October 2023. Transfer of tenancy can be arranged.
Rent and maintenance is currently £9,171.48 per annum inclusive of VAT. Broken down into £706.99 monthly rent + £57.30 monthly maintenance rent.
Framing Unlimited is in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief.
Water & Electricity supply, Broadband and Telephone lines are in place. The cost of these utilities are the responsibility of the tenant. The site offers free onsite customer parking. 

Equipment, Stock & Online Presence

The gallery and workshop areas are fully functional, with everything required to continue trading. Frame making equipment, framing materials, computer system (EPOS), CCTV & Alarm system. Fixtures and fittings are included in the sale of the business.
I use 4 main trade suppliers for all framing materials who offer generous loyalty trade discounts, which will be passed on to the new owner.
Framing Unlimited has a well established E-commerce website and active social media accounts.

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Customer Base

The business is very well known within the local area, but benefits from custom across the whole of the North East of England. I have forged strong relationships with local businesses and been accredited as recommended supplier to:
Beamish Museum,
Durham County Council, Gateshead Council
Lumley Castle Hotel
to name just a few.
Local art groups, artists and photographers hold Framing Unlimited quality of service in high esteem with regular & repeat business throughout the year.
Due to location, the workshop benefits from fantastic footfall & passing trade.

Potential for Growth

I operate the business as a sole trader with no employees. There is however, potential to expand & grow the business further with advertising campaigns, extended opening hours and employees.

After Sale Support

I have built a strong reputation for Framing Unlimited’s quality of products & first class service. I will offer full training to the successful buyer and employee(s) for an agreed period, post sale.

Financial Information

Turnover – £51,282
Gross Profit – Available on request

2020/21 Year of pandemic
Turnover – £30,303
Gross Profit – Available on request

Asking price for the business
£35,000 (negotiable)

Contact Us

10 + 12 =

Framing Unlimited, Unit 1a, Drum Industrial Estate, Chester-Le-Street, Co. Durham. DH21SS.

0191 908 4427