Well-Established Log Merchant Based on the East Sussex/West Kent Border
- Excellent Reputation
- Huge growth potential
The business for sale is a top-quality log retailer, with a fantastic reputation. With impressive financial figures and huge growth potential, this opportunity would be perfect for a buyer wanting to take on a lucrative business in South East area.
Established in 2010, the business has grown to be a well-reputable one stop shop for logs. The type of logs varies from firepit logs, pub logs, large logs and new featured ‘gym logs’ – a great way to keep in shape and provide your own hand split logs for your fire!
The current owner began as a tree surgeon and has naturally progressed into a log merchant over the past 4 years. Knowledgeable and experienced, the business believes in tradition and are fully committed to providing produce of the highest quality.
The business is available on a leasehold basis but there is an option to relocate depending on the preference of the buyer.
On the premises, there is ample storage for machinery, 600 tons of cordwood and barns for 1200 cubic meters of processed firewood. The barns are separated into 200 and 300 cubic meter sections to allow constant processing and seasoning rotation. The steel-framed barns can hold enough space to store 3000 cubic meters per annum. A section of the barn can be used for machinery storage as and when needed. The lorry container is also used for storing fuel, tools etc.
The equipment is valued at around £75k. The individual inventory list is as follows: tractor 18k, crane trailer £16k, grain trailer £2.5k timber tongs £1.5k, 3 loaders implement £1.2k, log splitter £4k, processor £10k, quad with ATV chrome trailer £10k, transit £1k, winch £3k. Inside the tractor contains contents such as fuels bowser, tools, etc which equate to approximately 4k.
An ideal buyer would be an entrepreneur with experience in a similar field or an existing business looking to invest in a profitable side project.
The business is often asked to quote residential tree surgery but are too busy to commit to the work. Building a bigger team would benefit these missed opportunities. The business has enough knowledge and equipment to take on forestry works if required, alongside agricultural fencing projects. There is wood in the pipeline looking into the future which takes the pressure off a lot for any potential buyer.
The business could also be grown through increasing their marketing, developing e-commerce, developing digital marketing and social media. Given the nature of this business, Brexit could increase their demand because the exchange rate will hit the kiln-dried suppliers harder who import their products, especially around the London area.
- Limited Competition
- High Footfall