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[Ref: CA063]

Business For Sale : Creative Design Service Agency
Location : Leeds, UK
Leasehold | Asking Price: £160,000

Contact: Turner Butler

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Asking price includes

Turnover circa £240,000 per annum
Net Profit circa £50,000
Established 2004
Full turnkey agency operation
Profitable business
Low overheads
Existing client base
Good set up- runs smoothly
Goodwill

Business profile

This is a small full service creative agency who specialise in providing their customers a full turnkey solution in graphic design, website development and printed matter.

They pride themselves on their no nonsense, straight talking ,friendly competitive service which their clients value. A high proportion of regular repeat clients pay testimony to this fact with many other clients being secured from customer referalls and word of mouth recommendation.

The company have the technical capability to build the most complex of websites or a straight forward site with design and artwork of the highest standard. They can print digitally in house or for larger jobs they have developed excellent working relationships with outside printers. They have the ability to work both within budget and to the tightest of deadlines and have continual work in progress.

Whilst only small in size, the agency has earned an excellent name and reputation for its honesty, integrity, punctuality and the ability to produce an exceptional quality of work backed up by a trully personal creative service. This would be an excellent opportunity for an agency who wants to aquire a forward looking company with good turnover, profits, established client base and print arm to their operation.

Customer Service

Customer service is paramount and at the centre of the company’s approach to doing business. It has earned an admirable reputation for reliability, creativity, delivering to strict deadlines and working well within budget.

The company runs a full Job Management System, allowing clients the ability to log in to their personal file and view their jobs on line. Also linking in to a content management system which enables speedy downloads of finished artwork rather than having to contact the agency directly.

Key Strengths

The business is now well established having good relationships with a number of high profile clients including a small amount of public sector work. They have grown steadily over the years with good profits and low overheads and is easy to run.

The key strength of the company is its creativity and flexibility offering a full design service to their clients for both web site design, graphic design and artwork together with a print facility for both small and large jobs.

Growth and Expansion

The owner has no time for self promotion due to how busy the agency is and he believes that new owners with the relevant experience would benefit from a sales drive to promote the company services bringing further turnover and profits into the company.

Premises

The company has a small 300 square foot office on the outskirts of Leeds paying £500 per month for rent and all services. There is no rental agreement in place but with a possibility to negotiate. There is a meeting room which can be used when required with a shared kitchen and toilet block. A move might be coming but 95% of the business is done via email, over the phone or by customer visits.

Employees

There are two Directors within the business. One works part time and the other is the creative director. There are a small team of sub contractors who look after the web design, graphic design, in-house printing and web site programming.

Financial profile

The business is being offered for sale on a going concern basis, all financial discussions will take place directly between the vendor and all interested parties under the auspices of Turner Butler. Turnover is circa £240,000 per annum with Net Profits of circa £50,000 and Assets of circa £25,000

Support and Training

The owner would be happy to help with a smooth transfer of the company in any way possible.

Reason for Sale

The owner has built the business up over the past five years and would now like to pursue other business interests.

 
 

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