Business for Sale in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire - KENNEL & CATTERY WITH ASSOCIATED SERVICES - PETERBOROUGH - Business: £50,000

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Service Businesses: Kennels
England: Cambridgeshire
For Sale
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Do you have a passion for working with animals? Would you love the opportunity to run your own successful business set in beautiful surroundings? If so do read on as this is a rare opportunity not normally seen and one which offers a low level entry but with the potential and support for the right person to earn a substantial income whilst doing something which they truly enjoy. A genuine established lifestyle business that already generates significant profits and which is only coming onto the market due to the owners desire to be able to semi-retire and travel more.

What is being offered should not be confused with other franchises for sale in this sector, this is not a start up business, it is an existing operation which the new person would be taking over. You would also have the benefit of use of an extensive set up and grounds but without the huge capital investment normally required. This really does present a wonderful chance for someone or perhaps a couple to fulfil a dream which they may have otherwise thought would be out of reach.


The business is an established kennel and cattery which also provides accommodation for other small animals and is at present turning over in the region of £150k pa with a very high G.P. Licensed for 80 dogs and 20 cats there are currently 36 kennels and 12 catteries with the potential to increase this to 50 kennels. There is in addition an existing stable block which could, with minimal investment, create a further 14 kennels. Longer term there are more outbuildings and runs which can be converted into extra kennels or can be used for alternative purposes to suit the business needs.

Additional services are beginning to be offered and these can be greatly expanded upon to increase the income. The pet grooming side of the business is really starting to grow with all the equipment in place to provide the level of service required by their clients. Likewise day care provision for people that work and who do not wish to leave their pets on their own is another growth market to capitalise on. Retail sales, puppy classes, training/obedience and agility clubs are all other areas which someone new will no doubt wish to venture into.

The vendors, who have previously run and franchised similar businesses abroad, will grant the successful person/s a new Licence to Operate for an initial 5 year period. Provision is made within the licence for its renewal at the end of the term and it is very much the vendors wish that the person coming in will continue to operate the business for many years to come. It is not intended that further sites will be acquired or the brand franchised however depending on the success of the business this is something which can be discussed between the parties at a later date. Full day to day management of the business will rest with the new operator as will the future development of it. The vendors will remain on hand to offer any advice and guidance as is required to ensure that the person coming in has the full support needed to succeed.

The business modelling carried out shows a profit for the licensee in the region of £25k in yr1, £55k in yr3 and £114k in yr5. However the management accounts for the business show it currently in line for achieving the year 3 figures for turnover already. Full financial details and terms of the licence will be provided to genuine interested parties once they have met with the owners and demonstrated their ability to be able to proceed.



The business sits within a stunning setting on the edge of a peaceful village just outside of Peterborough with approx. 2 acres of meadowland for its use and enjoyment. With its own private driveway leading to a welcoming reception area, together with well fitted grooming areas and pet accommodation off, this really is somewhere you will love to be.

The centrally heated kennels and catteries are powered by an eco friendly wood burner together with solar panels meaning low running costs and a further sense of being at one with nature.

The existing accommodation has been maintained to a high standard and offers scope to reconfigure if required. This together with the further buildings which would be made available for future expansion means that there is huge flexibility to develop the business significantly in whichever direction is desired.

With more opportunities available for the right person/s this is one which really should be viewed.

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