Colin Gregg Cars & A1 Car Hire, Hatston, Kirkwall, KW15 1RE
Established in 1993, this presents a wonderful opportunity to purchase a used and new motor car sales business. In addition there is a well-established M.O.T. and service centre and car hire business operating from high quality premises and generating robust profits.
Trading from a prominent site, with approximately 260 feet road frontage, with room to display 35 vehicles on the forecourt in front of the showroom which also includes a ramped 4 wheel-drive display area, and parking for a further 25 vehicles to the rear. In addition there are 3 designated customer parking bays to the front.
Impressive glass showroom which can accommodate 6 further vehicles. The internal 3-car valeting bay has vehicle access into the showroom. There is a manager’s office off the showroom, together with a secretary’s office and M.O.T. viewing area. The staff room and store room are on the first floor.
Well-known locally, this recognised independent facility enjoys strong levels of repeat business from an extensive trade and private customer base. Offering comprehensive services including M.O.T. testing (approximately 1,000 per annum), mechanical repairs, servicing, Bosch engine diagnostics and Bosch air conditioning service
The well maintained and fully equipped garage premises includes 3 ramps and impresses customers with an overall appearance of quality and expertise. The business has a strong reputation for the quality of its work and offers incoming buyers significant further growth potential. There is a large database of clients and the back office is well organised with efficient systems in place. The sale offers incoming buyers an “off the shelf” package of strong profits, equipment and growth.
A1 Car Hire was established in 2006, and has excellent bookings for the tourist season. The fleet of VW Polos are equipped with first aid kits and maps, with child car seats and satellite navigation units offered as extras. The hire cars are available by separate negotiation.
The site is leased from Orkney Islands Council, with approximately 37 years of the current lease remaining. The current annual rent is £8,150 excluding VAT per annum, payable 6-monthly in advance.
9.86m x 8.7m (32' 10" x 29')
11.13m x 14.2m (37' 1" x 47' 4")
15m x 5.06m (50' x 16' 10")
3.8m x 4.22m (12' 8" x 14')
3.94m x 4.77m (13' 1" x 15' 10")