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24 March 2016 | Retail

Skye lifestyle business offers buyers a 'fresh' start

Leading business property advisor Christie & Co has been instructed to market Skye Linen Services Ltd on the Isle of Skye, in the north-west of Scotland.

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The business, a commercial linen hire and laundry service was set up by owners Tim and Christine Moore in 2006 and quickly established itself to become a highly regarded facility within the booming hospitality sector on the island. 

These purpose-built, industrial premises are located in a developing tidy industrial estate on the outskirts of Portree, the island’s main residential and commercial hub.  The property, which extends to just over 1,700 sq ft, offers ample grounds for parking and future expansion opportunities.    

Christie & Co Director, Daniel Arrandale commented, “Skye Linen Services is a very professional business and is run out of a modern premises providing staff with an excellent working environment.  It may be surprising but Tim and Christine had no previous experience within the laundry arena, but they saw a gap in the market and exploited it fully and remain the only business of its type based on the island.”

Daniel continues, “The lifestyle aspect of this operation is heightened by the fact it trades four days a week in the off-season and five and half days during the summer.  With demand for use of Skye Linen services ever increasing, and the first-rate business operation, there is a great deal of growth potential within the existing working week and premises.”

Tim Moore commented, “It is with regret that after a fantastic 10 years we have decided to place Skye Linen Services Ltd on the market but my wife and I look to the future and a well earned retirement.  We feel it is a great time to find a buyer with the business performing well and revenues increasing year on year.  The fact that my wife and I had no specific laundry experience should also provide confidence to any potential buyer in a similar position, although we fully expect to provide a continuity period and training to ensure they have the best of starts.”

Skye Linen Services Ltd is available on a Freehold basis with an asking price of £350,000.