Unique Business Broker is pleased to be working with the owners of Roy Jervis & Co Ltd @ The Bike Shop on the sale of the business.
History - 1970's
Renowned motorcycle racer Roy Jervis opened his motorcycle shop in the 1950's on the corner of Chapel Street and Havelock Street in Ripley and ran it until the 1960's when it was bought by Campian Bros. who were motorcycle wholesalers. A group of local motorcycle enthusiasts, Graham Clifton, Pete Clifton and Father and son Joe and John Walker, bought the business in 1974.
The business was changed to Roy Jervis & Co Ltd in 1977 and Graham's lifelong friend, John (Charlie) Bamford purchased the Walker's shares. In 1978 the shop moved further up Chapel Street near the then Midland bank and was run by Graham Clifton while Charlie pursued his other business interests.
The Company had been sponsoring Shaun Balls in schoolboy motocross events and Shaun joined Graham to work at the shop in 1983 when he left school. Shaun continued to ride motocross and latterly Road Racing events with some success winning local and national championships.
Shaun became a director in the late 80's taking over from Charlie Bamford to allow him to concentrate on his clothing business.
Roy Jervis & Co Ltd now employ eight full time staff, all keen motorcyclists, and they have earned a reputation as the premier two-wheel centre in the area and the UK - their tag line "Two Wheels Are Our Business" well describes the scope of their business today.
Whilst scooters still form an important part of the business the Company has, over the last 5 or 6 years, started to specialise in exceptionally clean, extremely low mileage motorcycles of all sizes and makes and has gained a reputation throughout the UK as a provider of excellent motorcycles.
With close to 40 years in the trade Shaun and Ian have decided to slow life down a little and find a buyer for this fantastic business.
Working from an almost "purpose built" building that they acquired some years ago. The building has undergone a number of extensions and well-planned improvements to make the absolute best of the great space available. The business is available for sale with or without purchasing the Freehold with rental being set at circa £45,000 plus rates.
The accommodation divides into distinct separate areas, comprising:
Ground Floor Retail Sales: 18.80m x 11.80m = 221.8 sq.m
Ground Floor Workshop & Stores: 18.80m x 12.00m = 225.6 sq.m
Extension Ground Floor Stores 7.10m x 4.65m = 33.01 sq.m
Extension First Floor Stores 7.10m x 4.65m = 33.01 sq.m
Extension Ground Floor Display 7.70m x 12.50m = 96.25 sq.m
Extension Lower Ground Storage 7.70m x 12.50m = 96.25 sq.m T
Total Gross Internal Floor Area = 705.92 sq.m = 7,596 sqft Working area
Some of the space is not currently being used in the first-floor section of the premises and this could easily be sub-let of used for expansion into Electric Cycles or internet sales storage.
As well as offering a wide variety and number of new and used bikes for sale with a keen eye on sourcing and supplying some real classics, they offer training, insurance, finance, service & repair.
With one of the most prestigious names in the Biking World, the website URL of www.the bikeshop.co.uk the opportunity to grow online sales is enormous and is not really active at present due to the number of bikes they sell and repair on a day-to-day basis.
This really is an amazing business opportunity for an existing operator to extend their portfolio of outlets.
Please call or email our offices for more information or to arrange a meeting with the owners. Please DO NOT contact the business directly.