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£450k award-winning c-store group for sale

Award-winning independent retail group, Ansell Village Stores Ltd has come to market via Christie & Co, with asking prices starting from £90k to £140k for the individual leaseholds or for £450k for the group of four sites.

Ansell Village Stores, which consists of four convenience stores and post offices in the vibrant home counties of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, was formed in 2002 by the current owners, Steve and Carolyn Ansell.

The pair began trading in Meppershall, following an acquisition of the town’s local convenience store and Post Office. Over the years they have grown the company, acquiring three additional shops in Pirton, Shillington and most recently, Henlow.

The well-located stores aim to provide local customers with great service and exceptional value-for-money products, operating at the heart of their charming countryside communities. The businesses currently trade as successful community post office stores, with regular customers and plenty of passing trade.

After 17 years, the Ansell's have decided to sell the business in order to retire. They commented, “We wish the new owners of Ansell Village Stores all the best. We have enjoyed growing our business, by meeting our wonderful customers and serving the local community. It is time for us to move on to do other ventures elsewhere.”

Mark Kaluza, Director of Retail at Christie & Co, said, “The sale of Ansell Village Stores Limited provides a great opportunity for an independent retailer or expanding regional operator looking to acquire a reputable local business with scope to refurbish and grow trade in all areas.'