We are privileged to offer for sale Joe Dawson Funeral Directors, this is a unique opportunity to purchase this established and highly respected business. An independent family-owned Funeral Directors like this doesn’t come to the market often and is only available due to the current owners wish to retire for health reasons. Located in the coastal town of Buckie in the North East of Scotland, about half way between Inverness and Aberdeen, the sale provides an opportunity for someone local, someone from out with the area or someone already working in the funeral services industry to engage in a highly rewarding profession and to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life.
Joe Dawson Funeral Directors has been run successfully since 2011 when Joe Dawson himself retired by the current proprietors, a local couple. During their ownership, they have seen the business grow and develop and now average 110-120 funerals per year. The couple provide a caring, compassionate and professional service, tailoring each service entirely to the individuals personal requirements, which they believe has been the key to their success. The sale will include the business, the freehold property, a modern vehicle fleet, all the fixtures and fittings, funeral equipment, IT equipment, website and social media platforms. The business currently has around 300 funeral plans representing considerable future business and these are included in the sale.
Along with the couple, who actively work in the business, there is 1 full time employee who is an experienced embalmer, funeral assistant and has experience in all areas of the business including the out of hours provision. There are also 3 part time employees. It is understood that the 4 employees would be keen to carry on if required. The owners, although keen to retire, are willing to assist with any training and provide support options if required by a buyer to ensure a smooth transition, they would also consider availability going forward to assist where necessary. The business is a member of both main trade bodies, the NAFD and SAIF being fully compliant with their codes of practice.