BURNHAM Post Office has been purchased by an experienced operator who sees "huge potential" in the store.

The sale of the Victoria Street business was completed by specialist business property advisor Christie & Co.

Velmurugan Srinivasan, the new owner, plans to enhance the choice of products and offerings in store whilst continuing to provide Post Office services.

Commenting on the sale, Velmurugan said: “With huge post office footfall, I see a lot of potential on the retail side.

"The retail area is a good size and is well fit out. With extended hours and the right offerings at good prices and improved availability, we see lots of scope to improve sales.

"Also, there is huge potential to tap into deliveries market with platform like Snappy. 

“The store is predominantly used by an older customer base, so we are also planning to improve our social media presence to attract a wider age range."

Matthew McFarlane, business agent at Christie & Co, said: "The property is in a fabulous position in the town, near the sea front and presents an excellent opportunity for the new owner to continue to serve the local community with a much-valued service and also enhance the offering for customers in the wider area.”