2/1/2021 | Retail

Bishopton Post Office sold to experienced local retailer

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co is delighted to announce the sale of Woodrow’s Newsagent and Post Office in Bishopton. The village is located in Renfrewshire, approximately five miles from Paisley, with Woodrow’s conveniently situated on the main road adjacent to the local train station.


Following the sale, outgoing Subpostmaster David Woodrow and his wife Pat can now look forward to a well-deserved retirement after 40 years’ service.

David Woodrow comments, “My wife and I have loved our time at Bishopton and we will definitely miss the day-to-day interaction with the local community, many of which are now our friends and not just customers. It will be sad to finish off our working life, although we are very much looking forward to more family-time. We are also delighted the business will remain in very good hands, having been purchased by such an experienced retailer and local resident.” 

The successful new owner, Gary Haugh comments, “Woodrow’s has been part of daily life in the village for me and the rest of the town’s residents for many years, so when the opportunity to acquire the business came about it was one I had to take. The premises and location offer a great deal of potential and I am working on significant plans to develop both the shop and the retail offering.” 

Mark Lavery, Business Agent in Christie & Co’s Retail team handled the sale and adds, “Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the business attracted significant interest from across the UK, resulting in numerous offers being received at a closing date.  This is a familiar trend within the retail sector at present, with food retailing businesses such as Woodrow’s in high demand since the onset of the virus in 2020, as customers have been encouraged to ‘shop local’ and the stores are viewed as excellent self-employment opportunities which provide a stable income stream.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com
Contact the agent:
Mark Lavery, Business Agent – Retail   
P: + 44 (0) 7526 175 850
E: Mark.lavery@christie.com