5/9/2019 | Childcare & Education

Buttons & Bows Nursery School in Dundee welcomes new owner

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brokered the sale of Buttons & Bows Nursery School in Dundee to first time buyers, Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor.

Buttons & Bows Nursery School, first established by Ann Bremner in 1990, is located within the Stobswell area of Dundee, just a five minutes’ walk to the centre of town. The popular nursery has capacity for 79 children and is ideally placed to take advantage of the local libraries, parks and the public bus service for outings further afield. 

Having owned the nursey for almost 29 years, Ann decided that it was time to retire and instructed Christie & Co to seek a new owner to take the business forward. Ann comments, “I am delighted to have sold the nursery to Haroon and Javed. My husband, Gordon and I felt we had an affinity with them from our first meeting and are delighted with their vision for taking the nursery forward.

“I decided to approach Christie & Co as they were recommended to us by another nursery owner who had recently used them to sell her business. She spoke very highly of them and I am very happy that I went with her recommendation. Emma Govan advised us on all aspects of selling the business, gave us great support throughout the process and in my opinion found the perfect buyers for the nursery.”

New owners, Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor, are experienced entrepreneurs who were keen to enter the childcare sector and purchase their first children’s day nursery. After tirelessly searching for the perfect setting, they are delighted with their purchase of Buttons & Bows Nursery School and intend on continuing the excellent work established by Ann and her team. 

Haroon Rashid comments, “We are incredibly excited and immensely proud to be taking ownership of Buttons & Bows. We are committed to the sector and are looking forward to working with the team going forward."

Emma Govan, Business Agent at Christie & Co who handled the sale, adds, “It has been a pleasure working with Ann and her husband Gordon to help them find the right buyer for Buttons & Bows. I wish them a happy and well-deserved retirement and I believe they have secured great new owners for the nursery. I am delighted to have supported Haroon and Javed in finding their first nursery and wish them every success for the future.”