6/16/2022 | Retail

Christie Group secure new owner to run Pucklechurch Post Office

Specialist property business advisor, Christie & Co has successfully sold Pucklechurch Post Office and Newsagents in South Gloucestershire, with funding for the buyer’s purchase secured through Christie Finance.


This freehold post office and newsagents is located approximately eight miles north east of Bristol and nine miles north of Bath. The store has been under the same ownership since 2002 and came to the market as the previous owners were looking to semi-retire.

The store proved to be hugely popular, generating a significant amount of interest when it became available. Jamie Williams, Retail Associate Director at Christie & Co who led the marketing process comments, “Overall, the business generated 21 viewings and 12 offers before a deal was agreed with local buyers, which demonstrates the ongoing demand that we are seeing for retail businesses.”

The store is now set to be taken over by Mr Sasindu Rathnayake and Mrs Charmarie Amarasinghe, experienced operators who own another shop locally. Pucklechurch PO has considerable potential, and they will look to build upon the existing success and run the business in conjunction with their current store.

Jimmy Johns, Director at Christie Finance secured the funding for their purchase. He comments, “It was a pleasure to help and guide Mr and Mrs Rathnayake to acquire this their second store, after attracting several highly competitive offers for them to select from. I wish them all the best with their growing portfolio.”

Previous owner, Mike Walker comments, “Good luck to the new owners of Pucklechurch Post Office & Newsagents, a wonderful opportunity lies ahead. Thank you to Jamie Williams and the team at Christie & Co, for their excellent service and communication during difficult times. Whenever we had a problem there was always somebody to give us advice and move our sale forward to a successful conclusion, their expert knowledge has been invaluable.”

Pucklechurch Post Office and Newsagents was sold off a guide price of £235,000.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive

P: 020 72270794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Jamie Williams, Associate Director
P: +44 117 946 8507
E: jamie.williams@christie.com

Contact the Christie Finance broker:

Jimmy Johns, Director
P: +44 (0) 771 1767593
E: jimmy.johns@christie.com

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