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13 December 2019 | Childcare & Education

Christie & Co broker sale of leading nursery group on Jersey Island

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co is delighted to announce the recent sale of Organic Kids Nurseries, located in Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands between England and France, to Busy Bees Holding Ltd.

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Comprising two exceptional day nurseries, the group has gone from strength to strength since opening from prime trading locations on the island. Both nurseries are run under management and now boasting a combined effective operating capacity for 124 children.

The previous owners, Dawn and Bob McLaclan made the decision to sell in order to retire from the business.
Dawn McLachlan comments, “Nick from Christie & Co has been the person who has helped me throughout this process from start to finish, making it quick, as easy as possible, always professional and I believe above and beyond that which anybody in the position of selling their businesses could expect, always with that personal touch. 

“From initially sourcing the best possible potential purchasers, making sure the best possible offer was reached and agreed and being on the end of the phone throughout, from start to finish when needed.  I have never known anybody who is so available 24/7 I really don’t think this would have happened without Nick. I will have no hesitation in recommending Christie and Co (and Nick of course) in the future.” 

Nick Brown, Head of Childcare Brokerage UK at Christie & Co handled the sale and comments, “It has been a pleasure working with both Dawn and Bob who have created a group which is the envy of its competitors and has firmly established itself as the market leader on Jersey.

“Due to the location of the nurseries, this sale presented some challenges in respect of the actual purchasing process and regulation on Jersey. However, we pride ourselves on our ability as a company, to match opportunities of this calibre with the right buyers, in order to maximise value and maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality. It was a very interesting, highly confidential project that we were able to complete in a very short time frame.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish Dawn and Bob all the best for their impending retirement after 25 years in the industry!”

Organic Nurseries Limited was acquired by Busy Bees Holding Ltd.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications
P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com

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