Press Releases

Pair of residing stores in Bristol sold through Christie & Co following 40 year ownership

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has successfully completed the sale of two retail stores: Yatton News, and Cork and Fork in Yatton, Bristol.

Business. Built around You.

Your expert business property advisers

Operated by Clive Mortimer since 1983 and 2004 respectively, the two neighbouring stores have been sold to Suresh Kulasingam.

Yatton News is a well-established convenience store which has been serving the local community from its position on Yatton High Street for over 40 years. Situated right next door, Cork and Fork is an off license and deli which is very popular among locals for its freshly made sandwiches and hot meals.

Previous owner, Clive comments on the sale, “Well I am full of emotion – 40 years plus in the field of retailing in the same shop has come to an end. My word, have we seen some changes during that time going from pencil and pad through to digital, along with working throughout covid.

“Our bond with the staff and customers is like one big family and we are going to find it hard to adjust. We can't thank our customers and staff enough for being so loyal and supportive. We would like to wish the new owner Suresh every success and a big thanks to Christie & Co for directing us through the process. Life now begins with golf, holidays, and the pub without commitment.”

The new owner, Suresh Kulasingam, comments on the sale, “Clive and Angela have been very helpful during the take over and also been helping me to deal with current suppliers.  I wish them both a happy and relaxing retirement and wish them all the best for the future.”

Matthew McFarlane, Business Agent at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “The business and property was sold on a confidential basis to our known contacts and local operators, it took less than a week to secure a great buyer at an offer in excess of the asking price”.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 7227 0794 or E:

Contact the agent:

Matthew McFarlane, Business Agent – Retail
P: +44 7860 189 705 or E:  

Visit our Business Search page to find out more about our current listings.

Related Articles

View other related news and insights