Maple House 53-55 Woodside Road Amersham Bucks HP6 6AA

Tel: 01494 722224   Fax: 01494 434764   anne@hutchingsconsultants.com   www.hutchingsconsultants.com

Company Summary

We operate throughout the UK and with many years experience in the pharmacy market we have built our business based on achieving outstanding results for our clients.

Unlike most other agents we only deal with pharmacies which make us true specialists in the pharmacy market.

Selling your pharmacy for all it’s worth is the only book in the UK on this subject. It gives a unique insight into the sales process and its many pitfalls. Anne Hutchings, the UK’s leading authority on pharmacy sales provides an inside view of how a pharmacy business should be valued, how buyers are found and how a sale price should be agreed.

For more information, please watch Anne’s short video or if you’re pharmacy owner thinking of selling, please visit www.hutchingsconsultants.com to order your free copy whilst stocks last.

Selling a pharmacy

If you are considering the sale of your pharmacy please contact us, we are happy to give you a free valuation with no obligation.  Any information which you give us will be treated in strict confidence.

When you are ready to sell we have a database of over 3,000 buyers ranging from first time buyers to the multiples and with our expertise we can select the best buyers for your pharmacy.  We can also help you:

  • Negotiate the best possible price
  • Negotiate the best terms and conditions of the sale
  • Reduce your tax liabilities arising on the sale
  • Introduce specialist solicitors to ensure that your sale progresses quickly and smoothy

We operate on a no sale no fee basis for pharmacy sales.

Written goodwill valuations for pharmacists

  • Who needs valuations for matrimonial or partnership issues
  • Needing a valuation for HMRC purposes
  • Who are considering purchasing a pharmacy, where they are buying the business privately or through another agent
  • Requiring a valuation for any other purpose such as financing or simply because a business owner wants to know the value of their business for planning their future business strategy.

If you require a written valuation our charges start from £695 plus VAT per pharmacy

Ad hoc consultancy services

We can assist with feasability studies for relocations including cashflows, projected profit and loss accounts and negotiations with developers etc.

Services for pharmacy purchasers

  • Pharmacy valuations for purchasers where there is no conflict of interest i.e. where we are not acting for the vendor
  • Negotiation of the price, again where there is no conflict of interest
  • Helping first time buyers with general advice, budgeting for all costs involved in the purchase, cash flow projections and generally guiding them through the whole purchasing process
  • Advising on tax issues and structure of the purchase

Testimonials

Using Hutchings ticked all the boxes for me.  I couldn’t have achieved the price without their expertise.  Selling your pharmacy is a one-off process.  You need to maximise your options, otherwise you’d undersell.  I highly recommend anyone thinking of selling to use Hutchings for their personable service and expertise.

Mr Robertson, A Weir Pharmacy, Scotland

As an NPA member, I liked that Hutchings has always had a good relationship with the NPA.  As well as the feedback from a colleague, it was a no brainer for me to go with Hutchings.  Having bought my pharmacy through another agent, I did contact them before for a valuation but ultimately theirs was not as strong and Hutchings ended up achieving £30,000 more, so the price for the property and goodwill certainly matched what we were looking for.

Hutchings were always available, in touch and aware of what was going on. The sale went smoothly overall.  I was very pleased and I would certainly recommend Hutchings without question to anyone thinking of selling their pharmacy.

Mr Warburton, John’s Chemist, Lancashire

From the moment the phone is answered at Hutchings, the service is very professional and friendly.  Your contacts, knowledge and patience to see the sale through was exceptional.  We could never have managed to do this on our own.  Hutchings negotiated a very good price that was acceptable to both parties and it was also a great relief that the sale remained confidential throughout.

Mr & Mrs Hibbard, Jayne A Hibbard Pharmacy, Derbyshire

The decision to sell was the hardest decision we had ever made and we needed advice from the initial tentative enquiries right through to the months after the sale.  Hutchings had been my accountant for about 10 years so it was a natural choice.  They knew my business and I knew the staff well.  I found that there was always somebody on hand to deal with questions promptly and efficiently.  I was updated regularly and there was never a period of time when I felt out of the loop.

One of the main benefits to me, was the wealth of experience that Hutchings brought to the complicated process of selling a pharmacy.  It is a process that I would only go through once and it was important to me that the advice was accurate and based on experience.  Even though the sale was much smoother than I expected, there were still queries and complications that were difficult.  However, there wasn’t a problem that the staff at Hutchings hadn’t encountered before and I felt that they could reassure me when the process started to feel stressful.

I was very happy with the price obtained, it exceeded the asking price.  Of equal importance to me was the number of good offers.  Having several offers allowed me to consider not only the best price but what I considered to be the best option for me and the pharmacy in the future.

I would certainly recommend Hutchings to anyone thinking of selling their pharmacy.

Mr R Griffiths, Kidwelly Pharmacy, Wales

Having been invited to the Hutchings seminar in Manchester, we went along to gain information about planning for selling.  At the time we were looking to sell in 2-3 years but personal circumstances intervened and it gave us the trust to use Hutchings services.

We found their services most helpful when it came to marketing our business well, setting the value, negotiating the final price and guiding us through the process.

Their understanding of the current market place, who to market the business to and finding us the perfect purchaser were most beneficial to us.  We were very happy with the price achieved and it did exceed our expectations.

We couldn’t fault any part of their service, we were totally happy with the complete package.

Mr & Mrs J McKenzie, Bare Pharmacy Ltd, Lancashire