Vendor: “When I made the decision to retire from Practice in May 2017, I had no idea who to use as an agent to facilitate the disposal. I looked on line and found Lucinda Kitchin of APMA. I had heard of the company, but that was the extent of my knowledge. I researched thoroughly and made the decision to contact Lucinda.
Although based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, she came up to Manchester to meet me and I was impressed from the very start with her professional approach, her obvious knowledge and her attention to detail. She discussed everything with me, from what I wanted, to what I was looking for in a prospective purchaser. It was a long meeting but by the end, she had gathered all the information that she needed about me, my practice and how I wanted to progress the disposal.
She obviously has an incredible knowledge of the market and once I had completed all of the information she required, she set about finding my prospective purchaser. Although this took us over the summer holiday period, she worked tirelessly with the advertising campaign and the subsequent identification of a number of potential purchasers. Based on my requirements she then provided a list of practices in the area who had responded to the marketing.
I chose who I wanted to meet, they were then interviewed and from these interviews, we reduced the number to a shortlist of three, each of whom were invited to undertake due diligence. We were then made three offers from which we chose one. The deal was signed on 4 December and we are now in the process of handing over.
I have to say that without all of the help that Lucinda gave to me throughout the process, often outside of normal working hours, and the advice she gave me (at times I must have driven her mad) we would never have achieved our goal. I cannot recommend her and her company highly enough to anyone who is considering their own disposal. She is, in my opinion, the best.” Philip Bowick, Principal, Dec. 2017