Long established Greater Manchester dental practice sold

Allan Dental Practice, an established practice in the Greater Manchester town of Ashton-under-Lyne, has been sold through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, to a first-time buyer with funding secured through dental finance broker, Christie Finance.

The long standing mixed dental practice had been in its current location since 1879 and comprises three surgeries, operating from a substantial character property on the edge of Ashton-under-Lyne.

The practice had been owned and operated for almost 40 years by Stuart Allan, one of the country’s most influential dentists, who is also on the government’s Brexit panel as a dental expert. Looking to retire, Stuart decided to sell the business.

The new owner is a first-time buyer with eight years’ experience and will become the practice’s new Principal Dentist. She comments, “I am excited to take on the new challenge of practice ownership and maintaining Allan Dental Practice’s reputation for excellent patient care.”

Craig Dickson, Director at Christie Finance, assisted in securing funding to purchase Allan Dental Practice and comments, “It was a pleasure to secure the funding to assist a client with purchasing their first dental practice. I’m sure with their level of experience and energy, the practice will continue to be a huge success.”

Jonathan Watson, Director at Christie & Co handled the sale and comments, “Having known Stuart for many years through membership of the Greater Manchester Dental Advisers group, I was delighted that we were able to find him the ideal buyer for his practice of 40 years. Whilst price and experience are important, it was refreshing to see a buyer chosen with the confidence that she would carry on the legacy of the practice for many years to come.”