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14 September 2021 | Care Mortgages

Christie Finance supports family business in refinancing their care home

Commercial finance specialist, Christie Finance, has recently worked with Margaret, Roger, and James Ephraims to successfully refinance their established care home, Vicarage Nursing Home in Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury.


Husband and wife team, Margaret and Roger have a wealth of experience in owning and operating nursing homes, having acquired their first in 1995. Their son, James, has been involved in the family business from a young age and was appointed as director in March 2020. Margaret and Roger enlisted Christie Finance to assist them in refinancing away from their incumbent lender that had decided to reduce their support for the care sector.

Speaking of their experience working with Christie Finance to refinance their funding package, James Ephraims comments “We are delighted to have completed our refinance through Christie Finance. Special thanks to Ed Brown who expertly guided us through the process and was always on hand to answer any queries we had.

“Our industry has faced huge challenges over the last 18 months, and it has been refreshing to engage the services of a forward-thinking broker who can see the wood from the trees. Our 25-year track-record of success has been built upon strong relationships with our business partners and we are very excited to be starting this venture with our new lender.”

Ed Brown, Finance Consultant at Christie Finance worked with the family to identify a new lender willing to support their plans. He comments, “The Vicarage is a wonderful nursing home with a fantastic reputation that reflects the passion and commitment of its owners.

“It was a pleasure working with the Ephraims to find a lender that bought into their operational capabilities and their vision for the site. The bank was impressed with the way they had operated during the pandemic and the quality of the day-to-day management team they have in place. Once again, this deal demonstrates that funding can be accessed for good operators with a clear plan for their business.”  

For further information on this press release, contact:

Anna Moore, Associate Director - Marketing  
M: +44 (0) 7590 486 352 or E: anna.moore@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Ed Brown, Finance Consultant - Christie Finance
M: +44 (0) 7734 553 659 or E: ed.brown@christiefinance.com