A trio of pharmacists have purchased Leyton Green Pharmacy in Walthamstow after previous owner Raj Baxi put the business up for sale to enable his retirement.
Abdus Subhan, one of the new co-owners, said there were plans to improve the clinical services on offer at the community pharmacy, including the introduction of a free prescription delivery service.
Former owner Mr Baxi, who sold Leyton Green for an undisclosed sum after nearly 15 years at the pharmacy, assured customers that the business was in good hands.
‘We will miss our loyal customers but are pleased for the pharmacy to go to experienced operators,’ he said.
New co-owner Mr Subhan said: ‘We are delighted to expand our group into Walthamstow and look forward to improving the clinical services on offer at the pharmacy, including the introduction of a free prescription delivery service.’
According to property adviser Christie & Co, Leyton Green – which dispenses an average of 2,697 items per month – attracted a range of bids from both first-time buyers and current operators.
Mark Page, director of pharmacy at Christie & Co, said: ‘This was a very popular pharmacy from the moment it came to the market. Having worked with Abdul and his team in the past, I knew them to be genuine buyers so had no problem recommending their offer.’