Church Street Dental Practice

“I couldn’t have set up my business without NatWest”

Dr Kim Griffin, Church Street Dental Practice, Saffron Walden

Dr Kim Griffin, Church Street Dental Practice, Saffron Walden

Dr Kim Griffin had been working as an associate at the Church Street Dental Practice in Saffron Walden, Essex for eight years when the opportunity presented itself for him to buy the business. As dental practices rarely come on to the market it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Griffin.

But it was also a daunting task, not helped by the fact that another buyer was interested. Griffin didn’t have time to delay. He had invested many years of work into the practice, and had moved his young family to the area, but the risks associated with buying the business worried him.

“I was completely confused and terrified about buying a practice – it was something I’d never done before. People who had bought before told me about all the processes they’d been through, which were completely alien to me,” says Griffin.

The Bank was recommended by other dentists in the area as a bank that understood what was involved in such a complex financial transaction and had specific expertise in the healthcare market.

“The Bank arranged financing for the practice, arranged loans, and dealt with all the stress. Most importantly, they did it at my convenience so I could get on with my daytime job of being a dentist,” adds Griffin. “I don’t think I could have done it as easily without the Bank and I don’t think it would have been as enjoyable a process.”

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