Courteney Donaldson is Managing Director – Childcare & Education, at business property specialists Christie & Co.
Having joined Christie & Co in the late 1990s, she qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2003, was invited to join Christie & Co’s corporate advisory team in 2006 and was subsequently appointed as a Director. Most recently, during 2017, she was appointed to Christie & Co’s Executive Committee.
Courteney has provided valuation, transactional and consultative advice in the children’s day nursery sector since 1999 and has been responsible for the establishment and growth of Christie & Co’s Childcare and Education team.
Alongside Courteney’s role at Christie & Co, and as testament to her expertise, in 2011 she was invited to join the board of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) as a Co-Opted trustee.
About Christie & Co
We’re the leading specialist advisor for buying and selling businesses in our sectors – hotels, pubs, restaurants, childcare, healthcare, convenience retail, leisure and medical.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a business in our specialist sectors – from a pharmacy in Sussex to a hotel in Austria – our expert advice and collaborative support will help you achieve your goals. You may be an independent first-time buyer or a multinational adding to your portfolio; either way, you’ll discover that our personalised service is focused on helping you achieve your ambitions.
Clients have access to our carefully managed network of potential buyers. This unique database of contacts has been continually developed by our advanced IT capabilities and benefits from both our years of experience developing our network and our wide geographical coverage.
Where we work
We employ the largest team of sector specialists in the UK and the largest group of hotel specialists in Europe, providing professional brokerage and advisory services from offices in major cities across Britain and Europe. And because we’ve been doing this for over 80 years, we know our sectors and local markets inside out. We work closely with our clients to guide and conclude transactions of any size, covering hotels, restaurants and pubs, leisure, forecourts and convenience retail businesses, social care and elderly care, childcare & education facilities, dental practices and pharmacies.
Our professional services
We offer unrivalled insight, experience and expertise across your choice of services, including brokerage, consultancy, finance, development, investment, surveying, rent reviews, dispute resolution, corporate valuation, and turnaround & recovery. These services are all underpinned by our in-depth market intelligence and leading-edge technology. And we’re accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so you can trust in our professionalism.
What makes us tick
Businesses are about people, so relationships matter to us. We bring an integrity and transparency to business which can be all too rare – and that’s why people trust us. Our clients will attest to our genuine desire to help achieve their objectives, our attention to detail, and our tireless hard work on their behalf. We understand that buying a business can bring its own pressures and strains; needs can change, plans may need to be adjusted, and opportunities can come and go. But we’re always here, a constant, flexible and reliable force you can count on.
Take advantage of the Christie & Co network
Christie & Co is part of a network of businesses which also includes Christie Finance, helping you to fund your purchase, and Christie Insurance, helping you to protect it. While each business is run independently with their own respective management teams, we share the same ethos, enabling you to arrange finance and insurance with the minimum possible hassle and delay. The Christie & Co network, in turn, is part of the global Christie Group.