Vicky Marsland

Senior Business Agent

Christie & Co

Manchester, England - North West


I joined Christie and Co’s specialist childcare team in 2017 following the increased demand for quality childcare settings across the north of England.

Now with over 12 years’ experience in the industry I focus solely on the Yorkshire and North East regions, assisting both buyers and sellers with their expansion and exit strategies offering honest, professional, market leading advice.

Business Information

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.


Christie & Co is recognised as the leading experts on the value of an early years business. Their reputation is second to none and their business valuations are never argued with. The whole process was managed very professionally, ensuring discretion was paramount to me and they managed this extremely well. They maintained really good communications with us as the vendor, and later on with the potential buyers and final purchaser. They helped make the whole process smooth and turbulence free.

Ken McArthur, Polly Anna’s Daycare Nursery, York

We have loved every minute of our 19 years as nursery operators, but the time has come to hand on this wonderful little business to a thriving company who will be able to give it the passion, investment and vision for the future that it deserves. We would like to thank Vicky Marsland at Christie & Co, our local solicitors, Raworths LLP and our accountants Haywood & Co for all their hard work and professionalism in completing this deal.

Josey & Ian Thompson, Funcare Limited, Harrogate

Deciding to sell my nursery was a very difficult decision for me as it had been a part of my life for so long. Vicky at Christie & Co made the process so much easier, she was always on hand to answer any questions and guided me through the process making it as straightforward as possible. Vicky understood the kind of buyer that I was looking for as she knew how important it was for me that Safehands kept its family ethos and feel. Just Childcare Ltd were the perfect fit offering the benefits to staff that working for a larger organisation brings but also keeping the uniqueness of the setting. I feel incredibly proud of what I have achieved over the years, I have worked with some amazing staff who have supported the nursery to become the success that it is today, but now I am looking forward to taking early retirement and spending some much needed time with my family.”

Fiona Stevens, Safehands Day Nursery, Harrogate


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