My only regret is that I didn’t use them in the first place - Lily Head Dental Practice Sales
May 30, 2019 No Comments

We wanted to thank James Tomlinson, the Principal of Oxford Place Dental in Cumbria for:

  • Trusting us with the job of helping him sell his dental practice.
  • Sending us such positive feedback on his experiences of working with us and the outcomes we achieved for him.
  • And for this quote ‘My only regret is that I didn’t use them in the first place’.

This is what James had to say.

‘Selling my dental practice, which I started as a “squat” 40 years ago, was going to be a difficult process for me personally.  The fact that a significant percentage of income was from specialist work (Implants) and we are situated in a remote part of the country would make it especially challenging.

After two well-known practice brokers produced only a couple of viewings between them and failed to produce a single offer, I was beginning to feel despondent.  My plans for the future were in jeopardy and I wanted to resolve this.

I discussed this with my capitation provider who strongly recommended that I should perhaps give Lily Head a ring.  The rest is history.

They secured a sale at a good price to a like-minded colleague.

Of the three agents I used, Lily Head Dental Practice Sales were by far the most professional and efficient.  They were dynamic and proactive rather than passive as the others had been.

Communication was excellent. Calls and emails were always returned promptly.

I am deeply grateful to Lily and her team for their kindness and support throughout the sale process. My particular thanks goes to Helen Cheskin whose friendly reassurance kept me calm on a number of occasions.

Lily Head succeeded where two of their leading competitors failed.

My only regret is that I didn’t use them in the first place!

Many thanks.’


We are happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with our competitors and believe we have a compelling offer for dentists.  When the time comes for you to look at your exit, then please consider discussing it with us when you are doing your initial due diligence.

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