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A specialist property professional has the skills and contacts to help your business. Whatever your business aim, from expansion to exit, site-finding or development opportunities, they have the skills and knowledge to assist you.

The following property professionals will work with you to help achieve your vision for the future.




  • Care homes.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Specialist care homes.
  • Vacant/turnkey opportunities.
  • Development sites.


  • Care opportunities listed for sale.
  • Exclusive access to promotions for care home operators.
  • Market knowledge and ‘inside’ news.
  • Care sector industry experts:
  • Commercial mortgages.
  • Business loans.
  • Legal services.
  • Accountancy.
  • Capital allowances.
  • Architectural services.
  • Construction services.
  • Chartered surveyors.
  • Business insurance.
  • Compliance consultancy.
  • Specialist suppliers.

Company information

The Buyacarehome group is the UK’s one-stop-shop for people buying and operating care homes. The website offers a complete range of integrated services to help you acquire and run your care business.

Whether you are buying, selling or improving your care business, you can find the right team of experienced experts to help you.

The website features listings from a wide number of independent specialist business transfer agents and users can browse and find care homes for sale throughout the UK. Users of the site can register to be the first to see new properties posted and filter their search criteria to suit their preferences.

Ownacarehome is a section exclusively for care home operators, featuring tried and tested suppliers and where Buyacarehome users can access exclusive promotions offered by group members.

Buyacarehome is sponsored by specialist finance advisers and consultants, Chandler & Co, who are well-known in the sector. Chandler & Co can provide impartial advice whether you are considering an acquisition, refinance, development, expansion or financial restructuring with your existing lender.

Working with Chandler & Co will give you access to some of the most competitive funding available in the market.

Anna Read, Group Coordinator
Tel: 01622 815925


Tel: 08458 690777


  • Elderly care homes.
  • Specialist dementia care.
  • Older people’s housing.
  • Care villages/Assisted living/Extra care.
  • Development and investment.
  • Children’s nurseries.
  • Specialist care inc. mental health.


  • Consultancy.
  • Agency; disposal and acquisition.
  • Bespoke advisory projects.

Lead individuals

Carterwood was established in 2008 by directors Amanda Nurse and Ben Hartley. With the business celebrating its 10th trading anniversary this year and another year of record growth, it has made a number of promotions to its senior management team.

Alex Taylor, who oversees Carterwood’s operations and product delivery, is now a director, while Tom Hartley and Matthew Drysdale are now associate directors. Tom is responsible for Carterwood’s agency and consultancy divisions. Matthew specialises in investment and development transactions across the care home and older people’s housing sectors.

Amanda and Ben remain integral to Carterwood, with Amanda responsible for Carterwood’s strategic direction and performance. Alongside his consultancy work, Ben is responsible for driving Carterwood’s innovation, including its older people’s housing and care home staffing reports.

Company information

Carterwood is a multi-award-winning property consultancy dedicated to social care. It provides advice across both the care home and older people’s housing sectors, for more than 70% of the top 20 care providers, advising on the majority of care home development in the UK.

Recognised for its bespoke, personal and specialist service, for the last two years Carterwood has been named ‘Property consultants of the year – property services’, at the HealthInvestor Awards. It has also recently been named as finalist in the same category for the 2018 awards.

In addition, in February 2018, Carterwood was honoured as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Property’, at the national Property Week awards. It won two of the eight award categories: ‘leadership and planning’ and ‘relationship with supervisor’.

Since its inception, Carterwood has enjoyed excellent client loyalty and satisfaction; 85% of clients in 2017 were returning customers. Carterwood has also worked with the majority of its top 10 clients for more than five years.

Amanda Nurse, Managing Director
Tel: 08458 690777

Ben Hartley, Director
Tel: 08458 690777

DC Care

Tel: 01937 849268


  • Elderly care and nursing homes.
  • Learning and physical disabilities.
  • Mental health.
  • Vacant care homes.
  • Care home groups and sites.
  • Care homes in administration or receivership.
  • Charities and not-for-profit.
  • Local authorities.


  • Sales and acquisitions.
  • Care business appraisals.
  • Marketing reports.

Lead individuals

As a Member of the Institute of Commercial and Business Agents, Alison Willoughby has over a decade of specialist healthcare experience. Alison joined DC Care in 2010 and has concluded sales of a range of businesses, from closed care homes and homes in administration, to well-performing operational groups. Her extensive transactional, appraisal and relationship management experience enables her to quickly grasp the very individual facets of any sale. Alison provides lenders with marketing reports, enabling decisions to be made on the future of businesses showing early signs of distress and also advises on portfolio development matters.

Andrew Sandel has a wealth of experience in business transfer having been in the industry for over 20 years. Prior to this, a background in internal auditing provided the accounting experience required to provide owners an accurate appraisal of their business. Since joining in January 2010, Andrew has built an excellent network of contacts in all aspects of care. A hands-on and personal approach to the entire process has resulted in DC Care significantly increasing its presence in the South, making it one of the most active specialist agents in the sector.

Company information

DC Care has concluded over 500 transactions, with a total value in excess of £0.5bn. Our goal is to maximise the outcome for every client. The team focuses on service and acts for vendors or purchasers buying or selling businesses, development sites and empty units for redevelopment. We provide assistance on exit strategy planning, portfolio realignment, targeted acquisitions and administrations, liaising closely with carefully chosen partners to build a due diligence team where appropriate. Each member of the team has hands-on, specialist experience, gained over many years. This expertise and the wider commercial experience of the team means we offer practical, relevant and commercial advice.
DC Care is the trading name of The Franklyn (Developments) Ltd.

Alison Willoughby MICBA, Regional Director (North)
Tel: 07825 353748

Andrew Sandel, Regional Director (South)
Tel: 07825 206777

The Frontida Group

Tel: 0121 270 5854


  • Supported living.
  • Residential care.
  • Nursing care.
  • Extra care.
  • Supported accommodation.
  • Domiciliary care.
  • Social housing.


  • Compliance.
  • Sales and acquisitions.
  • Housing development.
  • Investments.
  • Property management.

Lead individual

Robert has 15 years’ experience within the social care and housing markets specifically in supported and assisted living for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.

His background has included being responsible for the development and acquisition of various real estate for the supported living market. His sincere passion throughout the last 15 years within social care has always been focused on the result to the service user ensuring successful outcomes.

Robert has been involved in large business acquisitions and sales, social housing investment and acquisitions, supported living and residential care strategic management, HR recruitment and compliance for various organisations since 2002.

Company information

Our vision at The Frontida Group is to provide quality-based services to the social care and housing sectors.

We offer extensive guidance and support through various arms of the group; each individual arm has a team of experienced professionals on hand to provide the very best support. You are at the centre of everything that we do. We work with you to make sure that we consider our clients’ needs in providing a quality service. We use involvement and active participation to promote personalisation within our specialist services.

The Frontida Group is focused on exceptional service and support, always being actively involved in quality feedback and continuous improvement strategies. This involves clients, their services, tenants, health professionals, investors, inspectors, social services and the local community.

Robert Antcliff, Director
Tel: 07716 479878

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