The Scarborough News

Aston takes on fourth site after buying chemist

Midway, on Ramshill, sold for undisclose­d price

- By Steve Bambridge @thescarbor­onews

Aston Chemists Ltd has taken over another pharmacy in Scarboroug­h.

The company has bought Midway Pharmacy, on Ramshill Road, a well-establishe­d, modern pharmacy dispensing an average of 7,300 items per month.

Midway was part of a group of four businesses trading under the same name, with two in Scarboroug­h and two in West Yorkshire.

The previous owner decided to sell to concentrat­e on the company’s businesses closer to home in West Yorkshire.

Zafar Iqbal, of Aston Chemists Ltd, said: “We have owned three pharmacies in Scarboroug­h since 2010, having previously traded for over 25 years in Lancashire.

“Midway Pharmacy was adjacent to one of our branches and it made sense to consolidat­e the two pharmacies under Aston’s while we had the opportunit­y. Astons are well-establishe­d in Scarboroug­h and have five other stores around Lancashire, Warrington and Glossop. We look forward to developing pharmacy services in Scarboroug­h with our new and existing teams.”

Jon Booth, Associate Director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, said: “Midway Pharmacy on Ramshill Road is a strong performing high street pharmacy in a highly prominent location. The buyer’s existing businesses within the town make this a particular­ly good acquisitio­n for them strategica­lly, and we wish them the greatest of success.”

Midway Pharmacy was sold at an undisclose­d price.

 ??  ?? Midway Pharmacy has been bought by Aston Chemists Ltd.
Midway Pharmacy has been bought by Aston Chemists Ltd.

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