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Ince supports the sale of popular golf centre in Bristol

Insights / / Bristol

A popular golf complex located in Hambrook, Bristol has been sold in a deal supported by law firm Ince.

The golf complex, Bristol Golf Centre, has been sold to Golf & Leisure Group Limited for an undisclosed fee. Directors James and Candice Rogers have previously developed Pirate Adventureland Weston-super-Mare and Sky View Observation Wheel in Bristol.

Bristol Golf Centre was originally acquired 23 years ago by Nicky Lumb, a professional golfer, and his wife Kathryn. For the last four years it has been managed by their daughter, Nicky Jnr who is also a professional golfer. The complex has developed significantly over the years and now offers a wide range of facilities for visitors, including a 23-bay floodlit driving range, 18-hole Pirate Bay adventure golf course, golf lessons for all ages, conferencing facilities and a Starbucks coffee outlet. There is also a retail superstore on site, leased to American Golf.

Ince acted for the sellers, with the deal team being led by Managing Associate, Edward Chapman, alongside Rhona Forster, and supported by Tracy Duggan and Lydia Cammiade.

Nicky Lumb comments

“We’re looking forward to handing over the business to James and watching him take the business from strength to strength. We’ll be sure to visit and continue to hone our golf swing. Thank you to Ed and the team at Ince. Their support from start to finish made for a stress-free process.”

James Rogers, the new managing director of Bristol Golf Centre, said:

“Having the opportunity to acquire such a well-established and successful business was too good an opportunity to miss. We’re excited to continue to provide an exceptional experience for golfers based in Bristol and beyond. Its prime and accessible location also makes its conference centre a year-round attraction.”

Edward Chapman from Ince added: 

“I am delighted to have supported Nicky and Kathryn on their sale. The firm has worked with the company for a number of years, which makes it particularly rewarding to have helped secure the right deal to allow them time to enjoy their other passions. I have no doubt James will continue to drive the business forward in the months and years ahead.”

Accountancy and tax support to the sellers was provided by Farquhar Partnership and Savage Associates, and HMH Golf & Leisure provided brokerage services.

Phillip Hogan from Henriques Griffiths LLP acted for Golf & Leisure Group Limited.

Edward Chapman

Edward Chapman Managing Associate, Corporate and Commercial

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