Exclusive event: Join NMT Owners Club first event

NMT is excited to host the first event for our exclusive Owners Club on 3rd May at Eversheds Sutherland office in London.  The address is 1 Wood Street, London EC2V 7WS.

NMT Owners Club is an advisory hub exclusively for nursery owners who are looking to expand their existing portfolio. This free-to-join network will deliver leadership strategies, business development and networking while exploring market trends across the sector.

To join this exciting new event, email Caroline Bowern at [email protected]

NMT Owners Club schedule

8.15am – 8.50am – Registration
9am – 9.25am – Keynote speech from Eversheds Sutherlands
9.30am – 10.15am – Buying/Selling a nursery
10.20am – 11.05am – Estates
11.05am – 11.20am – Coffee and tea break
11.25am – 12.10pm – Consolidation and Creating value
12.15pm – 1pm – HR and Recruitment
End of event

Speaker line up

Buying or Selling a nursery

  • Process overview from end to end
  • Getting the most from your advisors and what do they cost
  • How to approach a negotiation
  • Current market trends and what increases/decreases the valuation


  • Louise Playford – Bright Horizons
  • Nick Brown – Christie & Co
  • Ruth Pimentel – Kindred
  • Andrew Frame – Grant Thornton


  • Valuations for nursery businesses
  • Are post-lockdown models continuing to drive deals?
  • Investor interest and sustainability
  • Regulatory pressures and remaining compliant
  • Insurance barriers to look out for.
  • How to raise capital


  • Morgan Allen – Gerald Eve
  • Arun Kanwar – Cairneagle
  • Courteney Donaldson – Christie & Co

Consolidation and creating value

  • Strategy after acquiring a new setting and staff
  • Keeping the original nursery brand or merging under your brand
  • Can a hybrid management system work?
  • Brand marketing
  • Dealing with an underperforming nursery


  • Ollie Humphries – Family First
  • Sarah Mackenzie – Storal Learning
  • Clare Roberts  – Kids Planet
  • Andrew Clifford – CC Nurseries

HR & Recruitment

  • Effective recruitment marketing
  • Market overview of wage levels/Health and Social Care levy
  • Creating a purpose-driven ethos
  • Non-financial incentives
  • The value of apprenticeship training programmes
  • Career development to retain and reward staff


  • Nicola Bennison – Eversheds Sutherland
  • Karen Derbyshire – Realise Training
  • Stephen Booty – ICP Nurseries
  • Abbey Towsey – Kids Inc

Don’t forget to register your interest with Caroline – [email protected]

Date Published: April 27, 2022