Contact Us

If you would like to speak to Anne Hutchings or one of our team, you can call, email or write to us using the details below.

All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence

Hutchings Consultants Ltd
Maple House
53-55 Woodside Road

Tel: +44 (0) 1494 722 224
Fax: +44 (0) 1494 434 764
Email: [email protected]

Our Values

At Hutchings Consultants, everything we do is underpinned by excellence, expertise and experience. We embody the following values:

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    Committed to excellence and to our clients
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    Proactive and flexible – responsive to ever changing environments
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    Honesty and integrity at all times
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    Consummately professional and confidential
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    Inclusive – we act as one team – working in true partnership with our clients

Meet the Team


Anne Hutchings

Managing Director

Anne has specialised in the pharmacy market for over 25 years and is the only pharmacy agent who is a tax expert. This gives Hutchings Consultants an edge over other pharmacy agents who do not have this expertise. Anne says there are three important components to a pharmacy sale:

• Obtaining the best price
• Negotiating the best terms and conditions of sale
• Minimising our clients tax liability

Anne relishes the challenge of negotiating the perfect sale to achieve the maximum results in each of the areas mentioned above.

Away from the office, Anne likes to relax with a good crime novel and spending time with her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Olly & Leo. She is also a big tennis fan.


Scott Hayton


During his time at Hutchings, Scott has built up a substantial portfolio of pharmacy business sales and has played a key role in developing the valuation and consultancy arm of the business. Scott always tries to evaluate all of the options available to his clients to ensure that they are making an informed decision about their business, after all these are some of the most important decisions of their lives!

Outside of the office, Scott enjoys socialising with friends, film & cinema and keeping as fit as his busy schedule will allow!


Linda Drabwell

Business Development Consultant

Linda has been complimented on her friendly, helpful and professional approach. Linda has successfully dealt with many pharmacy sales over the years and is instrumental in building a successful client base across the UK. Linda also oversees the Pharmacy Team training to ensure the best possible service is given to our clients at all times.

Other interests – Linda enjoys socialising, going to the theatre and spending time with her family and dog Bertie.


Luke Williams

Associate Director

Luke is passionate about every sale he takes on. His excellent negotiating skills and knowledge, along with a hands-on but calm attitude, ensures a stress-free experience for our clients. Luke’s friendly approach builds a great rapport between clients and buyers alike and always goes the extra mile to make sure the deal completes.

Out of the office, Luke is an avid football supporter of a premiership team.


Alan Akerman

Associate Director

Alan relishes in providing an exceptional level service to his clients with a very friendly and trustworthy manner. Alan is extremely organised, calm and efficient at sorting out any queries, no matter how big or small.

Outside of the office, Alan is a big keep fit fanatic by going to the gym every day, as well as enjoying golf and football.
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Paul Steet

Associate Director

Paul is very proactive and is used to multi-tasking to keep driving through sales. He firmly believes that excellent communication is the key to building trust and ensuring a successful outcome for his clients.

Other interests – Paul has a young family and devotes most of his spare time to family activities. However, he enjoys running and at weekends he also helps coach his son’s football team.

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Senior Pharmacy Consultant

Ryan relishes a challenge and always strives to do things to the very best level. Ryan has great negotiating skills and he enjoys communicating with clients and all the parties involved to keep the sale on track.

Other interests – Ryan loves playing and watching football and has a keen interest in cars and property.

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Andy Woodwark

Pharmacy Consultant

Andy is a real team player, using strong networking, market analysis and problem solving skills to provide excellent and honest advice, whilst achieving the best possible price for vendors. Andy believes the key to a stress-free transaction is maintaining communication and a calm attitude.

Other interests – Andy spends some of his spare time watching rugby and has a keen interest in property, architectural history, cars and restoring furniture.

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Matteo Mazza

Pharmacy Consultant

Matteo has 20 years’ experience in customer service and sales. He started working in commercial sales after he sold a successful family business. Matteo values working in partnership with clients by tailoring each transaction to their individual needs and negotiating the best price for them.

Outside of the office, Matteo loves going out to local restaurants with his family and enjoys keeping fit so he can keep up with his young daughter!

Sam Barlow

Sam Barlow

Marketing and Business Development

Sam is our marketing guru, he has a wealth of experience creating impactful content and generating meaningful exposure. Having managed marketing campaigns for both global brands and brand-new start-ups, Sam believes the building blocks for all great marketing are the same; creative brilliance, data analysis, and human empathy.

Outside the office there are three main things that rock Sam’s world; food, motorbikes, and photography. Word of warning, only mention one of the aforementioned topics to Sam if you’re not in a rush.


Janine Gregory


Janine is usually the first person you speak to you when calling Hutchings. She’s been told she has a very friendly, diligent and caring attitude making you feel at ease. She looks after the administrative side of things and enjoys the variety and challenge that the position offers.

Outside the office, Janine enjoys travelling, cooking and long walks when she has time!


Alison Reeves

IT and Admin Backup

Alison has been with the company from the start. She has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the business which enables her to provide administrative, marketing and IT support. Alison is an asset to the firm and is passionate about providing customers with the highest level of service.

Alison’s hobbies include organic gardening, (the Hutchings team benefiting from a range of home grown fayre) golf and photography.

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At Hutchings Consultants it’s not just all about business, we believe it’s important to give something back to society and our local community.

Charities we are proud to support are:

We are so very grateful to Anne and the team at Hutchings for lending their generous support to help our charity.  Their dedication, enthusiasm and kind presence within the garden (and above it as we develop our strategy) is quite simply invaluable.

Kyle Banks, Charity Director, Missenden Walled Garden Charity

The ‘Walled Garden Social Care Day Service’, was formally run by Buckinghamshire County Council until 2017 when it was threatened with closure.  Parents and local supporters were able to mount a challenge, rescue the operation and form a charity in June 2017. Since then, their numbers have grown by over 40%.

For five days a week, their team of 10 (5FTE) staff and 20 volunteers, support and empower over 50 adults with disabilities and mental health issues.  Their gardeners (as they call them), range from being in their 20’s to their 70’s.

The charity works in partnership with the gardeners and the team at Missenden Abbey, delivering a sizeable contract to maintain all horticultural aspects of the site.  The gardeners also work indoors, within the glass-houses and education centre, growing plants and taking part in other activities such as art, craft and music. The food grown is used in the kitchens of the Abbey, lending a strong sense of value to what the gardeners do.

Thank you Hutchings Consultants for supporting Rennie Grove Hospice Care over the last 15 years. As a Platinum Corporate Patron, the team at Hutchings Consultants give regular monthly donations. The donation can provide a specialist hospice at home nurse for a day, caring for local patients and helping them to stay at home with their loved ones, making every moment matter, so thank you to all at Hutchings Consultants.

Isobel Dwyer – Appeal Coordinator, Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Rennie Grove Hospice Care provides specialist care and support for adults and children with a life-limiting illness in Buckinghamshire and west Hertfordshire. Through their unique Hospice at Home service, available day and night, and a range of day services they support patients to live the best quality life they can with a choice about how and where they are cared for towards the end of life.

They are also there for the families of their patients, ensuring that everyone can receive the right support, when they need it, to help them make every moment together matter.

The care is provided at no cost to their patients and families and is made possible by the generous donations they receive from the local community.

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability, everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. They want a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Mencap are here to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them for a better future. The services they provide range from round-the-clock care to helping someone join in with local leisure activities, providing advice and information on things like employment and education, helping someone to live independently for the first time, and even things like reporting a crime to the police. In a nutshell, they try to help in any area of a person’s life where they need support.