Established in 1978, Essen Valuers has become a leader in pharmaceutical stocktaking within the UK. We provide stocktaking services in the pharmaceutical sector. This includes pharmacies, hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, and health food shops. We also offer stocktakes for retail, industrial, warehouse, grocery, newsagents, and convenience businesses. We perform annual, interim, business transfer and sale valuations, plus receivership stocktakes and audit services.

About Us

Owner Richard Burdett runs the stocktaking arm of the business, whilst Derek Essen caters to your sales and acquisitions needs. We are based near London in the South-East and operate nationwide...


Stock takes per annum


happy returning clients




Transfers per annum

Why do I need a stocktake?

  • In any business, especially pharmacy, stock taking is an essential component of assessing business value.
  • Obtain starting and ending figures for annual accounts, therefore enabling your accountant to produce trading figures quickly, with accurate profit/loss figures.
  • Gain total independence on business transfers.
  • Independent evaluations supporting annual accounts are less likely to be questioned by H.M. Revenue and Customs.
  • Understand the breakdown of stock, offering an indication of areas of retail good that may be slow moving.
  • Receive valuation of reject and out of date stock.
  • Adjustment of figures to any required date.
  • Individual stocktakes can help a claim for insurance following an incident.
  • Using an independent valuer relives staff of the pressure of doing the task themselves and will provide much more accurate summary of value, with less disruption.

Why choose us?

  • Over 50 years’ experience in the industry.
  • Deep understanding of pharmacy protocol and conduct.
  • Huge knowledge of products, pricings, prescriptions, and collections.
  • Dedicated and efficient team who and are fast and accurate. 
  • Available to work across all of the UK.
  • We have a proven track record, with over 1,700 happy returning clients.
  • We offer an end-to-end service and are happy to answer any questions you may have pre- or post-stocktake.

Our Testimonials

“Essen Valuers have been stock taking for our family business for 25 years. We have always found then to be honest, reliable and accommodating. On many ocassions when completions have been delayed on purchases or sales of our pharmacies, we have had to cancel and rearrange dates at that very moment, and they have never failed to change dates without complaint. Without doubt we would recommend their expertise.”​
Raj Bhogal
CEO, Chana and Pyramid Group of pharmacies

Contact Us



51 Leaford Crescent, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 5JQ, United Kingdom