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Andrew Moore
Director
Hotels | 28/04/2017 12:15:35

The South region - high demand and low supply is good news for hotel owners

As we’re seeing across many sectors in which Christie & Co operates, the South region is facing high demand and a shortage in supply of quality hotels.

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Hotels 28 April 2017

The South region - high demand and low supply is good news for hotel owners

Who’s buying? We are still seeing demand from existing operators and both UK based and international investors (European and Asian even in the regions). However, it is also very positive to see interest returning from first time buyers as well as those seeking a change of...

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By:
Andrew Moore
Director
Childcare & Education 05 April 2017

The changing picture of childcare in Wales

The current position... Formal childcare in Wales has always differed from the provision and funding models experienced by nursery operators over the border in England. To some degree this has prevented the expansion of corporate day care provision in Wales as experienced p...

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By:
Corrina Jones
Business Agent - Licensed
Pubs 05 April 2017

Does the removal of PDRs for pubs mean an end to ACVs?

The latest move by the Government to “save our pubs” was approved last week, with a proposed amendment to the Neighbourhood Bill and the removal of Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) for pubs. The intention is to stop pubs being developed for other uses or demolished without ...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Dental Practices 16 March 2017

What potential buyers are looking for in your dental practice

Much has changed in the dental market over the last few years. Gone are the days when dental principals were unaware of the value their practices hold and like it or not, we are entering a new era where dentistry is viewed as a business, and when it comes to selling, profit is...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Hotels 13 March 2017

The hostel market and its growing investor appeal

The recent sale of Generator Hostels to Queensgate Investments in a €450m deal is the latest example of the increasing attractiveness of the hostel sector to investors. Camil Yazbeck, Partner and Investment Director at Patron Capital, commented: “The Generator Hostels portfoli...

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By:
Anna Eck
Senior Consultant
Pubs 10 March 2017

A view from the panel at PUB17

During PUB17 at Olympia London last month, I sat on a discussion panel with Kate Nicholls of the ALMR, Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA, Anthony Pender of the BII and Tim Page of CAMRA. With the industry facing a number of headwinds such as business rates increases, of which the...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Childcare & Education 08 March 2017

International Women's Day: be bold for change

I am here because of the support that I have been very fortunate to receive, over so many years from women that have assisted, supported and mentored me, as I have strived to achieve my goals.  Women from so many walks of life have made a personal difference to me. These i...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Head of Childcare & Education
Pubs 07 March 2017

April 2017: a perfect storm for licensed hospitality businesses

A wave of cost increases are set to come into force in April 2017 which threaten to place significant additional pressure on businesses across the UK. However, times of change also bring with them great opportunities – and whilst many operators will be hit hard by the rising c...

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By:
Ramzi Qattan
Associate Director
Childcare & Education 07 March 2017

Childcare business owners: the importance of understanding security of tenure

As part of our day to day roles as childcare specialists, we provide advice to owners regarding both acquisition plans and exit strategies.  A major part of this advice relates to the security of tenure of the building in which a particular setting or settings may be trading f...

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By:
Sophie Willcox
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Pharmacies 27 February 2017

The new Quality Payment Scheme - a mixed reaction from the pharmacy industry

The start of 2017 has seen a number of Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) provide various workshops to help contractors combat the recently implemented funding cuts and to encourage them to ensure they qualify for payments on offer through the Quality Payment Scheme (QPS)....

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By:
Jassi Sunner
Business Agent - Medical