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Jeremy Jones
Head of Brokerage - Hotels
Hotels | 13/02/2017 11:03:43

The Year of the Rooster brings investment from the Far East

Chinese New Year fell on 28th January, with a fortnight of festivities culminating with the Lantern Festival on 11th February. Hopefully this will cast some light on the likely trends which we will encounter in this the year of the “Rooster".

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Hotels 13 February 2017

The Year of the Rooster brings investment from the Far East

What has become very apparent in 2017 is that the well funded Far East and Asian investors who have been historically attracted to London and the south east have now discovered the appealing opportunities on offer across the regions of the UK. Positive trading funda...

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Jeremy Jones
Head of Brokerage - Hotels
Pubs 10 February 2017

Why pub buyers should be heading south in 2017

A desirable area with many affluent towns and villages, freehold gastropubs with letting rooms, as well as strong high turnover businesses in locations like the Surrey Hills, continue to be attractive to both corporate and independent buyers. Likewise in the lower end of the m...

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Richard Wood
Business Agent - Licensed
Retail 07 February 2017

Tesco and Booker: changes ahead for independent retailers?

Although it took the sector by surprise, it is an extremely tactical move by the supermarket giant.  By diversifying its portfolio into deeper rungs of the supply chain while simultaneously acquiring links with thousands of independently owned convenience stores, its power in ...

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Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Childcare & Education 01 February 2017

The return of confidence in the children's home market

A main news story which was covered by BBC Breakfast News on 13 January about children’s homes often being more suitable for a child than foster care due to the multiple breakdowns of placements, raised a number of questions about which route is best for children who require a...

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By:
Rosie Adlem
Associate Director
Childcare & Education 26 January 2017

How changes to business rates will impact the day nursery sector

During 2016, operational factors, notably the introduction of the National Living Wage, the commencement of 30 hours pilot schemes and workforce challenges, have been at the forefront of providers’ minds. And 2017 is no different, bringing its own things to consider. Busine...

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Courteney Donaldson
Head of Childcare & Education
Dental Practices 23 January 2017

Know your buyers in the dental practice market

Continued investor appetite and a lack of quality opportunities have led to many different buyer categories competing fiercely in the dental arena. Below we review the various buyer types currently in the market. Independents Independent buyers are usually bank funded but...

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Jonathan Watson
Associate Director
17 January 2017

Business Outlook 2017 - A View from Chris Day

The launch was perfectly complemented by commentary and insights from our esteemed guest speaker, Andrew Neil who explored the global economic and political climate as a backdrop to day-to-day business. Below, I’d like to touch on just some of the points which were discussed. ...

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Chris Day
Global Managing Director
Pharmacies 12 December 2016

Understanding the pharmacy cuts

While the scale of the cut this year is £57m less than first anticipated, the PSNC has announced that it is seeking a Judicial Review and with permission from the High Court, an expedited hearing has been requested. While the PSNC accepts the need for the NHS to achieve saving...

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Tony Evans
Head of Pharmacy
Pubs 07 December 2016

Go East: why the pub market in East Anglia is luring former publicans back to the trade

Privately owned freehouses in good locations such as cities, market towns and those near to busy A roads tend to be the most in demand properties in the region, particularly if they have rooms to complement their offering. If they have been visibly subjected to good investment...

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Anthony Jenkins
Associate Director
Dental Practices 02 December 2016

Considering the sale of your dental practice in 2017?

Planning ahead for an eventual sale is crucial to ensure that you maximise its value and therefore achieve the highest price for your practice when you’re ready to move on. There are several things to consider; perhaps you want to look at retaining your property and are lookin...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical