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Sophie Willcox
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education | 06/12/2017 11:00:24

Share vs asset sales: what you need to know

Choosing to sell your childcare setting is often a massive decision for many owners and one that is not taken lightly.

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Childcare & Education 06 December 2017

Share vs asset sales: what you need to know

In order to be fully prepared for a sale, there is a lot to consider if you own the freehold. Do you sell the property or retain the freehold creating a lease? Who is the right agent that will work with you to get the best price possible while ensuring you are happy with the b...

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By:
Sophie Willcox
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Hotels 04 December 2017

Overview of the hotels market in the North

We have seen the start of the Brexit negotiations, a rise in costs for the hospitality sector in areas such as energy, national living wage and business rates to name but a few, and the ever increasing challenge when it comes to the supply of workers, with less people coming t...

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By:
Ryan Lynn
Director
Retail 23 November 2017

Prospects of Autumn Budget mean big tech change for retail sector

The UK wants to be at the forefront of the technological revolution and this was heavily reflected throughout the Chancellor’s autumn budget announcement placing heavy focus on the car industry, which is set to change beyond all recognition in the next 20 years. Hammond dir...

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By:
Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Childcare & Education 23 November 2017

An update on the childcare sector following the Autumn Budget

For nursery operators that have entered into funding contracts with local authorities to deliver 30 hours childcare as of September 2017, funding rates as agreed have been fixed for 3 years. If there are no further increases in living wage rates - although some are expected go...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Pubs 23 November 2017

How will the Autumn Budget affect the pubs sector?

Licensed operators were left uncertain as to whether to feel pleased or punished after the Chancellor’s autumn budget announcement, as Philip Hammond gave with one hand and took away with the other. In terms of good news, the continuation of the £1,000 discount to business ...

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By:
Ramzi Qattan
Director
Hotels 20 November 2017

The 11th China Tourism Forum: Innovations in Hospitality and Tourism Practices sponsored by Christie

On the 14th of November, Christie & Co and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“SHTM HKPU”) co-hosted a special forum with two roundtable sessions on theme parks and Chinese cultural villages with over 80 invited guests from reputable r...

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By:
Joanne Jia
Head of Asia
Dental Practices 13 November 2017

A new breed of purchaser in the dental market?

What are the latest trends in dental practice sales for NHS, mixed and private practices, as well as the growth of corporate bodies? At Christie & Co, we value or sell well over 350 dental practices each year. This activity gives us an insight into the market to assess aver...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
10 November 2017

Why are international investors interested in Birmingham?

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands County with a diverse population of circa 1.1m, making it the most populous city in the UK outside of London. Located about 130 miles to the north of London, the city is a major transport hub and benefits from ...

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By:
Charles Jones
Senior Agent - Licensed
03 November 2017

What do interest rate rises mean for our sectors?

It's the first signal that markets are on a steady path back to a more normalised interest rate environment after 10 difficult years following the financial crisis. This will be beneficial for investors, operators and consumers as markets return to an equilibrium that will ben...

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By:
Chris Day
Global Managing Director
Childcare & Education 31 October 2017

An update on the Scottish day nursery market

This lengthy process was an added cost and frustration for all affected, however in a political climate where nothing seems to go to plan the Scottish Government announced rate relief for all childcare settings in Scotland with effect from April 2018 - welcome news for the sec...

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By:
Martin Daw
Director