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Lucy Mclean
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education | 12/10/2018 13:34:17

Christie & Co hosts seminar for first time buyers in the day nursery sector

At Christie & Co we have seen unprecedented levels of activity in the Childcare & Education market in 2018, and most interestingly have found that 10% of single settings sold during the first six months of this year were acquired by first time buyers. Due to the growing appetite of first time entrants to the sector, it seemed fitting to gather aspiring operators together to share our advice, insight and expertise on what to expect before, during and after the acquisition of your first day nursery business.

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Childcare & Education 18 August 2016

No post-Brexit blues for the day nursery sector

Despite media reporting of the impending doom and gloom in some sectors of the UK property market, the activity that we’ve seen this year makes it clear that this potential misery will not be applying to the day nursery market. Throughout 2016, we’ve seen that confidence in...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Pubs 10 August 2016

Pub owners: everything you need to know about assets of community value

A concept intended to empower local communities by enabling them to take ownership of the assets within them,  ACVs are in theory a good idea. However, if you’re a pub owner and your pub has been listed as an ACV (or there is an attempt to list it), there are some things you s...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Hotels 02 August 2016

Asian investors are seeking bargains after EU referendum

It has been more than a month since the EU referendum, and although many overseas investors intend to wait and see until better understanding of Britain’s future after Brexit and further renegotiations are settled, many investors view this as a rare opportunity and seek any ba...

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By:
Joanne Jia
Head of Asia
Childcare & Education 29 July 2016

In review - What the Childcare sector has seen in H1 2016

Over the past year, we have seen significant activity across the UK day nursery sector, with an increase in acquisition enquiries, nursery inspections, market appraisal requests and transactions. During the first half of 2016, the market remained incredibly strong which was...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Leisure 25 July 2016

Living the Dream

Many people covet the opportunity to run a business where they can “live the dream” of working their own hours, being their own boss and live a lifestyle of their choosing, whether that be by a beach, at the top of a mountain or in a quiet patch of the countryside. In the l...

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By:
Mark Worley
Director
Pubs 11 July 2016

Time for a hair of the dog?

Doesn’t time fly? One minute it’s New Years Day and you’re sleeping off the hangover, and the next thing you know, it’s the middle of July and you’re wondering where it all went. The first half of 2016 has thrown a lot at the UK pub sector. By now, we should have seen the i...

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By:
Neil Morgan
Managing Director - Pubs & Restaurants
Dental Practices 08 July 2016

Picking the right moment to sell your dental practice

Deciding when to sell a dental practice is one of the biggest decisions an owner will make in their career, therefore they will want the market conditions to be the best possible, with premium prices being paid and an abundance of buyers ready and willing.   Market activit...

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By:
Paul Graham
Director
Pubs 28 June 2016

Why pub operators need to adapt or die

The future’s looking several shades of grey for the pub market. While the direct consequences of MRO and Brexit are yet to be seen, uncertainty is plaguing the sector. However, we expect this to dissipate over the coming months which will bring the market back to normal in the...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Childcare & Education 22 June 2016

Don't take a risk on regulation

Given that nursery settings care for our most precious assets, it is essential that all day-care facilities are suitable for their purpose and serve the interests of, and provide the best outcome for each and every child.   On a daily basis, and especially when taking over...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Pubs 14 June 2016

Signs of optimism for Aberdeen's licensed trade

Aberdeen has changed immeasurably since I moved there as a student in 1998. Many of the numbers are well known. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city with a population of over 200,000 and a catchment over 500,000. The city thrived through years when recession was biting...

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By:
Stuart Drysdale
Director