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Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education | 31/01/2018 15:01:00

Christie & Co attends the I-EDU Education Industry Investment Conference, Hong Kong

​Christie & Co attended the Education Industry Investment Conference in Hong Kong on the 26th of January, an invitation-only education conference hosted by I-EDU, a global education investors organisation and international law firm, Allen & Overy.

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Childcare & Education 29 September 2015

Could a relaxation of childcare ratios be inevitable?

As HM Treasury will have to dig deep in order to fund costs associated to delivering the promised 30 hours, Courteney Donaldson, MRICS, Director & Head of Child Centric Sectors, looks at some of the key issues and asks whether an announcement from the government re-tabling an ...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
all 13 August 2015

China’s shock currency devaluation: What it means for Asian investment in European markets

“Whilst the Chinese central bank, the PBoC, has today sought to reassure against a prolonged fall of the Chinese currency, commentators have pointed to the slowdown of the Chinese economy as a cause of the fall. For Chinese companies, those with foreign currency debt will be a...

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By:
Joanne Jia
Head of Asia
all 03 August 2015

Christie Finance comments on the recent Bank of England announcement

Whilst the BoE figures clearly show a dramatic fall in lending, the biggest decline since records began in May 2011, lending to SME business was flat with the contraction taking place amongst bigger companies. Some commentators would use this fall as a reminder that economic r...

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Childcare & Education 30 July 2015

Courteney Donaldson participates in the Connect Childcare ‘The Annual Large Providers Group 2015’ ev

This evening I will be presenting the pre-dinner speech covering a market update including supply and demand specifically looking at buying and selling a nursery business or group; how values are appraised and what buyers look for; the importance of exit preparation and proces...

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Retail 09 July 2015

Budget commentary from Steve Rodell, Christie + Co Head of Retail

As the Chancellor announced in the budget yesterday the decision of whether to extend Sunday trading hours will be made by local councils and their Mayors. Any extension of Sunday trading will be detrimental to independent convenience stores, particularly if they are located c...

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Childcare & Education 08 July 2015

Budget commentary from Courteney Donaldson, Christie + Co Head of Childcare

One of the key budget announcements today was the increase in the national living wage to £9 per hour from 2020. This will have a big impact on businesses such as those in the childcare and care sectors and whilst the increase in living wage should be welcomed, local authoriti...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Hotels 06 July 2015

Spain’s record tourism rates good news for Hotel sector

The number of tourists visiting Spain spiked to a record high in the first five months of 2015, providing a significant boost to our hotel industry. New figures released by the Spanish Tourism Ministry last week reveal that Spain welcomed 22.5 million tourists between Janua...

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Childcare & Education 24 June 2015

Tory childcare pledges – our verdict

Here Courteney highlights a selection of Government pledges, as referenced in the Conservative Party Manifesto, and summarises the prospect of such pledges on the day nursery sector, specifically in relation to Property and Business.  Here Courteney highlights a selection...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
all 07 May 2015

Election day commentary from Chris Day, Managing Director of Christie + Co

“At Christie + Co we work across such a variety of sectors and understand that our clients and potential clients will all feel the effect of the election outcome, particularly as a hung parliament is looking likely. Some of the key issues facing our sectors include prioritisin...

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Pubs 07 May 2015

North West Pub Market at its most vibrant since 2006

This can be evidenced by the fact that we currently have in excess of 20,000 individuals looking to acquire businesses via our dedicated website, in addition to the resurgence of privately owned multiple operators also looking to expand their portfolios. North West pub comp...

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