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Tim Bloomer
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education | 25/05/2018 10:26:05

What impact is the 30 hours free childcare policy having on nursery operators?

From September 2017, three and four year olds of working parents in England have been eligible for 1140 hours of government-funded childcare per year, the equivalent of 30 hours per week over 38 weeks of the year.

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08 March 2018

International Women’s Day – Changes and opportunities for women in the property sector

I was thrilled to be promoted to Managing Director – Hospitality Consulting and invited to join Sub Co, our senior management team, last month, and over the past year Courteney Donaldson was also promoted to Managing Director of Childcare and Education and invited to join Sub ...

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By:
Carine Bonnejean
Managing Director - Hospitality Consultancy
Hotels 08 March 2018

An insight into the hotel investment market – IHIF 2018

Since the IHIF’s inception in 1997, the hotel investment market has come a long way from being predominantly driven either by owner operators or owners looking to work with a branded hotel management company. Franchising was focused in North America, with leases few and far be...

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Chris Day
Global Managing Director
Childcare & Education 02 March 2018

An update on cost increases in the UK childcare sector

Running a childcare business can come at a significant expense. Formal childcare has become a necessity for many working parents, who expect the very best on offer for their children, and rightly so. But supplying high quality childcare doesn’t come cheap. With the introductio...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Childcare & Education 27 February 2018

An update on the day nursery market in Yorkshire & the North East

As a result, the current day nursery market is widely accessible to first time buyers and existing owners of smaller groups and as such, it is important to explore the possibility of expansion and selling.  Operators may have never even thought it possible to expand. Many f...

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By:
Vicky Marsland
Business Agent Childcare
Childcare & Education 31 January 2018

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

Joined by industry consultants and market leaders, including World Bank, Frost & Sullivan, BNP Paribas, Deloitte China and listed education firms, the conference aimed to highlight education market trends, alongside the challenges and opportunities Chinese education firms curr...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
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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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