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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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Dental Practices 03 July 2018

How accommodating for all levels of service can bring your dental practice to new heights

With an eight-figure price tag, buyers were naturally very keen to grill our client on the history of the group, its people, expansion opportunities, ethos and business model. It was an illuminating two days, not least because of the way the business was described by its owner...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Pharmacies 03 July 2018

Going it alone - How do you get your foot on the ownership ladder?

At Christie & Co, 81% of the pharmacy applicants registered in our national database are first time buyers. As a first time buyer, it is important to ensure that you take a few key steps to understand the purchase process, thereby maximising your chances of getting onto the ph...

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By:
Jassi Sunner
Senior Business Agent - Medical
Care 28 June 2018

The current state of the social care market and what the future might bring

It is no secret that the NHS and care sector has been under pressure for some time now and has been under some scrutiny in the media, but it is not immediately to obvious to the public, those who currently or may in in the future have to rely on social care services, what the ...

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By:
Michael Hodges
Head of Consultancy - Care
Care 18 June 2018

Reduction of the Tier 2 visa caps a reassuring sign for the care sector

In our 2017 Adult Social Care report, Christie & Co highlighted that funding and staffing were the most critical issues for policy makers, with concerns compounded by uncertainty around immigration policies after the Brexit vote. However, these new plans to remove the cap for ...

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By:
Michael Hodges
Head of Consultancy - Care
Pubs 15 June 2018

The next big thing – the multi-site regional pub operator

It’s taken some knocks over the years, none more so than in recent decades with government intervention and legislation, but the pub is once again proving to be as resilient as ever, taking back its place as the number one hospitality venue. Today we are seeing the pub rise...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Restaurants 15 June 2018

Independent operators discuss restaurant sector trends at industry roundtable hosted by Christie & C

From the in-depth conversations had at the event, three key themes emerged which operators highlighted as the most prominent to watch: developments in technology, consumer demands and trends, and the different routes for funding. The newest and most rapidly adopted technolo...

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Childcare & Education 14 June 2018

Has the Scottish nursery sector reached a crisis point?

The scheme to provide 1140 hours of funded childcare to all three and four year olds and some two year olds in Scotland by 2020 is just two years away, and despite the Scottish Government’s pledge of an extra £150 million a year to fund the scheme, private sector operator conf...

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By:
Emma Govan
Business Agent - Healthcare
Dental Practices 12 June 2018

Business bites - Private dental practices in vogue as buyers seek out quality

Something is stirring in the private dental market as a part of the sector which for many buyers was considered off limits has suddenly become ‘in vogue.’ Why is this and what does it mean to anybody thinking about buying or selling a private practice in the current market? ...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Leisure 11 June 2018

The rise of the multi-faceted leisure destination

The leisure industry has seen an uptick in demand over the past couple of years, and at Christie & Co we have seen increased activity in a variety of businesses within the sector, particularly sporting venues which can double up as live music/performance venues in the busy “fe...

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By:
Jon Patrick
Head of Leisure & Development
Pubs 31 May 2018

The UK pubs sector – prime for investment

The past 30 years has been a volatile period for the UK licensed sector. Since the introduction of the Beer Orders in 1989, the market has experienced several economic and legislative shocks that have led to business owners calling time. The phrase “perfect storm” has been use...

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By:
Ramzi Qattan
Director