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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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Pharmacies 30 May 2018

Christie & Co hosts inaugural ‘Prescription for success’ event for first time pharmacy buyers

The inaugural event reviewed the current pharmacy market from a buyer’s perspective, providing insight into the sales process of a pharmacy and familiarising new applicants with market sentiment. At Christie & Co, we have over 6,200 registered applicants, 81% of which are f...

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By:
Jassi Sunner
Senior Business Agent - Medical
Dental Practices 30 May 2018

Business bites – brokering the right deal

When looking to sell your practice, it’s important to have a broker that understands your needs and aims, Simon Hughes says, The importance of instructing a professional broker Every dental business is unique, and so when looking to sell, it is important to have a broker...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Childcare & Education 25 May 2018

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

Before the 30 hours policy came into effect, a survey by the NDNA found that a fifth of nurseries were unlikely to provide 30 hour places as they felt the government money provided to cover the 30-hour free childcare would not be sufficient. In the same survey, it was reported...

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By:
Tim Bloomer
Business Agent - Childcare & Education
Retail 10 May 2018

An update on the garden centre market in the UK

Sales and consumer spending in the UK has been somewhat of a rollercoaster in the past few months. While figures from Barclaycard showed that consumer spending increased 3.8% last month, four in ten Brits still report that they have less money to spend than this time last year...

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By:
Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Hotels 04 May 2018

Why Yorkshire is the UK’s growing tourism hotspot

This week the region is hosting, for the fourth year, the world class cycling race, the Tour De Yorkshire, the British offshoot of the famous Tour De France, on the 3rd-6th May. The campaign to bring The Grand Depart to Yorkshire in 2014 was spearheaded by Sir Gary Verity, who...

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By:
David Cash
Senior Business Agent - Licensed
Retail 30 April 2018

The impact of electric vehicle charging points on petrol filling stations

While sales of electric vehicles are rising at 35% each year, this only represents 4.5% of all new car registrations. A lack of public rapid charging infrastructure is among the major barriers inhibiting the use of EVs.  As government initiatives towards research and develo...

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By:
Nick Bywater
Associate Director
Hotels 27 April 2018

Hotels and tourism in the South West provide consistently successful business opportunities

These awards are twinned with the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, hosted in February, meaning that many of the winners from Visit England also grabbed trophies at those awards and the regional awards, which are held in Dorset, Cornwall, Bristol, Bath & Somerset and Devon...

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By:
Rob Kinsman
Regional Director
Childcare & Education 21 March 2018

It’s a postcode lottery for funding

Partner Nurseries in Clackmannanshire are paid £5 per child per hour for care for three to five-year olds while those in Inverclyde receive just £3.25. The average funding received for a two-year old in Scotland is £4.95 and for three to five-year olds is £3.84. Many pro...

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By:
Emma Govan
Business Agent - Healthcare
Hotels 21 March 2018

An update on the tourism market in the North West

With routes to and from London Southend, Dublin, and Belfast, footfall and accessibility will be set to increase as the Lake District and Cumbria become more attractive holiday destinations. While it is hard to gauge the exact impact that this will have on the value of tour...

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By:
Tom O'Malley
Senior Business Agent - Licensed
Dental Practices 20 March 2018

World Oral Health Day - An overview of the dental market in the North West

According to Public Health England 33% of children in the North West are experiencing poor oral health, which is significantly higher than other parts of England. Consequently, children affected by poor oral health are missing school and at higher risk of developing other heal...

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By:
Jonathan Watson
Associate Director