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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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19 March 2018

Christie & Co celebrates their employee achievement awards

David Rugg, Chairman of Christie & Co, presented the awards on behalf of Christie & Co and comments, “In 2017 the sectors in which Christie & Co operates benefitted from activity fuelled, in part, by the availability of finance and a surge of investors, many from outside the U...

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Childcare & Education 09 March 2018

A three-child policy in China – what are the implications for the day nursery sector?

A proposal was recently drafted by a deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, suggesting the implementation of a three-child policy to ensure that the rate of births meets the government’s expectations.  An increasing number of newborns in Ch...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
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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By:
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
Senior Business Agent - Childcare
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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By:
Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail