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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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Hotels 09 May 2017

No end in sight for hotel consolidation

So what is driving the recent consolidations? In our view, there are four primary causes: the shift in hotel booking behaviours, the race for geographic expansion, the rise of industry disruptors and readily-available capital. Consumers are increasingly using online booking...

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Childcare & Education 04 May 2017

Why valuing an educational business is a specialist valuer's appointment

The profits method of valuation always has regard to the REO (reasonably efficient operator) and the FMT (fair maintainable trade) of the business. At the outset a FMOP (fair maintainable operating profit) is calculated and a capitalisation rate applied to conclude. This all r...

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By:
Jennifer Gill
Senior Surveyor
Hotels 28 April 2017

The South region - high demand and low supply is good news for hotel owners

Who’s buying? We are still seeing demand from existing operators and both UK based and international investors (European and Asian even in the regions). However, it is also very positive to see interest returning from first time buyers as well as those seeking a change of...

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By:
Andrew Moore
Director
Childcare & Education 05 April 2017

The changing picture of childcare in Wales

The current position... Formal childcare in Wales has always differed from the provision and funding models experienced by nursery operators over the border in England. To some degree this has prevented the expansion of corporate day care provision in Wales as experienced p...

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By:
Corrina Jones
Business Agent - Licensed
Pubs 05 April 2017

Does the removal of PDRs for pubs mean an end to ACVs?

The latest move by the Government to “save our pubs” was approved last week, with a proposed amendment to the Neighbourhood Bill and the removal of Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) for pubs. The intention is to stop pubs being developed for other uses or demolished without ...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Dental Practices 16 March 2017

What potential buyers are looking for in your dental practice

Much has changed in the dental market over the last few years. Gone are the days when dental principals were unaware of the value their practices hold and like it or not, we are entering a new era where dentistry is viewed as a business, and when it comes to selling, profit is...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Hotels 13 March 2017

The hostel market and its growing investor appeal

The recent sale of Generator Hostels to Queensgate Investments in a €450m deal is the latest example of the increasing attractiveness of the hostel sector to investors. Camil Yazbeck, Partner and Investment Director at Patron Capital, commented: “The Generator Hostels portfoli...

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By:
Anna Eck
Associate Director
Pubs 10 March 2017

A view from the panel at PUB17

During PUB17 at Olympia London last month, I sat on a discussion panel with Kate Nicholls of the ALMR, Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA, Anthony Pender of the BII and Tim Page of CAMRA. With the industry facing a number of headwinds such as business rates increases, of which the...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Childcare & Education 08 March 2017

International Women's Day: be bold for change

I am here because of the support that I have been very fortunate to receive, over so many years from women that have assisted, supported and mentored me, as I have strived to achieve my goals.  Women from so many walks of life have made a personal difference to me. These i...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Pubs 07 March 2017

April 2017: a perfect storm for licensed hospitality businesses

A wave of cost increases are set to come into force in April 2017 which threaten to place significant additional pressure on businesses across the UK. However, times of change also bring with them great opportunities – and whilst many operators will be hit hard by the rising c...

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By:
Ramzi Qattan
Director