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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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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
Hotels 20 November 2017

The 11th China Tourism Forum: Innovations in Hospitality and Tourism Practices sponsored by Christie

On the 14th of November, Christie & Co and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“SHTM HKPU”) co-hosted a special forum with two roundtable sessions on theme parks and Chinese cultural villages with over 80 invited guests from reputable r...

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By:
Joanne Jia
Head of Asia
Dental Practices 13 November 2017

A new breed of purchaser in the dental market?

What are the latest trends in dental practice sales for NHS, mixed and private practices, as well as the growth of corporate bodies? At Christie & Co, we value or sell well over 350 dental practices each year. This activity gives us an insight into the market to assess aver...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
10 November 2017

Why are international investors interested in Birmingham?

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands County with a diverse population of circa 1.1m, making it the most populous city in the UK outside of London. Located about 130 miles to the north of London, the city is a major transport hub and benefits from ...

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By:
Charles Jones
Senior Agent - Licensed
03 November 2017

What do interest rate rises mean for our sectors?

It's the first signal that markets are on a steady path back to a more normalised interest rate environment after 10 difficult years following the financial crisis. This will be beneficial for investors, operators and consumers as markets return to an equilibrium that will ben...

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By:
Chris Day
Global Managing Director
Childcare & Education 31 October 2017

An update on the Scottish day nursery market

This lengthy process was an added cost and frustration for all affected, however in a political climate where nothing seems to go to plan the Scottish Government announced rate relief for all childcare settings in Scotland with effect from April 2018 - welcome news for the sec...

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By:
Martin Daw
Senior Director
Retail 19 October 2017

What does the potential acquisition of Nisa by the Co-op mean for the wider retail sector?

A minimum of 75% of votes are needed in favour of the offer for the deal to be secured so the deal is by no means certain. If the offer is accepted the Co-op has committed to a payment of £20,000 per shareholder, a deferred payment of up to £1,654 per share and up to 1% of reb...

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By:
Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Childcare & Education 19 October 2017

International activity in the childcare market continues to rise

Clearly the larger providers such as Busy Bees and Bright Horizon have a track record of operating on more of a global level and this was evidenced further over the summer by the Busy Bees acquisition of BrightPath Early Learning Inc, a leading Canadian childcare provider with...

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By:
Rosie Adlem
Director
Childcare & Education 16 October 2017

The day nursery market in the Midlands

After the election results, the market began to gear up again and made up for the lull at the beginning of the year evidenced by our instruction to market many new settings across both the East and West Midlands. Our completion rate was also up, having since completed on vario...

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By:
Tim Bloomer
Business Agent - Childcare & Education