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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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Pubs 07 December 2016

Go East: why the pub market in East Anglia is luring former publicans back to the trade

Privately owned freehouses in good locations such as cities, market towns and those near to busy A roads tend to be the most in demand properties in the region, particularly if they have rooms to complement their offering. If they have been visibly subjected to good investment...

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By:
Anthony Jenkins
Associate Director
Dental Practices 02 December 2016

Considering the sale of your dental practice in 2017?

Planning ahead for an eventual sale is crucial to ensure that you maximise its value and therefore achieve the highest price for your practice when you’re ready to move on. There are several things to consider; perhaps you want to look at retaining your property and are lookin...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Retail 28 November 2016

High value convenience stores: still at the top of buyers' shopping lists

The convenience store has evolved over time. No longer thought of as simply ‘the corner shop’, it has been commended as one of the businesses to have the most positive impact on a local area, second only to the Post Office, which is coincidentally often found within a convenie...

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By:
Mark Kaluza
Associate Director
Pubs 21 November 2016

Clear skies ahead for the North East licensed market

To set the scene, the north eastern coastline in particular has seen an incredible amount of investment over the past two years. Bridlington has received a £25m leisure centre and plans have recently been lodged for an £8m Premier Inn, the first new hotel in the region for alm...

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By:
David Cash
Senior Business Agent - Licensed
Hotels 17 November 2016

Why the CEE hotel investment market is booming

Hotel investment activity in CEE – from the Adriatic Coast to the Baltic Sea – has been booming in the second half of 2016, with numerous hotel properties being on the market and several transactions taking place. A lot of deal activity was witnessed in the Balkans. Exampl...

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By:
Lukas Hochedlinger
Managing Director Central and Northern Europe
Pubs 27 October 2016

This was the year that wasn't

We all had such high hopes for 2016, but the reality is that it all turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. Independent pub deals are still happening, and we see the occasional acquisition and expansion by one of the smaller multi site operators, but the big deals just have...

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By:
Neil Morgan
Managing Director - Pubs & Restaurants
Dental Practices 14 October 2016

The changing face of valuation

Historically dental practices have been valued on multiples of turnover, or 'pence in the pound' as it's sometimes known. However, the market is becoming much more sophisticated and this is leading to a change in the methodology used by professional valuers. The main change...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Retail 05 October 2016

Bold decisions will reap rewards

The convenience retail sector is still growing at a rate of around 5% per year and is now worth over £37bn to the UK economy but it would probably be an understatement to say that 2016 has been a very tough year for retailers in Scotland. Competition was high, and the indep...

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Pubs 03 October 2016

Scottish pubs market continues to weather the storms

2016 to date has largely been positive for the Scottish pub market, with Christie & Co witnessing the growing appetite for licensed trade premises across the nation despite some challenges. Scotland is a unique area. With the exception of a few large cities and towns, it is ...

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By:
Josh Hill
Business Agent - Licensed
Dental Practices 28 September 2016

Looking forward to the BDIA Showcase

From the 6-8 October 2016, Dental industry professionals will be gathering at London’s ExCel Centre to learn about market innovations, talk about industry issues and network with experts from across the sector. Attracting more than 12,000 members of the dental profession an...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical