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Emma Govan
Business Agent - Healthcare
Childcare & Education | 13/11/2018 12:13:46

Cross party support for private partner childcare providers in Scotland

Back in June we asked the question, “Has the Scottish nursery sector reached a crisis point?”, so what has happened since and what is the current landscape of the sector?

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Dental Practices 22 August 2017

A second opinion could maximise your investment

While it appeared to be, no other parties had been introduced and there was no way therefore that anybody could say whether or not it was ‘market value’. This is a common occurrence in the dental sector with companies (not surprisingly) targeting practice owners direct and try...

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Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Restaurants 09 August 2017

Pop up restaurants: the advantages of a short term lease

Over the past few years, we have seen the pop up restaurant market sprout rapidly – especially in London where rents are higher than the rest of the country so taking out a more temporary space presents a far smaller risk for budding entrepreneurs. Whether it’s an online ca...

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William Langton
Business Agent - Licensed
Retail 03 August 2017

What does the McColl's and Morrisons partnership mean for the retail market?

"As we’ve seen with the Tesco Booker merger this year the market continues to consolidate with the big 4 supermarkets branching further in to the convenience and wholesale sectors.  But what does this mean for the rest of the market? It’s already clear that there will be...

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Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Care 26 July 2017

How does the care sector benefit from the Government's decision to suspend historical penalties rega

Christie & Co welcomes today’s announcement that the government has temporarily suspended enforcement activity and is waiving historical penalties against employers concerning sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector.   The social care sector is currently facing a myri...

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Michael Hodges
Head of Consultancy - Care
Hotels 21 June 2017

Is extended-stay the new panacea for the hotel industry?

While this asset class has been popular with corporate users for some time in other parts of the world, with Fraser serviced apartments launched in Singapore in 1998, they started to sprout later in Europe as hotel groups are launching extended-stay brands and specialised oper...

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Dental Practices 13 June 2017

Private Equity and the changing landscape of the dental sales market

In fact, I’ve seen a substantial number of private equity groups looking to invest in the dental sector, many of which already have management teams in place ready for the right opportunity. Private equity investment in the dental sector is not a new concept, however their ...

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Oliver Snowden
Pubs 06 June 2017

Almost a year on from the introduction of the Pubs Code, what happened to the “unintended consequenc

The Pubs Code? Recall that one of the main objectives of the Pubs Code was, broadly speaking, to ensure that tied tenants of the largest pub-owning businesses are no worse off than free-of-tie tenants, yet without placing undue regulatory burdens on businesses. At implemen...

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Ramzi Qattan
Childcare & Education 05 June 2017

GE 2017 manifestos: childcare and education policies reviewed

There are four key points to the Labour Party’s manifesto, the first being the suggestion of a complete overhaul of the childcare sector by giving subsidies directly to childcare settings rather than the parents. However, this proposal is not a new one and has been recommended...

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Jennifer Gill
Senior Surveyor
Childcare & Education 02 June 2017

It's busy up north in the childcare market

The demand for high quality settings is at an all time high which has resulted in some exceptional prices being achieved. This is being fuelled by existing operators looking to consolidate and acquire competitors and looking to expand into new areas. We have also seen increase...

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Sofia Beck
Senior Business Agent - Childcare
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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