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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 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
Childcare & Education 07 March 2017

Childcare business owners: the importance of understanding security of tenure

As part of our day to day roles as childcare specialists, we provide advice to owners regarding both acquisition plans and exit strategies.  A major part of this advice relates to the security of tenure of the building in which a particular setting or settings may be trading f...

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By:
Sophie Willcox
Senior Business Agent - Childcare
Pharmacies 27 February 2017

The new Quality Payment Scheme - a mixed reaction from the pharmacy industry

The start of 2017 has seen a number of Local Pharmaceutical Committees (LPCs) provide various workshops to help contractors combat the recently implemented funding cuts and to encourage them to ensure they qualify for payments on offer through the Quality Payment Scheme (QPS)....

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By:
Jassi Sunner
Senior Business Agent - Medical
Hotels 13 February 2017

The Year of the Rooster brings investment from the Far East

What has become very apparent in 2017 is that the well funded Far East and Asian investors who have been historically attracted to London and the south east have now discovered the appealing opportunities on offer across the regions of the UK. Positive trading funda...

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By:
Jeremy Jones
Head of Brokerage - Hotels
Pubs 10 February 2017

Why pub buyers should be heading south in 2017

A desirable area with many affluent towns and villages, freehold gastropubs with letting rooms, as well as strong high turnover businesses in locations like the Surrey Hills, continue to be attractive to both corporate and independent buyers. Likewise in the lower end of the m...

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By:
Richard Wood
Senior Business Agent - Licensed
Retail 07 February 2017

Tesco and Booker: changes ahead for independent retailers?

Although it took the sector by surprise, it is an extremely tactical move by the supermarket giant.  By diversifying its portfolio into deeper rungs of the supply chain while simultaneously acquiring links with thousands of independently owned convenience stores, its power in ...

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By:
Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Childcare & Education 01 February 2017

The return of confidence in the children's home market

A main news story which was covered by BBC Breakfast News on 13 January about children’s homes often being more suitable for a child than foster care due to the multiple breakdowns of placements, raised a number of questions about which route is best for children who require a...

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By:
Rosie Adlem
Director
Childcare & Education 26 January 2017

How changes to business rates will impact the day nursery sector

During 2016, operational factors, notably the introduction of the National Living Wage, the commencement of 30 hours pilot schemes and workforce challenges, have been at the forefront of providers’ minds. And 2017 is no different, bringing its own things to consider. Busine...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Dental Practices 23 January 2017

Know your buyers in the dental practice market

Continued investor appetite and a lack of quality opportunities have led to many different buyer categories competing fiercely in the dental arena. Below we review the various buyer types currently in the market. Independents Independent buyers are usually bank funded but...

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By:
Jonathan Watson
Associate Director