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Rob Kinsman
Regional Director
None | 17/01/2019 14:57:21

Business Outlook 2019: South West & Wales regional focus

Christie & Co has launched its annual Business Outlook 2019 report, which reflects on the previous year and forecasts what the year ahead may bring for its sectors. In terms of the South West & Wales, how have the care, hospitality and retail sectors performed over the past year and what opportunities does the region present looking ahead into 2019?

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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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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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Anna Friedrich
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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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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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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Ramzi Qattan
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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Sophie Willcox
Associate Director
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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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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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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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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Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail