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Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Restaurants | 12/07/2018 16:21:17

Opportunity knocks for the growing independent

This article was originally published in Casual Dining Magazine in July 2018.

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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
Hotels 27 September 2016

Why London will always be a capital place to invest

Despite all the trials and tribulations faced by the markets in recent months – Brexit, political leadership elections in the UK and the fall in the value of the pound, there remains a strong appetite for hotel assets within the Capital. Demand still far outweighs supply, a...

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By:
Andrew Evangelou
Director
Pubs 22 September 2016

Additional costs could undermine growth in the pub sector

Today, we launched the ALMR Christie & Co Benchmarking Report 2016, which shows that rising operating costs, particularly payroll costs, threaten to undermine the growth of an evolving and innovative sector. This report benchmarks operating costs, market trends and sector p...

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By:
Neil Morgan
Managing Director - Pubs & Restaurants
Hotels 15 September 2016

Scottish hotel market proving resilient despite political uncertainty

Due to the uncertainty in the air regarding a second referendum over Scotland’s independence, the hotel market in the region remains subdued towards the end of the third quarter. This is largely reflected in the stock levels of quality hotels on the market currently as well...

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Dental Practices 09 September 2016

Dentistry - A sector ripe for consolidation

Much is written about ‘consolidation’ in the dental sector and its effects on the industry. But what is actually meant by the term and what effect could it have on the ambitions of independent dentists to buy a first practice and expand from there? Consolidation basically r...

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By:
Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical
Pubs 08 September 2016

Thinking about selling your business? Where to start in choosing your agent

When you start out along the road to selling your business, it’s important to look at all of your options. In particular, your agent will become your professional confidante ready to advise you on every step of the way, so choosing one that you trust and get along with is para...

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