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Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail
Retail | 10/05/2018 11:54:46

An update on the garden centre market in the UK

As the weather begins to brighten, Steve Rodell, Managing Director – Retail at Christie & Co reflects on the current state of the garden centre market and highlights how much the sector is diversifying.

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Childcare & Education 29 July 2016

In review - What the Childcare sector has seen in H1 2016

Over the past year, we have seen significant activity across the UK day nursery sector, with an increase in acquisition enquiries, nursery inspections, market appraisal requests and transactions. During the first half of 2016, the market remained incredibly strong which was...

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By:
Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Leisure 25 July 2016

Living the Dream

Many people covet the opportunity to run a business where they can “live the dream” of working their own hours, being their own boss and live a lifestyle of their choosing, whether that be by a beach, at the top of a mountain or in a quiet patch of the countryside. In the l...

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By:
Mark Worley
Director
Pubs 11 July 2016

Time for a hair of the dog?

Doesn’t time fly? One minute it’s New Years Day and you’re sleeping off the hangover, and the next thing you know, it’s the middle of July and you’re wondering where it all went. The first half of 2016 has thrown a lot at the UK pub sector. By now, we should have seen the i...

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By:
Neil Morgan
Managing Director - Pubs & Restaurants
Dental Practices 08 July 2016

Picking the right moment to sell your dental practice

Deciding when to sell a dental practice is one of the biggest decisions an owner will make in their career, therefore they will want the market conditions to be the best possible, with premium prices being paid and an abundance of buyers ready and willing.   Market activit...

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By:
Paul Graham
Director
Pubs 28 June 2016

Why pub operators need to adapt or die

The future’s looking several shades of grey for the pub market. While the direct consequences of MRO and Brexit are yet to be seen, uncertainty is plaguing the sector. However, we expect this to dissipate over the coming months which will bring the market back to normal in the...

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By:
Simon Chaplin
Head of Pubs & Restaurants - London
Childcare & Education 22 June 2016

Don't take a risk on regulation

Given that nursery settings care for our most precious assets, it is essential that all day-care facilities are suitable for their purpose and serve the interests of, and provide the best outcome for each and every child.   On a daily basis, and especially when taking over...

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Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education
Pubs 14 June 2016

Signs of optimism for Aberdeen's licensed trade

Aberdeen has changed immeasurably since I moved there as a student in 1998. Many of the numbers are well known. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city with a population of over 200,000 and a catchment over 500,000. The city thrived through years when recession was biting...

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By:
Stuart Drysdale
Associate Director
Hotels 08 June 2016

It's worth going "round the Wrekin" to invest in the West Midlands

Following the relative slowing of the hotels market in London, investors are increasingly looking to both primary and secondary towns and cities outside of the Capital in order to maximise their returns on investment. The second most highly populated UK county, the West Mid...

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By:
Charles Jones
Senior Agent - Licensed
Dental Practices 06 June 2016

Dental practice values: Is the North-South divide fact or fiction?

During the last few years it has been factually proven that London and the South East has achieved significantly higher values and multipliers of profit than any other part of the country. However, when these areas are excluded from our analysis, the North - South divide is le...

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By:
Christopher Vowles
Head of Valuation - Medical
Pharmacies 01 June 2016

The Scottish Pharmacy market - Demand is the drug

Deciding when to sell a pharmacy is one of the biggest decisions an owner will make in their career, therefore they will want the market conditions to be the best possible, with premium prices being paid and an abundance of buyers ready and willing.  Before the banking colla...

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By:
Karl Clezy
Director