21 April 2016
As a society we want to provide the best quality care possible for our elderly relations. The delivery of good quality care is driven by many factors and, without doubt, the single most important ingredient is the “people” factor. The adult social care sector employs a huge wo...
15 April 2016
Hotel brands are at the cutting edge of the space between the hotel business and the consumer and for this reason they are constantly in the spotlight. Brands evolve over time, new brands appear and some brands merge, decline and disappear. For investors there is a real requ...
12 April 2016
As anybody who has been looking for an NHS practice knows, it's a fiercely competitive part of the market which has seen dramatic price increases in recent years. The lure of 'guaranteed' income draws many first time buyers and owners into the sector almost to the exclusion of...
07 April 2016
If we think back to petrol stations of the 1980’s and early 90’s they bear little resemblance to modern forecourts. Back then we had attended pumps (‘just put in a fiver’s worth’!), small kiosks largely selling Yorkies and Silk Cut and windscreen wipers and mobile phones so bi...
04 April 2016
‘The Chinese are leaving the UK’ is a regular statement seen in the media of late. With political uncertainty plaguing the Asian superpower and levels of caution rising, should the UK hotel sector be concerned?
The short answer is no; the truth is that Asian investment, com...
01 April 2016
The modern small freeholder has a right old time of trying to make a business work. If it isn’t the effect of cheap supermarket booze offers, then it’s the Sky+ create-your-own culture that encourages people to stay at home with a bottle of wine and watching a TV schedule they...