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01 March 2020

Coronavirus News

We endeavour to keep you up to date with the impact of Covid-19 on our sectors and our clients. We hope to work with you and support you through these turbulent times.

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We have supported our clients through many difficult moments since 1935 (as has our Group since 1846) and whilst we are facing serious unprecedented times now, we remain available to support clients through the lifecycle of their business, especially in challenging times such as these.
 
Due to the nature of our business and the volume of clients, general public and other colleagues we come into contact with, we are closely monitoring the Government guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst we are continuing to offer the same high quality of service, we are mindful that certain areas of the business will need to adapt to the current circumstances.
 
Our ultimate priority is the safety, health and wellbeing of all our employees and clients and our actions will centre around this. With that in mind, we are in the process of implementing our business continuity plan to transition smoothly to a working from home policy for all our staff. We will ensure that you’ll continue to receive the responsiveness you expect from our team and we remain available to assist you through these challenging times.
 
We have already substituted face-to-face meetings with regular video and phone calls with clients, and we’ll continue to adapt to future government guidance regarding meetings and social interaction.
 
We work across multiple European markets who are all experiencing different local situations and we continue to be in regular contact with our colleagues and clients globally.
 
For now, please keep safe and we look forward to working through this with you.

If you have any questions about your business or would like to reach out for any support, please contact any of our team. 

 Darren Bond
 Global Managing Director

 T: +44 7764 378685
 E: darren.bond@christie.com

 
  Richard Lunn
Managing Director - Care

T: +44 7768 646 989
E: richard.lunn@christie.com

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  NORTH WEST   Nick Brown
Regional Director

T: +44 20 7227 0700
E: nick.brown@christie.com
   

 
       
  Courteney Donaldson
Managing Director - Childcare & Education

T: +44 7831 099 985
E: courteney.donaldson@christie.com

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  SCOTLAND   Brian Sheldon
Regional Director

T: +447764 241 315
E: brian.sheldon@christie.com
   

 
       
  Paul Graham
Head of Dental

T: +44 7739 876 621
E: paul.graham@christie.com

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  NORTH EAST   David Lee
Regional Director

T: +447764 241 337
E: david.lee@christie.com
   

 
       
  Carine Bonnejean
Managing Director - Hotels

T: +447921 063 548
E: carine.bonnejean@christie.com

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  SOUTH   Ed Bellfield
Regional Director

T: +447713 061171
E: ed.bellfield@christie.com
   

 
       
  Jon Patrick
Head of Leisure & Development

T: +44 7831 263 529
E: jon.patrick@christie.com

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  MIDLANDS   Lee Howard
Regional Director

T: +447764 241339
E: lee.howard@christie.com
   

 
       
    Simon Hughes
Managing Director - Medical

T: +44 776 8646 983
E: simon.hughes@christie.com
  SOUTH WEST   Rob Kinsman
Regional Director

T: +447717 335 367
E: rob.kinsman@christie.com
   

 
       
  Tony Evans
Head of Pharmacy

T: +447721 884 386
E: tony.evans@christie.com

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  CENTRAL & NORTHERN EUROPE   Lukas Hochedlinger
Managing Director Central & Northern Europe

T: +49 173 651 03 52
E: lukas.hochedlinger@christie.com
   

 
     

 

  Stephen Owens
Managing Director – Pubs & Restaurants

T: +44 7968 004 550
E: stephen.owens@christie.com

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  SPAIN AND PORTUGAL   Inmaculada Ranera
Managing Director to Spain and Portugal

T: +34 627 410 671
E: inma.ranera@christie.com
   

 
       
  Simon Chaplin
Senior Director - Corporate Pubs and Restaurants

T: +44 7764 241 351
E: simon.chaplin@christie.com

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  FRANCE   

Philippe Bijaoui
Managing Director to France

T: +33 645 622 412
E: philippe.bijaoui@christie.com

   

 
       
  Steve Rodell
Managing Director - Retail

T: +44 7738 182 407
E: steve.rodell@christie.com
  SCANDINAVIA, RUSSIA AND THE BALTIC STATES   Kimmo Virtanen
Director – Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States
T: +358 403 581 414
E: kimmo.virtanen@christie.com
   

 
       
  John Mitchell
Managing Director - Christie Finance

T: +44 7974 265 259
 E: john.mitchell@christiefinance.com
    Walter Murray
Managing Director - Christie Insurance

T: +44 7738 182 412
E: walter.murray@christie.com
             
 


 
Covid-19: Reopening Pubs & Restaurants

On Tuesday 23 June, The Prime Minister announced that pubs and restaurants are allowed to reopen from Saturday 4 July, in England. The announcement that pubs and restaurants have been given the go ahead to reopen was accompanied by guidelines for keeping workers and customers safe. These guidelines allow for operators to reduce the two-metre social distancing rule, to one metre plus where two metres is not viable.
 
     
  Publish: 26/06/2020
Author: Stephen Owens
 
     

Covid-19: Impact on the Pharmacy Sector


Almost three months into the UK government’s lockdown, the pharmacy sector’s response has been immeasurable, with contractors and staff providing a herculean effort in becoming a frontline service of primary care across the country. In doing so, public awareness of the value that community pharmacies hold across the UK has increased significantly, and quite rightly so.

In this blog post, Tony Evans explores the impact that Covid-19 has had on the pharmacy sector so far.

     
  Publish: 01/06/2020
Author: Tony Evans 
 
 
     

Covid-19: Convenience Retail, Petrol Stations & Garden Centre Outlook 

What does the market look like for convenience retail, petrol stations and garden centres right now?

Find out how the convenience retail petrol stations and garden centre markets are faring during COVID-19, and what the immediate future might hold.

Since the UK was told to “Stay at Home” the convenience retail sector has and continues to be at the forefront of the nation’s minds with operators doing everything possible to assist their local communities. Here we review how the sector is operating under the current Government advice.

     
 
Publish: 29/05/2020
Author: Steve Rodell

 

 
 
     

Covid-19: Dental Market Update - May 2020

Since the beginning of lockdown, we have seen an array of opinions on topics such as, roadmaps for reopening practices, increased demand from associates looking to buy practices, the appetite from corporate buyers, and a particular hot topic (with some unsolicited views), is what the impact of COVID-19 will have on the value of dental practices.

As the only RICS regulated firm dealing with dental practice sales across the UK, we work to the highest professional standards and have a unique insight into the market. Click the button to find out more about what trends we have seen emerge during this period.

     
  Publish: 22/05/2020
Author: Paul Graham
 
 
     

Covid-19: Procedures - Guidance for Early Years Settings

While awaiting further announcements from Government in relation to their return to work plan and associated timetable for the reopening of UK nurseries, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic a wide range of Early Years organisations came together in an unprecedented way to support and share guidance, expertise and practice, in order to ensure a continuation of the very high standards of Early Years Care and Education, being delivered.

 

     
  Publish: 06/05/2020
Author: Courteney Donaldson
 
 
     

Covid-19: Status Quo & Economic Relief for Hotels - A European Overview

Christie & Co’s pan-European team has prepared an updated comparative overview of the Status Quo and Economic Relief Measures for Hotels in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Austria and Finland with highlights on Job Support, Financial Aids, Tax Relief, Rent Payments and Tourism Support as well as useful information links for each, as of 1 May 2020.

     
  Publish: 04/05/2020
Author: Carine Bonnejean 
 
 
     

Covid-19: Impact on the UK Child Centric Sectors 

On 18 March 2020, the UK government announcement that all early years settings and schools (excluding those caring for children of key workers and vulnerable children) were to close on 20 March until further notice. This has had an unprecedented impact on the childcare and Independent school sectors.

     
  Publish: 22/04/2020
Author: Courteney Donaldson
 
 
     

Covid-19: Impact on Property Valuations

The Coronavirus has undoubtably changed the lives of every person in the United Kingdom and the challenges caused by the pandemic to the property sector, specifically valuation services, may impact on the market for some time to come.

     
  Publish: 20/04/2020
Author: Jeremy Cashmore
 
 
     

Covid-19: Economic Relief for Hotels - A European Overview

Christie & Co’s pan-European team has prepared this comparative summary of Covid- 19 Economic Relief measures for hotels in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Austria and Finland. Such measures include Job Support, Financial Aids, Tax Relief, Rent Payments and Tourism Support as well as useful information links for each.

     
  Publish: 14/04/2020
Author: Carine Bonnejean
 
 
     

Covid-19: Impact on the Convenience Retail and Petrol Station sectors

The global outbreak of Covid-19 has brought the retail sector to the forefront of the nation’s minds with frequent stories of empty shelves and stockpiling but also heart-warming stories of a sector doing everything possible to assist their local communities.

     
  Publish: 26/03/2020
Author: Steve Rodell
 
 
     

Covid-19: Impact on the Dental Sector

How the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the dental sector at the moment, and what this means if you’re looking to buy or sell your practice in this current climate.

     
  Publish: 24/03/2020
Author: Paul Graham
 
 
     

Covid-19: Guidance for hotels

The global outbreak of COVID-19 and the various travel bans, temporary border closures and advice to restrict the size of gatherings imposed by governments around the world to combat the spread of the virus are currently taking a toll on the tourism industry.

     
  Publish: 23/03/2020
Author:  Carine Bonnejean
 
 
     

Covid-19: Impact on the Pubs & Restaurants Sector

The outbreak of COVID-19 poses a substantial threat to both businesses and employees within the hospitality sector.

A number of individual operators and larger companies have taken the bold decision to temporarily close their businesses. Those who have chosen to remain open have implemented special measures.

     
  Publish: 20/03/2020
Updated: 23/03/2020
Author: Stephen Owens
 
 
     

Government provides further Covid-19 guidance to childcare providers

On the 19th March the Government issued further guidance for parents, schools, nurseries and independent schools regarding their initial announcement on Wednesday (17th March) that schools would close from Friday to further limit the spread of COVID-19.

     
  Publish: 20/03/2020
Author:  Courteney Donaldson
 
 
     




 

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