Ten Years at the top; ‘most active’ agent in the South West

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co’s South West team has been named, for the tenth consecutive year the most active agents in the Leisure and Hotels category of the ‘2019 Estates Gazette EGi Deals Competition’. Christie & Co continue to dominate the Hotel & Leisure transactional market in the South West, having provided market leading advice to hotel and pub owners for over 80 years.


Rob Kinsman, Regional Director of the South West Agency comments, “Ten years at the top marks a significant achievement for our Hotel and Pub teams. We are absolutely thrilled to be recognised as the leading broker in the sector yet again, and it is truly a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our agents, and the results that we achieve for our clients. Our ethos is centred around integrity and transparency throughout the sales process, and that’s why business owners continue to trust us time and time again.”

Stephen Champion, Director of Christie & Co’s South West Hotels team added, “We are delighted to have yet again been recognised as the most active Hotel and Leisure agent in the region. Our sector faced increased headwinds in 2019, however despite this buyer confidence remained and transactions continued to go through with buyers seemingly taking a long-term view over challenges in the market. 2020 is already off to a promising start with increased appetite from buyers and numerous leisure businesses having already gone under offer.”

Key transactions undertaken by the South West team in 2019 included completing on the sale of Cotswold Inns & Hotels, a privately owned collection of seven hotels & inns located around the Cotswolds, to Fuller’s PLC off a guide price £40 million; the sale of Nethway Hotel in Torquay to first-time buyer, Julie Way, the sale of The Cormorant Hotel in Golant to independent developers, Green & Rock and The Beechfield Hotel in Wiltshire to an experienced local operator. In the pubs sector, some of our standout deals included; The Holcombe Inn in Radstock, sold to Caroline Gardiner & Alan Lucas the owners of a London based catering and event consultancy company; The Darlington Arms located near Bristol which was sold to local businessmen Thayanesan Karnan and Sivaji Rajmohan and the sale of Lazy Days Holiday Park in Brean near Weston-Super-Mare, sold to Bristol based business partners Martin Parfrey and Jamie Woodman.


For further information on this press release, contact:

Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications

P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com

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