29 May 2019
The recent string of high-profile casualties in the casual dining sector has been well publicised, the most recent example being the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group. Comprising of 20 Jamie’s Italian sites and London based restaurants Barbecoa and Fifteen, the sale of this group ...
01 January 2019
England’s unexpected run in the World Cup also contributed to a rise in the number of consumers spending time in beer gardens across the UK. The sector witnessed a shift in the performance of wet-led pubs, with many of these businesses outperforming restaurants by introduci...
13 November 2018
Since the business changed hands it has continued to thrive, receiving several esteemed awards including a two AA Rosette award for its culinary excellence, as well as being finalists at the Kent Wedding Awards 2017-2018.
The hotel's most recent achievement sees owner...
30 October 2018
As a specialist commercial finance broker working with UK SMEs, we understand the importance of funding remaining readily available for business owners. During these uncertain times before the UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019, it is crucial that the government appr...
01 October 2018
Recent news from PSNC has confirmed that there will be no increase in funding for the 2018/19 settlement. However, the introduction of a £10 million per month Category M clawback until March 2019 , combined with the reduction in the single activity fee, will n...
04 December 2017
40 years ago, Christie Owen & Davies recognised a hole in the market for a professional, independent broker who could advise the buyers of the businesses which they were selling. And so the brokerage arm of Christie Group was founded, based at our Head Office in London.
20 November 2017
The key message is ‘let's not panic' - the rate increase of 0.25% is only small and should not come as unexpected to operators. Although there will be a marginal rise in lending costs the large majority of businesses should be able to absorb them with very little impact. ...
31 August 2017
This free exhibition at the NEC Birmingham is the largest and busiest care event held in the UK and offers an opportunity to network with a range of industry experts. As well as educational seminars and hands-on workshops, there are numerous exhibitors offering a range of...
27 July 2017
However, the headline lending rate should not be the only factor in choosing the right lender and finance facility for a project.
If you are a developer who hasn’t got a demonstrable track record of building and exiting projects in recent years, have limited cash resou...
02 June 2017
Dentists were not only seen as uber-safe but also as a gateway to ‘up-selling’ other bank services – asset finance, life assurance, general insurance, wealth management, personal mortgages. So the commercial loan was often seen as a loss-leader – a method to unlock many other...