Simon Hughes, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Simon Hughes is the director and head of medical at Christie & Co, an expert business agent dealing in the dental sector. He joined Christie & Co in 1987, working across all trade sectors and various regions of the UK as an agency specialist. Simon helped set up the Christie & Co medical team in 2013.
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A review of the dental sector as we enter 2019

  Simon Hughes, managing director at Christie & Co Medical summarises dental activity in 2018 Market overview Demand remains strong across the value range and for all practice types, although there has been a flight to quality for many buyers in 2018 and a shift in demand towards the private sector. This has been driven by … Continued

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Business bites – practice sales increase despite shortage of quality opportunities

If you’re considering selling your dental practice, do you know who’s buying? Simon Hughes takes a closer look. Once the holiday season subsides, schools resume, and business returns to normal in September, many practice owners will re-focus their priorities for the balance of this calendar year. The early autumn tends to be the time when … Continued

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Business bites – brokering the right deal

When looking to sell your practice, it’s important to have a broker that understands your needs and aims, Simon Hughes says. The importance of instructing a professional broker Every dental business is unique, and so when looking to sell, it is important to have a broker on board who understands your bespoke needs and aims, … Continued

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Business bites – don’t sell your practice short

Simon Hughes offers words of wisdom on an efficient practice sales process. In strong market conditions for selling dental practices, with some principals receiving direct approaches from prospective purchasers on a weekly basis, it’s easy to think that selling ‘off market’ could be an attractive prospect. However, any practice owner should carefully weigh up their … Continued