Building an international platform with Sykes Holiday Cottages

Graham Donoghue, CEO of Sykes Holiday Cottages, talks about the transformative leap of its first international acquisition, and how they were able to use it as a springboard to scale
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Misty morning of fields and a cottage

Sykes Holiday Cottages

Sykes Holiday Cottages is the UK’s leading and fastest-growing independent holiday cottage rental agency with over 25 years’ experience in the business.


Graham: In April this year, we made an acquisition in New Zealand, a business called Bachcare. We’re using it as a springboard to not only grow that business in New Zealand, but also to grow the opportunity across Australia and New Zealand. The Livingbridge office was incredibly supportive. They helped us identify core corporate partners and core advisers that they’d worked with. They introduced us to some legal firms as well, and they helped us with the legal framework. Every country has a different way of doing business, so they helped us understand how we do that, and they made us a real difference to us by supporting us. Their local knowledge and their expertise have been tremendous.

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