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31 August 2015
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Business analysis

Regular analysis of the facilities management industry. Incisive comment on deals, merger and acquisition activity, investment trends and the business stories behind the headlines from commentators including FM World columnist and Investors Chronicle writer Graeme Davies


  • Delivering NHS contracts is just the tonicThe scale of the savings required in some areas of the NHS also suggest that it will be bigger players such as Capita who are the most likely winners when further chunky contracts are tendered, writes Graeme Davies. 14 August 2015
  • In Focus: An appetite for organic growthThe interviewee: Bill Toner, group chief executive, CH&Co Group The issue: The merger of CH&Co and HCM Group 15 July 2015
  • Have builders been set up for a fall?Boom times are always great for building and it pays to make hay while the sun shines, but there is a risk that the current sunny disposition of the construction industry's managers could find itself overshadowed by more inclement conditions in the months to come, writes Graeme Davies. 13 July 2015
  • EU's VAT ruling could hit energy efficiency effortsFor years we have seen the European Union exhorting its member states to cut carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency, writes Graeme Davies. 26 June 2015
  • In Focus: Don't just dump it - repurpose itThe interviewee: Daniel O'Connor, founder, Warp It The issue: Reuse as a sustainability measure within organisations 18 June 2015
  • Smaller support services players set to go publicOne of the key features of the corporate world over the past 12 months has been an uptick in deal-making as recovering economic confidence in the UK and US has tempted companies to flex their financial muscle, writes Graeme Davies. 12 June 2015
  • In Focus: A success born out of tragedyThe interviewee: Peter Lord, executive general manager of the FM division of City Care The issue: The facilities management market in New Zealand 07 June 2015
  • In Focus: Partnered up for better servicesThe interviewee: Peter Hawes, managing director of Norse commercial services The issue: Norse's latest acquisitions and joint venture activity 04 June 2015
  • Election result offers hope to FM outsourcersThe somewhat unexpectedly strong showing by the Conservative Party in the general election proved to be a significant fillip for the share prices of many companies, not least for companies with FM operations, writes Graeme Davies. 29 May 2015