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25 October 2016
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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


  • Brexit means not a lotInterviewee: Martin Reed, managing director, Incentive FM group Issue: Smaller players in the outsourced FM market. 13 October 2016
  • UK investors cheer on global FM firmsGraeme Davies on the FM market, where UK investors are looking to global FM firms for signs of positivity post-referendum. 13 October 2016
  • A design for livingInterviewee: Ian Gibson, managing director, Robertson Facilities Management Issue: When FM advises on design 15 September 2016
  • FM sector turns deaf ear to 'project fear'The ill-fated Remain campaign ahead of the EU referendum may have been dubbed 'project fear' by the Leave campaign, but many of the economic warnings issued by the remainers appear to be coming true writes Graeme Davies. 15 September 2016
  • A productivity challengeSteve Davies, managing director of Kier's FM business, on the rise of workplace services divisions within construction companies. 12 August 2016
  • Kier looks strong despite merger painsMerging two businesses, even complementary ones, is never straightforward, writes Graeme Davies. 12 August 2016
  • FM firms sign off on a mixed bag of resultsIn the FM sector trading conditions have long been mixed, and more recently exacerbated by the uncertainty in the run-up to the EU referendum, and recent financial statements from the UK's largest FM operators have proved to be a mixed bag too, writes Graeme Davies. 19 July 2016