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30 March 2017
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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


  • A new tune for BellrockDavid Smith, Bellrock CEO, on the company's acquisition of software business Concerto, asn the emphasis on data monitoring in the FM sector this year. The topic: Assurity's management buy-out and what 2017 will mean for FM. 13 March 2017
  • Trump economic plan: promise or peril?FMs who now operate internationally have new headaches now as the impending Brexit negotiations and the advent of Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric throw up some huge strategic issues, writes Graeme Davies. 13 March 2017
  • Pareto tweets its creativityThe interviewee: Andrew Hulbert, Pareto FM The issue: Challenges of growing a small FM business. 13 February 2017
  • Health warning for private providersThe NHS has leapt back onto the front pages recently as the service creaks under the pressure of rising numbers of people seeking its services, which managers say they cannot meet, writes Graeme Davies. 13 February 2017
  • 2017: The year of data in FMThe interviewee: Greg Davies, director of market development, Assurity Consulting. The topic: Assurity's management buy-out and what 2017 will mean for FM. 09 January 2017
  • Brexit cloud casts gloom over economy2017 could look a lot like 2016 in the UK FM sector, writes Graeme Davies, but the weakened state of the pound could prompt overseas players to buy their way in. 09 January 2017
  • A golden eye on justiceThe interviewee: Deborah Rowland The topic: Her new role as head of public sector affairs at Sodexo 12 December 2016