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26 September 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


  • 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
  • New partners, new directionsInterviewee: Simon Weston, chairman, Weston Facilities Management Issue: The security business 15 July 2016
  • Analysts split over aftermath of Brexit voteAfter the phoney war of recent months, suddenly the UK electorate has to take the Brexit question seriously, writes Graeme Davies. 10 March 2016
  • Analysts predict the economic toll of 'Brexit'For industries such as FM, which rely on large numbers of migrant workers willing to take on lower-paid roles, a cut in migration after a 'Brexit' could make recruitment more difficult, writes Graeme Davies. 11 February 2016