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i-FM launches Annual Business Confidence Research

i-FM launches Annual Business Confidence Research

News and information website i-FM has called for the insights of professionals across the facilities management sector in its Annual Business Confidence Index.

The study, first launched in 2004, is backed by Barclays and IFMA UK to test frontline market views within the £110bn industry. 

It can be tough to read the signs these days for one of the most significant market sectors within UK plc. In an industry that is one of the country’s top employers, many companies seem to be doing well, but others are clearly feeling the strain – and a few are still working hard on fundamental makeover strategies.

Economic, political and social views and experiences across the UK are mixed, with Brexit being one of the biggest ‘unknowns’ on the current agenda. What does all this mean for the FM industry? 

i-FM Managing Director David Emanuel explained: “Research is important for everyone in this industry and over many years we have been pleased to work in partnership on this invaluable data-gathering exercise with Barclays. 

“This year we are pleased to welcome IFMA UK, the UK chapter of the International Facility Management Association, to the team as well. The opportunity to draw on the knowledge and insights of both of these partners in 2019 promises a particularly important and insightful report in this period of complexity and uncertainty.”

Terry Myatt, Director at Barclays Corporate Banking, added: “Getting a snapshot of sentiment across facilities management businesses as we approach March 29th will be enormously helpful for everyone working in the industry. It’s a pleasure for Barclays to collaborate with i-FM on this study once again, and we look forward to discovering what the survey respondents reveal this year.”

The Business Confidence Index survey is online now and open to everyone involved in facilities management. Participation takes less than 10 minutes and is entirely anonymous.

The findings will be reported later in March using aggregate data only.

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