Headlines: June 14th, 2002

Facilities management companies expect a continuing growth in public sector business. The UK Facilities Management Market Report 2002 identifies key areas of growth in demand for outsourced FM services as NHS Trusts, primary and secondary education and local authority leisure services sectors. It is estimated that in 2001 the market for outsourced FM across the public and private sectors was worth around 11.18bn pounds, and is expected to show steady underlying growth over the next 3 years.The key aspect to Facilities Management outsourcing has been the move towards the provision of non-core services under ‘one stop shop’ or ‘bundled’ service delivery and Total Facilities Management contracts, where the management element is outsourced together with service delivery. This is leading to the outsourcing of increasingly larger and diverse multi-disciplinary services. The PRIME contract between the Department of Works and Pensions and Land Securities Trillium and the STEPS contract between the Inland Revenue/HM Customs and Excise and the Mapeley consortium are examples of .the trend in property services.

Included among the leading Total Facilities management companies are Amey BPO, Serco, Jarvis Workspace, Carillion Services, Aqumen Group, Johnson Controls, Haden Building Management, Chesterton Workplace Management, Maclellan Group andWS Atkins FM. Among ‘newer’ market entrants that have recently made significant inroads into the market are Equion FM, HBG FM, Wiltshier FM, Group 4, FalckManaged Services and Barr FM.

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