Think you know FM? Think again. FM at the heart of UK Plc
ISS UK has produced this industry infographic to illustrate the importance of the facilities management (FM) sector and the breadth of services and issues it encompasses.
For a sector which didn’t even exist 40 years ago, FM has witnessed phenomenal growth. Increasingly, organisations are realising the benefits of outsourcing their non-core services to skilled FM companies.
As a result, FM is now at the heart of the UK economy; it provides the cogs driving the wheels of industry. Following the success of the London 2012 Games, the sector’s importance is gradually becoming better understood.
According to the 2012 UK Facilities Management Market Research Report, the FM sector in the UK could be worth as much as £121 billion to the economy, incorporating services such as catering, security and front of house. Outsourcing also boasts a 10.5% share of all UK workforce jobs.
Key industry players in FM are increasing their share of voice around the issues that drive the UK economy, including Corporate Responsibility (CR), carbon reduction, the living wage, sustainability and many more besides.
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