Are your support services boosting or bleeding your profits?
In the current economic climate, an organisation’s assets have to perform like never before, concludes a Business Reporter special on the facilities management industry, published in The Sunday Telegraph on 18 March.
Estimates for the value of the UK FM industry put it in excess of £95 billion. Yet despite facilities management being one of the fastest growing sectors, it remains largely invisible. “Too often this lack of engagement leads to key decision-makers seeing the provision of business services simply as a cost rather than having the potential to be a valuable contributor to business success,” says Steve McCormack, editor of the report.
“More enlightened organisations realise that facilities management is not just about supporting an organisation’s main operations. Good practice can make a significant contribution to a range of key business concerns.”
The report shows how organisations such as KPMG, Capita and Channel 4 are using good-practice FM to reduce operating costs, improve employee engagement and productivity, and enable better risk management. “Smarter organisations realise that facilities management at a strategic level is essential for business success on the national and global stage,” says McCormack.
Business Reporter is produced by Lyonsdown, Britain’s leading publisher of independent reports and supplements in the national press.