Research

Looking for reliable information on the facilities market? On what FM companies do? On the priorities of frontline practitioners? Or their views on suppliers?

i-FM publishes a range of special reports that provide unique insights into the UK facilities management market. Our current and archived reports are listed below.

We can also help with bespoke research. If you would like to find out, for example, what the i-FM community thinks on a particular subject, please contact our editor to see how we can help.
  

Major surveys & reports

i-FM Trends and Opportunities Report 2020
Our authoritative annual market overview provides clear and helpful analysis of the UK FM industry.

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005  | 2004 | 2003 | 2002



Changing Times in Facilities Management
Wide-ranging research from the team at Sheffield Hallam University based on an online survey of the UK FM sector. Published in 2016 (pdf).

 

The i-FM Brands Survey Report 2018
Which brands do FMs themselves perceive as market leaders? This survey asked that question on a whole series of different criteria, including service areas, policies and practices.

Brands 2017Brands 2016 | Brands 2015 | Brands 2014

 

FM Business Confidence Index 2019
The FM Business Confidence Index is a landmark annual study that provides a detailed indicator for the prospects of the sector over the near to mid-term.

2018 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 20142013 | 2012 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Market research & updates

News Reviews
Find out what's been happening over the past year (or over the past decade!).

201920182017 201620152014 | 2013 |  2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 |

10 years in FM: 1999 - 2009 (open access)

10 more years in FM: 2010 - 2020 (open access)
 

The i-FM Top 50: 20 years of growth and change
Our analysis tracks the evolution of the leading FM companies, recording the M&A activity, successes and failures along the way.

White Papers
Each year following the Workplace Futures conference we produce a report comprised of articles written by the conference speakers. These white papers offer a unique combination of insights, research findings, trend analysis and first-hand experience.

International FM Report
The demand for international support, whether it's in a handful of select markets or across continents, is growing - as is the supplier community's ability to deliver. We look at the trends, the implications and the challenges both in individual markets and around the globe.

You can find more past reports, covering a fundamental look at the industry itself, trends in contract terms and concerns, and a whole range of quick surveys on topical issues, here: archived-research.

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