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Specialists White Paper

Building’s Specialists white paper, available today, reveals the impact of recession on the UK’s specialist contractors, enabling clients and main contractors to identify strengths and weaknesses in their supply chains. The 40-page, comprehensive study, with its indepth analysis of the sector’s key firms, also provides specialists with crucial insight to benchmark themselves against competitors.

The White Paper reveals the top 100 most active specialists in the UK market, and the top 50 specialists in nine key trades, based on exclusive data from Barbour ABI.

Produced in association with the National Specialist Contractors Council and CITB Construction Skills, the White Paper offers the most comprehensive picture of the current state of the specialists sector available to the UK construction market.

A survey of 250 leading specialists reveals:

  • The extent of financial pressures facing firms, helping clients and main contractors to understand the health of their supply chain
  • Current and future business strategies, providing specialists with key competitor insight
  • Analysis of payment times across public and private sectors, enabling specialists to benchmark their clients
  • Analysis of the impact of recession on crucial skills in the sector

The White Paper also provides:

  • Analysis of the outlook for specialists by sector
  • Interviews with key contractors and clients, including Balfour Beatty and Skanska
  • Insight into the impact of government policies aimed at helping specialists and SMEs