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Construction Forecasting and Research Experian's Business Strategies Division London, United Kingdom james.hastings@uk.experian.com www.business-strategies.co.uk Construction Forecasting & Research (CFR) has for Construction Futures focused has for more than a decade focused more than a decade on economic analysis of the on economicand analysis the construction and of related construction relatedofindustries. CFR is a part Expeindustries. Construction partofofthe theUK's economics rian's Business Strategies Futures Division,isone leading team at Experian plc, one of the UK's leading economic economic consultancies. consultancies. CFR works with clients in the private and public sectors, Construction Futures works with clients in the private providing a better understanding of the industry in the and public sectors, providing a better understanding of context of the wider economic environment. We have a the industry in the context of the wider economic envithorough and knowledge the factors that inronment. We detailed have a thorough andofdetailed knowledge fluence the various markets, the types of work in the sector of the factors that influence various markets, types andwork its operational aspects. Our major strength lies inOur the of in the sector and its operational aspects. location and analysis construction related information major strength lies inofthe location and analysis of conto supportrelated clients'information need for insight on pastclients’ trends need and forestruction to support for insight on past trends and forecasts of future developcasts of future developments. We have a portfolio of ments. We have portfolio publications, of well-knownincluding and respected well-known and a respected the inpublications, including the industry-standard dustry-standard national construction forecasts national and the construction forecastsforecasts. and the We ‘Foresight’ regional fore“Foresight” regional also collaborate with casts. We also collaborate with our fellow Euroconstruct our fellow Euroconstruct members to produce compatimembers to produce compatible forecasts for nineteen ble forecasts for nineteen European countries on a six European countries on a six monthly basis. Our survey monthly basis. Our survey unit carries out a detailed unit carries out a detailed monthly state of trade of survey monthly state of trade of survey in the UK for the Euroin the UK for the European Commission. pean Commission. Our work Our work falls fallsinto intothe thefollowing followingcategories: categories:

• Industry forecasting: short, medium and long-term con• I ndustry forecasting: short, medium and long-term struction forecasts, on on a national and construction forecasts, a national andbroad broadregional basis. regional basis. • Workload • W orkload surveys: surveys:regular regular surveys surveys of of construction actiactivity, professional services, and industry structure. vity, professional services, and industry structure. • M arket research: the use and provision of all rel• Market research: the use and provision of all relevant inevant information to help clients assess market size, formation to help clients assess market size, structure, structure, competition and opportunities entry or competition and opportunities for entry or for diversification. diversification. • Economic analysis: research and reports on any aspects • E conomic analysis: research and reports on any or sectors of the construction industry chain. aspects or sectors of the construction industry chain. • Statistics: data search, analysis and advice on the use tatistics: data search, analysis and advice on the • S and relevance to clients of macro economic and conuse and relevance to clients of macro economic and struction industry statistics. construction industry statistics. • Corporate research: company finance, profitability and orporate research: company finance, profitability and • C future future outlook. outlook. • International comparisons: specifically of European • I nternational comparisons: specifically of European construction constructionmarkets. markets. • Seminars: • S eminars:presentations presentationsand andlectures lectures relating relating to any any of of the above areas. the above areas.

Experian's Business Strategies Division provides an underEC Experian’s Market Information division standing of individuals, markets andServices economies in theprovides UK an understanding individuals, markets andteam economies and around the world.of We have an international of in the UK and around the world. We have an international researchers, analysts and consultants, generating insight researchers, analysts and consultants, and team adviceofon a wide range of marketing, public generating policy insight and advice on a wide range of marketing, public and business issues. policy and business issues. Our work is rooted in three fundamental areas: Individuals: we have exhaustive information on, and inOur work is rooted in three fundamental areas: sightIndividuals: into, the demographic and socio-economic we have exhaustive information on,circumand insight stances individual consumers market that circumwe into,of the demographic andin every socio-economic research. Weof have over 30consumers years' experience consumer stances individual in everyinmarket that we segmentation andhave haveover built research. We 30more years’consumer experienceclassificain consumer tion segmentation systems than any organisation, globally. and other have built more consumer classification systems than any other organisation, globally. Markets: we have a detailed understanding of markets Markets: we have abydetailed of markets defined geographically, productunderstanding and by consumer or defined geographically, by product and by consumer business type, which we use to help our clients bench- or type, which we use to help our clients benchmarkbusiness and maximise their performance. mark and maximise their performance. Economies: we model the current position and future Economies: we model the current position and future prospects of local, national and global economies in prospects of local, national and global economies in terms terms of employment, output, consumer spending, inof employment, output, consumer spending, investment, vestment, property and asset markets. advise compa- on property and asset markets. We We advise companies nies which on which economies to operate and public policy economies to operate in, in, and public policy makmakers how to to improve improveeconomic economicperformance performanceand andraise ers on on how raisesocial socialinclusion. inclusion.

Euroconstruct partner in United Kingdom Construction Forecasting and Research Construction Futures, Economics Decision Experian's Business Strategies Division, –6th floor Analytics, Experian plc Cardinal Place, 6th floor, Cardinal Place, 80 Victoria Street 80 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL London SW1E 5JL Telephone: +44 (0)20 7746 8263 United Kingdom Fax: +44 (0)20 7746 8277 phone +44 20 7746 8263 http://economics.experian.co.uk/ fax +44 20 7746 8277 james.hastings@uk.experian.com www.business-strategies.co.uk Contact person James Hastings james.hastings@uk.experian.com Euroconstruct contact James Hasting james.hastings@uk.experian.com.

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