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Sector Overview

Ensuring the ability to compete in a changing market is a challenge for professional services, as the sector faces concerns such as regulation, pricing pressures, technology development and business model evolution.

  • The UK’s professional and business services (PBS) sector is a global success story.
  • As a nation, we are host to top international firms providing a spectrum of highly skilled services that make up the sector.
  • The UK’s PBS sector is globally competitive, with a share of exports to developed countries second only to the US.
  • The economic strength of the professional services sector is highlighted by a trade surplus of £19 billion.
  • The use of technology-led innovations, together with a focus on cost management and collaboration will mitigate risk in the sector.

Sector Details

The professional services industry is based on a knowledge economy, putting people at the heart of businesses and client relationships are critical for business success. 

  • We recruit managerial and professional level procurement roles in professional services.
  • Leadership and the ability to innovate are key skills driving the success of the sector.
  • Employers in the sector are increasingly using dynamic resourcing models, such as interim and contract roles to manage transformation projects and bridge skills gaps.

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