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BCFA Focus Reports

The BCFA Focus reports offer in depth insight behind key developing market sectors, and are available for BCFA Members free of charge, or for non members from £150-£300 per report.

Copies can be obtained or purchased by contacting Nadia Hussain on 01494 896790 or email nadia@thebcfa.com

Below are all of the current Focus Reports currently released. 

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UK Care and Nursing Home Sector for the Elderly – September 2016

With an ageing population there is no doubt that demand for care and nursing homes is set to rise. However, it is also clear that this sector will go through a period of consolidation in ownership. It is anticipated that smaller operators will be adversely affected as larger operators and brands emerge. Which is most likely to be driven by increased operating costs and pressure on Local Authority budgets.

This BCFA Focus investigates the following areas:

  • Market structure and how it is regulated.
  • Main operators and decision makers.
  • Key designers & architects operating in the elderly care and nursing home sector.
  • Primary purchase drivers, buyers view on price, delivery, service, spec etc. on contract interiors.
  • Key areas affecting innovation and change.
  • Opportunities for BCFA members.

Cost: £300+VAT

UK Higher Education Sector – June 2017 

The 163 Higher Education Providers in the UK reported a combined income of £34.7 billion during the financial year to 31 July 2016. Whilst over 50% of this was spent on academic staff, there has been continued capital investment in campuses across the UK.

This BCFA Focus investigates the following areas:

  • Market structure and potential value
  • Purchasing routes
  • Key architects, contractors and designers operating in the HE sector
  • Primary purchase drivers, buyers view on price, delivery, service, specification etc.
  • Key issues and trends affecting the HE sector
  • Opportunities for BCFA members

Cost: 150+VAT

UK Student Accommodation (Private Sector Providers) June 2017 

This sector overview looks at the UK student accommodation market, examining the impact of private sector investment. This has involved the review of reports from the following companies working in real estate: Savills, Cushman Wakefied and Bilfinger GVA; analysis of data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency and interviews with universities, BCFA members and designers.

Cost: £150 + VAT

UK Hospitality Sector – September 2017

This overview report investigates the hospitality sector, examining overall market performance and trends, including a special focus on hotel consolidation and their brands. Views on the economic outlook and industry forecasts for the UK are gathered from various industry sources which are all referenced accordingly. These include trade and international magazines and news agencies, hospitality research companies, hotel brand websites and hospitality associations.

This overview report is structured into 4 key sections:

1. Economic/Industry Outlook - Review of published statistical data and industry reports which would be of value to BCFA members.
2. Trends - Key issues and trends affecting the hospitality sector.
3. Industry Hot Topic - International hotel brand consolidation.
4. Key data is summarized in following appendices:
    4.1 Hotel brands and market position.
    4.2 Review of annual global Interior Design Giants report compiled by Interior Design magazine to identify which operate in the UK.
    4.3 Review of top UK 100 architect practices list compiled by Architects Journal to identify which have a hospitality focus.

Cost: £150+VAT

Serviced Apartments Sector – September 2018

The serviced apartment sector is one of the fastest evolving accommodation categories around the world. We are currently seeing an influx of investment in new brands from established providers, real estate investment companies and hotel groups. At the same time the accommodation format, onsite facilities and building usage are adapting to fulfil the changing consumer needs in this dynamic sector.

This overview report is structured into 5 key sections:

  1. Serviced Apartment Market
  2. Operator Structure and Interior Specification
  3. Innovations and Trends
  4. Industry Outlook
  5. Appendices
    5.1 Key Global Brands
    5.2 Brands Operating in UK & Ireland
    5.3 Hotel Brands
    5.4 Useful Contacts
    5.5 Accommodation Definitions

Cost: £300+VAT

Global Cruise Market – July 2018  

The cruise sector has shown solid growth over the last ten years, with the latest industry projections being revised up. In 2016 the industry was estimated to be worth $126 billion worldwide, employing in excess of 1 million full time staff. Described as “engineering marvels”,

today's cruise liners are floating cities which offer hospitality to a standard and scale which surpasses the innovation seen in any other hospitality sector. Cruising has become more accessible, appealing to a broader income and age bracket. The interiors and technology ever more sophisticated, making this a core interiors market sector for BCFA members.

This overview report is structured into 5 key sections:

  1. Global Cruise Market
  2. Route to Market and Key Stakeholders
  3. Innovations and Trends
  4. Industry Outlook
  5. Appendices
    5.1 European Cruise Overview
    5.2 Cruise Operators
    5.3 Cruise Lines by Brand
    5.4 Shipyards
    5.5 Cruise Designers & Architects

Cost: £300+VAT

UK Restaurant and Bar Sector – May 2019

The UK restaurant and bar sector has gone through something of a transformation over the last decade. The change within the sector has been driven by a combination of factors including a shift in consumer habits, economic climate, the shape of the high street, growth in cities outside London and innovations within the food and drink sector.

This overview report is structured into 5 key sections:

  1. UK Restaurant & Bar Market
  2. Operator Structure and Interior Specification
  3. Innovation and Trends
  4. Industry Outlook
  5. Appendices
    5.1 UK Restaurant & Pub Groups and their Brands
    5.2 UK Restaurant & Bar Designers
    5.3 The British Beer & Pub Association Members
    5.4 Coffer Peach Partners
    5.5 Profile of Britain’s top 5 cities

Cost: £300+VAT

Cruise Regulations and Standards September 2019 

Described as “engineering marvels”, today’s cruise liners are floating cities which offer hospitality to a standard and scale which surpasses the innovation seen in any other hospitality sector. The cruise sector is estimated to be worth $126 billion worldwide, employing in excess of 1 million full time staff. Cruising has become more accessible, appealing to a broader income and age bracket. The interiors and technology is ever more sophisticated, making this a core interiors market sector for BCFA members.

Cost: £150+VAT

Boutique Hotel Sector April 2020

Almost 40 years since its inception, the term “boutique hotel” is probably the most debated and reinterpreted category in the hospitality sector. There is even disagreement on where the term “boutique hotel” first originated. To truly understand how the boutique hotel sector is evolving, we need to understand how the boutique concept was first developed and what has driven growth.

Contents:

  1. Evolution of the Boutique Hotel Sector
  2. UK and Europe Overview
  3. Business Outlook
  4. Addendum on Covid-19
  5. Boutique Sector Trends
  6. Challenges and Opportunities
  7. Appendices
    7.1 Boutique and Lifestyle chains
    7.2 UK interior designers

Cost: £300+VAT