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UK Business Support Services Industry

Discover the UK’s Business Support Services industry and the companies providing employment, cleaning, office and other labour services to UK businesses. View company data, industry trends, market size, financials and download our free sector report today.

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What are Business Support Services?

The Business Support Services industry comprises a wide range of companies, agencies and organisations offering a variety of services for businesses.

These services can include temporary, contract or permanent staffing solutions; office and administrative support, human resources, landscaping, cleaning services, security and access control solutions, transport and vehicle rental, document management and archiving, office supplies and equipment, and other miscellaneous business support services.

Companies in this industry may work with individuals, businesses, government agencies and other organisations to provide a comprehensive range of solutions and services. The UK Business Support Services industry is highly competitive and requires companies to stay ahead of the curve in terms of technology and customer service. Companies must also be highly organised and efficient to remain profitable in an increasingly complex and competitive environment.

Business Support Services sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Business Support Services sector. The sector has a turnover of £69.8bn currently, has received £3.7bn of investment and the sector is growing at 5.6% per year.


Business Support Services verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Business Support Services industry today.

Our Business Support Services RTIC is made up of 6 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Landscaping and Cleaning Services, and Employment and Recruitment Services. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0069 Business Support Services 34542 companies

    Companies providing services that facilitate the activity of third party businesses.

    • Business Support Services: Employment and Recruitment Services

      Companies offering recruitment services.

      11503 companies
    • Business Support Services: Landscaping and Cleaning Services

      Companies specialised in providing services to buildings and. landscaping activities

      11722 companies
    • Business Support Services: Machinery Rental Services

      Companies leasing machinery for professional/industrial purposes.

      2697 companies
    • Business Support Services: Office Support Services

      Companies offering support services for office environments.

      5418 companies
    • Business Support Services: Security Services

      Companies providing physical security services and security systems.

      4925 companies
    • Business Support Services: Vehicle Rental Services

      Companies offering car, light motor vehicle and van/truck rentals.

      1086 companies

Business Support Services industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 5.6%, we expect that this sector could be worth £78.0bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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