Companies // Commercial Services
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This company is a constituent of the commercial services sector. Industrial companies use commercial services providers to improve their day-to-day operations. Typical services might include data processing, facilities management and printing, as well as office supplies. Basically anything a company might need to keep itself functioning, outside finance and raw materials. Industrial companies might use commercial estate agents to find properties for rent or sale to use as office, production and storage space. Commercial property services include locating the right property and later managing the facilities, which could include contract, cleaning, security and catering services as well as pest control. Broadband or similar communications providers as well as IT services specialists ensure that businesses are connected to their customers and service providers. Other IT services include data processing and storage as well as regular back-up. Personnel or HR services have become so complex that they are now usually handled by in-house departments in cooperation with external agencies. This includes payroll services. Then there are stationery requirements, within the remit of office suppliers. This covers customised printing solutions such as letterheads, as well as sales departments that use brochures and catalogues for marketing purposes. Some travel companies specialise in providing solutions to businesses. Corporate clients also require event management for client and staff events, including conferences or product presentations. Waste disposal and recycling services have been scaled up for business needs, and some firms also require specialist disposal services for potentially hazardous substances. Watch this space: With the ongoing privatisation of the telecommunication and postal sectors, competition is expected to increase in several countries over the next few years. Other providers may expand into the area, buy-outs could happen and completely new companies may appear on the scene.
The overall state of the economy and number of employees as well as the number of businesses. Other factors include advances in technology and the automation of processes, the price of paper and changes in health and safety legislation.