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The L.E.K. European Building Contractor Survey takes the temperature of the building and construction sector in the UK and across Europe, looking at how tradespeople are sourcing the tools, products and materials they need.

  • 900tradespeople
    - from the building and construction industries
  • 18-60+age groups
    - a wide variety of ages questioned
  • 4countries
    - participants in the UK, France, Spain & Germany
  • €100k-€250mturnover firms
    - covering all trades and market segments

An expert opinion

Tom Diplock, Partner & Co-Head of L.E.K. European B&C Practice

Our clients in the Building and Construction sector cover the full value chain: whether that's product and material manufacturers, distributors, or the contractors and service providers that sit around that.

One of the key challenges - particularly for those further upstream who are manufacturing and distributing products - is getting a handle on how their customer base is thinking about the world. Their customer base is often a fragmented set of small to medium size contractors and tradespeople, so knowing how they are choosing to engage with the companies that supply them is important. To inform that, we’ve undertaken a pan-European survey of tradespeople and contractors to understand particularly when it comes to purchasing a product, how they are looking to engage with suppliers across the full journey: from research to purchase to fulfillment.

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Tom Diplock, Partner & Co-Head of L.E.K. European B&C Practice, explains the themes behind the survey results and gives an outlook for the 2022 building and construction sector.

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