The sector mainly reflects business services provided by specialised firms to others. They may, for instance provide support services to businesses, such as office administration, hiring and placing of personnel, legal services (a newish segment in the quoted arena), accounting, design, printing, security services, travel arrangement, cleaning, and waste disposal.
It is a sector which generally responds positively to a supportive economic environment. However, while there are some strong businesses, there have been some well-publicised negative performances as some firms faced notable challenges.
Denese has spent over 20 years in equities roles covering the Leisure and Consumer sectors, holding senior positions at Dresdner Kleinwort and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. An Oxford University graduate, Denese initially qualified as an accountant at PwC before joining the City. She has a post-graduate diploma in Business Economics and French from Paris-Sorbonne University, an MA in Architectural History from Birkbeck, University of London, and a post-graduate diploma in Landscape Architecture from The Inchbald School of Design.