Reports

We carry out independent research and analysis on market sectors and typical challenges faced by UK businesses.

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Reports

Opus carries out market research on UK market sectors. We publish comprehensive reports detailing the current position of that market, forecast and recommendations to help businesses in that market thrive through any challenges they face. We cover markets that our Partners specialise in and typically publish these on a quarterly basis.

All reports are available to download for free. If you would like to discuss any of the content in the reports, please contact us on , detailing the sector you are interested in and we will arrange for a Partner to contact you.

Hospitality hotels and accommodation sector report – vaulnerable finances but an optimistic outlook

In our UK Hotel and Accommodation Sector report, we analyse the latest financial data to reveal the current state of the sector.

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Hospitality sector report – a continued decline in sector finances

In our latest UK Hospitality Sector report, we analyse the financial data from the last six months to reveal the current state of the hospitality market.

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Education sector report – Primary & secondary schools await the outcome of the election

This UK Education Sector report analyses the latest financial data to reveal the current position of state and independent education.

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Retail sector report – another sharp decline in retail sector finances

Our latest UK Retail Sector report analyses the financial data from the last six months to reveal the current state of the retail market.

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Architect sector report – changing conditions create uncertainty

In our architect sector report, we look at the market characteristics of this important sector, its current financial health and its future prospects.

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Construction sector report – significant challenges but improved finances

Our latest UK Construction Sector analysis reveals both sector wide and SME specific challenges.

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Manufacturing sector report – challenges mount as its finances deteriorate

Our latest UK manufacturing sector analysis reveals further challenges across the industry

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The UK road haulage sector report – challenges continue in 2023

How is the UK road haulage sector responding to current financial and operational challenges?

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The UK travel sector report – cautious optimism but finances need improvement

How is the UK travel industry responding after the pandemic and where can improvements be made?

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The UK hospitality sector report – finances falter as Christmas approaches

How is the UK hospitality market responding to current economic pressures as we approach the festive season?

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The UK retail sector report – finances are deteriorating as Christmas approaches

How is the UK retail market responding as finances are deteriorating in the run up to Christmas?

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The UK residential care sector in crisis: Many more problems than solutions

How is the UK residential care sector responding to the current financial and operational pressures?

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UK Construction Market – serious challenges are being faced

How is the UK construction market responding to the current economic pressures and what is the way forward in 2023?

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The UK Retail Market – warning signs of trouble ahead

As we are fast approaching Christmas, how is the UK retail market responding to the current economic pressures and what does the future hold?

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Financial uncertainty for the hospitality industry

With energy price rises, labour shortages and supply-chain difficulties the hospitality sector is facing an uncertain time. How can it be helped?

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UK Food Manufacturing – Many challenges with much uncertainty

There is no sector more fundamental to the UK economy than food manufacture and processing, but none is assailed by more challenges right now.

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The UK Retail Market – Remarkably resilient despite the Pandemic

Some fifteen months since the last UK retail market report, we can now see what has happened and it turns out to be a surprising picture.

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The UK Hospitality Market – Will the pandemic ever end?

Just as the industry thought it was starting to recover, the hospitality market suffers the impact of Covid yet again. How can it be helped?

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The UK Travel Market – Continuing disruption for the sector

The travel market employs 1.5m people in the UK and, with its wide ranging activities, it has a significant influence on many other industries.

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The UK Charities Market – Going through unprecedented disruption

Charities play a major role in a broad range of industries, ranging from the arts and entertainment, education and training, healthcare and social care to a host of community activities of all types.

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The UK Road Haulage Market – Caught up in the supply chain reset

The Pandemic and Brexit have caused challenges for the Road Haulage market. Narrow profit margins and heavy investment have grown debt levels. In this report, we look at the need for agility and financial stability.

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The UK Retail Market – It was already in transition before Covid

Retail has been buffeted for years by change on an historic scale. A simple analysis might point the finger of blame at the rise of internet shopping. In this report, we look at the market and it’s transformation.

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The UK Construction Market –  Before & after coronavirus

So much has changed over the past hundred years, but the construction sector has always been a steady contributor to the UK economy. In this report, we look at the shape of this market and the way forward.

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