Companies set to ride out predicted economic storm.(Finance Newsr)

The UK economy is set for a rocky year, but 82 per cent of fire protection companies look surprisingly well placed to benefit, according to market analysts Plimsoll Publishing.

The fire protection sector will not suffer terminal fallout in 2008, according to the company's latest in-depth report on the industry. "In fact," said Plimsoll's senior analyst, David Pattison, "it could turn out to be a very exciting year."

Plimsoll sees four clearly defined groups among the 800 companies in its new analysis: 135 firms chasing extra market share at any cost; 256 successful companies poised to go on the offensive; 144 being squeezed out of the market; 265 sitting the whole thing out. …

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