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PFA Looking Forward to 2017

December 21st, 2016

2016 has been a year in which political change in Europe has been signposted but has not yet arrived fully. There will be negotiations about “Brexit”, pressures on political institutions and systems previously seen as unchanging, and we can expect to see concerns about currencies resurfacing. In such a context, the Directors of Peter Fisk Associates decided to launch our wholly-owned subsidiary, PFA-Brussels sprl, at the start of the year. This new business started rapidly and has grown very well in its first year, helping us to work more closely with existing clients and to obtain new ones based in Brussels. We expect to see further strong growth in 2017.

Dossier work for REACH is still our largest focus, and this has been hampered by the increasing pressure on contract laboratory resources. Working towards the 2018 deadline for the substances at <100 tonnes per year has kept us busy, but the amount of activity from ECHA on substances registered in 2010 and 2013 in particular has been surprising. We are pleased to see true consultancy growing: those projects in which clients value our strategic advice.

In the PFA group of companies we have increased total staffing levels, and believe that we offer continuity of service provision in the ever-changing political and economic scene in which we all work.

Best wishes for Christmas and 2017.

Peter Fisk

Managing Director