ACE membership growth underlines new confidence in the industry


The Association for Consultancy and Engineering saw membership grow in April, underlining the current increase in confidence in the industry finally emerging from the turmoil of the economic downturn. 

New members firms included Capita, Turner and Townsend and the Sweet Group, all major players in the UK infrastructure programme and benefitting from the most ambitious investment by the UK government in decades.

Alongside these new full member firms, ACE has also formed its first Strategic Partnership with CH2M HILL and the Thames Tideway Tunnel project to help provide greater focus on increasing quality, delivering certainty and critically, to support the wider economic, social and environmental goals of this important infrastructure project.

The increase in support for ACE is driven from a desire across the consultancy and engineering sectors to understand how infrastructure funding will be released and how it will influence the shape and growth of the future economy. ACE members know that these opportunities should not be wasted. The next few years will see decisions made that will affect all those working in the construction industry. 

ACE’s leading position within the construction industry, through groups like the National Infrastructure Plan Strategic Engagement Forum, enables it to engage in dialogue with the very heart of government to make the case for infrastructure and highlight challenges and suggest solutions.

It will continue to work to reporesent the interests of al member firms nationally, regionally and locally to ensure the UK has the infrastructure it needs to compete in the 21st century.

New member profiles


Capita is one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary consultancies providing a range of design, project delivery, infrastructure, real estate and business transformation services.

Turner and Townsend

Turner and Townsend is a leading global programme management and construction consultancy that support organisations that invest in, own and operate assets.

The Sweet Group

The Sweett Group is a global business with expertise in infrastructure and property professional services providing clients with global expertise coupled with local sector knowledge to maximise success.

CH2M Hill and the Thames Tideway Tunnel project 

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer urgently needed to help protect the tidal River Thames from increasing pollution.  CH2M HILL will be managing the delivery of the programme. All three sections of the the Thames Tideway Tunnel main works construction procurement are now out to tender with the successful bidders expected to be announced in May 2015.

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