ACE Benchmarking 2011
ACE Benchmarking is the industry’s annual peer to peer survey and report, providing participating businesses with an in-depth analysis of the operations, revenue per fee earner, costs, staff turnover, marketing activity and competitiveness.
The 2011 ACE Benchmarking information brochure
ACE Benchmarking is now in its 6th year, following a high level of interest from ACE members for performance based benchmarking information.
The ACE Benchmarking programme has been designed for companies with a headcount of more than 50, and is designed to provide a comprehensive set on metrics to analyses all aspects of a company’s performance. Currently it provides approximately 550 metrics covering a wide variety of business operations.
If your company has a headcount of 50 or fewer and would like to participate in benchmarking, ACE has developed the Benchmarking Lite programme
In 2010 the ACE Benchmarking project expanded in Europe, to enhance the data and comparative indicators available to companies. Having international comparisons and data available to a company is important given increasing international competition and comparison.
ACE Benchmarking is a key tool for facilitating this industry debate, and so is run in conjunction with the European CEO Conference to pool the knowledge of key influential people within the construction and consultancy sector.
- Click here to see further details on last years Benchmarking programme
What will I receive?
- An industry overview, comparing your company against all participants
- An individual report - Click here to view a sample of the individually tailored report which will compare your company and its data to other participants with data provided on an anonymous basis
Working with ACE
Since 2005, The Centre for Interfirm Comparison (CIFC) has worked with ACE to design and operate the Benchmarking project for engineering and consultancy firms. Their significant experience and independence means that the ACE Benchmarking results are accurate and consise, providing an in depth analysis of companies performance.
In addition to providing the analysis in 2010, CIFC also attended the first European CEO Conference,as the Benchmarking exercise was expanded to include European Participants. The Benchmarking report and their expertise helped ACE to deliver a successful event with a wide variety of topics and key metrics explored by the participants over the two days.
For example, the 2010 benchmarking revealed:
- In 2010, if the amount of billable time was increased by 10 minutes per day, that would generate 2.3% extra revenue. Assuming that the extra ten minutes a day could be carried out at no extra cost in either staff or overheads, that could increase profits by 33% from the current level.
For further information please contact Graham Pontin
(0207 227 1882)
The European CEO Conference 2011
The CEO conference for 2011 is due to take place on the 9-10 November.
2010 saw ACE hold the first ever European CEO Conference in November, bringing together leading figures from engineering consultancies from across Europe. Chief executives came to London for the two day event from twelve different European countries to discuss issues facing the industry and how the sector is performing as a whole.
The European CEO conference provides:
A platform to CEOs for high level financial and strategic advice to help position and direct their corporate vision, mission and business strategy
Information and tools for business and scenario planning
Factual evidence to plan and manage business portfolios and M&A activities
A European forum for discussion and debate between CEOs in the consultancy and engineering industry in the UK and continental Europe
An opportunity to discuss results of the Benchmarking analysis, comparing them on roughly 100 financial and business parameters
- Discussion on the impact of major events and developments within the economy, environment, and government
Comments from 2010 include:
“It’s a unique experience and I don’t think one could pick up so much information about our industry anywhere else.”
“I planned to leave after day one, but it proved too interesting so I had my ticket changed to fly out after the second day instead.”
- “It is noticeable the level of openness and honesty among what are at the end of the day competitors, so there is a benefit for us all in that.”