Participant webinar



ACE’s benchmarking study is the definitive analysis of the performance of the engineering consultancy firms working in the built environment.

Postponed last year owing to the pandemic, ACE’s benchmarking study returns for 2021 and builds on its strong foundations covering more than 200 business variables including costs, productivity, skills and clients, with new analysis around current industry priorities such as Net Zero, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and office use post-lockdown.

Unlike in previous years, the study is now free for all participating ACE member firms who, in return for their involvement, will receive a copy of the benchmarking report, as well as bespoke analysis comparing their business performance to their peers’, no later than by the end of October. In addition, participating firms will be invited to an exclusive online event only for participants to discuss the findings of the benchmarking study on Thursday 4 November 2021.

As with previous years, the study is split into two with SME companies with a headcount of less than 250 completing a simplified version. This year they will – for the first time – receive bespoke analysis alongside full data tables. In a bid to encourage even more smaller companies to take part, the data set has been reworked to focus on the most important business information.

Contacts at participating firms will be sent the details for this exclusive event. 




Chetna Gorasia

Chetna Gorasia

Events and Groups Executive

Chetna supports the membership and events work at ACE and EIC.

phone020 7222 0255
Matthew  Farrow

Matthew Farrow

Director of Policy

Matthew is Director of Policy for ACE and sister organisation, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).

phone0207 222 4148