Home to confident cities like Manchester and Liverpool, the economic hubs of the region, the North West forms half of the proposed Northern Powerhouse. These cities are also home to metro mayors who have gained significant powers over matters such as transport, housing, planning and economic development.
Given these new local powers and the focus on the Northern Powerhouse in introducing a joined-up approach to regional planning, ACE’s North West group has a unique opportunity to build on the great strides made in recent years by members who have proactively responded to consultations, hosted events and fed into ACE’s overall policy work.
The group forms a body of unrivalled knowledge which can help cities and the region positively make the case for more infrastructure. Furthermore, the expertise of the group can make sure that any additional investment is beneficial to all of those living and working in the region.
The group meets quarterly in cities across the region and companies interested in attending are encouraged to get in touch. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies: AECOM, Arup, Clancy Consulting, Curtins Consulting, Tony Gee, GHD, Gleeds Corporate Services, Mott MacDonald, M W Barber Associates, Parker Wilson Consulting, and WSP. The Chair is Ken Norbury of Mott MacDonald.