Bringing together 24 industry groups, the forum has been instrumental in ensuring the industry is speaking in one voice to the Scottish Government around planning, employment, skills, clients, health & safety, communications and commercial issues – all key to kickstarting the industry’s recovery.
As part of this engagement, ACE Scotland recently submitted a response to the CICV Forum’s consultation on the post-coronavirus construction landscape, pulling together a range of policy proposals, recommendations and ideas for the group to take forward and put to Scottish Ministers and MSPs.
These are designed to engage local decision-makers to help the industry get back on its feet and act as a catalyst for the wider economy, while meeting ambitions on job creation and delivering a carbon net zero Scotland by 2045.
Simon Innes, managing director of Goodson Associates, ACE board representative for SMEs, and former chair of ACE Scotland, said: “Speaking in one voice to Holyrood creates a powerful opportunity to shape a single, industry-led recovery which is for the benefit of our members in Scotland.”
“Our strong culture of collaboration on industry matters in Scotland meant that this was a natural and welcome step, and will ensure that we are at the heart of local discussions on how our industry can help to kickstart a broader Scottish economic recovery.”
Members interested in contributing to ACE’s work in shaping a Scottish recovery are invited to email ACE Scotland Manager, Sam Ibbott.
Download a copy of ACE’s response to the CICV forum below.
Another excellent meeting of the CICV Forum this afternoon - thank you to all our members for attending and for @KevinStewartSNP for joining us and answering our questions. #COVID19 #InThisTogether pic.twitter.com/V4JlHjryli— CICV Forum (@cicvforum) June 18, 2020