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23 JUN 2020

SPEAKING IN ONE VOICE TO HOLYROOD

ACE joins industry forum to shape Scottish recovery

Through the local industry’s emergency response group, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (or ‘CICV Forum’), ACE Scotland has been making the case on behalf of its members.

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.

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Blueprint for our Industry response

June 2020

ACE Scotland response to CICV Forum consultation (updated 23/06).

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