Our Industry

About the industry

What is consultancy and engineering?

Consultancy and engineering companies provide professional services across a range of key sectors including construction, energy, infrastructure, transport, and utilities. Services offered include surveying, feasibility studies, landscape design, urban planning, structural design, flood risk management and disaster relief, transport planning and business improvement and organisation.

UK consultancies are active in almost every country worldwide. They are critical to the success of many projects, from the iconic to the everyday.

Who does ACE represent?

ACE – the Association for Consultancy and Engineering - represents a vibrant, exciting and cutting-edge part of UK industry. Approximately 550 businesses are members of ACE and collectively they employ around 90,000 people. ACE member companies include some of the largest engineering and consultancy businesses in the world. We also represent significant numbers of smaller and medium companies and sole traders, all of whom form the backbone of UK business.