Our Vision

Our Vision

ACE represents the business interests of both its members and the consultancy and engineering industry in the UK. It is the leading trade association in this sector, counting approximately 450 firms as its members. These firms range from small to large and operate across many different disciplines. Our members are among some of the world’s leading consultancy and engineering companies. Renowned for the quality and excellence of their work, they regularly win awards for engineering innovation and achievement.


To be the single unified voice and maintain ACE’s position as the number one business association for organisations providing professional services in the natural and built environment.

Mission statement

ACE promotes the interests of over 450 UK consultancy and engineering companies delivering professional services in the natural and built environment employing over 60,000 in UK and 250,000 worldwide, and contributing £15bn to the UK economy.

Core values

ACE works towards these goals with passion and vision, support and commitment, integrity and professionalism.

  • Passion for Consultancy and Engineering
  • Commitment to delivering service excellence
  • Representing ethical behaviour and integrity
  • Encouragement of collaborative and innovative working
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to attracting best talent to the industry

What we do

ACE is a strong, growing and constantly-evolving organisation. It currently supports approximately 450 members, giving them access to a wide range and depth of services including regular industry intelligence; debate and networking opportunities; free legal, financial and insurance advice; and, most importantly, a representative voice. ACE’s powerful representation and lobbying of government, major clients, the media and other key stakeholders, enables it to promote the critical contribution that engineers and consultants make to the nation’s developing infrastructure.

Who we represent

ACE’s members work on projects in every industry, from transportation to petrochemicals, from education to oil and gas. They have been involved in high-profile operations such as the Eden Project, the Channel Tunnel, the Falkirk Wheel and the Olympic Park. Many clients see membership of ACE as a badge of quality. Membership of ACE demonstrates that a company has the experience and skills needed to provide high-quality, professional service.

If you are working in or with the consultancy and engineering sector, or would like to find out more about what ACE does and how it does it, you have come to the right place.