ACE launches Consultancy 4.0 to showcase best of the sector

The launch of Consultancy 4.0 today by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) kicks off a major new campaign to showcase the changing offering from consultancies working in the built environment, based around data, expert insight and analysis.

Across four roles and 12 services, Consultancy 4.0 demonstrates how consultants have adapted to deliver in a changing world, why they should be considered as the “partner of choice” for both public and private clients and how to collaborate to get the most out of any close working relationship.

Outlining how clients’ understanding of consultancies may be out of date, a new campaign website at features a number of innovative case studies from ACE members showcasing their expertise and builds on previously released research, webinars and articles from ACE’s Future of Consultancy workstream.

Commenting on the launch, ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers said: “I like to think of Consultancy 4.0 as our sector’s response to the fourth industrial revolution. The website aims to change perceptions of our industry with many clients simply unaware of what the consultancy sector now offers with many new services built on data, expert insight and analysis.

“Showcasing the very best that our industry has to offer, the website demonstrates how our members are already delivering products and services across the entire life-cycle of assets and working with clients in surprising ways.”

The website will form the centrepiece of an ongoing programme of engagement with clients over the coming months as it aims to reach as many clients as possible. Further case studies, research and content will be added to the site.

Paul Tremble, chair of ACE’s Future Markets group and chief strategy officer at WSP, added: “We’re delighted to be showcasing member expertise and the best of our industry’s current offering over the coming weeks and months and Consultancy 4.0 is a great platform for us to engage public and private clients on behalf of the industry.

“In addition, it provides an opportunity for all members – whether large consultancies, SMEs or micro-businesses – to showcase their own skills, demonstrate best practice and compliment their own business development efforts. In due course, I hope that will also create the opportunity for greater industry collaboration, which is key if we are to play our part meeting larger ambitions, such as achieving a net zero economy.”

Click here to find out more about the Consultancy 4.0 campaign.

Click here to watch an industry roundtable event discussing the campaign.

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