The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) expanded its interests last week by creating an Aviation and Maritime Sector Interest Group.
Chaired by Scott Wilson director of airports and ports Alan Campbell, the group will examine the major issues affecting the aviation and maritime sector and strengthen relationships with major clients and key stakeholders. The group will also ensure that consultants and engineers are better engaged with, and able to feedback on ACE activities in the sector.ACE economic policy and regional director Irum Malik said: 'Like all ACE sector interest groups, the aviation and maritime group will meet three times a year, helping us to stay abreast of issues of strategic importance to the industry. 'Representatives on the group are key individuals from some of the most influential consultancy and engineering organisations working in the aviation and maritime sector. Their outputs will be used to inform ACE's policy making and to influence key clients.'The aviation and maritime sector interest group means that ACE now has groups covering most of the key sectors in which consultancy and engineering firms are working. ACE's increased knowledge of the industry and those that work within it will be further highlighted in late September with the launch of the organisation's second comprehensive annual State of Business report.