ACE launches Northern Region Group and appoints WYG Director as Chair

Marc Davies, Head of Geo-Environment and Waste Resources at WYG, is appointed Chair of the Northern Region Group launched by Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)

Leeds, United Kingdom, 26 September 2014 – Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), announced on Wednesday the creation of a Northern Region Group representing ACE across Yorkshire and Humberside. This new regional group is to be Chaired by Marc Davies, Head of Discipline for Geo-Environment and Waste Resources at WYG, the global programme, project management and technical consultancy. The news was made public during an evening reception gathering Yorkshire businesses at WYG’s headquarters in Leeds.

At a time when the Leeds City Region has just been awarded an unprecedented £1 billion growth deal, the creation of a new ACE Group to coordinate the activities of the association in Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East of England is a major step towards supporting the development of both technical and social infrastructure in the region.

Marc Davies said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of the new ACE Group in the Northern Region. It is clearly a new and exciting era for the region with major opportunities to improve infrastructure, housing, employment, research, education and the wider economy. As technical consultants and experts in a wide range of disciplines, WYG and the wider industry have a key role to play in this development.”


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Notes to Editors

About the Association for Consultancy and Engineering and its members

As the leading business association in the sector, ACE represents the interests of professional consultancies and engineering companies large and small in the UK. Many of our member companies have gained international recognition and acclaim and employ over 250,000 staff worldwide

ACE members are at the heart of delivering, maintaining and upgrading our buildings, structures and infrastructure. They provide specialist services to a diverse range of sectors including water, transportation, housing and energy.

The ACE membership acts as the bridge between engineering consultants and the construction sector, contributing approximately £15bn to the nation’s economy with the wider construction market contributing a further £90bn.

About WYG 

One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,300 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support that is helping shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.

We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.

By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:

• Defence & Justice
• Energy & Waste
• Environment (including Waste & Waste Water)
• Transport
• Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration
• Mining & Metals
• Social Development & Infrastructure

WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.
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