New engineering services alliance, Actuate UK launches

A new alliance for the united kingdom engineering services sector has launched today (10 February) to provide an individual, consolidated voice for the sector.

Actuate UK can be an alliance of eight leading trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services that will champion industry change and collaboration to aid the delivery of a safer, more sustainable and productive UK built environment.

Together with others on the market, the united kingdom Government and the Devolved Nations, Actuate UK shall play an integral role by supporting essential national initiatives. Initiatives like the Construction Leadership Council’s Recovery Roadmap, the Construction Playbook and strategic economic plans in Scotland, Northern and wales Ireland, Building Safety reform and the drive for Zero Net Carbon.

It will lead the sector’s reaction to the Building Safety agenda and post-Covid Green Recovery, providing direction and championing the wider culture changes needed on the market because of their successful delivery.

Andy Mitchell CBE, Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership CEO and Council of Thames Tideway Tunnel, said: “I’d like to welcome Actuate UK, the brand new engineering services sector alliance that is being launched today to create collaboration and a coherent voice to an integral section of our industry.


“Our industry has seen plenty of change over earlier this, and probably the most positive change may be the real way that it has get together in working with the pandemic. Through the efforts of several in the industry, the Construction Leadership Council has achieved a whole lot that handles the here and today, and whilst this isn’t over yet we are able to, and so are turning our attentions to the near future – one that is way better, stronger and incredibly ambitious pertaining to what society needs folks. This implies safer buildings and net zero target – two big conditions that we have to can get on top of – which is clear that the engineering services sector includes a big role to play in both these. I very much anticipate the vital role that Actuate UK can and must play in moving this industry forward.”

Construction Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: “Cutting emissions, turbocharging productivity and maintaining staunch safety standards ought to be right in the centre of the united kingdom build environment sector’s function. This new alliance shall support those crucial ambitions, helping the build better and greener back.

“I anticipate dealing with the alliance through the Construction Leadership Council, once we examine the presssing issues and opportunities facing the sector and wider economy.”

Actuate UK includes:

· The Building Engineering and Services Association (BESA)

David Frise CEO of BESA said: “Engineering services create a building work, it really is brought by them alive. And where ninety percent of individuals spend ninety percent of their own time in a building, it is very important for the economy and the physical and mental health of our citizens that buildings are safe and work properly.”

· The Building Services Information and Research

Julia Evans, CEO of BSRIA said: “To stand any potential for resolving the climate change emergency we have to act together now. Actuate UK brings the very best in the sector together to spotlight the issues imperative to the and contribute in partnership to resolving the big issues of your day.”

· The Chartered Institution of creating Services Engineers (CIBSE)

Stephen Matthews, CEO of CIBSE said: “CIBSE looks forward to working more closely with this colleagues in Actuate UK to lead change in the engineering services sector to provide safer buildings and economic renewal whilst reducing the carbon impact of our infrastructure and buildings.”

· ECA – Electrical and Engineering Services

Steve Bratt, CEO of ECA said: “If we have been to create back better, faster and greener, maximising the potential of engineering services is crucial. I’m delighted that the engineering services sector is coming together therefore, right over the supply chain, to consult with one voice and ensure we play our part.”

· SELECT – the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland

Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT, the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland, said: “SELECT was an extremely keen and active participant in the task of the SEC Group both at UK but especially at Scottish level. We anticipate dealing with our colleagues in the brand new Actuate UK body since it broadens its footprint across a complete host of activities associated with our members’ work.”

· The Scottish and NI Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF)

Fiona Hodgson, LEADER of SNIPEF, said: “Actuate UK gives a welcome boost to your work in lots of areas and we anticipate working together, closely, and productively, in the foreseeable future, not least with regards to the substantial quantity of work undertaken by Scotland’s Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum through the entire Covid-19 pandemic.”

· The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA)

· The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) 

The eight organisations bring an easy range of technical, practical and commercial expertise to focus on four important themes – skills strategically, building safety, carbon reduction and commercial issues in 2021.