Benchmarking

 

ACE Benchmarking is the industry’s annual peer to peer survey and report, providing participating businesses with an in-depth analysis of the operations, revenue per fee earner, costs, staff turnover, marketing activity and competitiveness as well as many other performance benchmarks.

The ACE Benchmarking Programme has been designed for companies with a headcount of more than 250 and is designed to provide a comprehensive set on metrics to analyse all aspects of a company’s performance. Currently, it provides over 550 metrics covering a wide variety of business operations.

(If your company has a headcount of 250 or fewer and you would like to participate, ACE has developed the SME Benchmarking Programme.)

ACE Benchmarking covers both UK and European large organisations to enhance the comparative indicators available to companies. International comparisons are important given increasing international competition and collaboration.

ACE Benchmarking is a key tool for facilitating industry debate and key highlights of this annual programme will be presented at the annual European CEO Conference in November 2017 to pool the knowledge of key influential people in the infrastructure industry. The Benchmarking Overview Report  is made available to all attendees to this event each year.

You can review a copy of 2015 Benchmarking Report here:

Benchmarking Report 2015 – Digital

For all questions and comments please contact Brian Nolk, Commercial Director at bnolk@acenet.co.uk.

To participate in the Benchmarking please click here.

Benchmarking Report

ACE Benchmarking is the industry’s annual peer to peer survey and report, providing participating business with an in-depth analysis of the operations, revenue per fee earner, costs, staff turnover, marketing activity and competitiveness.

The report was launched in 2006 following a high level of interest from ACE members for performance-based benchmarking information. The report covers large firms active in both the UK and Europe.

The Key Annual Report is helpful in facilitating industry debate and this Report is published in conjunction with the European CEO Conference to pool the knowledge of key influential people within the construction and consultancy sector across Europe and beyond.

Participation in this programme is highly recommended.


SME Benchmarking

 

The SME Benchmarking report was created for companies which have a headcount of 250 or fewer and has been designed to provide a comprehensive set of metrics to analyse all aspects of a company’s performance.  Currently, the SMEservice covers approximately 200 metrics over a wide variety of business operations.

SME Benchmarking is a complimentary service provided to ACE Members and available to non-members for a fee.

The Benchmarking Main Contact

This would be the person responsible for filling and submitting the benchmarking survey and would be the CFO, Financial Director or a nominated colleague by the CEO Conference delegate.

What you will receive

Participates will receive two reports which enable them to easily utilise the output to improve their performance.

  1. An industry Overview Report comparing the averages and upper and lower quartiles of a company’s data to draw conclusions on industry trends.
  2. Each large firm which participates in the Benchmarking programme will receive an Individual Report, which is one of the unique selling points of ACE’s programme. This Individual Report compares your data to that of your peers and competitors. This will contain an individually written analysis, prepared by CIFC, unique to your company providing an independent review of your performance. On this report companies’ data is compared on an anonymous basis, maintaining the confidentiality of other participants’ data.

Frequently asked questions

Who conducts the analysis?

The analysis is conducted by our independent partner, the Centre for Interfirm Comparison (CIFC). This ensures that participants receive an independent view of their company’s performance.

Who holds my data?

The data for the benchmarking programme is held by the CIFC and is only used for the purposes of the benchmarking programme.

Will my individual report be shared with any other parties outside of the benchmarking programme?

No. CIFC and ACE have a confidential agreement in place with CIFC holding the date for the programme to provide participants with the confidence that it will not be used for any other purposes.

To participate in the Benchmarking please click here.
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