"In today's environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it."
Joseph Badaracco - Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School
The ACN provides sector specific networking and knowledge sharing through regular monthly breakfast events held at the RICS in London.
The concept arose after speaking to organisations who were reviewing their CPD, marketing and business development strategies. They were unwilling to continually spend large amounts of money to attend conferences where little new information was shared, coupled with limited time to network with colleagues and peers on potential opportunities.
There are over 115 companies who are members of the ACN from architects, engineers and project managers to constructors, manufacturers and suppliers. All share a passion for the sectors they are involved in and a desire to stay up to date with the latest news and design developments and seek new opportunities for their businesses.
Be in front – Stay informed.
We aim to please...
We have six key aims and drivers for the ACN.
Provide a forum for people to meet in an informal environment, at an affordable level and accessible to organisations both large and small across a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
Listen to each member organisation or individual's requirements and ensure they get access to the people they need to speak to in order to develop opportunities for growth.
Enhance and grow business and network opportunities in the design, procurement and construction of projects at a time when it is increasingly difficult for companies to access information.
Allow soft market testing by Authorities, Funders, End Users and their Procurement Advisors for up and coming projects or frameworks to assess the appetite of the market.
Share knowledge in an open manner, through presentations on topics, relevant to the sector we work in.
Encourage organisations to invite their next generation of Managers, Associates or Directors and use the event as an opportunity for them to develop their interpersonal and networking skills.