About Acivico

We use our expertise to promote public wellbeing and sustainable development. #BuildingForGood

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Our Vision

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Building for Good: We use our expertise to promote public wellbeing and sustainable development.
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Our Culture & Values

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Integrity
  • We are truthful and upfront, we do what is right even when no-one is looking
  • We treat each other with respect regardless of position
  • We encourage diversity in all its forms
  • We look after our planet
  • We charge a fair and viable fee
Care
  • We listen actively, to understand not to respond
  • We look beyond symptoms to identify root causes and patterns
  • We continually challenge ourselves to provide the best quality service possible
  • We deliver technical excellence, accuracy and impressive looking reports
  • We debate openly without fear and fully support the final decision
Expertise
  • We support our colleagues to succeed and celebrate them when they do
  • We always have one eye on the future of our profession
  • We admit mistakes openly and share learnings proudly
  • We go out of our way to learn and share our learning with colleagues and peers
Ethical Entrepreneurialism
  • We look for opportunities to reduce complexity
  • We make most decisions on their long-term impacts
  • We innovate because we collaborate and like ideas, all of them
  • We take calculated risks
  • We use evidence and data to male and recommend decisions
  • We have a growth mindset; we actively seek feedback and act on it

Why

Acivico's Board and Leadership Team

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Acivico Group is a purpose led multi-disciplinary firm based in Birmingham offering a range of built environment advisory services.  From Building Control, through Design, Construction Management, Independent Assurance and Facilities Management, we work with our clients to deliver projects of civic pride and a lasting legacy.  Our Board are highly experienced individuals made up of public and private sector knowledge with specific sector experience aligned to our business.

Our vision is to use our expertise to promote public wellbeing and sustainable development.

Acivico's Board

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Alison McKinna

Board Chair

Alison joined the Board of Acivico in November 2019 and is currently Chair for Acivico Group. Alison has experience in public and private sectors and operates across multiple industries.

She is an accomplished strategic delivery and client-focused leader with a successful track record of accelerated business transformation, ensuring financial growth, digital innovation, and improved customer experience.

Alison was a finalist for Board Director of the Year in the UK Women in IT Awards 2021, recognising her contribution to technology-enabled organisations and support for diversity and inclusion. Alison also supports several Boards as a Non-Executive Director in utilities, healthcare, technology and finance.

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David Powell

Non-Executive Director

David’s extensive experience in local government has been gained in Unitary, County and District level Councils. Most recently he has been a local government Deputy Chief Executive and an Interim Chief Executive following over 10 years as a Chief Finance Officer where he was involved in setting up several private /public partnerships.

A strong advocate of public service he is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and has been a Government Advisor, a local government peer assessor and has extensive experience of the Housing Sector as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of a Housing Association.

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Mark Evans

Non-Executive Director

Mark is a senior leader within British Land a FTSE 100 organisation and brings a wide breadth of experience from across commercial, retail, residential and mixed-use properties, with a particular focus on customer experience, digital place making and sustainable operations. He also has proven skills in business sales, restructure, and integration. As his first non-Exec role, Mark demonstrates the passion, desire, and experience of the whole group for its future strategy and growth.

Acivico's Group Leadership Team

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Marina Robertson

Group Managing Director

Marina has over 30 years’ experience in the Built Environment sector. She is passionate about the role infrastructure plays in affecting social change and in the sector’s response to the changing climate. She has undertaken academic research on the effectiveness of local authority owned companies in delivering social housing and more recently on the skills boards need to make effective decarbonisation investment decisions. Marina loves nothing more than working with others to affect real and lasting change. She is a creative and energetic thinker capable of translating vision and strategy into tangible results.

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Marcus Passant

Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources

Marcus is a successful Chartered HR professional with a solid record of strategic planning, recruiting, business partnering, reward, TUPE, cost reductions, problem solving, learning and development, merger and acquisition, service delivery and multiple projects in a diverse public and UK private sector and international environment.

Having worked in sectors ranging from Multi-disciplinary Engineering Solutions, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Defence through to most recently working in the Ombudsman sector, Marcus has been involved in a number of key ‘start-ups’ and has built HR teams, businesses and organisations as a key member of the management team. Strong communication and relationship building are at the heart of his approach with high integrity and good governance.

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Kevin Blunden

Director of Building Consultancy

Kevin is a Chartered Building Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, with nearly 40 years’ experience in the sector, during which time he has progressed from a trainee role fresh from school to positions where he has managed teams in both public and private sectors and providing a technical lead for a major professional body. Throughout his career Kevin’s key aims have been to:
  • Raise standards of service delivery and performance
  • Share knowledge and experience and raise levels of competence and professionalism
  • Ensure that standards are met
  • Seek out new challenges and achieve objectives
More recently, alongside his main role he has been working with government departments, the future Regulator, key industry groups, and those developing competency frameworks to influence future standards and regulations and ensure that there is a secure future for the building control profession. In joining Acivico, Kevin believes that he is becoming part of a team which has a unique opportunity to become the leading service deliverer in the building control arena.
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Darren Quincey

Director of Design, Construction, and Facilities Management

A highly motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced Director/Partner with an excellent and successful history of working in the construction industry for over 35 years. Skilled in Project and Construction Management, Cost Management (Quantity Surveying), and assisting Clients to achieve their Capital Expenditure plans and aspirations. A strong strategic and business development professional and an experienced leader after holding Director/Partner level roles for 20 years. This experience has been supplemented by having graduated from Reading University with a Master of Science Degree (MSc) and proud to be both a Chartered Surveyor / Chartered Project Management Surveyor (MRICS) and Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB). A conscientious, dedicated, and flexible approach to all tasks is augmented with a strong commercial acumen and perspective to achieve optimum results whilst ensuring the holistic goals are also achieved.
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Acivico's History

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Formed in 2012, Acivico provide the most comprehensive range of construction related services within the built environment, supporting landmark projects across the city of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, proudly working in partnership with our clients to deliver high quality, sustainable, innovative solutions, that are value for money and promote civic pride.

Our strategic partnerships, combined with our civic values, differentiates us from our competitors. We hold relationships with local and central government and are at the forefront of changes that impact our industry and sectors. We are ideally placed to advise, consult and guide our clients through future impacts within their relevant sectors, providing assurance of delivering value, which exceeds the necessary project completion of being on programme and to budget.

The transformation of our business since 2018, has seen investment in our people, our systems and our processes, which has delivered significant benefits to our clients in terms of cost savings, customer experience and quality. Our portfolio continues to grow and develop, with the addition of partnership frameworks for both Constructing West Midlands and Legionella. This trajectory is forecasted to continue over future years as we implement our growth strategy.

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Policies

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Acivico’s Quality Policy Statement can be found here.

Acivico’s Environmental Policy Statement can be found here.

Further policies can be found here.