About Acivico

Acivico is an exciting multi-disciplined company which offers clients across the private and public sector a range of services including; Design, Construction, Facilities Management and Building Control.


Vision and Values

Acivico’s Values:

  • Achievement
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Value
  • Inspiration
  • Commitment
  • Openness

The principle activities of the group are the provision of building consultancy, design, construction and facilities management services within the construction and property industry.

Acivico are committed to delivering value, directly or indirectly, to all of our business stakeholders including shareholders, employees, clients, partners, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. We work seamlessly with both private and public sector clients as a natural extension to existing operations, by adding capability and capacity in relation to:

  • Major capital build programmes
  • Capital maintenance
  • Building compliance
  • Total facilities management
  • A range of complimentary professional and technical consulting services focused on delivering real value

The principle activities of the group are the provision of building consultancy, design, construction and facilities management services within the construction and property industry.


Acivico's Board and Leadership Team

Acivico are a multi-discipline organisation delivering consultancy services through every aspect of the built environment.  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 be the partner of choice for supporting the delivery of infrastructure and creating spaces that have a lasting legacy for the communities in which we live and work.


Acivico's Board

Team member

Alison McKinna

Interim Board Chair

Alison joined the Board of Acivico in November 2019 and is currently Interim 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.

Team member

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.

Team member

Ken Wood

Non-Executive Director

Ken is a Director of a specialist recruitment company providing bespoke solutions to the Public and Charitable sectors. He has over 30 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, providing a professional service to both clients and applicants and is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment professionals. Prior to this he was employed in the materials handling and petrochemical plant manufacturing sectors.

Ken is currently a Birmingham City Councillor representing the new Ward of Walmley and Minworth having served Newhall Ward from 2014 – 2018 and Longbridge 2008 – 2012. He is currently Shadow Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods.

Team member

Peter Griffiths

Non-Executive Director & Group Audit Committee Chairman

Peter started work as a youth and community worker before training to be a Community Social Worker in South Birmingham, and later became Assistant Divisional Manager for Disability Services in Sandwell.

Leadership Team

Acivico's Group Leadership Team

Team member

Chris Hall

Group Managing Director

With a proven track record of building relationships and delivering strategic growth across public and private sector clients, Chris is able lead teams through the delivery of strategic, operational and transformational change. Bridging across the public and private sector, he delivers outcomes with a foundation of civic values which enables him to build confidence, trust and long term partnerships with clients.

Having spent the majority of his career in the Construction Services sector, he has made the transition from Contractor to Consultancy and therefore brings a wealth of knowledge working with clients to maximise their outcomes whilst protecting their exposure to commercial risks.

Team member

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.

Team member

Vicki Palazon

Director of Finance and Resources

Vicki is an experienced senior leader within the finance community, spending much of her career focused on local government finances, transformation, IT and public / private partnerships. Vicki brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of the public service landscape, governance and unique operating environments.

Having occupied a variety of senior management roles, Vicki has a successful track record in delivering outcomes and results, building and maintaining core relationships and placing a strong focus on leading and developing teams and individuals.


Acivico's History

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.



Acivico’s Quality Policy Statement can be found here.

Acivico’s Environmental Policy Statement can be found here.

Acivico’s Debt Policy Statement can be found here.