North East

General Information

To promote and support the professional interests of those in the North East Regional Cluster who are span a broad range of disciplines, including :


  • Cost Engineers Quantity Surveyors
  • Commercial Managers
  • Project Controllers
  • Planners


And who are responsible for prediction, planning and control of resources and cost for activities in the engineering, manufacturing, and construction sectors.

Regional Objectives


  • To provide access to high quality personal professional development in the form of talks, seminars, workshops, conferences and training on subjects with particular relevance to the North East construction, engineering and manufacturing economy.
  • To work alongside other regional companies, employers, professional bodies and academic institutions to provide information and intelligence regarding economic changes affecting the region, innovations in process and engineering technologies and opportunities for growth affecting the people and professions associated with our sectors
  • To support Diversity & Inclusion within the Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering Sectors and to champion and raise awareness of the adaptability, resilience and commitment of the people and resources based in the North East.



North East Chair, Ian Hedley BSc (HONS) MRICS MAPM MACostE


Web ImageDirector, Solomons Europe


As a Chartered Surveyor and Member of the Cost Engineers, Ian is a well connected and hardworking regional Chair, keen to facilitate knowledge sharing and networking across the North East.

He is deeply invested in personal development, acting as mentor to a number of young professionals in the North East and beyond, as well as being eager to promote events and opportunities which will see the region reach its full potential - connecting the north east regions and providing opportunities for local contractors and clients to meet and network.

As North East Director of Solomons Europe, responsible for the regional division, it is Ian's aim is to develop the ACostE North East branch to be a regular contributor on the regional events list, and to increase membership of the ACostE.

With over 15 years' experience working in Highways, Utilities and Civil Engineering sectors, Ian has extensive experience of providing integrated contract management and commercial services to clients throughout the UK.

Victoria Clements

Web ImageRegional Events Coordinator


Victoria acts voluntarily to support the Regional Cluster by managing and coordinating the North East Regional Events, securing engaging guest speakers throughout the year, to cover a range of subjects and issues of relevance to regional members.

With high attendance rates, the seminars are well received and regularly attended, providing an excellent opportunity to network with like minded people in the region, whilst developing industry knowledge and awareness.

By sourcing and engaging Guest Speakers to share knowledge and intelligence on key regional issues, and regularly engaging with regional members to establish hot topics for future sessions, Victoria is able to ensure sessions held are of relevance and interest to our members.