Advisory Services

Political strategy advisory

Helping companies, organisations and governments understand, engage and influence politics and regulation.
  • Preventing, securing or influencing policy and regulatory proposals.
  • Obtaining high-level political support for projects, ideas or innovations.
  • Building political reputations, relationships and influence.
  • Creating powerful and impactful coalitions.
  • Running political campaigns.
  • Helping governments to realise their public diplomacy objectives.
Some of our assignments:
  • Helping an Eastern European Government project its Euro-Atlantic future, in Europe and North America.
  • Building political capital for a Balkan Government in the EU.
  • Moulding the global regulatory environment of a new consumer category.
  • Securing political support for the global extractives industry.
  • Lobbying to save the European future of a controversial renewable energy source.
  • Helping to maintain licence to operate and market access in Europe for a major agricultural product.
  • Shaping a new political narrative for Europe’s accessible healthcare industry.
  • Supporting leading international food and drink companies in shifting the health and sustainability debate.

Business advisory

Supporting growth through investment, business development and powerful corporate programmes
  • Helping companies and innovators find investors – from ‘friends and family’ stage through to VC
  • Creating beneficial business partnerships – sales and marketing agreements, JVs, etc. – right through to M&A
  • Creating successful inward investment strategies and programmes for Governments
  • Market analysis and B2B positioning
  • CSR strategies, audits and reporting
  • Corporate philanthropy strategies
Some of our assignments:
  • Managing the crisis management and subsequent bankruptcy process of a global law firm
  • Opening new international markets and solving cultural management issues for a Fortune 500 company
  • Rethinking and repositioning the philanthropic strategy of a global corporation
  • Assisting an international holding company in a transnational M&A process of its subsidiaries
  • Development of global CSR strategy for leading global consumer facing company
  • Securing investments for start-ups in insurance, consumer apps and others

Communications advisory

Communicating effectively with all stakeholders to manage reputations and secure the change and actions our clients need
  • Creating strategies that deliver business or organisational goals and make communications a strategic tool
  • Building and protecting reputations, managing issues, planning for and managing crises
  • Changing opinions and driving change through the most influential traditional and social media outlets and channels
  • Adding depth and value to global brand
  • Internal communications and change management, especially post Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Internal research, communications audits, capacity building & organisational modelling
  • Developing powerful narratives and creating impactful content
Some of our assignments:
  • Managing all internal and external communications for multi-billion Euro/Dollar acquisitions in the chemicals, food and extractives sectors
  • Global repositioning and rebranding programmes for Fortune 500 companies
  • Advising CEOs and management teams on building high performance work cultures
  • Re-organising the Communications function of a world-renowned food retailer
  • Increasing global awareness of ‘hidden hunger’, and the importance of nutrition
  • Raising the profile of a major ocean protection campaign
  • Helping the European auto industry better articulate its emissions reduction programme
  • Helping a Southern African country reshape its international investor proposition

Sports platform

Sport is big business – and we advise international sports bodies and people on how to maximise their earnings potential, and drive profile.

Our focus is on sports governing bodies - building organisational capacity and using our sports politics and media connections to secure official status, including Olympic.

We deliver sponsorship programmes, social and traditional PR campaigns, and manage complex and controversial issues.

We also manage political and regulatory issues, to protect and promote the commercial interests of clubs, leagues and federations.


Extractives platform

We have deep knowledge of the global mining sector.

We have worked with clients from the ‘Big 4’, through mid-caps and new players, to service companies and lawyers – and for a range of Governments who are keen to increase the value of their mining sectors.

We bring together political outreach, full-spectrum stakeholder communications and business services, working with our global partners.