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1 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Government Relations & Communications

2 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Where every client counts... Leading independent public affairs consultancy Combining big agency expertise with small agency dynamism Advising blue-chip companies and leading organisations An understanding of government from the parish-pump to the Palace of Westminster Hands-on, director-level involvement in every client account

3 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Government relations – Our core business: identifying the decision-makers and helping you get your message across. Stakeholder mapping, audit and analysis - We run focus groups, hold stakeholder meetings and monitor opinion trends, and conduct one-off stakeholder audits. Opinion-polling & message development - For example, we advised the Guild of Travel Management Companies on a survey of over 1200 business travellers: the results were fed into a Business Travel Manifesto ahead of the 2010 general election. Strategic communications & media relations - Cavendish consultants and associates have journalistic experience to help you craft your messages for media audiences. Monitoring & intelligence - We produce tailored monitoring reports, tightly focused on our clients’ areas of interest, on a daily, weekly or monthly timetable.

4 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Services from Cavendish Handling the planning process - We’ve worked on a wide range of projects, from zoning land for housing development, to supporting major infrastructure and urban regeneration projects, to helping clients understand the decision-making processes and personalities in local and regional government. Public sector marketing – We work with a number of clients who are major suppliers of products or services to government, helping them to introduce innovative ideas, guarding their reputation, raising their profile and underpinning the procurement process. Event management – We have a great deal of experience of running events ranging from Parliamentary dinners, to full-scale Parliamentary receptions, and from stakeholder events to the launches of reports. Cavendish also runs a full party conference programme for clients. Services

5 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ We specialise in a number of fields and have developed specialist expertise in: Transport and Environment Working with leading transport operators, travel companies and public bodies on their media profile, corporate reputation and government relations. Public Sector Marketing Advising clients who are major suppliers of products or service to government - helping them to introduce innovative ideas, guard their reputation, raise their profile and underpin the procurement process. Skills, Education and Employment Working successfully with sector skills councils, skills academies and others to bring additional resources into the sector. Property, Planning and Construction Assisting leading developers and house builders to support mixed-use regeneration schemes in UK towns and cities. Also advising major construction companies on stakeholder liaison. Sectors

6 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Current Clients SPIRITBOND

7 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ The people who make Cavendish different Alex Challoner Managing Director Founding Director of Cavendish Communications Former adviser to Conservative Party including the Steve Norris London Mayoral Campaign 2000 Ex-BBC journalist and National Board Member of the Tory Reform Group Advised a number of leading UK businesses and organisations on their relationships with Government and Westminster James Mihell Financial Director Founding director and Chief Executive of Liquidity UK Founding director of Resolution Property plc Member of RICS The Team

8 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ The people who make Cavendish different Gareth Morgan Associate Director Worked at Cavendish since Previously worked as a researcher for think-tank Politeia and as a Public Affairs Officer for British Waterways Studied Politics at Exeter and European social policy at the LSE A specialist in Westminster politics and Whitehall Policy development Labour Party Activist Murray Stewart Associate Director Over 10 years’ experience in public affairs Former researcher to the Rt. Hon Tony Blair and numerous other MPs. Worked in the Labour Party Attack Unit during 1997 General Elections A specialist in Government relations with expertise in skills, finance, transport and environment sectors Active member of Progress and Labour Party The Team

9 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ u David Fanthorpe Senior Consultant 20 years in Public Affairs consultancy including international agency experience Former Whitehall civil servant and Deputy Director of the Conservative research department under Margaret Thatcher Experience in most policy areas but specialises in environment, healthcare, financial services, transport and technology Samuel Emery Account Executive Non- practicing barrister and former researcher to new Conservative MP Active member of the Bow Group’s Policy Committee for Home Affairs, and Political and Democratic Reform Member of Young Consultants Committee of the Association of Professional Political Consultants The Team

10 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Cavendish’s network partners “Cavendish operates within a network of leading communications agencies and individuals to provide broader communications solutions”

11 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Douglas Bennett, Chief Executive, North London Hospice: “I have nothing but praise for the hard work and professionalism of the team at Cavendish Communications. They have been invaluable in helping us to get our message across locally and generate a level of political interest and support that we certainly never had previously.” Testimonials

12 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive of the Guild of Travel Management Companies “Cavendish helped ensure that the formulation and drafting of our Business Travel Manifesto was a success. Their knowledge of how to pitch our ideas, which political buttons to push and securing the appropriate speakers and attendees at the launch were invaluable.” Testimonials

13 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Tom Bewick (CEO, Creative and Cultural Skills) “With their deep understanding of the policy-making process, Cavendish really helped us drive the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills campaign forward.” Testimonials

14 ‘Understanding the business of politics and media’ Dynamic, established consultancy Experienced consultants Completely client-focused Director-level involvement in every account Why ?


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