Introducing Newgate

We are one team, powered by a collaborative creative culture that can call upon international public policy, brand building and capital markets expertise. We invest time and resources in understanding our client’s industries, markets, cultures and business goals. We pride ourselves on our ability to identify the latest trends and understand complex issues so insight…

St Ives Reveals the British Malaise

The article below, written by Newgate’s Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Byfield is taken from this month’s Housebuilder magazine. As the bucket and spade season approaches and you head to your holiday home, you may be interested to know that just one percent of English houses are second properties. Unfortunately for local residents, most of that…

Defined Benefit Schemes – The Saga Continues

  The collapse of BHS has created further uncertainty in the pensions industry, as trustees of pension schemes come under even greater scrutiny from industry bodies and members calling for greater governance and better communication. We have seen how the recent Brexit vote has given defined benefit (DB) pension schemes another beating, after the stock…

Comms: It’s all about who you know

Earlier this week, we hosted our inaugural Young Communication Professionals (YCP) networking event for the next generation of comms leaders. We had three fantastic young journalists as speakers: Amelia Abraham from Refinery29, Coral Williamson from Music Week and Josh Boswell from The Sunday Times. Each speaker gave a thought provoking and frank insight into the…

A perfect choice for the new Labour leader

Firstly I’d like to thank the Labour NEC for inviting our firm, Gramsci and Luxembourg, to present our findings about the perfect choice for new leader of the Labour Party. It is clear that, with the parliamentary party, the membership and the unions at loggerheads, there needs to be a radical approach, what we might…

If This Was A Movie: What Hiddleswift Teaches Us About Comms Today

The article below was written by Gavin Devine, Chief Operating Officer, Porta and Managing Partner, Newgate Communications and is taken from his regular blog on The Huffington Post. A few months back I wrote a blog suggesting that, for the sake of her brand, American pop superstar Taylor Swift should take a break from the…

Mourinho in Van Gaal out – Red Devils red faced PR disaster

The article below is taken from PPSinPrint, a quarterly magazine published by our sister agency PPS Group. Red Devils left Red faced after Van Gaal sacking disaster The fact that football fans worldwide knew of former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal’s sacking before he did was bad enough (his wife, herself having seen the…

Brexit: Now What?

So, now what? Britain has voted for Brexit. David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister. Markets are experiencing high levels of volatility and the UK is now entering a period of immense political and economic uncertainty. In these precarious times, Newgate Communications latest ‘View from the Bridge’ event attempted to provide some insight into what…

Brexit: what happens next if we vote to leave?

As the EU Referendum campaign enters its final phase, opinion polls are suggesting a close outcome.  A Leave vote is very much a possibility, and whilst there has been a lot of heat and noise about what this might mean, there has been little useful advice given about what would then happen in practice. In…

It’s The Sun Wot Said It

Few people in the UK are more trusted than the Queen. Whatever you think about royalty, we do not think that our monarch lies. So when Buckingham Palace denied The Sun’s story that the Queen stated anti-EU beliefs in a meeting of the Privy Council, that should be the end of it. A front page…

London after Boris – does a world class city need world class politicians?

  By Deborah Saw, Senior Partner, Newgate Communications As we squeeze ourselves onto London’s packed tube trains in the morning, attempt to walk on its crowded pavements and breathe in its polluted air Londoners might raise an ironic smile when they read of yet another survey that awards London world first rankings. Currently London is…