No Dramas: The Local Elections That Suited The Tories Just Fine

Let’s start with the easy bit: UKIP was definitely the biggest loser on the night. Through a combination of not defending some seats and being soundly beaten in others, the party ended up with an overall loss of over 120 councillors. Safe to say, that dog has had its day. Then it gets harder. Labour promised us so much in the weeks leading up to … Continue reading No Dramas: The Local Elections That Suited The Tories Just Fine

Can Uber win the fight to keep its cars on the streets of London?

Whether you love or hate Uber, you have to admit the business model is a great success and they’ve done extremely well in London so far. However, last year Transport for London (TFL) revoked Uber’s license which, if we believe what we read, even came as a shock to Uber. Londoners went into a frenzy, with Uber users quite vocal on their thoughts which mainly … Continue reading Can Uber win the fight to keep its cars on the streets of London?

Local election hustings – bins, missed manifestoes and vendettas

I recently helped to organise a local election debate. They’re particularly unique experiences that people either love and wouldn’t miss for the world or – more usually – avoid like the plague. This means that the majority of people who attend already have strong feelings about one particular party, candidate or issue. These issues can range wildly, which makes the events unpredictable – part of … Continue reading Local election hustings – bins, missed manifestoes and vendettas

Emma Kane appointed Chief Executive of Newgate

Redleaf Communications founder Emma Kane has been appointed as both Chief Executive of Newgate Communications and Joint Chief Executive of (Newgate and Redleaf owner) Porta Communications. The full press release from Porta is below. Appointment of New Joint Chief Executive Officers and Board Changes Porta Communications Plc (AIM: PTCM), today announces the appointment of Emma Kane, Chief Executive of Redleaf Communications, and Brian Tyson, Managing … Continue reading Emma Kane appointed Chief Executive of Newgate

Are the Tories about to lose their Greater Manchester outpost?

In the North West all eyes are on Trafford. A third of the Council are up for election in May and there is a feeling that the Conservatives keeping control is by no means a done deal. For one thing, they currently have a very slim majority and it would only take a loss of two seats to make the local authority go to No … Continue reading Are the Tories about to lose their Greater Manchester outpost?

Newgate in Housebuilder magazine: Stepping up to the council plate

The article below featured in the April edition of Housebuilder magazine. Newgate partner, Zoe Ensor, head of Newgate North, thinks it is time that industry experts stepped forward to become councillors to shift the balance in council chambers. The media spotlight landed on a new phrase recently with the public being introduced to the term ‘land banking’. The Prime Minister’s determination to shift focus away … Continue reading Newgate in Housebuilder magazine: Stepping up to the council plate

Newgate in Housebuilder magazine: The devil’s in the deposit

The article below featured in the March edition of Housebuilder magazine. Alex Reid, Newgate’s account director, conveys the frustration that young people such as him feel when trying to raise a deposit for a new home. He suggests some innovative solutions. We’re constantly talking about how important first time buyers are for the wider housing market, launching new schemes in an effort to get them … Continue reading Newgate in Housebuilder magazine: The devil’s in the deposit

CAPITAL& CENTRIC appoints Newgate

Manchester-based property developers CAPITAL&CENTRIC have appointed integrated agency Newgate Communications to manage its corporate PR. The partnership sees the strategic agency tasked with elevating awareness of CAPITAL&CENTRIC among business and consumer audiences, both regionally and nationally.  It comes as the team take on a slew of new projects across Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool, with their first residential units coming to market. It follows a successful … Continue reading CAPITAL& CENTRIC appoints Newgate

We are delighted to announce the launch of Newgate Communications in Shanghai

In less than five years, Newgate Communications has established a global and regional public relations network that today rivals the traditional global players, whose market presence has dominated the Asia region for decades. The passion of Newgate’s leadership team and highly experienced professionals highlights a phenomenal growth story in terms of network expansion, high profile financial and corporate communications mandate wins, as well as staff growth and … Continue reading We are delighted to announce the launch of Newgate Communications in Shanghai

ADVENTURE ISN’T OUT THERE:   Why the furore over zip wiring across the Lake District is emblematic of the challenges faced by rural economies.

An outpouring of outrage greeted plans to install a set of aerial zip wires across the Lake District’s Thirlmere Reservoir – with a planning application for the £1.8m facility last week pulled at the eleventh hour. Yet, more than just a planning battle over a Cumbrian beauty spot … the case of Treetop Trek is a posterchild of the challenges facing rural economies.  It’s one … Continue reading ADVENTURE ISN’T OUT THERE:   Why the furore over zip wiring across the Lake District is emblematic of the challenges faced by rural economies.