Brexit: What next for the UK food and farming sector?

A Newgate event with Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development As part of its ongoing communications work on Brexit, Newgate Communications jointly hosted a breakfast seminar with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) on the post-Brexit trading and regulatory landscape for the agri-food sector. The keynote speaker was Phil Hogan, European Commissioner…

Angela Merkel 3 – Martin Schulz 0

The blog below is written by Dicomm Advisors our partner agency in Berlin and one of the leading public affairs advisors in Germany. There have been three regional elections in Germany this year and the results don’t bode well for Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament, and now the leader of the…

Facebook Corbyn

If you have any spare time on your hands and fancy getting involved in an online row with someone then the best way to start the ball rolling is to criticise Jeremy Corbyn. It’s really easy – just go on to Facebook and say something mean or uncharitable about the current leader of the Labour…

Talking Brexit in Berlin

Part of the Newgate public affairs team spent time in Berlin last week meeting business and political leaders to discuss Brexit.  Below we set out some of our impressions.  These are obviously in no way scientific, but they do give a flavour of the thinking in Berlin. A deep sense of loss is one way…

Never mind Brexit, be inspired

by Bob Huxford A team  from Newgate attended the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain event at the London Stock Exchange yesterday. Interestingly, the speakers at the event were full of optimism for UK business and the opportunities for growth. One significant positive on which the panel, consisting of representatives from HSBC, Cenkos, Business Growth Fund…

The following blog was written by George Gibson, an Associate based in our Manchester office. Newgate attended the launch of the Labour Party’s General Election campaign in Manchester on Tuesday, as Jeremy Corbyn announced his vision for the country ahead of the manifesto launch. Introduced by former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh as the head…

Stephen Byfield in Housebuilder – Legacy projects

The article below is taken from Stephen Byfield’s regular column in Housebuilder magazine. Stephen is a partner at Newgate and founded, stakeholder and community engagement specialists, PPS Group (now Newgate Engage) over 27 years ago. The company has worked for every major housebuilder down the years, helping them gain planning consent and to engage with…

The canary in the mine

Local elections are often the canary in the mine for British politics. Trends which play out nationally become visible earlier on in the smaller scale contests which take place in districts and counties. We’ll be considering the results of yesterday’s metro mayor contests in more detail elsewhere, but there are some broader trends already visible…

When the chips are up

They say elephants never forget. But pachyderms are positively forgetful when compared when journalists. Slight a reporter and he or she will hunt you down for years. When I was on the other side of the divide I would put a little note in my address book saying LC (the “L” stood for lying) if…