Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainable Development

Public Affairs

  • Public affairs consultants are often incorrectly referred to as "lobbyists" but our work is more wide-ranging. We use our understanding of the political system to offer political and public policy advice to our clients.
  • Clients include private sector companies, non-profit organizations, and government entities.

Typical support may include:

  • Identifying key stakeholders in the decision-making process in national, regional and local government bodies and working to maintain relationships with these individuals and to assist clients to promote and protect their interests effectively. 
  • Monitoring information sources in order to keep clients informed of any developments related to their field of activity and advising on potential responses that may be required;
  • Researching, forecasting and evaluating the effects of public policy on an organization using public sources, political intelligence and personal contacts.
  • Writing newsletters, briefings, campaign material and press releases.
  • Attending select committee hearings, party conferences and other events.
  • Establishing and maintaining two-way communication with relevant official bodies.
  • Maintaining regular contact, in person and in writing, with politicians, civil servants and/or staff in local authorities and regulatory bodies to brief them on clients' work and concerns.