Introducing Newgate

Newgate delivers insight driven, seamless communications locally, nationally and internationally.  We enhance and protect reputations and build value.  We anticipate change and create fresh ideas based on insight.  We help our clients to engage and influence the opinions that matter most, to achieve distinctive positioning. Newgate is a team of 235 motivated and talented people,…

Ancoats: A blueprint for city centre regeneration

By Matthew Williams Anyone who lives in and around the North West has probably heard of the recent revival of Ancoats, a forgotten neighbourhood of Manchester which held great influence during the industrial revolution. The cobbled streets have created such a buzz about the place that in 2018, Time Magazine voted it the 13th coolest…

When is a deal not a deal? When it’s a NI Assembly deal.

By Chris Midgley Last night Táiniste (taw-nish-ta) Simon Coveney and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith announced “New Decade, New Approach” a 62-page draft agreement designed to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland. It has taken three years and countless hours of negotiations to get here and yet, still, we are nowhere. As…

How to create a do-it-yourself newswire to stay informed 24/7

By Ian Silvera How do you get your news? I doubt you calmly and slowly digest a print newspaper over a glass of orange juice and a bowl of cornflakes as part of a chilled and mindful morning routine, that’s for sure. The likelihood, according to the UK’s media watchdog Ofcom, is that you’re getting…

EU Taxonomy legislation could make 2020 the year of the ‘green bull’ market

By Andrew Adie One of the great challenges facing those trying to drive through sustainable investments is the issue of measurement and comparison across holdings.  However, this month the EU is due to formally adopt new green investment rules, known as Taxonomy, which will, for the first time, provide a universal system for classifying sustainable…

Wales: Conservatives finally loosen Labour’s grip

If it wasn’t a total washout for Labour in Wales, it certainly was a massively disappointing night. Yes, Labour managed to cling on to a majority of Welsh seats, but only just. With the exception of Alyn and Deeside, all their seats north of the South Wales Valleys fell to the Tories. The Conservatives, constituency…

General Election – Conservative landslide victory: instant reaction

A dramatic night has delivered a decisive majority for the Conservative Party. Seats held for well over one hundred years switched from Labour to the Conservative Party. The Scottish Nationalists almost swept the board in Scotland, but the Conservatives emerged as the largest party in Wales, an historic first. The Conservative Party broke through in…

Building Beautiful, No Matter What They Say.

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog by Scott Harker If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then nowhere is this more the case than when it comes to the design of new homes. A housing development that looks beautiful to one group of people may be considered to be an absolute eyesore to…

We’ll make it all go away

By Simon GentryThe Conservatives have read the nation’s mood and it is reflected in their manifesto and campaign. And, according to the polls, it will win them a comfortable majority. Over the last few years, we’ve suffered through a national political psychodrama, played out in homes, workplaces and, most obviously, in parliament. There can be…