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,…

Will impact investing remain a niche area?

Written by Shelly Durrant, Account Director If you’re asking yourself, what is impact investing? Where have you been these past 12-18 months? Everywhere you turn are headlines and mentions of it. Impact investing refers to investments made into companies with the intention of generating a measureable, beneficial social or environmental impact, alongside a financial return….

Redleaf rebrands as Newgate

Today, Porta Communications Plc announced that its 100% owned subsidiary, Redleaf Communications, has been fully integrated into its global strategic communications agency, Newgate Communications and will now operate under that brand. The agency operates in 16 offices across 7 countries offering consultancy in areas such as public affairs, digital, research, financial and professional services, community…

The Letwin Review: No Yeezy Answers

Written by David Scane, Associate Partner Newgate Communications Most people, when asked, will tell you that there are strikingly few comparisons to be made between Kanye West and Sir Oliver Letwin. However, it turns out that the two men share one vital thing in common- a love of releasing highly anticipated work with very little…

Newgate Budget 2018 Summary

Budget summary: Key takeaways A very political budget Philip Hammond has delivered his third Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer and the last one before Britain leaves the EU. His statement was made against the backdrop of political uncertainty, as Brexit negotiations enter a critical phase and the government is under pressure to agree a…

CentralNic Appoints Newgate as its Global Comms Adviser

CentralNic, the international domain and web services industry consolidator, has appointed Newgate to provide financial communications, investor access support, and international corporate and leadership communications. CentralNic’s advanced and highly scalable software platforms provide the infrastructure that enables companies to register, sell and manage their portfolios of domain names, while also providing high-value services, such as…

Have we reached ‘Peak Retail?’

By Deborah Saw, Executive Chair, Newgate Communications 2018 has been an incredibly challenging year for retail and having advised national retailers and its supply chain this year that is our experience. It is looking like it will be the worst year for the sector since the recession in 2008, when Woolworths collapsed.  According to research…

Getting out of the echo chamber

Before you stop reading, no, this is not a blog about Brexit. On Wednesday I managed to escape The City for the smoke of another city, Birmingham. The Country’s second city, home to Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Peaky Blinders and the UK’s largest science and technology campus. The Innovation Engine Project at Birmingham Innovation Campus hosted…

Conservative Conference Review: May survives to March

The dust is settling on another Conservative Party Conference. Against a backdrop of increasing tension over our future relationship with Brussels, most people expected a difficult few days for both prime minister and party. But that’s not what happened. The mood was business-like and calm. And although the main conference hall was often half-full, the…

David Scane joins Newgate

David Scane joined Newgate in September 2018, where he sits within the Engage team as an Associate Partner. David has worked in communications for the past 7 years, working alongside housebuilders, land promoters, and commercial developers. He has advised clients on a local, regional and national level, and regularly provides comment and opinion pieces in…

Newgate in Housebuilder magazine: Innovation in Bristol Housing

The article below featured in the September edition of Housebuilder magazine. Drew Aspinwall, account director at Newgate Communications in Bristol, says that the city has a reputation for dong things differently, with its multi-initiative approach to affordable housing proving to be successful. Bristol is squaring up to its affordable housing crisis with a range of…