Archived Newsletters

We will be providing regular updates on the latest Government advice and actions to deal with the Coronavirus crisis through our eNewsletter ‘Newgate News’.  To subscribe email hello@newgatecomms.com We’ll have a personal report from a Newgate colleague around the world and suggest key social media accounts that you may wish to follow.  With so many people…

Williamson sets out details on children going back to school

By Gareth Jones, Newgate Public Affairs Today saw the return of the Downing Street press conference, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson setting out detailed plans for schools and colleges in England to reopen, in full, in September. Williamson said that school attendance would be mandatory and stressed that getting children back to school is a…

Letter from… Rome

By Maurizio Maione, Vice president, SEC Newgate With images of people getting back to the old life from North to South, whilst enjoying an aperitif, I reflected on the real reach and consistency of adopting positive change in our lives. Is there a possibility for humanity take the lessons learnt from this experience and make…

The ‘return to work’ communications conundrum

By Tali Robinson, Partner If you’re a communications professional like most of us here at Newgate, you will undoubtedly have been pulled in a million different directions, had countless debates and conversations and a found yourself with more dilemmas than you ever imagined possible since the start of lockdown in March. From how to communicate…

Child Zoom stars

By Robin Tozer, Partner Yesterday both the BBC and Sky made stars of young children who interrupted their mothers who were on-air from their homes via video call. This has perfectly encapsulated my lockdown experience from the wilds of South-east London. During lockdown, my partner has continued to go into work part time so for…

China, Leicester, Switzerland and mixed messages

By Simon Gentry, Managing Partner As break-ups go, the UK China split is looking as messy as they come – and its set to get much worse.  Only five short years ago the then Chancellor, George Osborne, was talking of a golden period in Sino-British relations and claiming that the UK was China’s best friend…

Letter from… Devon

By Drew AspinwallAccount Director The annual run to the sun in the south west will certainly be a different experience for visitors from previous years but despite the colossal set back to the economy due to lockdown, the tourism industry is rolling up its sleeves in a brave attempt to recover the season and lost…

Wedding bliss?

By Emma Goodwin, Account Director I got married on 6th March. I also got lucky. Because, just over two weeks later, 2020’s wedding season shut down before it had even really begun. With around 250,000 weddings taking place every year in the UK, our countrywide lockdown has meant that an awful lot of dream days…

Tik-for-Tok retaliation

By Austyn Close, Senior Executive It comes as no surprise that India has banned up to 60 Chinese social media apps this week, including the app which has made celebrities of us all during lockdown, TikTok. Until now, the two hegemonic states have been staring one another down across the vast Asian continent for decades…

Boris to “Build, Build, Build” to bounce Britain back

By Tim Le Couilliard, Newgate Public Affairs Speaking in Dudley today the Prime Minister announced an “ambitious” post-Coronavirus recovery plan, headlined by a £5 billion “New Deal” and “Project Speed” reforms to the planning system. Big infrastructure projects are to be accelerated with new funding for schools, transport and broadband – all of which wouldn’t…

Letter from… Paris

By Ulysse AvraneJunior Consultant, CLAI (part of SEC Newgate) Since the last letter, there has been a big drop in the number of new daily cases of coronavirus across France. Along with this decline, there has been an increase in the number of new tests being done and the number of patients who have recovered…