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,…

How not to pitch into broadcast

By Vanessa Chance For many clients, getting good broadcast coverage is the ultimate PR success and yet so many struggle with it.  On Wednesday, Newgate ran a seminar with ex-broadcasters on pitching to TV and radio, which was a real eye-opener for me. I was amazed at how much the visual dominates TV story selection….

Dementia: it’s time to talk

By Vanessa Chance September is World Alzheimer’s Month and its time to talk about dementia. Some key facts on dementia: Today, there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025 One in three people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in…

The election will present the country with two very different futures

By Simon Gentry With the Conservative government now a minority administration, an election in the next few months must be a certainty. With the Tories approximately 10% ahead in the polls, there seem to be two broad possible outcomes when that election comes: The first is that Johnson’s Conservatives run a ‘People versus Parliament’ campaign…

Newgate event: How Not to Pitch Into Broadcast

Join us on Wednesday 11 September for our latest breakfast seminar, ‘How Not to Pitch Into Broadcast’. Speakers include ex-BBC correspondent Guy Smith and ex-ITV news editor Louise Male. Places are limited. Please email Vanessa Chance at rsvp@newgatecomms.com if you’re interested in attending. Full details below.

Newgate secures The Economist Open Future Festival win

Newgate Communications has been appointed by The Economist to lead communications for its Open Future Festival initiative in Manchester. The initiative – which aims to remake the case for liberal values and policies in the 21st century in a period of rising populism and authoritarianism around the world – culminates in the Open Future Festival,…

HS2 – are the wheels finally coming off?

By Nick Waterman The government has announced the timetable for the much-anticipated review into the entire HS2 project. Conducted by ex-HS2 chair Doug Oakervee, the wide-ranging examination will delve into the project’s finances, decision making and to quote the Prime Minister, “whether and how we proceed.” A chequered history From the robust opposition of residents…

With the deadline for PPI claims in sight, what’s next for UK banks?

By Simone Fassom, Associate Partner It’s impossible not to have noticed that recently there has been a renewed energy around the PPI mis-selling scandal and claims for compensation. As the deadline of 29th August fast approaches, the City regulator is urging individuals to make that claim before the time runs out. According to the FCA,…

We need to talk about…Woodford

By Paul Wynne Partner, Newgate Communications Well, what we really need to talk about is how communication is handled in the circumstances that lead to crisis. As we are discovering, the flow of information is critical – between provider, its suppliers, the distributors and the regulator. Most importantly, the flow of information to investors so…

Johnson’s Downing Street

Written by Newgate’s Public Affairs team The Johnson administration will be materially different to Theresa May’s – that goes without saying. Gone are the days of a Prime Minister working closely with one or two close advisers and shutting everyone else out.  Under Johnson, we have a much more powerful Downing Street machine, filled with…

What our work experience students taught me

By Emma Kane There are very few things in life where success is due to the hard work and talent of just one individual. Behind every Wimbledon tennis champion there will be a big team of experts, each of whom has played their role in achieving victory – the coach, nutritionist, sports scientist, psychologist, the…