Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure!

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By Drew AspinwallAt the 1997 General Election, Tony Blair famously promised that a Labour Government’s three main priorities would be ‘Education, Education, Education’. Flash forward 22 years, and today’s politicians could take a rhetorical leaf out of Blair’s book when it comes to the solution for housebuilding, ‘Infrastructure, infrastructure,…

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…

InPrint: Is Bristol really for sale?

Predicted to be one of the UK’s fastest growing cities over the next three years, Bristol is under pressure to strike a balance between securing funding streams for major infrastructure projects whilst delivering on priorities at a local level. March 2018 saw Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees attend the MIPIM Conference in Cannes and network with…

Never mind Brexit, be inspired

by Bob Huxford A team  from Newgate attended the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain event at the London Stock Exchange yesterday. Interestingly, the speakers at the event were full of optimism for UK business and the opportunities for growth. One significant positive on which the panel, consisting of representatives from HSBC, Cenkos, Business Growth Fund…

The following blog was written by George Gibson, an Associate based in our Manchester office. Newgate attended the launch of the Labour Party’s General Election campaign in Manchester on Tuesday, as Jeremy Corbyn announced his vision for the country ahead of the manifesto launch. Introduced by former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh as the head…

Battle lines drawn in Greater Manchester Mayoral race

On Friday night, hundreds of top industry professionals gathered to hear from the candidates to become Greater Manchester’s first elected mayor; Andy Burnham, Sean Anstee and Jane Brophy, at the Midland Hotel. Newgate sister agency PPS was delighted to be a sponsor for this well attended and exciting event, which was not so much a…

Chris Grayling and ‘the vision thing’

Written by Gavin Devine, Managing Partner Newgate Communications An abridged version of this article appears in this month’s Transport Times. 1,409 days.  That’s how long Patrick McLoughlin was Transport Secretary.  That’s how long he was a safe pair of hands, pressing quietly ahead with HS2, kicking the airport capacity can down the road, damping down…