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…

All I want for Christmas is you(r vote)

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By Douglas Johnson Monday morning is, frankly, getting quite tough. Peeling back the curtains to find that it’s still dark, just two weeks after setting our clocks back, is enough to demoralise anyone. It’s easy to see why there’s a widely held belief that a December General Election will…

Let Them Eat Meringue

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By David Scane On a recent trip to the local food market, my 4 year old son’s attention was captured by an enormous pink and white meringue for sale on one of the stalls. His protestations that he “really, really, really, really, really”, wanted one failed to break down…

Above and beyond – maximising your sponsorship investment

By Guy Smith Richard Branson once said: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small”.  That certainly hasn’t been the case for serial adventurer James Ketchell.  Despite suffering from depression as a teenager, leaving school without any qualifications and then surviving a near-fatal motorbike accident, he had a dream, a big dream.   The…

Launch of SEC Newgate S.p.A.

Shares in SEC Newgate S.p.A. (AIM:  SECG), a newly created strategic global communications firm began trading today on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The result of the merger of leading European communications firm SEC with Porta, the parent company of the award-winning Newgate Communications, SEC Newgate will offer clients a full suite…

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,…

Money2020 Europe

By Glesni Euros Financial Alchemy Dozens of thought leaders along with hundreds of delegates made it to Money2020 Europe in Amsterdam. CEOs, CTOs, marketing managers and executives came to the Rai exhibition hall last week to explore the latest developments in payments, financial technology and the financial services industry more broadly. The theme this year…

Welsh Labour Conference 2019 – order from chaos?

A slashed majority in the Newport West by-election, protesters seeking a second EU referendum and a brewing controversy over primary school funding did little to do quell the upbeat mood of Labour supporters as they crowded into Venue Cymru, Llandudno, for the start of Welsh Labour Conference 2019. Held on a sunny, breezy weekend, it…