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…

How UK political parties should PR the EU elections

Locked-in disagreement with a Prime Minister planning her exit, the House of Commons’ Brexit delay means that the UK is facing EU Parliamentary elections on Thursday 23 May – almost three years after 17.5 million people voted to quit the political and economic bloc in a tightly contested referendum. The potential vote, the fourth time…

Has Brexit sparked the end of two-party politics?

By Siân Jones ‘The Conservative Party is a broad church’. How many times have we heard that phrase uttered by Tory politicians in the past few weeks and months? Yet the increasingly acrimonious and polarised debate over Brexit has seen that definition stretched to breaking point.  Prominent backbenchers have defected to the new Independent Group…

Koovs Plc appoints Newgate as its financial comms adviser

Koovs Plc appoints Newgate Communications as its financial communications adviser Koovs Plc, the fashion-forward business focused on the young Indian e-commerce market, has appointed Newgate Communications as its financial and corporate communications adviser. Newgate will work with Koovs to increase shareholder awareness and support the Company through tailored communication campaigns. It will focus on the…

Newgate board appointment gives top three roles to women 

Newgate Communications is pleased to announce that Nina Dowell, Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the company’s board resulting in the most senior managerial roles in the company, Executive Chair, Chief Executive and COO, being held by women. Nina is responsible for all Newgate’s administrative functions supporting the effectiveness of client-facing teams in the…

Public problems

By Tom Jones Anti-social behaviour has become a major problem across Manchester and, following increasing reports from concerned residents, Manchester City Council has decided to seek public feedback on a new City Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). If adopted the PSPO would cover the city centre areas of Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown, Piccadilly and the…