Highlights from RESI Convention 2019

By Rishi Banerjee At this year’s RESI Convention, yet again, record numbers of attendees made it to Celtic Manor in Newport. This year’s conference was titled ‘Brave new mixed-up world’ taking a closer look at mixed-use developments, partnerships, BTR and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). Is housing policy taking a step back in time? Esther…

Vanguard appoints Newgate

Vanguard, one of the world’s largest and most respected investment firms, has appointed Newgate Communications as its UK corporate communications adviser. The appointment comes as Vanguard seeks to build greater awareness about its mission to lower the cost and complexity of investing in the UK. A pioneer of high-value, low-cost investing, Vanguard entered the UK…

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…

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,…

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,…