Public Affairs

Organisations need to constantly think about public affairs to ensure their positions on key legislation, regulation and policy issues are known and understood by people with political influence. From direct engagement with Parliamentarians on specific issues, through to long-term campaigns highlighting the need to change laws or regulation, a strong public affairs team is crucial to any organisation’s future planning and smooth running.

Through our deep understanding of the political landscape, we can help you articulate your position on key policy and regulatory matters.

Our Experience

We are an agency built on cross-party connections. We believe it is strategically important for us, and our clients, to be prepared for any eventuality or change in Westminster and beyond. Members of our team have worked for both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, as well as working as Special Advisors, being Parliamentary candidates and having been elected local Councillors. Members of our team also have experience of working within the civil service. We also have strong relationships with think tanks closely aligned to both main parties, including Progressive Britain, Labour Together, the IEA and ConservativeHome.

What is Public Affairs?

Public Affairs is the practice of managing an organisation’s relationship with political stakeholders – including the Government, members of Parliament, officials, and key industry figures. Through public affairs support, companies outline their views and thoughts on key policy and regulatory matters to political stakeholders with influence over such policy and regulation, in efforts to develop good legislation.

Why do you need a Public Affairs agency?

Engagement with political stakeholders is vital for companies and organisations looking who are interested in, or affected by policy making, legislation and regulations. Using a public affairs agency brings in expertise to support your in-house team, or to be your public affairs function, helping you to articulate clearly and effectively your views to political stakeholders. Public affairs activity can include stakeholder engagement, strategic creative campaigns, lobbying for proportionate regulation in the face of change, as well as providing Select Committee and APPG appearance training. 

Looking for Public Affairs support?

Pagefield has deep experience in supporting companies with their public affairs challenges – be they regulatory issues affecting how a business is run, impending legislation which will negatively impact a sector, or helping companies raise their profile in Westminster. With our cross-party experience and strategic connections, we’re ideally placed to support companies in sectors ranging from transport to finance, and defence to industry.

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Our Other Expertise Areas

Executive Communications

We assist decision-makers, CEOs, board members, and senior spokespeople in navigating complicated political, media and business challenges. We offer leadership coaching together with round-the-clock phone and in-person support catered to your specific needs.

Corporate Communications

We help you ensure that your audiences truly understand your purpose, story and priorities in an increasingly complex world.

Crisis and Issues Communications

We protect and promote your reputation, through advanced risk planning and assured and urgent hands-on support when it matters.

Public & Regulatory Affairs

We provide well-informed political insight, to create and deliver impactful campaigns for UK and international brands seeking to improve public policy and regulation.

Fundraise Communications

We help companies looking to scale-up make the most of their stand-out PR moments, including fundraising rounds, to ensure they make a splash and are noticed by the people that matter.

Merger and Acquisition Communication

We provide support to companies handling M&A processes, ensuring that through every stage of the process, they have the support they need for effective political and media engagement.

Brand Positioning & Rebranding

We design and create powerful content that makes you and your brand stand out from the crowd, and persuades people to choose you over your competition.

ESG and Sustainability

Our leadership team harnesses decades of experience at the highest levels of media, politics, business and the non-profit sector, to communicate their ESG and sustainability programmes in a way that cuts through the noise and makes them stand out of the crowd.

Digital & Social

We develop and implement creative social and digital campaigns that extend the reach of your campaigns, shaping reputation, engaging stakeholders and protecting your brand.

Executive Training

Our training will help you to master the skills you need to communicate your message, seize your opportunities and overcome challenges.

How can we help you?

We build lasting relationships based on trust and a thorough understanding of your world. If you would like a conversation about how we can help protect and promote you, your brand, your business or your new market challenger, please do get in touch.

hello@pagefield.co.uk