With the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe Theresa May gave her long-awaited Brexit speech, in front of one of the most boring grey banners in living memory. Long gone were the days of the splendid bookcases of Lancaster House. This Lancaster 2.0 speech was designed to kick-start the dawdling and laggard negotiations between David Davis and Michel Barnier. It was meant to be a game-changer, a turning point in the negotiations but it unfortunately failed to give any real assurances to either Brussels, the British people or businesses. In brief, May has effectively agreed to […]Read More..
Don’t rely on the pollsters or the betting odds to predict the outcome of the General Election this year, here at Chelgate we’ve got a much better method of forecasting: the promise of champagne. Another General Election and so another opportunity for you to enter the famous Chelgate Election Competition. We want to know who is the most politically astute or at least the most clairvoyant among our many partners, clients, contacts, in fact anyone in the industry. The winner will be richly rewarded with a case of champagne, so the stakes couldn’t be higher! We have been running this […]Read More..
Chelgate has a new managing director, Liam Herbert. In his previous role as director of client services, Liam has been a key member of Chelgate’s senior management team since he joined us in 2014. Before that, he had held a number of senior management positions, both in-house and in consultancies. These included leading the external relations function for a global tobacco industry company, and the corporate communications operations at a major utilities company and for a police authority. He had also headed a London-based public relations practice. In his new role, which also includes appointment to the Chelgate Board, Liam […]Read More..
One week until polling day, and Chelgate champagne clairvoyants are bullish on Tories. Polls and the betting markets are all well and good, but here at Chelgate we’ve got a much better way of predicting the election: the promise of champagne. Every election, we hold an open competition to see who is the more clairvoyant among our many partners, clients, and contacts, as well as among the general public. The winner is richly rewarded with a case of champagne, so the stakes couldn’t be higher. This year, we have been asking contestants to answer six questions in our election competition, plus […]Read More..
After five long years, the election is finally under way. That means it’s time for another Chelgate Election Competition. We want your predictions: who will be the next Prime Minister? Will Clegg cling on? Will the SNP surge last? Let us know what you think, and you could win a case of champagne! The competition has now closed!Read More..
Chelgate Chairman, Terence Fane-Saunders, has been featured as one of the top ten reputation management professionals in the new Spear’s 500 publication. The Spear’s 500 is a comprehensive guide for high net worth individuals which identifies the top players in every area from private banking to family lawyers. The guide is essential for anyone operating in the wealth management industry, and it has been dubbed the ‘Forbes of Europe’. Fane-Saunders is presented as one of the top ten PR professionals in the country, and is described as a ‘reputation manager with a pedigree’. To find out more about Terence Fane-Saunders, […]Read More..
Chelgate Deputy Chairman Nick Wood-Dow co-chaired the summit on Transforming Technology in Health and Social Care with Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 10 December. The summit was attended by 120 health professionals from the public and private sectors. It was organised by John Nassoori of Dods Parliamentary Communications, and featured guest speakers from within NHS England and other leaders of health informatics. The morning sessions focussed on innovation in delivering digital healthcare and clinical services, while the afternoon looked at examples of working together to drive efficiency and productivity gains, including best practice in South Wales and Dorset. Delegates […]Read More..
Chelgate chairman has been listed as one of top ten PRs in the Spears Index for Reputation Management. Terence Fane-Saunders, Chelgate chairman and chief executive, has been listed as one of top ten PRs in the latest edition of Spear’s magazine. Fane-Saunders, featured among the leading barristers, solicitors and PR gurus, is described as a ‘heavyweight’ of the public relations industry and a ‘reputation manager with a pedigree’.Read More..