A Week in Brussels

May 26th, 2017 by

Our ‘man on the ground’ in Brussels has had the honour of posting this week’s ‘A Week in Brussels’ report for PubAffairs. You can read his article below or access it via the PubAffairs website here: “This week has been all about President Trump’s visit to the Brussels bubble. But as I write this, I know that the President would beat any verbose, post-visit analysis with just 140 characters on his Twitter feed during his flight on to Italy. The trip has not alleviated fears in the EU’s upper echelons about the President’s plans. There was no meeting of minds […]

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Chelgate 2017 General Election Competition

May 2nd, 2017 by

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 […]

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New Managing Director at Chelgate

July 5th, 2016 by

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 […]

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Public Affairs News interview

April 11th, 2016 by

PRCA director general Francis Ingham dines with Chelgate director Liam Herbert at Shepherd’s restaurant.   My first PAN interview lunch with Liam Herbert met the fate of Richard Nixon’s Presidency – some excellent results, fatally undermined by regrettable recording gaps. So we reconvened to give it a second go…   Speaking of repeats, I piled straight in with a tease about the state of Liam’s beloved Labour Party. The Labour Manifesto 1983. We’re seeing the re-run now aren’t we? “We are, actually.  We don’t appear to be an Official Opposition because we don’t appear to be opposing very much.  But we […]

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Secretary of State speaks at Romania Conference

February 10th, 2016 by

The Romanian Secretary of State for the Economy, Claudiu Vrinceanu, was the keynote speaker at the Doing Business in Romania Conference last Wednesday (February 3), which was organised by Chelgate.   The Minister was joined at the Romanian Cultural Institute by the newly appointed adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Viorel Ciocoiu, and Matteo Patrone, Director, of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to give an insight to Romania as a destination for business and investment. The conference, which was co-hosted by the Romanian Embassy, InvestRomania, the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce (BRCC), Chelgate and Eversheds, heard how Romania […]

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Top Ten Reputation Managers

January 19th, 2016 by

Chelgate Chairman, Terence Fane-Saunders has again been listed as one of the Top Ten Reputation Managers in the profession in the January/ February edition of the Spears Index. Spears is the “house magazine” for Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals , with a readership whose average assets exceed £5 million. Fane-Saunders, whom the Index rates as “Outstanding in Field” , said he was “charmed and flattered” at this recognition, despite the low-profile approach he usually adopts in his work.    

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Terence Fane-Saunders speaks on nurseries crisis management

June 16th, 2015 by

On 11th June 2015, Chelgate Chairman and Chief Executive Terence Fane-Saunders addressed a workshop on Crisis Management at the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Annual Conference. The theme of the NALS conference was ‘Insights and Inspiration’, but on its second day the conference turned to focus on the handling of crises. Known as the ‘influential, independent voice of the nursery sector’, the NDNA hosted key industry speakers, with topics ranging from new government childcare policies to effective nursery disaster-management. Terence Fane-Saunders placed particular emphasis on preparation for crisis, telling his audience that 70% of good crisis management should take place […]

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Chelgate hosts Monkfish Theatre Company

June 16th, 2015 by

Last week, Chelgate played host to the young and innovative Monkfish Theatre Company. The Company will be taking its latest work to the Edinburgh Fringe later this summer. Chelgate takes pride in its involvement in the arts, and stays connected to the art world by lending occasional support to the sector pro bono. For two days, auditions for Monkfish’s upcoming performances were held in Chelgate’s offices. So for eight hours a day, on Wednesday and Thursday, our upper boardroom rang with the impassioned, disconcerting sounds of modernist drama. Many of Chelgate’s clients have connections to the arts, and range from Mayfair […]

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Election Competition – And The Winner Is…

May 28th, 2015 by

Thanks to all of you who entered the Chelgate Election Competition We don’t often do promotions here at Chelgate – we like to let our work speak for itself. But there is one promotion we have been running almost since the beginning: our general election competition. At each and every general election, we ask our clients, our contacts, our friends and even our competitors to predict the outcome of the election. The most accurate seer is rewarded with a case of champagne. This year, we asked entrants to guess: Who would win the most seats Whether we would have a […]

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Election Competition: Update!

April 30th, 2015 by

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 […]

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