By Michael Hardware, Associate Director, Chelgate Local – Essex Garden Villages This article was published as an opinion piece in PlacemakingResource on 22nd January. You can view it here (subscription needed). Essex may soon overtake Kent as the ‘Garden of England’, with numerous garden communities planned and new bids about to be announced. Several of Essex’s councils are taking an increasingly prominent role in the development of these new communities. Working collaboratively using garden city principles and an infrastructure-first approach, the new garden towns and villages are set to deliver significant numbers of new homes in communities in which people […]Read More..
Chelgate Executive Chairman, Terence Fane-Saunders, has been listed as one of the top ten Reputation Managers in the profession. The accolade comes in the 2018 edition of the prestigious Spears 500 which each year identifies the top individuals in each of the key professions for its audience of High Net Worth individuals. Listed as “Outstanding in field” the publication cites his particular expertise in Crisis Management. “It’s very flattering to be recognised in this way”, Fane-Saunders commented, “particularly as we do maintain a particularly low-profile and discreet approach where our client assignment are concerned”.Read More..
Chelgate Local is hosting a Breakfast Briefing on December 5 about Garden Towns and Villages at Essex County Cricket Club in Chelmsford. Come and have breakfast with senior Essex and Hertfordshire politicians and discuss current projects in Essex and Hertfordshire and hear their views on solving the housing crisis. Held in conjunction with Bidwells please reply to this email or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and reserve a place. About Chelgate Local Chelgate Local offers a comprehensive range of strategic communications advice, planning PR, advocacy, consultation and engagement to support our clients as they move through the […]Read More..
Our ‘man on the ground’ in Brussels, Chris Morris, 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: Forget Article 50, Brussels was far more interested in Article 155 this week. The now infamous weapon in Madrid’s arsenal to withdraw the powers of autonomous areas. Whilst Brussels is at strains to not discuss Catalan’s ambiguous declaration of independence in public, it has certainly been the hot topic that people are talking about in the Brussels bars this week. Quite […]Read More..
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 […]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..
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 […]Read More..
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 […]Read More..
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.Read More..