Chelgate has launched a new fortnightly podcast. Called “Opinion Battlegrounds” the team discusses and dissects recent arguments, debates and controversies. They don’t take sides or decide who was right and who was wrong. Their focus is on the art of persuasion; on the argument. Who won it, and who lost? What techniques did they apply? Did those techniques work? Normally, Opinion Battlegrounds runs every two weeks, but for the British General Election we ran an Election Special, within a few hours of the election result. Listen to Opinion Battlegrounds with any of these links: Spotify Podcast Apple Podcast SoundCloud Podcast […]Read More..
We are delighted to welcome James Monckton to Chelgate, where he is now heading our International Issues Management team. Jamie has a wealth of unique experience in international opinion and information management, leading some of the UK Ministry of Defence’s most demanding Discreet Information and Influence efforts to combat violent extremism in the middle east. Jamie, who speaks Arabic, led his team to conduct what were among the world’s largest and most influential information / behaviour change campaigns, using some of the most advanced techniques ever deployed by any nation. Blending theoretical knowledge with a great depth of practical experience […]Read More..
EU Parliament is back… And the Commission is nearly back too! With all the talk this week of parliaments being prorogued, you can rest assured that at least the European Parliament shall be open during September. After the long Summer Recess this will be a busy month – both legislatively and politically. The new and emboldened EU Parliamentary Committees will be scrutinising the proposed EU Commissioners under their remit in what will prove to be a feisty exchange and legislative portfolios will begin to be picked up again. What a Waste (Directive)! 2018 revised directive to be re-reviewed in 2020 […]Read More..
UK GOVERNMENT SECTOR DEAL AND THE EU COMMISSION APPROACH ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Recently, the UK Government and EU Commission have announced bold aspirations for the Artificial Intelligence sector. Both announcements could have potentially wide-ranging ramifications for the growth of individual sectors – health, finance, transport – as well as the artificial intelligence sector taken as a whole. Both approaches will set the course for the artificial intelligence industry in the UK and EU for the next ten years. If the decision makers get it right, the benefits from the growth in artificial intelligence will be a revolution for the […]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..
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..