A great deal has happened since Chelgate decided to close its offices and move to home working’ on 10th March in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We took an early decision to avoid travel and meetings and protect our staff, clients and prospects as the underlying spread of the virus was not being recognised or reported. Subsequent statements by the Government on 20th March and this week have sought to protect the NHS and save lives asking us all to, as far as possible, stay at home. Our teams are effectively working remotely. We have had access to […]Read More..
International Issues and Crisis Management Consultants, Chelgate Ltd have announced a switch to “minimal presence staffing” at the company’s London Headquarters. In a memo to staff Chelgate Executive Chairman, Terence Fane-Saunders said that the company would be making “important changes to the way we work, in order to protect our staff, our clients and our business contacts. “Public transport is potentially a petri dish for the virus, and I want to minimise the degree to which people are required to expose themselves to this risk. I also want to minimise the risks created by unnecessarily bringing together groups of […]Read More..
The latest episode of our “Opinion Battlegrounds” podcast is now live. This week we are happily chewing over the Iowa fiasco, Boris the Pub Bruiser and the Labour leadership One Horse Race (or is it?) SoundCloud DownloadRead More..
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..