Building Safety Unit

Providing expert support on the sector’s biggest issue.

Our expert Building Safety Unit reflects BECG Group’s sector leading expertise across building safety issues, including expert policy counsel, crisis communications, specialist resident and community engagement – set alongside media relations, planning communications and government relations.

We have unrivalled experience working with some of the UK’s best-known developers, leading housing associations, and managing agents, leading them through one of the built environment’s biggest issues.

The new unit provides a multi-disciplinary team bringing, together experts from across the Group – including
Cavendish Advocacy, CrowdControlHQ, and Liberty One Communications.

New research has found that 58 percent of people in the UK believe the UK Government has not done enough to ensure the removal of flammable cladding from residential buildings since the Grenfell Tower tragedy.Plus

BECG Building Safety Unit research reveals scale of the cladding challenge

Our Building Safety Unit team

Julius Duncan

Board Director, BECG

Jenny Riddell-Carpenter

Board Director, Cavendish Advocacy  

Will Balme

Digital Client Delivery Lead

Sabina Huck

Senior Account Manager

Tom Gosschalk

Senior Account Manager

Thomas Woolhouse

Senior Account Manager

Georgina Walker

Account Manager

Yerin Seo

Senior Account Executive

Olivia Choudhry

Account Executive

Julius Duncan

Board Director, BECG

Julius has 25 years of experience guiding organisations through complex issues that impact reputation. He is the lead counsel to BECG’s property sector clients as they address the risks and opportunities around building safety.

 

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Jenny Riddell-Carpenter

Board Director, Cavendish Advocacy  

Jenny has led the crisis response for two major UK residential fire incidents, and oversees fire safety and remediation for some for the UK’s largest housing associations and housebuilders.  

 

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Will Balme

Digital Client Delivery Lead

Will is BECG’s digital client delivery lead, bringing with him 12 years’ experience in branding and digital programme working with a range of clients. Will has delivered a number of bespoke online platformthat are dedicated to building safety work and communications channels for external audience 

 

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Sabina Huck

Senior Account Manager

Sabrina delivers political engagement programmes around building safety issues for our clients with a deep understanding of the legislative challenges and relevant policy issues facing the sector. She has successfully lobbied on behalf of clients to establish the non-ACM Building Safety Fund and to subsequently extend the scale and deadline of the Fund.

 

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Tom Gosschalk

Senior Account Manager

Tom works in BECG’s Corporate Communications team and has worked with two of the UK’s largest housing associations on their crisis response and fire safety and remediation work. During this time Tom additionally  worked closely with BECG’s Digital Team to develop a resident portal in order to deliver bespoke, digital first communications to residents impacted by remedial works.

 

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Thomas Woolhouse

Senior Account Manager

Thomas is an experienced public affair professional with background in the property, financial services and aviation industries. With experience in working in Parliament for MPs, Thomas provides strategic advice for a range of clients at BECG and currently works with one of the largest housebuilders in the UK on their building safety response.

 

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Georgina Walker

Account Manager

Since joining BECG, Georgina has been involved in some of UK’s largest housing associations crisis response and stakeholder management processes. She has also worked on a number of significant community engagement projects for high-profile developments such as the Paddington Square redevelopment and the luxury Cheval Blanc Mayfair Hotel in Westminster.

 

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Yerin Seo

Senior Account Executive

Yerin is part of the Government Relations team and has experience working across crisis communications and national campaigns in relation to building safety. She currently works with a range of clients across the property and housing sectors on resident communications, media relations and stakeholder engagement.

 

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Olivia Choudhry

Account Executive

Olivia joins BECG with a BA in International Relations from King’s College London. On a day-to-day basis, Olivia helps with media and political monitoring and generating reports. She currently supports a residential engagement project for a cladding replacement scheme in London as well as working with one of the top five developers in the UK to produce external-facing messages for fire safety.

 

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