Government relations & advocacy
We help you build political connections that matter.
Led by our specialist government affairs team, Cavendish Advocacy
Our cross-party team of consultants have backgrounds in Government, Parliament, civil service, local government, political parties, think tanks and journalism. With genuine insight into the political process: our experts understand how policy develops, who matters, when they matter, the windows for influence and the messages that will resonate.
We use that insight to help clients ensure both that their story is heard by political audiences and that the policy environment supports their aims. Through careful and planned communications, our clients are able to seize business opportunities and eliminate threats. We’ve delivered award-winning campaigns for clients using both traditional and digital methods to reach their audience.
BECG is PRCA Specialist Consultancy of the Year and ranked number 1 in PRWeek’s Public Affairs rankings.
Our trusted and knowledgeable team have built valuable relationships across the political and media worlds and help our clients shape and influence national, regional and local policy debate.
Combined with our sector specialist knowledge of the built environment, we help clients devise thought leadership campaigns and build engaging content to ensure key messages are heard, understood and acted on by decision makers, customers and wider stakeholders.
Digital Public Affairs
Tone is everything, and how you say something is often just as important as what you say. As the political and public affairs landscape shifts at pace, BECG will ensure your story is delivered through the right mediums and achieve the greatest possible impact.
BECG’s public affairs team is integrated with our wider business, allowing it to draw on the expertise of our social media, design, video, and digital teams.
Influencing policy and advocacy
We have a proven track record on delivering legislative and policy change, as well as securing funding for new infrastructure projects. We are experts in the legislative process, knowing instinctively when to engage – crucial for getting your issues raised and noticed by those with influence.
We advise on shaping the policy agenda, including manifesto content; Government and departmental spending decisions, party policy reviews, consultations, legislative changes in Parliament, the Devolved Administrations and the EU.
Crisis and issues management
When you need immediate and professional, communications support, BECG will deliver. Increasingly, politicians are aware of the impact they have on brands from what they say, as much as what they do. Using our influence and expertise, we work closely with clients by providing a pool of supporters that can be drawn upon to either promote or protect their brand, as well as the tools to ensure they engage positively through social platforms as much as traditional channels.
Showcasing the expertise in your business is a vital tool in any communications strategy, helping you position your brand. We help you identify opportunities to speak on or write about on issues relevant to your business, generating usable, transferrable content for use across all your communication channels.
Campaigns are most effective when there is an integrated approach to delivery. Strategies that draw on all BECG’s disciplines from traditional political lobbying to the use of digital and wider public relations, often draw far greater results than single discipline approaches.
Our team works closely with corporate communications, PR and marketing teams to ensure that our campaigns complement existing activity and create new opportunities to engage.
Community engagement is increasingly important. We create connections that matter between you and your community. By securing community backing for your plans, buy-in from your key stakeholders is assured.
BECG works with organisations who require statutory or non-statutory consultation designed to demonstrate local support for a major regional or national decision. We help you develop the strategies you need to demonstrate this support and secure national buy-in.