Net Zero

Building a sustainable future

Building a sustainable future

The UK Government has committed to the world’s most ambitious climate change target, including a 78% carbon reduction by 2035, and achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this strategic aim, the Government has set out plans for a green industrial revolution to achieve lasting, fundamental change across the economy.

But the only way this can be successful is through effective engagement with industry, the business community, local stakeholders and the wider public on the net zero agenda.

Last year BECG launched its campaign to work with the public and private sectors to discuss the UK’s journey to net zero, to better explain the action being taken by people and companies working throughout the built environment, and to help shape local and national policy.

This page showcases our work with clients and original thinking in this area from our multi-disciplinary team of experts across the group including Cavendish Advocacy and Liberty One.

BECG will be holding a number of events throughout the year – and continuing to champion the Built Environment’s role across the UK in building a more sustainable future and achieving Net Zero.

 

 

Our thinking

If you wish to talk more about net zero and its impact on the built environment sector, please get in touch.

Jamie Gordon

Director – Infrastructure & Energy

Ally Kennedy

Board Director

Steven Park

Managing Director at Liberty One Communications

Verity Barr

Director

Krystian Groom

Associate Director

Matthew Crisp

Director

Jamie Gordon

Director – Infrastructure & Energy

Jamie leads BECG’s work in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has 25 years’ experience of delivering strategic and operational communications programmes and currently advises on some of the UK’s largest projects from offshore wind farms to high speed rail, interconnectors to highways schemes.

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Ally Kennedy

Board Director

Ally is a communications specialist with expertise across planning communications, political advocacy, stakeholder and community engagement, and media relations.

Ally’s expertise covers the infrastructure, energy and development sectors where he provides strategic communications advice and support to a range of clients across the UK – including Highways England, the Department for Transport, and a range of clients in the interconnector sector. Ally also has significant experience in strategic land and property, where he has successfully led communications on projects for a large number of clients across the South of England.

Ally sits on BECG’s Main Board and was a member of the Advisory Board at his previous agency, specialising in political and stakeholder engagement. Prior to his work in communications consultancy, Ally worked at the Westminster HQ of a major political party and at constituency level.

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Steven Park

Managing Director at Liberty One Communications

Steven has over 18 years’ experience working in the Public Affairs and Communications environment and is one of Scotland’s leading specialists in the politics of planning in the development sector. Having represented a diverse mix of clients on projects throughout Scotland, which can range from relatively small scale to multi-million pound investments of a sensitive nature, Stevens’ vast experience coupled with his professional approach and knowledge of the political landscape in Scotland, provides clients with unrivalled strategic and political support ensuring that their investments and commercial dealings are robustly looked after.

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Verity Barr

Director

Verity heads up our Birmingham office with 20 years’ experience of developing and delivering integrated strategic and creative communications campaigns for businesses involved in the built environment. Having also led community and stakeholder consultations for two DCO projects, she is able to combine her knowledge of the planning process with a broader corporate communications approach.

Verity has worked across both the private and public sectors with organisations in the energy, infrastructure, housing and construction industries, providing strategic counsel as well as devising and managing the delivery of creative marcomms and media-based campaigns.

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Krystian Groom

Associate Director

With substantial experience in the industry, Krystian has worked with major house-builders, strategic land promoters, hotel operators, commercial developers, student accommodation providers, charities and Housing Associations. Krystian’s past experience includes working as part of a District Council communications team, and he has worked on national party-political campaigns in England.

He leads on a number of our high-profile, complex consultation and stakeholder engagement programmes and his expert understanding of the development process has helped secure a number of planning consents for sensitive developments across the UK.

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Matthew Crisp

Director

Matthew Crisp is a Director at BECG leading our North team in Manchester. Having held in-house and agency roles, he has over a decade of communications and stakeholder engagement experience across the public, private and third sector.

He has devised and overseen the delivery of strategies to secure planning consents for projects covering the energy, transport, residential, retail and regeneration sectors including a number of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects requiring Development Consent Orders.

Former Communications Manager at Transport for the North, his experience spanned the organisation’s corporate communications and engagement functions from inception through to its establishment as England’s first Sub-national Transport Body.

Outside of work, Matthew sits on the board of trustees for UK-based charity Health Care South Sudan with responsibility for communications and public affairs.

 

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