Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

A Lodestone Political Note on the Autumn Budget

"This well-handled but underpowered budget probably ensures that Hammond lives to fight another day. But the public would be entitled to ask what he actually believes he is fighting for?"

 

Lodestone consultant shortlisted for best young public affairs professional

Philippa Alway, a Senior Account Executive at Lodestone, has been nominated for the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Douglas Smith Prize.

By applying sharp analysis, creative thinking and agile delivery Philippa, and the Lodestone team, are proud to deliver the best for our clients. She also uses these skills as a community organiser for RegistHERtoVote – a cross-party campaign encouraging women across the country to register to vote.

 

Play It Again, Sam

A Lodestone Political Note on the resignation of the International Development Secretary, Priti Patel

"More will come, it is inevitable."

 

Chinese Radiation

A Lodestone Political Note on the trouble in Number 10’s forbidden city

"Theresa May’s Heavenly Mandate is as thin now as her electoral one. She is not responsible for the misbehaviour of Cabinet Ministers such as Michael Fallon; she is not responsible for lettering falling from her lectern or even – perhaps – completely culpable for her unexpected battering at the polls. But it is all mounting up, this bad luck, and for superstitious Westminster minds it is all adding up, too."

 

New Award Shortlisting

Making tech policy strategic, inclusive and relevant – one year of helping Parliament engage with the tech sector

"By applying sharp analysis, creative thinking and agile delivery we have helped to add new energy to the group through our work providing secretariat services.

Pictfor is now one of the most active, energised, relevant and diverse groups within Parliament, providing a stimulating forum for strategic discussion on tech."

 

Isn't It A Pity

A Lodestone Political Note on Conservative Conference 2017

"The prankster, the coughing fits, the shoddy stage - any on their own might have killed her off. Together they protect her in an armour of pity."

 

O Come, All Ye Faithful

A Lodestone Political Note on Labour Party Conference 2017

"Many Labour MPs never expected to be attending this conference, they believed they would still be licking their wounds and looking for work having been shown the exit by pro-Brexit voters. It didn't happen. So whilst it is easy to mock those who insist on describing defeat in the terms of victory, it is worth remembering that for many this Election felt like a miracle even if, in the end, they fell slightly short."

 

The Only Way is Up

A Lodestone Political Note as Parliamentary summer recess comes to an end.

Recess, then, is not merely a chance for MPs to reconnect with friends, family and constituents. It is an opportunity to stop, to think and – for the more gifted amongst our political class – to strategise. This week, as MPs have returned to the hurly burly, we have seen the fruits of some of those long summers’ days of plotting and pondering.

 

I Should've Known We'd Never Get Far

A Lodestone Political Note as Parliament rises for summer recess 21/07/17

Summer is here and, for Theresa May, it couldn’t have come soon enough.

 

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

A Lodestone Political Note on the Autumn Budget

"This well-handled but underpowered budget probably ensures that Hammond lives to fight another day. But the public would be entitled to ask what he actually believes he is fighting for?"

Lodestone consultant shortlisted for best young public affairs professional

Philippa Alway, a Senior Account Executive at Lodestone, has been nominated for the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Douglas Smith Prize.

By applying sharp analysis, creative thinking and agile delivery Philippa, and the Lodestone team, are proud to deliver the best for our clients. She also uses these skills as a community organiser for RegistHERtoVote – a cross-party campaign encouraging women across the country to register to vote.

Play It Again, Sam

A Lodestone Political Note on the resignation of the International Development Secretary, Priti Patel

"More will come, it is inevitable."

Chinese Radiation

A Lodestone Political Note on the trouble in Number 10’s forbidden city

"Theresa May’s Heavenly Mandate is as thin now as her electoral one. She is not responsible for the misbehaviour of Cabinet Ministers such as Michael Fallon; she is not responsible for lettering falling from her lectern or even – perhaps – completely culpable for her unexpected battering at the polls. But it is all mounting up, this bad luck, and for superstitious Westminster minds it is all adding up, too."

New Award Shortlisting

Making tech policy strategic, inclusive and relevant – one year of helping Parliament engage with the tech sector

"By applying sharp analysis, creative thinking and agile delivery we have helped to add new energy to the group through our work providing secretariat services.

Pictfor is now one of the most active, energised, relevant and diverse groups within Parliament, providing a stimulating forum for strategic discussion on tech."

Isn't It A Pity

A Lodestone Political Note on Conservative Conference 2017

"The prankster, the coughing fits, the shoddy stage - any on their own might have killed her off. Together they protect her in an armour of pity."

O Come, All Ye Faithful

A Lodestone Political Note on Labour Party Conference 2017

"Many Labour MPs never expected to be attending this conference, they believed they would still be licking their wounds and looking for work having been shown the exit by pro-Brexit voters. It didn't happen. So whilst it is easy to mock those who insist on describing defeat in the terms of victory, it is worth remembering that for many this Election felt like a miracle even if, in the end, they fell slightly short."

The Only Way is Up

A Lodestone Political Note as Parliamentary summer recess comes to an end.

Recess, then, is not merely a chance for MPs to reconnect with friends, family and constituents. It is an opportunity to stop, to think and – for the more gifted amongst our political class – to strategise. This week, as MPs have returned to the hurly burly, we have seen the fruits of some of those long summers’ days of plotting and pondering.

I Should've Known We'd Never Get Far

A Lodestone Political Note as Parliament rises for summer recess 21/07/17

Summer is here and, for Theresa May, it couldn’t have come soon enough.

 

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Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

This well-handled but underpowered budget probably ensures that Hammond lives to fight another day. But the public would be entitled to ask what he actually believes he is fighting for?

 

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Hobsons Solutions

 

 

UPP

 

 

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"Lodestone have provided Hobsons with PR and public affairs advice that has been very beneficial to our business and public profile over the past three years. Lodestone’s understanding of the HE sector and the team's reach across the political spectrum has significantly helped when catering to the specific needs of Hobsons. Their expertise was particularly valuable in the promotion of our International Student Survey, securing extensive media coverage and multiple speaking opportunities."

 

Paul Raybould

Director of Marketing and Market Intelligence at Hobsons

"I have used Lodestone for communication advice for key industry talks and thought leadership pieces. The excellent preparation structure and coaching they provide enable me to focus on the message I want to deliver with full confidence on the delivery, style and content.”

 

Angus Bankes

Technology entrepreneur, Investor CEO at JustAddRedd, former CTO and founder of Moreover Technologies and former CIO of Skimlinks

“UPP Group have been working with Lodestone Communications since the business launched. As our strategic partner of choice for all communication and public affairs activity, Lodestone have proved instrumental in assisting the Group to effect a step change in the effective articulation of its business strategy to the Higher Education sector and Government. In developing a profound understanding of our business model - our aims and ambitions - Lodestone have proved themselves to be so much more than just a communications company.”

 

Jon Wakeford

Director of Strategy and Communications at UPP

“Lodestone provides MBDA with invaluable insight and strategic advice across the political spectrum on a range of issues. The Lodestone team's deep understanding of key sectors of the economy- including ours - allows them to guide MBDA through the political landscape from the highest level of government, the opposition parties and Parliament, ensuring that we are fully engaged with the issues critical to our organisation.”

 

Howard Borrington

Director of UK Government and Political Affairs at MBDA UK

“We are delighted with Lodestone’s work for RADA, and their conscientious and effective advice – their public consultation work was absolutely to the letter, which meant we engaged fully with all stakeholders and were well prepared for the planning hearing.”

 

Linda Garforth

Finance Director at RADA

“Under intense pressure from the media when staring down the lens of a broadcast camera, in a studio or at home on your own doorstep, everything you know can go out of the window. The Lodestone team know how to make sure you’re ready. Essential training for anyone involved in or likely to be called upon to speak publically in times of crisis.”

 

Andy Carr

Communications Professional

"Lodestone have provided Hobsons with PR and public affairs advice that has been very beneficial to our business and public profile over the past three years. Lodestone’s understanding of the HE sector and the team's reach across the political spectrum has significantly helped when catering to the specific needs of Hobsons. Their expertise was particularly valuable in the promotion of our International Student Survey, securing extensive media coverage and multiple speaking opportunities."

 

Paul Raybould

Director of Marketing and Market Intelligence at Hobsons

"I have used Lodestone for communication advice for key industry talks and thought leadership pieces. The excellent preparation structure and coaching they provide enable me to focus on the message I want to deliver with full confidence on the delivery, style and content.”

 

Angus Bankes

Technology entrepreneur, Investor CEO at JustAddRedd, former CTO and founder of Moreover Technologies and former CIO of Skimlinks

“UPP Group have been working with Lodestone Communications since the business launched. As our strategic partner of choice for all communication and public affairs activity, Lodestone have proved instrumental in assisting the Group to effect a step change in the effective articulation of its business strategy to the Higher Education sector and Government. In developing a profound understanding of our business model - our aims and ambitions - Lodestone have proved themselves to be so much more than just a communications company.”

 

Jon Wakeford

Director of Strategy and Communications at UPP

“Lodestone provides MBDA with invaluable insight and strategic advice across the political spectrum on a range of issues. The Lodestone team's deep understanding of key sectors of the economy- including ours - allows them to guide MBDA through the political landscape from the highest level of government, the opposition parties and Parliament, ensuring that we are fully engaged with the issues critical to our organisation.”

 

Howard Borrington

Director of UK Government and Political Affairs at MBDA UK

“We are delighted with Lodestone’s work for RADA, and their conscientious and effective advice – their public consultation work was absolutely to the letter, which meant we engaged fully with all stakeholders and were well prepared for the planning hearing.”

 

Linda Garforth

Finance Director at RADA

“Under intense pressure from the media when staring down the lens of a broadcast camera, in a studio or at home on your own doorstep, everything you know can go out of the window. The Lodestone team know how to make sure you’re ready. Essential training for anyone involved in or likely to be called upon to speak publically in times of crisis.”

 

Andy Carr

Communications Professional

 

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