Taking Care of Business

A note on Theresa May's first front bench

Theresa May has taken to power like the proverbial duck to water – demonstrating a grip on her party and on her agenda that has surprised many of her colleagues.

 

She Stoops to Conquer

A note on Theresa May's approaching appointment as Prime Minister

Theresa May’s confident ascent to Britain’s highest political office has sometimes seemed unstoppable these last few days.

 

All Over Now

Brexit

With the victory of Vote Leave in the referendum we are living in a political world turned upside down.

 

Memo from Brussels

A note on the EU referendum from the Lodestone Brussels office

The mood among Cameron’s counterparts in the European Council – the heads of state and government of the EU’s 28 member states – is largely resentful and unsympathetic.

 

Lodestone Recognised as Industry Leader and Expands Across EMEA

Lodestone News – May 2016

Lodestone announces its expansion into the UAE with the appointment of David Jenns as Director of International Business Development, based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

 

New York State of Mind

US Presidential Election 2016

You’ll be forgiven a slight sense of déjà vu. When Donald J. Trump first announced he was running for President the news was greeted with knowing laughs.

 

Good Kid, Mad City

London Mayoral Election 2016

Zac Goldsmith is a nice man. Everyone says so, from ex-brother-in-law Imran Khan to many of the environmental activists and Green Party types that he has campaigned alongside for years.

 

Taking Care of Business

A note on Theresa May's first front bench

Theresa May has taken to power like the proverbial duck to water – demonstrating a grip on her party and on her agenda that has surprised many of her colleagues.

She Stoops to Conquer

A note on Theresa May's approaching appointment as Prime Minister

Theresa May’s confident ascent to Britain’s highest political office has sometimes seemed unstoppable these last few days.

All Over Now

Brexit

With the victory of Vote Leave in the referendum we are living in a political world turned upside down.

Memo from Brussels

A note on the EU referendum from the Lodestone Brussels office

The mood among Cameron’s counterparts in the European Council – the heads of state and government of the EU’s 28 member states – is largely resentful and unsympathetic.

Lodestone Recognised as Industry Leader and Expands Across EMEA

Lodestone News – May 2016

Lodestone announces its expansion into the UAE with the appointment of David Jenns as Director of International Business Development, based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

New York State of Mind

US Presidential Election 2016

You’ll be forgiven a slight sense of déjà vu. When Donald J. Trump first announced he was running for President the news was greeted with knowing laughs.

Good Kid, Mad City

London Mayoral Election 2016

Zac Goldsmith is a nice man. Everyone says so, from ex-brother-in-law Imran Khan to many of the environmental activists and Green Party types that he has campaigned alongside for years.

 

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Oh, when the saints go marching in

A note on the Labour leadership election and upcoming party conference

Blairites see politics in much the same way as Stalin did - every means can be justified by an end and the Tories, like the Kulaks, must be crushed by whatever method is available. This is a tradition with a long and proud history in Labour. The Party was, after all, founded to represent workers and the Trade Unions 'in Parliament' - an original purpose that does seem to imply that getting elected is something of a priority.

 

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Lodestone Local - University of London & UPP

 

 

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UPP

 

 

Lodestone Local - University of London & UPP

 

 

Hobsons Solutions

 

 

UPP

 

 

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"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

"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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