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Lodestone Communications

Lodestone has reach across Europe through our network of partners.

From Brexit and political risk planning to facilitating a joined-up public affairs, communications and strategy plan – we provide sharp analysis, creative thinking and agile delivery across the EU and beyond.

Stratagem - Belfast

Quintin Oliver is the Director of Stratagem, a Northern Ireland based strategic communications consultancy who established the company in 1998 following the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement. Quintin led the ‘YES’ Campaign for the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement referendum in 1998, before developing Stratagem’s creative initiatives to serve organisations’ objectives, growing the company and enhancing its reputation on the cutting edge of public policy, strategic communications, training and campaign skills.

TradePeers - Brussels

TradePeers Ltd is a market access advice company. With teams in Brussels and London, they specialise in explaining and interpreting Brexit for businesses – facilitating understanding and communication, helping businesses map their uncertainties and preparing them for a new legal environment beyond Brexit. Founder Sietske de Groot, also a Lodestone Associate, is a well-known and recognised EU Single Market expert. She has worked on EU legislation and free trade deals throughout her career, and knows what reasonably can and cannot be expected from the negotiations, and how specific rules may change. Before setting up TradePeers, Sietske was instrumental in shaping the Small Business Chapter during negotiations for an EU-US Free Trade Agreement.

CommStrat - Paris

Lodestone works closely with Guillaume Labbez, President of CommStrat, a communications and public affairs firm he founded after Emmanuel Macron’s election in France in 2017. Before this, he was Associate Director of the leading French public affairs firm Boury, Tallon & Associés where he had a strong track record advising French and international clients across different sectors of the economy. Guillaume has previously worked for two French Prime Ministers as an advisor and has ran several high-profile political campaigns in France. He is also an administrator for a centre-right French think tank and the European Movement – France and teaches negotiation, public affairs and communication at Sciences Po Paris (Institute of Political Studies).

 

Jan Strecker & Kollegen GmbH - Berlin

jsk.berlin is a Berlin-based public affairs consultancy offering expertise in governmental affairs, political and strategic communication and public relations to clients in a wide variety of industries, including highly-regulated fields such as the IT sector, healthcare and defence. jsk.berlin works closely with clients to understand the political environment and impending regulatory changes in Germany in order to assess potential business impact. The team’s strong network in German politics and institutions assures clients have the latest first-hand information from key stakeholders and decision- makers. Lodestone works with Jan Strecker, the Founder and Managing Director of jsk.berlin.

Open Gate Italia - Rome

Open Gate Italia specialises in public affairs, strategy, regulation, media relations and digital PR. Founded in 2008, the company has a deep knowledge in various markets including telecommunications, broadcast, ICT, defence, digital, sport businesses and tobacco. Open Gate Italia works with institutions from the European Union to the Italian Parliament and local government, sector-specific regulatory authorities including AGCom, AEEG, ART, cross-sector regulators for antitrust and privacy, media, banks, investors and law firms. Lodestone works closely with Open Gate Italia’s CEO, Laura Rovizzi. Laura is an industrial economist and an expert in business development and regulatory issues. She has had a long managerial career including roles at Olivetti, Omnitel, and ENEL. Later, at Wind she was the head of the Internet and Multimedia department, the director of the Internet portal Libero and Head of Strategic Planning and Regulatory Affairs.