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March 30th 2023
Why I chose a B Corp accredited political consultancy – and you should too
One of the most powerful but unusual traits in politics is consistency. The public responds to people who look like they might actually do what they say they’ll do. Unfortunately, this just as often leads to the election of ‘straight talking’ people (usually men) who simply tell whoever’s in the room what they want to hear.
Consultancies advising clients on how to engage and interact with the political process must therefore make frequent decisions about who to advise, and how to advise them, and for what purpose. There is serious temptation for boards and executives – whether in the public, private or social sector – simply to mirror back the inconsistent, irrational behaviour they see in the political sphere.
March 14th 2023
As a purpose-driven organisation and a B Corp, Lodestone is committed to supporting on a pro bono basis some of the many not-for-profit causes we believe in. While we can never find enough time for...
March 8th 2023
Fran O'Leary, Co-Founder & Director, Client Services, tells her Founders Journey for Lodestone Communications. When Martha Dalton, David Wild and I first set up Lodestone 10 years ago, we knew we wanted to provide a...
February 28th 2023
That strange feeling you may have experienced whilst watching the news last night might have been surprise. Here was a Prime Minister announcing a deal on the trickiest bit of the Brexit riddle. Here was...
February 27th 2023
Flesh on the bones: Labour’s economic mission takes shape
As if to make a point about the short term volatility they so frequently criticise the Conservative government for – illustrated today by intense Westminster speculation over the nature and political viability of Rishi Sunak’s...
February 24th 2023
This week the pollsters over at YouGov reported a 28 point lead for Labour, with the party reaching the deeply symbolic 50% mark with the public. Whether you are a Sir Keir enthusiast or a...
February 23rd 2023
Britain on a mission: Starmer’s five priorities
In a landmark speech, Keir Starmer has aimed his Labour party squarely at a different concept of government: active, long-term, and purpose-driven. Of his five stated ‘missions’, the target for economic growth – to...