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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.
February 15th 2023
Resigned we must be while we're parting. Nicola Sturgeon was a cunning politician. She often took the low road but always managed to package her politics as the exemplar of ‘high-road’ progressivism. Her electoral...
February 9th 2023
What does 2023 hold for technology
Jo Dalton, Associate Director at Lodestone and former Political Secretary to Lord Tom Watson (during his time as Deputy Leader and Shadow SoS for DCMS), gives her take on the outlook for technology this year...
February 7th 2023
Standing in the way of control
Last week, the authors of these notes stated that, ‘the Government isn’t working’. Unexpectedly, Rishi Sunak has today announced that he agrees. Rather than simply reshuffle his ministers, the Prime Minister has decided on a...
February 3rd 2023
Working 9 to 5
Britain isn’t working. This week teachers joined the long list of workers - train drivers, paramedics, nurses, bus drivers and more - who have downed tools to demand wage rises that compensate for rampant inflation...
January 30th 2023
Lodestone hires new Associate to bolster energy and environment practice following 30% growth
The appointment of Ben Russell, as reported by PRWeek here, follows continued strong growth (30%) in 2022, across the business and within the energy and environment practice. Lodestone represents a number of infrastructure and clean...
January 27th 2023
Key themes in the clean energy sector: what to expect in 2023
Having guided our clients through the turbulence of 2022, Lodestone’s team is well-placed to judge the key opportunities and threats likely to influence the year ahead. Over the coming weeks, keep an eye out for...