Our 5 Cs

There are a number of reasons that Corporate teams need consultancy support – one or more things they need to complement their current team. We call these our 5 C’s.

Capability

Creativity

Contacts

Capacity

Credibility

New capabilities take time to build in-house. The breadth of experience in our team helps you build and develop yours....

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Objectivity is hard when you’re immersed in an issue. Our experience and world-class thinking helps you to overcome even...

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You probably already have a great network, but new roles and new issues mean we need to help you make new friends. In th...

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Everyone in Blakeney has worked in-house, so we’re able to hit the ground running, boosting your team when you need it m...

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Sometimes a consultant is able to deliver messages to a senior team that an in-house team can’t – that’s a valuable way ...

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Meet our team

Gabe Winn

Gabe Winn

Chief Executive

Key Experience:

Gabe founded Blakeney to bring a management consultancy mindset to strategic communications, support...

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Lara Cornwall

Lara Cornwall

Partner

Key Experience:

Lara has extensive experience advising and supporting clients across a range of sectors to build, pr...

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Michael Pooley

Michael Pooley

Partner

Key Experience:

Michael is a global communication specialist with more than 20 years’ experience leading complex com...

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Kate Thurlwell

Kate Thurlwell

Partner

Key Experience:

Kate Thurlwell is a creative and comms talent expert with experience in various markets including Pa...

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Lizzie Loudon

Lizzie Loudon

Director

Key Experience:

Lizzie is an expert in politics and media, with extensive experience advising senior politicians on ...

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Louise Mason-Rutherford

Louise Mason-Rutherford

Director

Key Experience:

Louise is a senior corporate and financial communications adviser with over 15 years’ experience wor...

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Philip Honour

Philip Honour

Director

Key Experience:

Philip Honour is a business development and marketing expert with a reputation for developing mutual...

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Terence Church

Terence Church

Head of Digital

Key Experience:

Terence is a senior digital communications strategist, content director, and creative consultant, ha...

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Emily Poole

Emily Poole

Associate Director

Key Experience:

Emily is a former government special adviser with a strong track record of delivering successful pub...

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Anthony Pickles

Anthony Pickles

Associate Director

Key Experience:

Anthony has worked in a number of policy and communications roles across a range of sectors for over...

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Hannah Butler

Hannah Butler

Account Director

Key Experience:

Hannah is an experienced media consultant and has spent five years in Government, working across a v...

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Nicole O’Neill

Nicole O’Neill

Social and Creative Strategist

Key Experience:

Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Design, specialising in Graphic Design, from Inscape Design Coll...

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Joe Vinson

Joe Vinson

Senior Account Manager

Key Experience:

Joe is an experienced communications and public affairs professional with a track record of developi...

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Rory Grenham

Rory Grenham

Senior Account Manager

Key Experience:

Rory graduated with a first-class Modern History with Economics degree from The University of Manche...

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Joseph Howe

Joseph Howe

Senior Account Manager

Key Experience:

Joe has several years of experience in politics, leading the Parliamentary offices of two Government...

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Nicholas Shutter

Nicholas Shutter

Senior Account Executive

Key Experience:

Nicholas graduated from the University of York where he studied History and Politics. His dissertati...

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Adriana Guardans-Godo

Adriana Guardans-Godo

Senior Account Executive

Key Experience:

Adriana is driven by her desire to communicate effectively across diverse audiences to foster produc...

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Claire Isenegger

Claire Isenegger

Account Executive

Key Experience:

Claire has experience working in politics, public affairs, and communications in both the U.K. and U...

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Fran Clutterbuck

Fran Clutterbuck

Account Executive

Key Experience:

Fran has recently graduated with distinction from Newcastle University, where she obtained a MA in I...

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James Whiteman

James Whiteman

Account Executive

Key Experience:

James graduated from the University of Sussex with a First-Class Honours degree in politics. Keenly...

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Neale Coleman CBE

Neale Coleman CBE

Senior Advisor

Key Experience:

Neale is one of the UK's most experienced political and policy experts, having advised three London ...

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“Blakeney is staffed by senior communications professionals, who have all worked in variety of in-house corporate roles, which gives them a unique insight into how to advise Corporate Affairs teams. No other consultancy in the UK can provide this level of support and value.”

Jonathan Refoy - Corporate Affairs Director, Amec Foster Wheeler plc