7 August 2019

Mistaken identity: where should public affairs fit in business?

When I started my career in Parliament nearly fifteen years ...

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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

Managing Director

Key Experience:

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

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Claire Cuff

Claire Cuff

Director

Key Experience:

Claire is a political expert, and has worked in the UK parliament, some of the world’s best-known ag...

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Mark Detre

Mark Detre

Director

Key Experience:

Mark has over ten years' international communications experience across corporate communications and...

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Lisa Ahmad

Lisa Ahmad

Associate Director

Key Experience:

Lisa has worked on numerous high-profile issues as part of in-house teams in government and at EDF E...

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James Hawkins

James Hawkins

Associate Director

Key Experience:

James began his career in private banking at Investec before following his passion for politics, tak...

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Douglas Trainer

Douglas Trainer

Consultant

Key Experience:

Douglas’ political career began at University, where he was elected President of the National Union ...

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Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards

Consultant

Key Experience:

Jonathan has spent his career with leading communications consultancies in the UK and US, following ...

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Rory Grenham

Rory Grenham

Executive

Key Experience:

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

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Ending Malaria

Saving Theatre Lighting

Kickstarting a Revolution in Heat

Transforming a Global Business

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.

Read more

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

Read more

You probably already have a great network, but new roles and new issues mean we need to help you make new friends. In the meantime, we’ll introduce you to some of ours.

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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 most.

Read more

Sometimes a consultant is able to deliver messages to a senior team that an in-house team can’t – that’s a valuable way to get sign off from an Exec or Board.

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Meet our team

Gabe Winn

Gabe Winn

Managing Director

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Claire Cuff

Claire Cuff

Director

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Mark Detre

Mark Detre

Director

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Lisa Ahmad

Lisa Ahmad

Associate Director

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James Hawkins

James Hawkins

Associate Director

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Douglas Trainer

Douglas Trainer

Consultant

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Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards

Consultant

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Rory Grenham

Rory Grenham

Executive

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Our clients

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“It’s hard to find consultancy support that brings something entirely different to our mix of experience and knowledge, but Blakeney did exactly that. The Blakeney team is focused, to the point, insightful, and hugely committed - they felt part of our team within minutes.”

James Whiting - CEO, Malaria No More UK