Blakeney was hired by the incoming Chief Executive to assess the reputational risks and issues, as well as the capability in the internal team to address them.

Without their 40,000 people, Amec Foster Wheeler was nothing, and a recent employee engagement survey showed they had some of the lowest scores in UK plc. Working alongside the Executive Committee and a business strategy consultancy, Blakeney worked hand-in-hand with the in-house team to devise a communication strategy that would demonstrate change and that would involve employees in the issues that affected them.

Following an effective transformation, Amec Foster Wheeler saw a significant improvement in engagement, business performance, and share price, and was bought by Wood Group in late 2017.

Following a merger, Amec Foster Wheeler - a global engineering consultancy with 40,000 employees operating in 55 countries - had been riding high for several years. But a number of issues led to a dramatic fall in the share price and a change in leadership.

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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