case study

overview

Advising on the political risk associated with infrastructure

GK provided political risk analysis and advice to Palatine PE on their successful acquisition of CET UK, a specialist provider of infrastructure and property assurance services.

GK carried out an assessment of infrastructure policy across a broad range of sectors, including road, rail, aviation and housebuilding; investigating each sector in turn as well as taking a holistic view through the Industrial Strategy.

Overall, the Government remains committed to infrastructure improvement as a means to boost the economy and encourage inward investment post-Brexit, meaning that the funding and regulatory environment for the asset is a positive one.

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“Vifor Pharma UK has employed GK Strategy as our policy and government affairs agency since 2016 and their work has been invaluable in supporting our patient access and communications teams to devise and deliver strategic campaigns which support the commercial objectives of our business.

We work with GK as though they are an extension of our team and I would recommend them to other organisations operating in the healthcare environment”.

Ilana Lassman - Government Affairs & Policy Manager

Vifor Pharma

“Over the past eight years, GK has provided political insights and counsel which have informed investment processes and ensured our business is well-briefed on the key political and policy developments in our marketplace”

John Bowman - CEO

Teaching Personnel
The Glass and Glazing Federation

“GK Strategy got to grips with our issues from the start. They worked with us to help set our lobbying objectives, and are now implementing a public affairs programme with the aim of achieving them. They have become an invaluable resource.”

Nigel Rees - Chief Executive

Glass and Glazing Federation

“GK have been an incredibly useful resource in both shaping our external communication strategy and steering this message through to key national decision makers. They have both grasped the essence of the issues and contributed positively to the debate.”

Mark Greaves - Managing Director

LNT Group
Testimonial from James Winterbottom, Investment Manager, Palatine Private Equity

“GK provided real clarity on the political process around amusement and leisure policy which was invaluable to us as we neared completion on this project. Their expertise and insight is highly recommended.”

James Winterbottom - Investment Manager

Palatine Private Equity
Testimonial from Simon Jarman, Chief Executive, Quintex Energy Management Systems

“Having worked with GK in the past I felt they could really add value to Quintex in our business development activity with the public sector. The GK team has helped us to secure a number of excellent profile and commercial opportunities.”

Simon Jarman - Chief Executive

Quintex Energy Management Systems
Testimonial from Dr Tom Smith, Chief Executive, British Society of Gastroenterology

“GK has effectively and professionally supported the BSG’s political, policy and media communications activities for a number of years. The team there has brought us to the point where we are actively influencing and profiling the issues of importance to our members as NHS professionals and specialists.”

Dr Tom Smith - Chief Executive, British Society of Gastroenterology

“In a policy area as complex and dense as planning, GK Strategy have helped develop and maintain a large and complex network of relationships at various levels of local government, as well as supporting our broader communications across different brands.”

Martin Meech - Group Property Director

Travis Perkins plc

“GK helps us understand how our messages resonate with different audiences and provide excellent support whilst dealing with intensive press activity. They have taken their time to understand our business and feel like a natural extension of our team.”

Andy Russell - CEO

BAYV