Public Affairs

We develop and execute strategies to help clients talk to policy makers and public sector decision makers.

 

The GK Public Affairs team are experts in the interface between politics, policy and the public sector. We use our understanding to develop targeted strategies for clients that deliver results.

We use our unparalleled research capacity, and in-depth understanding of the complex policy making environment to help clients read between the lines and prioritise their activity accordingly.

We work to shape the right narrative, and use this to deliver successful stakeholder engagement strategies, which help to change perceptions, build relationships and explore opportunities with policy makers.

We build long term relationships with our clients and work in partnership to help them achieve their commercial and corporate objectives

Head of Sector

Emily Wallace
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Public Affairs Services

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    Strategy Development

    As an integrated agency with consultants drawn from across the field of politics and communications, GK can help you shape, deliver and measure your engagement with key influencers and decision makers.

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    Government Relations

    Informing and influencing the policy-making process is our core competency. We know how to expand political reach and utilise the full range of advocacy and parliamentary tools to realise our clients’ objectives.

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    Policy Analysis

    GK has a dedicated research team who specialise in delivering high quality political and policy analysis to inform your business or campaigning decisions.

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    Messaging and Policy Formation

    GK helps clients to develop their core narrative and credentials in the public policy space, building on existing areas of expertise and identifying where they can shape the debate.

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    Stakeholder Management and Engagement

    GK can audit your current relationships and develop a comprehensive matrix of contacts with whom you will need to build relationships, in order to achieve your policy objectives. We then work with you to build these relationships, identifying engagement opportunities and strategies.

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    Consultation Responses

    With more consultations and respondents, making sure your voice is heard is harder than ever – GK’s experts can make sure yours have an impact.

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    Healthcare

    Health is GK’s largest policy sector; our dedicated teams are experts in the policies and structures you need to navigate to make an impact in this crowded field.

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    Training

    GK provides tailored training for C-level executives and in-house teams, to help to train for specific situations such as select committee appearances and as part of professional development programmes.

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    Government and Public Sector Marketing

    Being on a framework is only the first step – GK can help you position your business to stand the best chance of winning key government contracts.

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    Public Sector Business Development

    With UK Government spending expected to reach over £780bn in 2017, GK can help your business drive its commercial activity within this key sector. Find out more on our dedicated B2G page.

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    Secretariat Services

    GK offers a suite of secretariat and project management services for trade associations, member bodies and APPGs.

Public Affairs News, Reports and Case Studies

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Case Studies

  • Vifor Pharma UK

    Vifor Pharma UK 


    Vifor Pharma is a leading company in iron deficiency therapies, GK helped raise the profile of Vifor and awareness of iron deficiency.

    Full case study

  • Lifeways

    Lifeways


    GK has provided ongoing public affairs support for Lifeways to achieve policy changes on a number of issues. 

    Full case study

  • The University of Sheffield

    The University of Sheffield


    GK worked with the Russell Group university on their positioning to both internal and external stakeholders. 

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  • The Shelford Group

    The Shelford Group


    The Shelford Group represents ten of England’s leading NHS multi-specialty academic healthcare organisations who collectively employ over 100,000 people and have a turnover of over £10 billion. GK provides secretariat and public affairs support for the Shelford Group.

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  • Travis Perkins plc

    Travis Perkins


    GK has worked with Travis Perkins since 2015, covering issues including Training, Managed Services and Property.

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