What does working life look like post-lockdown?

By Alice Wilkinson At the end of March last year, I started maternity leave. So, whilst I was learning how to look after my new baby, everyone else was learning to navigate working life in a global pandemic. In the year that has elapsed, my colleagues have mastered Zoom etiquette, set up home offices, had…

Home working isn’t the ‘great leisure revolution’

By Andrew Adie, Managing Partner At school my science teacher, Mr Parkinson, span us a great yarn. Technology would allow us to work less and the challenge I would face as a middle-aged adult would be how to fill the vast amount of spare time that I had for leisure. The lesson has burned brightly…

It’s OK to pay… sometimes

By Alistair Kellie, Managing Partner When I started my career there was a very clear distinction between earned (editorial) and paid, advertorial as it was then.  This was almost a ‘church and state’ level distinction between the two and woe betide anyone who suggested that a client should pay for an opportunity.  The feeling was…

My first three months at Newgate… Starting your career remotely

By Harry Brown, Executive Just over three months ago I walked through the doors at Newgate excited and eager to get started. Fourteen weeks on and I think it’s safe to say I definitely didn’t envisage that the start of my professional career would have played out the way it has! It feels like a…

Making connections when remote working wasn’t (remotely) planned

By Tali Robinson, Partner When I accepted an offer in January 2020 to join Newgate Communications as Partner in its property division, the world was a very different place. Amongst my excitement about the upcoming challenge of working on new clients and projects (particularly after twelve years in the same place) I also envisaged the…

Let us women fight for what really matters

By Shelly Durrant This Friday is International Women’s Day, a day that I’m increasingly expected to wholeheartedly support because I’m a woman. Forgive me if I don’t get the fireworks out. Despite my lack of excitement, I must stress that I am by no means an anti-feminist, far from it, I think we women have…

Insights of an Intern

The article below was written by Stefan Nowak. Stefan interned with us throughout January 2019. It was Gandhi who said that a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members. In the corporate world, it may be argued that the same principle applies: a company should be judged based on how it…

Values Get My Vote

In the next few days my daughter is expecting her first child and my first granddaughter; so this weekend’s marches to commemorate the 100th anniversary of British women getting the vote feel all the more poignant. I started my career in PR over thirty years ago (at the age of 5) and I remember my…

Newgate Signals Growth With New Hires

Newgate Communications has made a series of junior hires to support its established London operation. This follows some significant new client wins in 2018 including Capco, Temenos and ABP London. James Watson has been hired as an Executive to support the London team’s growing portfolio of corporate clients. With an MSc in International Relations from…

Work Culture – The Often Overlooked Element In Job Searches

Looking back to when I was a fresh graduate looking for a job three years ago, work culture was not a factor that ranked highly in my wish list. Instead, salary, career progression, organisational size and reputation were the key factors that guided my job search. However, over the years, I have come to realise…