SEC Newgate offers both strategic and operational expertise in managing complex interactions with multiple stakeholders.

We have a specialist team of around 20 consultants who devise and implement impactful campaigns for start-ups and challengers to large global firms, both across the UK and internationally. At a time that companies across the sector are facing increased uncertainty, heightened regulatory scrutiny, growing competition and are undergoing technological innovation, we can help to create positive change through transformational communications.

Our team (including former heads of communication, former journalists, regulatory specialists, research and digital specialists) understand how to di­fferentiate businesses in crowded markets through comprehensive communications strategies. We also support clients in developing compelling multi-channel content.

We advise a wide range of financial and professional services firms to help to build awareness and an understanding of their brand and offering among key audiences. Our specialist expertise and experience includes:

  • Alternative finance (i.e. private equity, P2P)
  • Banking, building societies and payments (i.e. tier-one banks, challenger banks and payment platforms)
  • Insurance (general insurance, Lloyds insurance market)
  • Industry trade bodies and analytics
  • Life and pensions (i.e. pension scheme trustees, life assurers, pensions consultants)
  • Professional services (i.e. accountants, lawyers, consultancies)
  • Wealth management and intermediaries (i.e. financial advisers and wealth managers)
  • Asset management (i.e. family offices and asset managers)

We apply, rigorous strategic thinking and respond to the challenges that firms face cogently and incisively with marketing and communications campaigns that generate a decisive ROI.

Through our global reach and longstanding relationships with key financial media outlets, we understand what journalists are looking for. This insight ensures stories, analysis and opinions are impactful and land in the publications that matter most to clients and their audiences. Each client’s intellectual capital is showcased to compelling effect in communications to stakeholders and through insight-led, multi-channel programmes.

Our advice is aligned with our clients’ corporate and business strategies, helping them achieve a distinctive position, while enhancing and protecting their reputation and maximising their value.

Stakeholder and audience behaviour is at the heart of our insight-led approach. By understanding the key issues and themes affecting clients, we are able to provide intelligence and strategic counsel, which adds value and supports their aspirations. 

Key Contacts

Alistair Kellie

Co-Head, Communications

> Alistair helps position, promote and protect corporate reputations, both in the UK and internationally.

Charlie Ansdell

MD, Communications

> Charlie specialises in professional and financial services and leads the UK crisis communications team.

Sally Walton

MD, Communications

> Sally supports financial services clients particularly those within the asset management and pensions sectors.

Vanessa Chance

Director, Communications

Vanessa is a media relations expert supporting clients in all areas of personal finance, specialising in insurance.

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