SEC Newgate is one of the UK’s leading specialists in Life and Pension Scheme Trustee communications, advising some of the UK’s biggest schemes, and life and pensions providers.

We have exceptional experience in handling high-profile situations, including advising Boards of Trustees where the FTSE100 sponsors were subject to corporate bids, sponsors going through structural changes, buy-ins and buyouts, issues relating to funding position, activism, strategic advice for pension schemes on their ESG positioning, and communicating and changes to member benefits.

Our highly experienced team includes consultants with technical and policy expertise who can work alongside other advisers to mitigate internal and external communications risks.

  • We help the Trustees explain their position, communicate with their members, sponsors, political and media audiences, including industry influencers, to protect the Scheme and the Trustee from reputational risk.
  • Our specialist consultants can provide media strategy and engagement, public affairs, policy and issues monitoring, media training, select committee training, and member communications.
  • We offer strategic advice on aligning communication plans with the policy and ESG agenda.
  • We can help Trustee Boards plan for special situations and events which could result in media or political scrutiny and require thoughtful communication with members and other audiences.

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Key Contacts

Alistair Kellie

Co-Head, Communications

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

Andrew Adie

MD, Communications

> Andrew advises organisations on communications strategy, storytelling and campaigns and on promoting and protecting reputation within the context of ESG, purpose and ethics.

Gareth Jones

Director, Communications

Sara Neidle

Director, Communications

Henry Adefope

Associate Director, Communications

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