Retail and consumer businesses today face a range of challenges: an investment community who scrutinise them; an unforgiving media following; politicians who are much more critical of businesses; and consumers who are able to use social media to mobilise opinion and campaign. As a result, in the dynamic and ever evolving landscape in which they operate, these businesses can no longer afford to solely focus on one stakeholder group.

At SEC Newgate, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with a unique expertise and understanding of the retail and consumer sector. Our team has unrivalled experience in the sector having worked with high profile food manufacturing and retailing, fashion, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and leisure brands, advising them across a number of corporate and financial communications issues, including M&A deals, fundraisings, IPOs, corporate profile raising, reputation management or crisis communications.

We thrive on a collaborative creative culture and a shared belief in a multi-channel, multi-stakeholder approach driven by a communications strategy that is devised by one team designed to help deliver our clients' business goals.

Our task is to anticipate change, create fresh ideas based on strong insights to connect and engage. Our thinking and activity is aligned totally with our clients’ corporate and business strategies, helping them achieve a distinctive positioning whilst enhancing and protecting their reputation and maximising their value.

Key Contacts

Clotilde Gros

MD, Communications

> Clotilde advises on corporate profile raising, reputation management and crisis communications, specialising in the consumer and retail sectors.

Paul McCaffrey

MD, Consumer

> Paul specialises in strategic communications, consumer activations and brand positioning.

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