Why appoint us?

We have a track record of success

Your success reflects on us. We will advise you on what is best for you. In some instances this may mean identifying and implementing detailed and complex planning and communications strategies to unlock value, based upon an understanding of local corporate, community and political objectives. In others it may be recommending a more adversarial approach which will potentially culminate in an appeal or alternatively recommending no action.  Planning is increasingly complicated and the strategy for each site must be bespoke.  We understand this and advise accordingly.


Repeat business is our strongest testimonial

Over 80% of our work is repeat business. This demonstrates the quality of our work and our ability to deliver results and partner clients.


One team, many skills

Whilst we operate from three geographical locations, our geography is not limited by where we sit. Our Directors work collaboratively. We have a broad range of expertise and we will always bring in the right person for the job. We are one team devoted to giving our clients the best service.


We have a ‘hands on’ approach

We are large enough to have a diverse skills base and geographical spread, and a depth of knowledge.  However we are also small enough to ensure that all our Directors have a good understanding of our company’s projects, regardless of which Director is leading a project.


We work in partnership with our clients

We want our clients to be able to call or meet us to discuss potential projects and issues in an informal way. We understand that successful client partnerships work in two ways and we are happy to provide speculative early informal advice to help your decision-making.  Good planning relies on technical competence and political intuition. Our experience can navigate both rapidly to offer simple initial advice.


It’s not always the most senior professionals who have the best ideas

We encourage a culture of involvement in our team and the ability to challenge and express views openly at all levels. This strengthens our offer and empowers our professionals. Our current graduates are potentially our future Directors.  Succession and continuity is important to us as an employer and you as a client.  We treat it seriously.


It isn’t just a job to us – it is a career

We have great clients, fantastic projects and a successful team.  We enjoy our profession and the relationships we have with our clients. Our culture reflects that. It’s that simple.