BECG Group retains top spot in PR Week rankings

BECG Group retains top spot in PR Week rankings

Following another successful year for our industry, with consultancies across the board reporting substantial growth, BECG Group has maintained its position at the top of PR Week’s Public Affairs agency rankings. As well as being recognised as the leading specialist consultancy in the sector, our CEO reached no2 in the public affairs Power Book listing and we secured 42nd position in the overall agency rankings.  

Stephen Pomeroy, CEO of the BECG Group commented: 

I am immensely proud of the whole team and our PR Week ranking is testament to our ongoing effort and success as we continue to achieve exceptional growth in a highly competitive market. With a significant proportion of our business focused on delivering public affairs work, I’m delighted that we have maintained our position as the highest-ranking specialist agency. 

 

2021 demonstrated that, more than ever, businesses, NGOs, and charities need to understand, respond to and influence government policy as legislation and regulation CONTINUE to significantly affect their agendas. The way we combine insight, intelligence, and connections to help our clients navigate the complexities of the political world and deliver meaningful change is undoubtedly what makes us the strongest player in our field. 

 

Integral to our wider growth across the Group has been our ability to recognise and respond to the ever-evolving needs of our clients.  The recent investment in our creative and digital services team, LoveThat is already enabling us to expand the range of design and digital-led solutions we provide while the addition of SoCrowd to the BECG Group last year has allowed us to invest in ever more sophisticated social media listening tools. Together, they add strength and depth to our Group, enabling us to support our clients with a full service offer.

During 2021, BECG Group also acquired Liberty One, expanding into Scotland to deliver tailored political, media, and stakeholder engagement across the region. 

Now active throughout the UK, 2022 will see the BECG Group continuing to deliver excellent results for clients, alongside a wide-ranging programme of insightful events, webinars, and partnerships. 

Visit the PR Week website to view the Top 150 Rankings. 

BECG Group highly commended in Best Agency for Public Affairs category in PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards

BECG Group highly commended in Best Agency for Public Affairs category in PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards

The PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards returns for a second year, and is designed to recognise and celebrate the most successful, dynamic campaigns in the UK corporate, financial and public affairs comms sectors.

The BECG Group, including BECG, Cavendish Advocacy and Liberty One, were pleased to receive high commendation in their category for Best Agency for Public Affairs on 17th February.

The award took into account our continued growth within the business and our commitment to our new and existing clients.

The Group has had a successful start to the year after being announced as finalists in the PRCA Workplace Champions Award as well as the BECG Birmingham team being shortlisted for an award by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce for their work in 2021.

Our team has built valuable relationships across the political and media worlds helping our clients to shape and influence national, regional and local policy debate. Combined with our sector specialist knowledge, we devise thought leadership campaigns and engaging content to ensure key messages are heard and understood by decision makers, customers, and wider stakeholders.

Find out more about our services here.

BECG Group shortlisted for the PRCA Workplace Champions Awards

BECG Group shortlisted for the PRCA Workplace Champions Awards

We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the PRCA Workplace Champions Awards, celebrating leading places to work and thrive in the PR industry.

At BECG Group our people are the greatest creators of value, and that philosophy informs everything we do. Our ability to strengthen that talent by learning and developing, supporting, and empowering is what gives us competitive advantage and drives BECG Group. Understanding that our people are our greatest asset means we put their wellbeing and development at the centre of our business strategy and decision making. We believe passionately that investing in the experience of our people, from training and progression, to work-life balance and personal skills is what creates a great workplace.

We are proud to have been recognised for our efforts to create a healthy working environment and committed to constantly searching for ways to improve. We recognise that as a business, we are only as good as our people; and they cannot be effective at work if they are worried about what is going on at home. From our Work that Works model and Private Medical Healthcare, to Mental Health Awareness training and additional gifted time off to spend with loved ones over Christmas, our benefits package is specifically tailored to surveyed feedback, supporting staff at all stages of their lives in ways that really make a positive material difference.

Our Core Competency Framework and Group Training Programme ensure we provide training for all staff across areas of performance measurement, providing clarity of routes to progression and Personal Development Plans mean staff can identify and progress in areas of development bespoke to them.

The impact we make on the wider community is a big part of who we are at BECG Group. Our successful national partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity, has led to a series of regional partnerships with other charitable organisations such as The Murray Parish Trust, raising funds for a paediatric iMRI Suite, Seeds for Growth, working to advance the quality of life for people from disadvantaged communities, and St Basils, working to support young people at risk of homelessness.

We are particularly proud of our recently released Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy. Promoting and supporting diversity in our workplace is an important aspect of good people management – it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual. With a focus on education via Unconscious Bias and Allyship training and broadening our talent pool via our Disability Confident Employer accreditation and partnership with The Taylor Bennett Foundation, we are committed to ensuring BECG Group is a diverse, inclusive, and great place to work.

Discussing BECG Group’s place on the shortlist for the PRCA Workplace Champions Awards, our founder and CEO, Stephen Pomeroy said:

It is fantastic to be shortlisted for the PRCA Workplace Champions Awards. It recognises all the hard work our team have put in to create a truly great place to work. I am proud to lead an organisation which puts its people first and empowers them to become the best they can be. We look forward to celebrating at the awards in March.

The awards will take place on 9 March 2022.

Introducing LoveThat

Introducing LoveThat

 

Today announces the official launch of our creative services brand, LoveThat.

The creative brand, born from an existing 20-strong team will now operate with greater independence and a name to call its own. LoveThat will expand the team’s scope beyond its current roster of property, energy and infrastructure, not-for-profit, and healthcare clients to offer its award-winning services in strategy, brand, digital, video production and content.

We work with clients on varying projects from national awareness campaigns, large-scale virtual events for major product launches and targeted B2B thought leadership content and exhibitions.

Sam Clough, Board Director, said:

We’re so excited to be introducing LoveThat to the market –  our amazing team, have been working behind the scenes for so long and will be able to use their talent to their full potential, unconstrained by a particular sector.

 

Our insight-led studio will champion inclusive, creative content, which is so crucial at a time when audiences are demanding true authenticity from brands. We’re focussed on working with companies with purpose, to deliver strategic campaigns and content with impact.

Charli Edwards, Creative Director, added:

LoveThat, at its heart, is about feeling and emotion – what better time to spotlight its launch than on Valentine’s Day? Our name is a commitment to always putting our clients’ reactions to our work front and centre. Our clients are not just listened to but heard; we aim to wow them with each and every project. 

Find out more by visiting lovethat.co.uk.

Social media management platform rebrands to SoCrowd

Social media management platform rebrands to SoCrowd

Reputation management software presents fresh look and new features 

BECG Group today launches SoCrowd, its upgradedand rebranded social media and reputation management platform. Formally known as CrowdControlHQ, strategic communications consultancy BECG Group acquired the online reputation management software earlier this year.  

Since acquisition, the company has invested heavily in the UK tech platform, to ensure it provides an intuitive user experience, to support comms and marketing professionals in accessing valuable digital insights.  New features ensure users can truly understand and better engage with their audience and stakeholders on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook, on both desktop and native mobile applications.   

SoCrowd offers a simple to use platform that enables its users to create content, collaborate, and accurately monitor their social campaign KPIs. Its new features have been developed to better support issue and crisis management, government relations, with press and social media monitoring, enhanced team collaboration and tailored approvals.. 

SoCrowd CEO James Leavesley said: 

SoCrowd is at the forefront of technological innovation in social media management. We’ve developed a platform that not only delivers on its promises, but that is accompanied by our investment in a highly skilled UK customer support team and service offer. Social media is a loud and busy universe – the ability to navigate that space can make or break an organisation, and SoCrowd is here to help!

BECG Group CEO, Stephen Pomeroy, added: 

Having SoCrowd as part of our service offer supports our clients and our consultant teams in ensuring their communications strategies are putting digital at the centre. In a world where reputations can be tarnished in a single Tweet, efficient and easy to use social media monitoring and engagement is a vital component of your marcomms toolkit.

To learn more and book in your free demonstration, visit the new website at SoCrowd.com

The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2021-22

The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2021-22

 

The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2021-22 (PfG) not only sets out its legislative and policy plans for the next 12 months, but also sets the tone for the next five years.

By examining the events surrounding the publication of the PfG, as well as the document itself, we can learn a lot about the politics of this Parliament and identify potential influencing opportunities.

In its analysis, L1 has focussed the following policy areas:

  • Planning
  • Energy
  • Housing
  • Environment
  • Waste Management
  • Retail

If you would like further insight on any of these areas, or in an area not addressed in this document, please contact Suzi Martin.

 

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