WHY PAY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONSULTANTS?

WHY PAY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONSULTANTS?

Why use LEXXER’s political consultants?

Each day, the opinions and decisions of others affect you and your business. Policy and political decisions made at local, national and European levels affect us all. Laws, regulations and policies, and decisions about procurement, grants and aid, shape the context within which organisations and individuals operate.

560

For the system to function effectively there needs to be a constant information flow. Organisations outside government have a right to know about what is going on within the political system; and government decisions are better if they are informed by the views of those affected.

Most organisations recognise the importance of ensuring that they have good relations with, and a close understanding of, Parliament and Government. They may choose to employ their own, in house, public affairs staff (often as part of a communications function, and sometimes referred to as government relations or regulatory affairs).

However, many organisations cannot afford such in house staff and suffer as a result. At LEXXER we provide specialist political consultants and public affairs advisers, focussing wholly on government and the political systems, the people who have a role to play in decision making.

Stormont buildings , the site of the Northern Ireland government

Stormont buildings , the site of the Northern Ireland government

Political consultants typically provide services including:

Monitoring: providing analysis of activities in Parliament Devolved Assemblies and Whitehall, in the political parties, local government, public bodies, pressure groups, think tanks and EU institutions, including debates, questions, committee inquiries, statements, reports, legislation and regulation

General public affairs and programme support: assistance with political research, with drafting written submissions to Government consultations and select committee inquiries, with the administration of programmes of meetings with target audiences and so on.

Profile raising: supporting organisations wanting to be better known and understood by political stakeholders as they engage with government, Parliament and other key influencers

Lobbying: helping organisations wanting policy, legislative or regulatory change to understand who the key decision makers are, when to approach them, and how best to make their case.

Strategic communications advice: full campaigns in the political arenas to achieve particular objectives, often within a framework of wider internal communications and public relations work.

Public relations: providing media management and other supporting publicity activity to underpin wider lobbying campaigns.

Audit: testing the perceptions held of organisations by political and other stakeholders, and auditing the effectiveness of previous political engagement.

In short LEXXER’s LEX REX Services will put you in the political know and help you to be heard and seen. Make sure that those whose opinions and decisions matter to you also know about you.

CONTACT US TODAY TO SEE HOW WE CAN PUT YOUR ISSUES ONTO THE POLITICAL AGENDA

sliders_virtual