It is critical for successful individuals and families to have a concerted plan in place for their engagement with the political and regulatory communities. Ensuring you have strong relationships with political and regulatory stakeholders ensures that you will get your side of the story heard, putting you in the best place to defend your interests.
We work with a vast range of private clients who all have distinct and diverse political and regulatory priorities. We support successful individuals with investments in highly regulated sectors, such as finance, pharmaceuticals or commodities, who need strong relationships with regulators, as well as families who are thinking about supporting a political party for personal reasons, but are worried about the public scrutiny and interest that may expose them to. We support high-profile political donors as well as individuals who are at the start of their journey engaging with the political parties.
Building strong relationships on your behalf
We have decades of experience helping private clients build strong relationships with the political and regulatory class. It is important to build open communications channels with political and regulatory stakeholders, which keep them fully and comprehensively up to date on a client’s activity. It is a mistake to try to spin business activity or try to conduct it out of sight. The foundation of a strong relationship is honesty and candour, ensuring that mistakes and errors can be identified quickly and new courses of action can be pursued. Building strong relationships ensure a client’s side of the story is given a fair and impartial reading.
Defining your defensive line
We have the technical skills to support individuals who find themselves subject to potentially combative regulatory or political interest, helping them prepare a narrative and line of defence that best safeguards their personal and business interests. It is important that regulatory and political stakeholders are engaged with sincerely and seriously rather than dismissed or disregarded. That will mean taking the time to understand their perspective, changing behaviour and communicating actions in a language that these stakeholders will understand and recognise.
Preparing you for potential press interest
We have the skills to help individuals and families navigate the high levels of media and public attention that comes with a high-profile intervention into politics, whether that is giving a large donation to a particular political party or accepting a significant government or public sector role. It is important to prepare in advance of these events, which may involve ensuring that a client’s digital profile is balanced and representative, drafting press quotes, and ensuring that wider associates, family members and colleagues are briefed in advance about how to deal with potential enquiries from the press.
How can we help?
Every situation needs a bespoke, thoughtful approach, blending our technical expertise. Contact us today to start a discussion about how we can support you and your family.
To discuss your needs on a discreet basis, please call us on +44 (0) 207 556 1040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.