OVERVIEW

We are a 5th generation (‘G5’) reputation management consultancy. We secure transformative outcomes for our clients in business and brand development, using bespoke and unique systems and skills. Our aim is to combine relentless execution with value for money, free of legacy methods and costs.

 

We run a partner and associate model with a core executive staff at our Mayfair offices, so we can match expertise to our clients’ requirements not to our employed resource basis like the obvious big agencies with which we primarily compete. 

Our seniors are drawn from backgrounds in marketing, board executive, academe, the media and the security and defence communities. All our "juniors" have at least five years relevant communications and/or public affairs experience; no "green peas".

Speaker Bureau

Investor Relations

Full service buy and sellside capability, MIFID 2 compliant, delivered by a team with prior specialist backgrounds at two bulge bracket global investment banks.

We provide the most senior speakers from a range of backgrounds including the media (e.g. past editors of the FT and Times), security and defence (former defence secretary, former Chief of MI6), and business (past Senior Executives of Samsung Europe, Advisors to the UK Board of Trade and various female ex-FTSE100 CEO or equivalent).

 
 

ETHOS

Clients and capabilities 

 

Our ethos is one of utter confidentiality and discretion.  We do not name our current clients as a matter of policy.  They typically fall in to the following categories:

 

  • Start-up/SME B2B Communications

  • Corporate Communications

  • Governments, UK, NATO/EU

  • Elite tier service firms such as law firms, management consultants, and accounting services.

  • Private equity and capital markets

  • Real Estate

  • Energy, mining and minerals

 

 

We list here the team record with previous clients over the last five years 

 Board level counsel and challenges

Public affairs and lobbying

Intelligence gathering and research 

Crisis communications management

 

Concierge, security, special operations

Media relations

Investor relations

Communications strategy and advice

Organisational behaviour and cultural transformation

We operate as an international team with a global network of associate and partner firms across our relevant disciplines.

SIMON BROCKLEBANK-FOWLER 

Former diplomat and investment banker, with over 20 years’ communications experience.  Client experience include: 3 Nato/EU governments; 15 FTSE 100 companies, 3 top 20 global law firms.  Past Chair Corporate and Financial Group of the Chartered Institute for IPR, Founding Fellow, Investor Relations Society; Honorary Visiting Fellow, Cass Business School; Honorary Visiting Fellow, Confucius Institute, London School of Economics.

JOHN ELDREDGE

Former Senior Global Financial Markets Executive (Managing Director) with Global and Regional Financial Institutions, Senior Adviser to Faber and Co, a leading Asia/ME investment bank.  Impeccable financial services, financial media, and regulatory contacts.

SIMON HOWSON-GREEN

Former head of digital, with Sky, the UK’s leading cable and broadcast television network.  Specialist in digital communications, media training, crisis communications, and broadcast media placement.  Client experience includes BNP Paribas, Microsoft. Has trained expert witnesses for court appearances and worked on a confidential project on the sector on internal communications. He has a BA in Journalism and International Relations from London College of Communication.

ROBIN KERMODE

Robin Kermode is a best-selling author, popular keynote speaker and respected media commentator. He is the leading body language expert for The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail. As one of Europe’s leading communication coaches he works globally with senior business leaders, government ministers and corporate teams.

He originally trained as an actor and is a well-known face to audiences on television and the London stage. He is a recognisable voice-over artist and is the MC for the ATP World Tour Finals at The 02 Arena in London each November.

ANDREW MILLS 

Andrew Mills was CEO of Virtualstock until November 2018 where he trebled revenue, raised £8.5m of funding, and increased the valuation by 4x. He is also an adviser to the UK Board of Trade, and the former Head of the B2B Division for Samsung Europe, where he built a $4.3bn enterprise. Andrew has also successfully built new international businesses and spin offs. He has an MBA from Cass Business School.

CATHY NORBURY

Cathy Norbury worked at Credit Suisse for 20 years, initially working in Equity Research and then the EMEA Corporate Access Team. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Cathy spent two years in the Equity Sales team at Henderson Global Investors. Co-founder of InterAxS Global which is a break out of what was a top rated corporate access team at Credit Suisse.

SABINE WILSON

Formerly specialising in sports media management & crisis PR for a wide scope of international clients, Sabine has over 8 year’s experience within the sports sector. She more recently spearheaded a luxury lifestyle service working with Tier 1 brands spanning music, art, fashion & film whilst connecting them with HNWs, influencers and clients to grow & maximise their PR footprint within London via events & online content creation. 

Partner, Investor Relations

Associate

Senior Adviser, EMEA

Partner, Presentation

Partner

Chairman, Middle East

Founder & President

IAN BAHARIE

Senior Adviser, Middle East & Africa

Former career diplomat, principally in Middle East and African posts.  Adviser to Inter Mediate, founded by a former 10 Downing Street Chief of Staff to resolve conflict internationally.  Ian has a digital perimeter and memetic campaign business, is a fluent Arabist and works on government clients directly and via Firehouse.  He is currently engaged via Firehouse on a Big 4 accounting firm mandate in the Middle East.

JEFFRIES BRIGINSHAW

Partner, Regulatory & Trade

Jeffries leads Firehouse’s Trade and Regulatory work. He is currently CEO of Transatlantic Business Britain and former CEO of BritishAmerican Business Council and BritishAmerican Business. He provides strategic and technical advice to a wide range of clients including multinationals and trade associations on policy, regulatory, market entry and FDI and trade policy challenges and opportunities. He has wide experience and strong networks linking London, Brussels, and the Americas and a background in multinational business, law and international trade association leadership. Jeffries has extensive experience in devising and running high-profile regulatory and communications campaigns through all stages from thought leadership, position drafting, industry consensus and standards formation, to outreach and communications, both domestically and across multiple geographies.

SUSAN MEARS

Partner, Publishing & Film

Over 25 years’ experience in the publishing, publishing agency and digital industries. Ex-global deputy editor at Random House. Extensive head of state and media networks in the Middle East including UAE. Working on clients including the Financial Times [publishing], Versace, a leading global airline services provider, and UAE state. 

DEANE PENNICK

Partner, Investor Relations

Former investment Banker with over 30 years City experience including 12 years at Merrill Lynch,  10 at Societe Generale and lately Natixis . Extensive management and experience in European Equities, fund raising, marketing, finance and legal governance, relationship building and the regulated environment. Currently a consultant to InterAxs, a senior consultant to Firehouse Communications, and a Board Director of EAM , an offshore funds administration platform.

LUCY RICHARDSON

Partner, Investor Relations

Lucy Richardson worked at Credit Suisse for 15 years, initially working in Equity Sales and then the EMEA Corporate Access Team. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Lucy spent five years at Citigroup as a European Press Officer. Co-founder of InterAxS Global which is a break out of what was a top rated corporate access team at Credit Suisse.

ANDREA PEREZ-BERTOLOTTO

Consultant

Formerly Film Finance and Investor Relations Manager for Saradan Media. She has experience in Strategic Account Management for finance and accounting strategic clients including Emerson, Allianz, etc, as well as experience in innovation, technology transfer, funding, and start-ups. She graduated with two degrees from UC Berkeley: Political Economy (Power of Government over Technology and Innovation) and French Language and Literature.

 
 

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