Lindsay Bennett Ford
Do you have an issue that needs attention from Westminster and your key stakeholders?
It can be tricky to know where to turn. Whether it’s an advocacy campaign, policy matter that needs refining and mapping out, or a single business critical issue. The challenge for many organisations is to understand where you can find the expert support you need to get heard.
Well, that’s where I can deliver engaging communications and influencing plans that speak to decision makers to create real change. My services are based on a project fee for:
– Stakeholder research
– Westminster meeting support
– Tailored briefings and analysis for CEOs / leaders
– Consultation response drafting
– Preparing for Select Committee appearances
– Policy briefings to enable your organisation to get to grips on the issues
– Expert communication plans to get your issue heard
– Producing comms materials, key messages and Q&As
I also deliver public affairs strategy creation, campaign planning, report writing and full stakeholder event delivery.On hand when you need it most, without the additional cost of an agency or overheads for an additional role in your team.
Get in touch and let’s talk about how I will help your organisation succeed.
Stakeholder outreach, policy briefings and consultation response drafting.
Comms materials, key messages and Q&A design.
Stakeholder research and
Comms & Support
With an academic background, an inquisitive mind and a lot of experience in fine tuning complex text into digestible messages, I can help you create a narrative that stands out. Whether you need blog content, communications materials or a report drafting – I can offer a tailored approach to completion.
With experience leading on comms to stakeholders and members in previous in-house roles, I understand the value of getting those messages right first time. I can offer a hands-on creative approach to writing communications materials with a strong understanding of the importance of audience and voice.
I also specialise in web or comms content that needs a revamp. Get in touch and see what magic we can create together.
I have provided policy advice, public affairs strategy and comms planning across a range of organisations.
Royal Horticural Society
Leading the strategic direction of stakeholder and public affairs activities. Planning and delivering cross-industry parliamentary activity to raise the profile of horticultural education, skills development, science and environmental policy.
Arts Council England
Leading advocacy initiatives; building a positive network of Westminster advocates; developing engaging events programme for MPs. Preparing Chair and Chief Exec for select committee appearances and working directly with DCMS, DCLG and HMT.
Responsible for leading a range of policy and public affairs projects a trade body for UK Commercial Radio’s positive relationship with government, regulators and stakeholders. Included All Party Parliamentary Group activity. Consultation responses and relationship management.
Diabetes UK and RNIB
Developing policy and campaign activities for health charities, including Diabetes UK and RNIB. Designing and implementing best practices for charities who want to build a positive network of advocates within Westminster.