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Andy Holdsworth

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Andy is a communications and reputation management specialist with over a decade of experience working with Governments, businesses and individuals.

He has assisted a wide range of varied clients both in the UK and abroad in preparing and responding to issues, crises and litigation. Andy has developed crisis procedures and response plans for small organisations to multinational ones, travelling internationally to test crisis response and conduct crisis exercises. Clients have included local authorities, retail, entertainment, food, oil & gas, aviation, education, sovereign wealth funds, and many other sectors as well as supporting high-net-worth individuals and charities.

Formerly a civil servant, Andy spent over two years in the Cabinet Offices’ Civil Contingencies Secretariat preparing and responding to domestic challenges to the UK. He was part of the UK Government response to a variety of domestic issues and crises including Swine Flu, Severe Weather and Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallajokull as well as being part of numerous Government exercises that tested response mechanisms.

Andy has also worked with multiple High Net Worth individuals and families, assisting them with a wide range of issues and reputational challenges both in the UK and abroad on various issues. These have included false accusations made on ITV, the BBC and Twitter regarding a peer; media speculation concerning an entrepreneur and a former partner; an attempted blackmail attempt on sports stars and their club and the subsequent sensational media stories that were published.

Additionally, he has worked alongside legal and intelligence firms on litigation involving high profile individuals. This has involved both preparing and building the reputation of litigants in preparedness for attacks on their credibility during cases.

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Cathal Kavanagh
Senior Account Manager (Planning)
Charlie Murphy
Account Manager (Planning)
Charlotte Platten
Account Director (Local Government Affairs)
Chris Tinker
Non-Executive Director
Dan Humphreys
Director (Public Affairs)
Duncan Flynn
Senior Director (Planning)
Georgina Walker
Account Director (Advocacy)
Hanna Jarvi
Team Coordinator
Imogen Spencer-Dale
Senior Account Manager (Communities and Placemaking)
James Goldstone
Director (London Planning)
Jenny Riddell Carpenter
Managing Director (Corporate Affairs and Advocacy)
Jenny Cooper
Associate Director (Communities and Placemaking)
Julian Seymour
Managing Director (Planning and Communities)
Kim Heilbron
Financial Controller & Company Secretary
Louise Hingley
Account Director (Planning)
Luca Difato
Digital and Social Media Officer
Matt Spencer
Senior Account Manager (Planning)
Nick Kilby
Chief Executive Officer
Osman Dervish
Associate Director (London Planning)
Peter Banks
Head of Marketing
Robert Delaney
Client Finance Controller
Sarah McKee
Director (Corporate Communications and Local Government Relations)
Sharon Sherfield
Finance Assistant & HR Administrator
Sukhpal Garcha
Senior Account Executive (Public Affairs)
Sydney Kwok
Account Executive (Planning)
Tope Mayomi
Account Executive (Communities and Placemaking)
Vanisha Solanki
Account Director (Planning)