In short - we help you to change the debate.
Our deep political and media roots have been forged inside Downing Street and tested by the cut and thrust of some of the UK’s biggest political and public health campaigns.
Our insights and strategies are used by CEOs and leading politicians across the world because we translate their goals into action.
Charlesbye provide data driven insights that shape public opinion, manage crises, enhance reputations and move people to action
Lee served as Downing Street's Director of Communications under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A respected political strategist, Lee has been a key advisor in multiple campaign victories including the 2019 General Election, 2019 Conservative leadership election and the 2016 EU Referendum. He is also credited with creating the ‘Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’ strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lucia spent a decade in the heart of Westminster, including serving as Deputy Press Secretary in Downing Street under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. She oversaw parliament’s response to the bullying and harassment crisis, wrote speeches for some of the UK's most senior politicians, and managed media during Brexit, the 2019 leadership contests and General Election.
George’s insights have been fundamental to informing campaigns at a local, national and international level for FTSE 100 companies, political parties and for high-profile individuals - including research on the 2019 General Election campaign. George leads the qualitative and quantitative research stages of our clients’ campaigns.
Director of Research
Pete specialises in devising and implementing strategies that deliver tangible impact for clients, developing messaging, providing strategic counsel, and launching media campaigns. His corporate communications experience includes working with major sporting brands, established international businesses and exciting emerging startups.
Charlie has worked on numerous high profile campaigns for national and international clients, including Rishi Sunak’s leadership campaign. Charlie works within Charlesbye's insight and research unit and also supports clients with media advice and strategies.
Georgie specialises in devising and executing public affairs campaigns, helping businesses use political and parliamentary levers to achieve their objectives. She has significant experience working in highly regulated sectors, including aviation, as well as industry association management.
Will specialises in securing impactful media coverage for clients in the national and international outlets that set the news agenda of the day. He has a wide range of corporate communications experience, including in aviation, healthcare, sport and with startups.
Izzy has spent the past year at a government relations firm on the hill in Washington D.C. and has joined Charlesbye after moving back to London. In D.C., she worked with clients in the tech, clean energy, and transportation sectors. Izzy graduated with a BA in Economics and Political Sciences from the University of Colorado in 2022, with the highest distinction of honours in Political Science.
Olivia has spent the past two years working in fast-paced management consultancy across the private and public sectors, specialising in organisational and behavioural change. Prior to this she graduated with an MA in History and Politics from Edinburgh University.
As an intern, Alicia works across the communications, public affairs and research teams. Prior to joining Charlesbye, Alicia graduated from Cardiff University with a BA in Journalism, Communications and Politics. Alicia is enjoying the opportunity to apply her degree skills to various strategic accounts and learning from the Charlesbye team.
Lucy has supported high-level executives within a range of industries, and has worked with Charlesbye to streamline their business processes. Lucy ensures day-to-day organisation of the office and diligently manages the team's diaries.
Shape public opinion
Insight through qualitative and quantitative research
Narrative and message development
Crisis mitigation, management, and recovery
Media training and coaching
Risk and horizon scanning
Move people to action
Select Committee training
Social change campaigns
Stakeholder engagement and power mapping
Our services in summary
‘The work Charlesbye did for the Premier League was exceptional. Their insight and creativity helped us to re-think our approach to fan engagement at a critical time for the League. It was striking how quickly they got under the skin of how fans think and could shape that into strategic advice and practical ideas. Charlesbye’s work stands out, partly because the team can operate across a range of specialisms and because they are so good at listening to what people think and then developing strategies to change that in response. They are great to work with too.’
Helen MacNamara, Chief Policy & Corporate Affairs Officer
‘Orcadian has enjoyed a much bigger voice in the energy debate than our size alone would warrant. The interviews and column inches stack up well, but what is more important is how Charlesbye has helped shape our message so that it resonated, rather than clashed, with the conversation about climate and energy.
We are able to engineer the solutions to deliver new oil and gas with much lower emissions, but communicating how that makes a difference is hard. Charlesbye has been absolutely central to helping us craft our message, so that we can explain our ideas to the general populace and policy makers alike.’
Steve Brown, CEO
‘I would strongly recommend working with Charlesbye, particularly for organisations who are looking for strategic communications advice that can support real business change. The team are incredibly responsive, proactive in project delivery and have gone over and above to support our goals. Their insight and analysis has been of huge assistance and I look forward to working with the Charlesbye team again.’
Elizabeth Gwilt, Head of Policy and Public Affairs
‘Charlesbye helped us to think through complex challenges and aided us in communicating our messages crisply to the audiences we needed to reach. The team understands how important stakeholders think and use their insights to provide us with sharp and actionable advice. I couldn't recommend Charlesbye highly enough.'
Richard Hickson, Director of Corporate Affairs