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Brevia Consulting is a lobbying consultancy, previously known as 'Politics Direct' until December 2011.

Rebranding

Brevia is derived from the Latin verb 'to abbreviate' - apparently reflecting the agency's ethos of being straight-talking, quick and precise. Brevia MD David Beamer said: 'I expected to be presented with a shortlist of London streets or squares, but Figtree felt a descriptive name was the right choice.'[1]

People

PoliticsDirect employs a number of influential political figures including the former Conservative MP Steven Norris and Peter Kellner, chairman of YouGov. It was co-founded by John Arnold and David Beamer who had backgrounds in the Labour and Conservative Parties respectively. Arnold is a former Chair of Scottish Labour Students, a former Adviser to the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland. Co-founder David Beamer was a senior political adviser to the Conservative Party and worked with eight Secretaries of State on a range of policy briefs including Trade & Industry, Energy, Transport, Culture, Media & Sport, Deregulation and Health. Associate George Hall was also EU issue manager on eCommerce in the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue.

The firm also groups together a number of consultants who were formerly journalists and have other business interests including in public relations. Francis Halewood, former editor of the BBC's World at One and a previous acting Director of Communications for the Conservative Party is an Associate, as is John Stonborough who specialises in media relations and was until 2004 Media Adviser to the Speaker and House of Commons Commission in the UK Parliament). David Seymour former Political Editor of the Mirror Group is another Associate.

Stuart Higgins ex-editor of The Sun is a former associate.

Management 2014

[3]

Associates 2014

David Rigg | Steven Norris | David Seymour | Francis Halewood | Jonathan Horsman | George Hall | David Cracknell (former political editor Sunday Times) | John Stonborough | [3]

Consultants 2009

John Arnold | David Beamer | Graham Bambrough | Alex Dziedzan | Anna Sellers

Associates 2009

Mick Noble | David Rigg | Steven Norris | Peter Kellner | David Seymour | Stuart Higgins | Francis Halewood | Jonathan Horsman | George Hall | Heidi Mallace | Victoria Sabin | John Stonborough | Rob Worthington[4]:

APPC UK

September 2016-November 2016

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Samantha Beggs | Vanessa Ellis | Martine Farrugia | Andrew Maugham | David Porter OBE | Alex Ross | Will Smith

June 2016-August 2016

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Martine Farrugia | Andrew Maugham | David Porter OBE | Alex Ross | Priya Shah | Will Smith [5]

March 2016-May 2016

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Martine Farrugia | Andrew Maugham | David Porter OBE | Alex Ross | Priya Shah | Will Smith [5]

December 2015-February 2016

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Martine Farrugia | Andrew Maugham | David Porter OBE | Alex Ross | Priya Shah | Will Smith[6]

September 2015-November 2015

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Martine Farrugia | Charlotte Lang | Francesca Marshall | Andrew Maugham | David Porter OBE | Priya Shah | Will Smith [7]

June 2015-August 2015

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Anna Godsmark | Charlotte Lang | Andrew Maugham | Vilhelm Oberg | David Porter OBE | Will Smith | Dominic Wyard [8]

March 2015-May 2015

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Anna Godsmark | Charlotte Lang | Andrew Maugham | Vilhelm Oberg | David Porter OBE | Will Smith | Dominic Wyard [9]

December 2014-February 2015

David Beamer | Anna Godsmark | Charlotte Lang | Andrew Maugham | Vilhelm Oberg | David Porter OBE | Will Smith | Dominic Wyard[10]

September 2014-November 2014

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Charlotte Lang | Andrew Maugham | Vilhelm Oberg | David Porter OBE | Sophie Shepherd | Will Smith | Dominic Wyard[11]

June 2014-August 2014

Myles Bailey | David Beamer | Andrew Maugham | Vilhelm Oberg | David Porter OBE | Sophie Shepherd | Will Smith | Dominic Wyard[12]

Former Staff

Clients

Registrar of consultant lobbyists

Brevia Consulting has been registered since January 2016. The register documents those clients for whom Brevia has lobbied ministers. The 2015/2016 listings are as follows:

October - December 2015

First Utility [13]

January - March 2016

ENGIE | First Utility [14]

April - June 2016

Engie [15]

July - September 2016

British Furniture Confederation [16]

APPC lobbying register

September 2016-November 2016

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement (Northern Ireland Assembly) | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | British Furniture Confederation (BFC) | CH2M | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (National Assembly for Wales) | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (Scottish Parliament) | ENGIE Energy | First Utility | Gocompare.com | Independent Generators Group (ENGIE Energy, Drax, ESB, EP Invest, VPI Immingham, Calon Energy and InterGen) | Independent Suppliers Group (Co-operative Energy, First Utility, Utilita, and Utility Warehouse) | Licenced Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) | National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society | Royal National Lifeboat Institution | Team Finland

June 2016-August 2016

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement (Northern Ireland Assembly) | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | British Furniture Confederation (BFC) | CH2M | Chartered Institute of Building | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (National Assembly for Wales) | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (Scottish Parliament) | ENGIE | EnergyFirst | UtilityGocompare.com | Independent Generators Group (ENGIE Energy, Drax, ESB, EP Invest, VPI Immingham, Calon Energy and InterGen) | Independent Suppliers Group (Co-operative Energy, First Utility, Utilita, and Utility Warehouse) | Licenced Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) | National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society | Royal National Lifeboat Institution | Storengy | Team Finland [17]

March 2016-May 2016

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement (Northern Ireland Assembly) | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | British Furniture Confederation (BFC) | Chartered Institute of Building | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (National Assembly for Wales) | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (Scottish Parliament) | ENGIE Energy | First Utility | Gocompare.com | Independent Generators Group (ENGIE Energy, Drax, ESB, EP Invest, VPI Immingham, Calon Energy and InterGen) | Independent Suppliers Group (Co-operative Energy, First Utility, Utilita, and Utility Warehouse) | National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society | Royal National Lifeboat Institution | Storengy [5]

December 2015-February 2016

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement (Northern Ireland Assembly) | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | British Furniture Confederation(BFC) | Chartered Institute of Building | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (National Assembly for Wales) | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement(Scottish Parliament) | ENGIE Energy | esure Group | First Utility | Gocompare.com | Independent Generators Group (ENGIE Energy, Drax, ESB, Eggborough, VPI Immingham, Calon Energy and InterGen) | Independent Suppliers Group(Co-operative Energy, First Utility, Utilita, and Utility Warehouse) | National Association of Funeral Directors(NAFD) | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society | Royal National Lifeboat Institution [6]

September 2015-November 2015

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | British Furniture Confederation | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement | ENGIE Energy | esure Group | First Utility | Gocompare.com | Independent Generators Group | Independent Suppliers Group | Kings College London | National Association of Funeral Directors | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society [18]

June 2015-August 2015

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | British Furniture Confederation | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement | ENGIE Energy | esure Group | First Utility | Gocompare.com | Independent Generators Group | Independent Suppliers Group | Kings College London MHI Vestas Offshore Wind | National Association of Funeral Directors | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society [19]

March 2015-May 2015

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement (Northern Ireland Assembly) - NAFD | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | Association for Project Management | British Furniture Confederation | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement | First Utility | GDF SUEZ Energy International | Gocompare.com | Independent Generators Group | Independent Suppliers Group | Kronos | MHI Vestas Offshore Wind | National Association of Funeral Directors | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society [20]

December 2014-February 2015

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement (Northern Ireland Assembly) | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | Association for Project Management | British Furniture Confederation (BFC) | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (National Assembly for Wales) | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (Scottish Parliament) | esure Group | First Utility | GDF SUEZ Energy International | Gocompare.com | Independent Generators Group (GDF SUEZ, Drax, ESB, Eggborough, Vitol, Macquarie and InterGen) | Independent Suppliers Group (Co-operative Energy, First Utility, Utilita, and Utility Warehouse) | Kronos | MHI Vestas Offshore Wind | Microsoft Mobile Oy | National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society[10]

September 2014-November 2014

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement (Northern Ireland Assembly) | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety & Drowning Prevention | Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association | Association for Project Management | Babcock & Wilcox | British Furniture Confederation (BFC) | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (National Assembly for Wales) | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (Scottish Parliament) | esure Group | First Utility | GDF Suez Energy International | Independent Suppliers Group (Co-operative Energy, First Utility, Utilita, and Utility Warehouse) | Kronos | MHI Vestas Offshore Wind | Microsoft Mobile Oy | National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society | Storengy[11]

June 2014-August 2014

All-Party Assembly Group on Funerals and Bereavement | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement | Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association | Association for Project Management | Babcock & Wilcox | British Furniture Confederation | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement | Cross Party Group for Funerals and Bereavement (Scottish Parliament) | esure Group | First Utility | GDF Suez Energy International | Independent Suppliers Group (Co-operative Energy, First Utility, Utilita, and Utility Warehouse) | Kronos | MHI Vestas Offshore Wind | Microsoft Mobile Oy | National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) | RiverOak Investment Corp | Royal Life Saving Society | Storengy[12]

2013

GDF Suez, British Energy, EDF Energy | First:Utility, Nokia, T-Mobile, IoD, esure, Abbott Laboratories, and MSD.

2009

British Energy | Railfreight Interchange Investment Group | Aventis | Bradford City Council | Cordoba Financial Group | Nokia | T Mobile | Alliance and Leicester | aat | Dade Behring | London Luton Luton Airport | DX | Abbot Laboratories | National Association of Funeral Directors | RIIG | iSoft | Local Government Association | Royal Academy of Engineering | Merck Sharp and Dohme | Greenway | British Furniture Confederation | Read Group | Guiness Trust Group | Allied Domecq | Association of Colleges | Tiscali | Wiggins | Mondus | Lilly | Haemophilia Society | East Dunbartonshire Council | AIESEC | Global Internet Billing | Plus | Society of Black Lawyers | Earthport | Network Lettings | Genient | Intermodality | Esure[21]:

According to PR Week in 2005, The Royal Academy of Engineering commissioned its services to provide "parliamentary support and ensure the profession is well represented on the policy agenda".[22]

Affiliations

PoliticsDirect provides external support to the following All Party Groups:

Associate Parliamentary Engineering Group | All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement[23]

Affiliates

Politics Direct claims that it 'has developed an affiliate network of like-minded companies who work in partnership with PoliticsDirect'[24] These include Strategem | Project Associates | Model Reasoning | Peyser Associates, Inc. | Windsor Jennings | Cohn & Wolfe

Contact

Address5 Salamanca Place, London, SE1 7HP, England.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7091 1650
Fax: +44 (0)20 7820 9227
EMAIL: info@NOSPAMpoliticsdirect.com (please delete NOSPAM when you email)
Registered in England: 3806412 VAT Number: 743761912
Website: http://www.politicsdirect.com/

Resources

See: Fracking lobbying firms

Notes

  1. Public Affairs: The Week in Lobbying, PR Week, 9 December 2011
  2. Daniel Farey-Jones Brevia Consulting hires energy policy veteran David Porter PR Week, 19 February 2014, accessed 19 October 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 People, Brevia Consulting, accessed 19 October 2014
  4. Politics Direct People, Accessed 23 July 2009
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Brevia Consulting staff, APPC, accessed 24 November 2016. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Mar16" defined multiple times with different content
  6. 6.0 6.1 Brevia Register 1st December 2015-28th February 2016, APPC, accessed 8 April 2016
  7. Brevia Consulting staff, Sep-Nov15, APPC.org, accessed 4 February 2016
  8. Brevia Consulting staff, Jun-Aug15, APPC.org, accessed 4 February 2016
  9. Brevia Consulting staff, Mar-May15, APPC.org, accessed 4 February 2016
  10. 10.0 10.1 Register 1st December 2014 - 28th February 2015 APPC, accessed 24 March 2015
  11. 11.0 11.1 Register 1st September 2014 - 30th November 2014 APPC, accessed 19 January 2015
  12. 12.0 12.1 Register 1st June 2014 - 31st August 2014 APPC, accessed 19 October 2014
  13. Brevia Consulting profile 2015, Registrar o f consultant lobbyists, accessed 5 February 2016
  14. Brevia Consulting profile 2016, parliament.uk, accessed 29 April 2016
  15. 'Brevia consulting profile 2016', Register of consultant lobbyists, accessed 18 July 2016
  16. 'Brevia consulting profile 2016', Register of consultant lobbyists, accessed 24 November 2016
  17. Current register 1st June 2016 - 31st August 2016, APPC, accessed 24 November 2016.
  18. Brevia Consulting clients, Sep-Nov15, APPC.org, accessed 4 February 2016
  19. Brevia Consulting clients, Jun-Aug15, APPC.org, accessed 4 February 2016
  20. Brevia Consulting clients, Mar-May15, APPC.org, accessed 4 February 2016
  21. Politics Direct Clients, Accessed 23 July 2009
  22. PR Week, June 10, 2005
  23. Politics Direct Clients, Accessed 23 July 2009
  24. Politics Direct About, Accessed 23 July 2009

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