Citigate Dewe Rogerson
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Citigate Dewe Rogerson (CDR) is a financial and corporate PR and lobbying agency. It operates in over 30 companies worldwide with offices (or affiliates) in among others Beijing, Birmingham, Brussels, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Moscow, Mumbai, New York and Singapore.
CDR runs a specialist public policy, or lobbying, division - Citigate Dewe Rogerson Public Policy - to "help its clients understand and negotiate political, parliamentary and regulatory issues."
This replaced Citigate Public Affairs, CDR's former lobbying arm, which merged with lobbying firm Grayling Political Strategy in the summer of 2007. Both Grayling and CDR are part of the Huntsworth Group. It was reported that the merger came about because Citigate Public Affairs had "been decimated by an exodus of senior staff".
CDR is a member of the Association of Professional Political Consultants, the trade body for lobbyists.
- Jonathan Clare, CEO. One of the original founders of Citigate in 1988. Recent work has included Investec’s dual listing in London, Morrison’s bid for Safeway, and Russian-oligarch Roman Abramovich’s acquisition of Chelsea Village.
- Anthony Carlisle, Executive Director. Has been with Dewe Rogerson since 1970. One of the best known PR men in the city. A key figure in the government privatizations of BT, British Gas, BP, British Steel and the water and electricity companies in the eighties and early nineties. Tony Carlisle has been described by the Evening Standard as “the dark master at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, and a man who has made more money from the privatised utilities sector than most. Carlisle was involved in 90% of the privatizations of the eighties and nineties. He was quoted by the Guardian as saying: “One of the key accusations of privatisations is that it works for the bosses and the shareholders, but ... pity about the poor consumer.”
- Roddy Dewe
- Patrick Donovan Managing Director
- John Mullin, Managing Director Public Policy, Edinburgh.
- Catriona Foyle
- Henry Groundes-Peace - joined as a consultant on 8 March 2010, having formerly worked as parliamentary researcher for the Conservatives’ then shadow justice minister Dominic Grieve MP. 
- Mick Halloran - former aide to John Prescott until December 2007, when it was announced he would "move to public affairs in a senior role at Citigate Dewe Rogerson" 
- Gareth Jones
- Conor Magowan 
- Rosie Catherwood now with Cantos
- Simon Nayyar, Managing Director Public Policy. Formerly a research assistant to a Conservative MP, and Conservative Party candidate hopeful.
CDR is a member of the UK BioIndustry Association that seeks to promote biotechnology in the UK. Like many PR companies, CDR has a dedicated section on biotech and pharma. It also works for global bio-nanotech company pSivida Limited, and biotech company Genzyme. In 2008, CDR signaled it would be expanding pharma and biotech work.
- Vigilant Technology.
- Itis Holdings. Citigate Dewe Rogerson is listed as a contact for Itis Holdings in 2005
Lobbying clients of Citigate Dewe Rogerson Public Policy in 2008 include:
Airtricity Holdings (UK) Ltd | ASDA | Associated British Foods | Association for Perioperative Practice | Babcock Marine Ltd | Benenden Healthcare Society | British Heart Foundation | Carvill (Scotland) | Cromarty Firth Port Authority | Freight Transport Association | G4S | Homeserve | Just Retirement (Holdings) | Lloyds TSB Group | Menzies Aviation | National House Building Council | NHS Health Scotland | Nuffield Hospitals | Phorm | Sard Verbinnen & Co | Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives | The Seafood Company | Talk Talk Telecom | Tullow Oil
Lobbying clients of Citigate Dewe Rogerson Public Policy in 2011 include:
ASDA Stores Ltd | Associated British Foods | Babcock Marine Ltd | Benenden Healthcare Society | Bord Na Mona | British Heart Foundation | Carvill (Scotland) | Capital One Bank (Europe) | plc Cemer | Chagos Refugees Group | | Findus Group Freight Transport Association | Hilton Food Group plc | Investec Bank Limited | | Irwin Mitchell LLP | Kensington Mortgage Company Limited | Kromek Ltd | Magnetar Financial (UK) LLP | May Gurney | NHBC | Nuffield Hospitals | Reactec Ltd | Regal Petroleum | RenewableUK | The Seafood Company | Talk Talk Telecom | Tullow Oil | Volunteer Development Scotland | Western Gulf Advisory | Yorkshire Building Society | Youngs Seafood Ltd | 2020 Renewables Reckitt Benckiser
| Cromarty Firth Port Authority | Scottish and Southern Energy | SCM Private 
Citigate Dewe Rogerson was created in 1998 by bringing together two companies. Dewe Rogerson (founded in 1969), which could claim to be the creator of modern financial and corporate PR. In the 1980s it handled 90 per cent by value of the UK government’s privatisation programme. In the late 1980s, it exported this expertise, especially in the area of privatisation, which it recognized early as a global trend, driven by political and economic policy, deregulation and the needs of companies to grow and to secure finance beyond their national boundaries. The other company, Citigate Communications, was established in 1988 to focus on much the same territory as Dewe Rogerson. In 1997 its parent company, Citigate Communications Group, became part of the Incepta Group. Incepta then merged with the Huntsworth Group in 2005. Citigate Dewe Rogerson is seen as the “pinstriped” end of Huntsworth.
Contact, References and Resources
3 London Wall Buildings, London Wall, London, EC2M 5SY www.citigatedewerogerson.com
- CDG website, accessed Jan 2009
- CDR's website accessed Jan 2009
- Ailling Citigate Public Affairs to merge with Grayling, PR Week, 06 June 2007
- CDG wesbite, Clare profile
- Michael Harrison, “City Spin Doctors Sell Out For Pounds 27m”, The Independent, September 23, 1998
- The Evening Standard, “CitySpy”, February 20, 2007, p28
- People Moves 2010, Public Affairs News, 31 March 2010, acc 14 Dec 2011
- Ex-Prescott aide heads to Citigate, PR Week, 14 December 2007, p. 9.
- APPC Register to May 2011
- PR Week, “Gene Therapy Company Searches For Agency,” January 11, 2008, p10
- PR Week, “Citigate Signs Consultant To Expand Pharma,” January 25, 2008, p10
- Vigilant Technology. 'Vigilant Technology wins new contracts worth US$1.8 million' Accessed 31st July 2008
- Company News Feed formerly Regulatory News Service 'ITIS Holdings PLC - AGM Statement'. 14th September 2005
- APPC register, to December 2008
- APPC register, to Feb 2011 and May 2011
- APPC register, to May 2011
- APPC Register Entry for 1 Jun 2011 to 31 Aug 2011
- Superbrands case studies, Citigate Dewe Rogerson Brand Republic, August 2002
- Huntsworth and Incepta agree to £200m merger, Times, 4 March 2005