Freshwater UK

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Freshwater UK is a lobbying and PR agency.

Background

'Freshwater UK plc is engaged in the business of public relations (PR) and marketing consultants. It provided support to 329 clients during the fiscal year ended August 31, 2007. It provides a range of PR and marketing services across Britain and in other markets. Brands using Freshwater services include John Lewis, Lloyds TSB Insurance, Ryder Cup Europe, Specsavers, Bellway, RBS, Morphy Richards, Waterford Wedgwood, Energy, General Mills, Nivea Beaute, QVC and Edwards. Its Public sector clients include the Environment Agency, London School of Economics, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Birmingham, the Food Standards Agency, several NHS regions and trusts, and the Welsh Assembly Government. In November 2007, it acquired Lynx Public Relations Limited. In December 2007, it acquired The Waterfront Partnership and The Waterfront Conference Company Limited. In February 2008, the Company acquired Merlin Marketing and Public Relations, which is a PR, marketing and design agency'.[1]

Clients

Registrar of consultant lobbyists 2015

The register of consultant lobbyists documents those clients on behalf of whom Freshwater has met with government ministers, and the firm's 2015/2016 filings are as follows:

April - June 2016

Alstom Transport UK Ltd [2]

October - December 2015

Cavendish Square Ltd | First TransPennine Express

April - June 2015

FirstGroup | First TransPennine Express | Leeds City Council

January - March 2015

FirstGroup[3]

APPC lobbying register

March 2016-May 2016

Sarah Bartlett | Lucy Battle | Ben Blackburn | Jamie-Lee Cole | Aled Edwards | Mitchell Gadd | Amy Griffiths | Stephen Hall | Louise Harris | Steve Howell | Annabel John | Antony Jones | Debbie Jones | Steven Lambert | Sarah Mehigan | John Morris | Angharad Neagle | Saffron Pineger | Carolyn Pugsley | Charlie Rainsford | Simone Turner | John Underwood [4]

December 2015-February 2016

Sarah Bartlett | Lucy Battle | Ben Blackburn | Elizabeth Chow | Jamie-Lee Cole | Mitchell Gadd | Stephen Hall | Louise Harris | Steve Howell | Annabel John | Debbie Jones | Antony Jones | Steven Lambert | Sarah Mehigan | John Morris | Angharad Neagle | Saffron Pineger | Carolyn Pugsley | Charlie Rainsford | Carrie Swift | Simone Turner | John Underwood [5]

September 2015-November 2015

Sarah Bartlett | Lucy Battle | Ben Blackburn | Elizabeth Chow | Mitchell Gadd | Stephen Hall | Louise Harris | Steve Howell | Annabel John | Antony Jones | Sarah Mehigan | John Morris | Angharad Neagle | Saffron Pineger | Carolyn Pugsley | Charlie Rainsford | Carrie Swift | Simone Turner | John Underwood[6]

June 2015-August 2015

Sarah Bartlett | Lucy Battle | Ben Blackburn | Elizabeth Chow | Elinor Evans | Mitchell Gadd | Amy Griffiths | Stephen Hall | Louise Harris | Steve Howell | Annabel John | Heather Jones | Antony Jones | Ben Mackay | Kate Madley | Sarah Mehigan | John Morris | Angharad Neagle | Saffron Pineger | Carolyn Pugsley | Charlie Rainsford | Rhian Rogers | Carrie Swift | Simone Turner | John Underwood | Alex Walden[7]

Staff

March 2016-May 2016

All-Party Parliamentary Rail in the North Group | Alstom UK | Associated British Ports | Cavendish Square Group | First Keolis Trans | Pennine Express | First Trans | Pennine Express Limited | HS2 East | Tarmac Ltd | Thompsons Solicitors LLP | University of South Wales [4]

December 2015-February 2016

Bond Dickinson LLP | Conservative Transport Group | FirstGroup plc | Go-Ahead Group Ltd | Independent Transport Commission | Land Use Consultants | Nautilus International | Northamptonshire County Council | Oxera Consulting | Oxfordshire County Council | Port of London Authority | WSP Group[5]

September 2015-November 2015

All-Party Parliamentary Rail in the North Group | Associated British Ports | Cavendish Square Group | First Keolis TransPennine Express | HS2 East | Thompsons Solicitors | University of South Wales[8]

June 2015-August 2015

All-Party Parliamentary Rail in the North Group | Associated British Ports | Cavendish Square Group | First Group plc | First Keolis TransPennine Express | HS2 East | Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust | HS2 East | Region Combined Authority | Thompsons Solicitors LLP | University of South Wales[9]

References

  1. Financial Times Freshwater UK Business Profile Accessed 4th April 2008
  2. 'Freshwater UK profile 2016', Register of consultant lobbyists, accessed 20 July 2016
  3. Freshwater UK profile 2015, Registrar of consultant lobbyists, accessed 8 February 2016
  4. 4.0 4.1 Freshwater UK staff, Mar-May16, APPC, accessed 16 June 2016
  5. 5.0 5.1 [http://www.appc.org.uk/members/register/register-profile/?company=Freshwater UK Freshwater UK staff, Register 1st December 2015-28th February 2016], APPC, accessed 11 April 2016
  6. Freshwater UK staff list Sep-Nov15, APPC.org, accessed 22 February 2016
  7. Freshwater UK staff list Jun-Aug15, APPC.org, accessed 22 February 2016
  8. Freshwater UK client list Sep-Nov15, APPC.org, accessed 22 February 2016
  9. Freshwater UK client list Jun-Aug15, APPC.org, accessed 22 February 2016