Patrick Loughran

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Patrick Loughran was a UK government special adviser to Lord Mandelson in the Department for Business Innovation & Skills. [1]

Loughran now works as director of strategy at Blue Rubicon, a PR and lobbying consultancy firm, and as director at Thirty Six Strategy, [1] a strategy consultancy firm that 'helps clients find their winning brand and reputation strategy.' [2]

At Blue Rubicon, Loughran advises clients on strategic positioning, competitive framing, and messaging; applying 'lessons that he learnt from his experience of developing strategy and winning campaign narratives for New Labour’s successful election campaigns'. [3]


Patrick was special adviser to Lord Mandelson from from October 2008 till April 2010. He also previously worked as a special adviser at Number 10 Downing Street and at the Cabinet Office. Before working in government, Loughran was the Labour Party's head of research. [3]


Loughran studied Politics at the University of Exeter. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Patrick Loughan LinkedIn profile, accessed 20 October 2014
  2. What we do thirtysixstrategy, accessed 27 October 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Patrick Loughran Blue Rubicon, accessed 20 October 2014