Teneo Blue Rubicon

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Teneo Blue Rubicon is a London-based PR and lobbying firm formed in September 2016.

It was created when US corporate advisory firm Teneo amalgamated its recently purchased agencies – Blue Rubicon, Stockwell and Pendomer - to establish its UK operation.[1]

Services

TBR's services are grouped around four core ‘centres of excellence’ – reputation campaigning, public affairs (lobbying), financial comms and strategy consulting.

Brexit lobbying

Parent firm Teneo launched its ‘Brexit Client Transition Unit’ in August 2016 ‘to counsel and support clients through all of the business issues and challenges they face as part of Brexit.’[2]

The Brexit Unit aims to provide clients with ‘insight & intelligence’, help with ‘advocacy’ and promises to ‘help clients to ensure that their objectives and strategies for Brexit and their representations for future trading arrangements between the UK / EU are heard and understood by policymakers in government as well as regulators’.

It says it is ‘already advising over a dozen major clients on their strategy and approach on Brexit’.

The Unit comprises of senior Teneo and Teneo Blue Rubicon consultants. A number of its recent hires bring advantage to companies seeking to influence the Brexit process:

Political connections

  • Craig Oliver, ex-director of communication to then prime minister David Cameron; joined TBR as a senior MD in December 2016[4]
  • Beth Armstrong, former aide to leading Vote Leave campaigner and environment secretary Michael Gove; joined TBR in 2016.
  • William Hague, former Conservative foreign secretary joined Teneo as a senior adviser in July 2015. Under the rules, he was 'banned' from lobbying government on behalf of any organisation until May 2017.
  • Lord Mervyn Davis, former trade minister is an adviser to Teneo Holdings

People

Lobbyists

People conducting lobbying activies (as declared on the voluntary APPC register of lobbyists):

June-Aug 2017

Charles Stewart-Smith | David Ahluwalia | Oliver Aplin | Beth Armstrong | Lorraine Aziz | Anna Bage | Anna Bloch | Ben Bradley | Matthew Burchell | Rory Cronin | Nick DeLuca | Tom Denney | Jessica Frost | Fraser Hardie | Dan Harris | Emma Haselhurst | Anna Hatfield | Rebecca Hislaire | Tom Hollywood | Ryan Hopkins | Matthew Horrocks | Annie Huddart | George Hutchinson | Alexa Knight | India Knight | Martin Le Jeune | Andrew Lewin | Ben Lewis | Chloe Maier | Hannah Marwood | Graham McMillan | Nicholas McQueen | Rob Morgan | Clarissa Nash | Muirinn ONeill | Mark Pack | Sam Pettit | Steve Race | Alex Rawle | Leo Rees | Sally Rushton | Alex Savage | Gemma Scotcher | Drew Smith | Gordon Tempest-Hay | Rachel Tyler | Ben Ullman | Steve Van Riel | Don Wallace | Michael White

Lobbying clients

As declared on the voluntary APPC register of lobbyists

June-Aug 2017

Activision | Arcadis | Association of British Insurers | Aston Martin | AstraZeneca | BHP | British Marine Federation | Centre for Public Impact | Coca-Cola GB | Countrywide | CTPA | Eurostar | Heineken | London Taxi Company | MAXIMUS | Mondelez | mytaxi | NASSCOM | National Grid | Nationwide | Novartis | Openreach | RBS | Sanofi | techUK | The Crown Estate | Dow Chemical | National Landlords Association | Thomas White Oxford | U+I | UK Cinema Association | Unilever | Willis Towers Watson | World Fuel Services

As declared on the minimal statutory register of lobbyists

Clients below for Blue Rubicon, which has been registered since March 2015. As of Novermber 2017, Teneo Blue Rubicon isn't registered. The government's statutory register documents only those clients for whom Portland has directly contacted and lobbied a minister, or permanent secretary.

July - September 2017

Aston Martin | Google | Royal Bank of Scotland

April - June 2017

Aston Martin | Google | Royal Bank of Scotland | AstraZeneca

Jan - March 2017

Aston Martin | British Marine Federation | Countrywide | Google | Ladbrokes Coral | London Taxi Company | Mondelez | Rugby Football Union | Vodafone

See also client lists for:

Contact

Address: 5th Floor, 6 More London Place, London, SE1 2DA
Website: http://www.teneobluerubicon.com/
Twitter: @TeneoBR

References

  1. TBR, PR Week, 1 May 2017
  2. Teneo Launches Brexit Client Transition Unit, Teneo website, 4 August 2016
  3. Teneo taps up CBI’s Brexit man, Public Affairs News, 27 March 2017
  4. [1], PR Week, Nov 2017