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Invicta is a lobbying firm with offices in Glasgow and Newcastle.

It boasts: ' We make the seemingly improbable become possible. Success is our benchmark.'[1]

'Unacceptable' practices

In 2013 the Scotsman reported comments made by former lobbyist, Thomas Docherty MP regarding 'unacceptable' behaviour by Invicta's Mark Cummings.

'[Thomas Docherty] claimed to receive a text message containing sectarian abuse after he opposed a planned development by one of Cummings’ clients. He said: “I am not alone in receiving intimidatory behaviour from Mr Cummings, he is well-known for bullying and becoming aggressive, particularly towards women opponents of schemes.” Highlighting further examples of 'unacceptable' practises used by Mr Cummings, the MP also claimed the lobbyist would get an employee to pose as a journalist to sound out politicians about planning applications. He also suggested that Mr Cummings placed candidates to stand for election to community councils which then have to be consulted on planning issues. Mr Cummings “strongly denies” the claims.[2]

Services

Invicta says it provides the following services: 'purposeful political engagement, media engagement and community and stakeholder engagement.'

People

Clients

Register of consultant lobbyists

April - June 2016

Kilmac Energy [3]

July - September 2015

Seneca Energy [4]

Contacts

Website: http://www.invictapa.co.uk
Glasgow: George House, 36 North Hanover Street, Glasgow, G1 2AD
Newcastle: Milburn House, Newcastle, NE1 1LE

References

  1. Mark Cummings, Linkedin profile, accessed August 2015
  2. Invicta PA boss Mark Cummings in sectarian claims, Scotsman, 5 February 2013
  3. 'Invicta profile 2016', Register of consultant lobbyists, accessed 21 July 2016
  4. Invicta Public Affairs profile 2015, Registrar of consultant lobbyists, accessed 3 May 2016