Message Matters

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Message Matters is an Edinburgh-based PR and lobbying agency founded in 2012 by two former Scottish Conservative figures.


MM provides a range of services, including: lobbying and 'strategic, private counsel to large companies to assist them in their political engagement and lobbying.'[1]

Partnership with Cicero

In September 2014, Message Matters formed a partnership with Cicero, a London-based lobbying firm. It was described as 'an important strategic link for Cicero that gave it a presence in Scotland.[2]


APPC register


June 2016-August 2016

Gareth Brown | Peter Duncan | Craig Harrow | Kirsty Leiper | Fiona Leith | Andy MacIver [3]


June 2016-August 2016

Active Stirling | BayWa Renewable Energy UK | Brookfield Renewable UK Ltd | Business in the Community | Financial Data and Technology Association | ICAS | J C Decaux | Keep Scotland Beautiful | Reform Scotland | Smart Energy GB | Standard Life [3]

March-May 2017

Angus Energy (i) Brookfield Renewable UK Ltd (i) Business in the Community (i)Financial Data and Technology Association (i)ICAS (i)Keep Scotland Beautiful (i)League Against Cruel Sports (i)PAS (i)Reform Scotland (i)Shepherd + Wedderburn (i)Silvercloud Health (i)Smart Energy GB (i)Standard Life (i)Teach First (i) [4]


Address: 22 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP


  1. Counsel, MM website, accessed Sept 2015
  2. Cicero partners with Scottish PA and PR agency Message Matters, PR Week, 8 September 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Current register 1st June 2016 - 31st August 2016, APPC, accessed 24 November 2016.
  4. Current register 31 May 2017, APPC