Ben Thornton

As a Partner in our Corporate Communications and Public Affairs practice, Ben helps Portland’s clients develop and tell their stories to build trust, reputation and active support across their audiences; and to influence political and regulatory stakeholders. His starting point is always a clear focus on the tangible role that communications can play to help deliver commercial and organisational objectives.

He has worked across a range of sectors including major infrastructure, FMCG and retail, technology and professional services. Ben’s client experience includes AB InBev, BlackBerry, Vodafone, Motorola, Mace and Flybe. He regularly advises at Board and Executive level.

Ben’s current work includes advising Heathrow’s leadership team and directing the fully integrated Portland team which has played a significant role in the airport’s successful expansion campaign. Other current highlights include advising McDonald’s for over four years as it works to build trust among political audiences, and clients including Nestlé and Charles Russell Speechlys to build corporate reputation.