Political and regulatory engagement

Political and regulatory engagement

A successful influencing campaign must start with a cogent argument rooted in the evidence.

Portland works with clients to shape this narrative and then helps them get the message across to the people who matter.

We carry out stakeholder mapping and tracking to ensure our clients are talking to the right people, at the right time.

We advise on the best ways to engage, including traditional means such as one-to-one meetings programmes, Parliamentary round tables or specially-arranged dinners, or more imaginative activity such as one-off events, demonstrations or  harnessing consumer power.

We help clients engage directly with policy and legislative proposals, provide guidance on procedure and advice on how to shape emerging proposals. We help with the preparation and drafting of consultation and Select Committee responses and provide training for Select Committee appearances.

Across all of this, we harness our extensive Westminster and Whitehall experience to provide insight and analysis of the political situation, enabling our clients to deliver the most effective strategy.