Select Committee training

Select Committee training

We train for the most challenging Committee appearances

Giving evidence to a Select Committee can be a very challenging experience. Corporate and individual reputations can be tested and broken under the glare of ever-bolder committees.

A strong defence based on immaculate preparation is therefore essential. But committee hearings can also, at their best, be opportunities to communicate directly with influential MPs or Peers and, through them, to the wider public.

Drawing on our extensive experience, Portland can help with messaging, tone and for answering the difficult questions.

Our work starts when the Committee’s inquiry is first announced, providing research and insight into the motivations, tone and objectives of the committee and its individual members.

Closer to your appearance, we will run realistic mock sessions so witnesses are well-prepared and messages are tested.