With 18 years of experience in politics and public affairs, David has provided support to over 50 international blue chip companies, trade associations, and professional bodies including GDF Suez, British Energy, EDF Energy, First:Utility, Nokia, T-Mobile, IoD, esure, Abbott Laboratories, and MSD.
Prior to entering Consultancy, David was a senior political adviser to the Conservative Party and worked with eight Secretaries of State on a range of policy briefs including Trade & Industry, Energy, Transport, and Health.
David studied Business at Aston Business School and the University of Miami School of Business, Florida.
An economist by background, Andrew spent twelve years from 1997 to 2009 as a Special Adviser to the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP.
Most recently he worked on the Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury, dealing primarily with issues around fiscal policy, the funding of industry, and taxation.
He also worked at the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Transport, and the Department of Trade and Industry. Prior to being a Special Adviser, Andrew spent several years at the Bank of England as an economist, mainly specialising in public finance issues. This included a period on secondment to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Andrew graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from University College, London, and also has an MSc in Economics from LSE.
Prior to joining Brevia Consulting, Ben worked in the Energy and Industrials practice at Hill and Knowlton where he built strong B2B expertise working for a variety of clients, both UK and internationally-based. He has worked on campaigns in oil and gas, carbon capture and storage, wind energy, nuclear energy, solar power, and biofuels.
Ben is politically active, and has a long-held association with the Liberal Democrats. He started working in the constituency office of Phil Willis MP as a teenager. More recently, he became a member of the Liberal Democrat Press Office in Cowley Street during the 2010 General Election campaign.
Ben is a founding member of the Liberal Sustainability Network - a body of professionals who act as a source of policy advice for the Liberal Democrats on environmental issues.
Prior to entering consultancy, Ben studied Politics at the University of Durham before working for a Parliamentary monitoring company. Away from work, he recently took time out to teach football in South Africa. He currently volunteers for Centrepoint, a charity which provides accommodation and social support to London’s homeless.
Prior to joining Brevia Consulting, she worked at Guide Public Affairs. She also gained experience in campaign fundraising whilst working for MacGregor Jones, as well as experience in marketing through working for a design agency.
During the 2010 General Election, she worked on an election campaign for Simon Nayyar, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch.
Sophie studied Classics at the University of Bristol, where she was a member of the International Affairs Society and Student Community Action.
Tim is a successful entrepreneur with thirty years experience in both media and business services. He currently has a wide variety of international interests which include both public and private companies.
Tim is Chairman of Glenfern, a management consultancy and Non-Executive Chairman of Seven Publishing, Nigel Wright Group, Smithfield Group and The SR Group. He is also a Non-Executive Director at DACbeachcroft, Baird Capital Partners Europe, MSQ Partners and a Senior Adviser to Evercore Partners.
He was a co-founder of Citywire, the publisher, Luther Pendragon and Bluefin which was acquired by Axa. Marks Sattin and OTPmedia were other successful business interests.
Prior to this, Tim was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Ludgate Group, the international public and investor relations consultancy. He established operations in London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York and developed a joint venture in India. He was also responsible for the successful introduction of two leading venture capitalists to the business; Cinven and Baird.
Tim later initiated and implemented the sale of Ludgate to Interpublic and was subsequently appointed Deputy Chairman of Interpublic's global public relations business, Weber Shandwick.
Prior to joining Brevia Consulting, Vilhelm was Head of Sustainability at Policy Connect, where he led the organisation's work on energy, climate change, waste, and the built environment. He executed public affairs and political engagement strategies and developed and managed high-profile policy research projects on topics such as financing new waste infrastructure, the commercialisation of low carbon technology, and energy efficiency in the built environment. He led the growth of the sustainability unit which saw the doubling in size of the team to seven members of staff.
Before joining Policy Connect, Vilhelm worked for Keene Public Affairs and in the parliamentary office of a Labour MP, where he undertook research and drafted briefings for the MP's work on the Environmental Audit Committee.
Vilhelm graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences with an MA in Politics, after completing a BA in European Studies at King's College London. Away from work, he enjoys sports and the outdoors, and recently took part in a triathlon to raise money for WWF.
Prior to joining Brevia Consulting, Will worked in the UK Parliament as a researcher to Margot James MP, where he assisted with her duties as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Green (then Minister for Trade and Investment). His work focused on business and trade, as well as helping UK Trade & Investment engage with MPs more effectively. Alongside this he supported Margot with her work on the draft Care and Support Bill Committee.
He also provided support to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade & Investment and organised meetings on topics including Britain's aviation strategy, access to trade finance, and SME funding, with guest speakers including Business Minister Michael Fallon MP and the Prime Minister's Trade Envoys. Will also helped to organise the first joint All-Party Parliamentary Group UKTI trade mission, which took a delegation of MPs and British businesses in the education and infrastructure sectors to Southeast Asia.
Will has also worked at UCL's political think tank, the Constitution Unit, where he focused on the influence of select committees in the legislative process. He also worked at Cohn & Wolfe where his public affairs clients included companies in the pharmaceutical, finanical services, and food sectors. He studied Politics at the University of Nottingham, where he took part in the Politics and Conservative Society.
He advises a wide range of corporate clients on strategic communications issues. He also acts as advisor to a number of very high profile individuals, including Heads of State and Government and leading figures in the world of entertainment.
David is experienced at advising organisations on public affairs in Whitehall, Parliament and Brussels and handling media relations as well as advising companies on making representations on legislation, competition and regulatory issues. Previously, David was Communications Director of Camelot and was a founder member of the consortium which went on to win the first national lottery licence. Prior to that, he has worked in over 100 countries around the world, in sales, marketing and management roles. In 2005, David was designated as one of the ‘Top 100 Most Influential People in PR Over the Past 21 years’ by PR Week magazine.
Since leaving the Mirror he has written speeches for government ministers and has been a political commentator for the Daily Mail. David also takes an active role in educating and informing students with lectures and seminars and is most recently author of "Reporting Poverty".
With his extensive knowledge and experience of politics and politics within the media, David is able to formulate incisive and targeted communication plans and strategies for clients, who include governments, international corporations and blue chip companies.
Jonathan Horsman has worked in politics, media and communications for over 20 years, advising overseas governments and heads of state in Central and South East Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Africa.
He provides advice on public diplomacy and international media relations and has first-hand knowledge of politics in the UK and European Union.
Previously he was a director at Project Associates, and before that, Director of Public Affairs for a FTSE 100 international financial services group, responsible for government relations and corporate communications across Europe and Latin America. Prior to moving into corporate communications and public affairs, he worked for a UK Government Cabinet Minister in the 1990s.
Jonathan studied Political Science and European Studies at the London School of Economics, completing a Masters degree there in 1994. He has travelled extensively, worked for clients from most continents around the world, and has a particular interest in the history and politics of Central and Eastern Europe.
He was an award-winning journalist and was, up until 2004, the Media Adviser to the Speaker and House of Commons Commission (UK Parliament). His exceptional career also sees him as Managing Director of Stonborough Media Group and Air Supremacy Ltd, a media training company.
As one of the UK's leading authorities on media relations, John has attracted a wide range of corporate and private clients from around the world, including Absolut Vodka, Asda Wal-Mart, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Barclays Bank, Phorm, Savills and the world's largest re-insurer Swiss Re.
He was a Member of Parliament for over fourteen years and served as Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Departments of Environment, Trade and Industry and the Home Office and was Minister for Transport in London from 1992-1996.
He was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party and twice their candidate for Mayor of London, outperforming the national party on both occasions. He now sits on the boards of Transport for London and the London Development Agency.
Steve has combined his political undertakings with a successful business career in which he has turned around the fortunes of companies facing dire financial and reputation ruin. As a high level business advisor, he has worked with corporations and blue chip companies including The Financial Services Authority, the Strategic Rail Authority, London Electricity, Jaguar Cars and Canary Wharf Group. His experience, expertise and insight into reputation management is unsurpassed.
With over twenty years experience in broadcast journalism at the BBC, he has held senior posts including Editor of the World at One and Deputy Editor of the Today Programme.
In 1997 he undertook the prestigious role of Acting Director of Communications for the Conservative Party. Since then, his extensive knowledge of media relations and reputation management has led him to work with a wide range of clients including the chairmen and CEO of FTSE 100 and 250 companies, senior lawyers and politicians, and the heads of public sector and voluntary organisations.
He has been involved in EU affairs since 1973 and has carved out a career both in the public and private sector as a UK diplomat and as senior executive in a major UK company. This high level of experience and expertise means George delivers an unprecedented level of well-rounded strategic advice.
As a political thought-leader, his experience and expertise provides clients with targeted and incisive solutions to their reputational requirements around the political and media worlds. He has been covering politics in Westminster for newspapers for over fifteen years, and has been a highly sought-after conference speaker on both politics and the media. He has chaired and spoken at fringe meetings and seminars, and is a frequent commentator on television and radio.