Well-executed, strategic communications are essential to create trust, increase revenue and preserve and protect a company’s brand.
We pride ourselves on establishing deep relationships with our clients, with business value at the forefront of our approach. We are always there to support your business needs 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Our corporate team is made up of former journalists, in-house communications directors and marketing professionals, giving you a rounded approach when it comes to corporate communications.
Our approach starts with creating a compelling narrative that captures a company’s vision, direction and culture. We work closely with C-Suite executives and in-house communication departments to really get under the skin of the company and uncover differentiators that stand you apart from your competitors. With a forward-thinking narrative, we help to resonate your authentic identity.
Thought Leadership, a tangible piece of intellectual property, can be used effectively as a business development tool and to quickly catapult you into the media. Our carefully crafted thought leadership projects are specifically designed to support our corporate clients in multiple sectors. Our projects will position you as an informed opinion leader, whose expertise is sought and rewarded. In turn, this will bring you greater dialogue with the media, your target audiences, stakeholders and the key influencers you need to reach.
We work closely with clients to make sure that identity and image is harmonised, with internal stakeholders sharing the same vision as external stakeholders. We help to ensure that your employees hold the same emotional attachment as your customers. We work with clients to protect their reputation and to build trust with their stakeholders and their expectation of future behaviour based on past performance.
Public Affairs Support
We have been positioning and building some of the UK’s largest corporate brands. Tavistock uses public relations and public affairs to shift perceptions and to make change happen. We have significant experience of lobbying MPs and figures within the Government, providing a No 10 style campaign grid, which has resulted in shifts in government perceptions, and helps you to engage in constructive social dialogue in regard to some of the most critical issues of the day.
We help our clients navigate their institutional connections, constructively liaise in policy discussions and build meaningful public alliances.
We provide crisis management 24/7. It can take a decade to build a brand and one day to destroy it. At Tavistock we limit or eradicate the damage effectively by acting quickly and positively. If a company communicates effectively you can turn a crisis into an opportunity. Tavistock has a team of experts, including ex-financial journalists, who understand the media and therefore are in a better position to stop a crisis situation from occurring.
During the first 30 days of working with you we will unravel any/all potential crisis scenarios so the company is fully prepared. This includes social media and SEO engagement. We will also introduce crisis management scenarios, whereby we roleplay a crisis situation to show you how it can be handled, dealt with, stopped or used to your advantage.
Corporate reputation is one of the most important assets, and should be carefully crafted, especially as corporates embrace the digital age. We support clients to uncover their authentic identity in ways that resonate with stakeholders and inspire support for their long-term vision for the business. One of the main drivers of competitiveness derives from reputation. For over two decades Tavistock has been working with clients to build strategic advantage by generating favourable perceptions about companies in the minds of key stakeholders. These perceptions become visible in the attractiveness of the company’s products, services, trademarks, and brands, and constitute a company’s reputational capital.
“As a company grows, communication becomes one of its biggest challenges.”
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Mark previously spent two years as a director at Cubitt Consulting working mainly in financial services, running global accounts, and worked as an account director at integrated communications agency Teamspirit, part of Chime PLC.
He is also an award-winning journalist, with 12 years’ experience working for titles including the Financial Times and The Mail on Sunday, and is a qualified investment advisor having obtained a diploma from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
Gareth has over a decade of experience covering commodities and resources companies for a number of publications in the UK, South Africa, the US. He spent over seven years with Mining Journal, leaving the publication as its deputy editor.
He also recently spent time as the online editor at Automotive Logistics, a publication covering global logistics and supply chains for the automotive sector, including electric vehicles.
He was employed as a private client investment advisor at Vestact, in Johannesburg, South Africa before moving to the UK.
Charles Vivian started his communications career at Citigate Dewe Rogerson in 1997 before co-founding Pelham Public Relations in 2004. During that time he created a successful mining practice at the agency as well as growing the business into one of the fastest growing financial and corporate communications businesses in the UK; until 60% of the agency was sold to Bell Pottinger in 2011.
He then continued to work with the financial and corporate business at Pelham Bell Pottinger, before being promoted to Managing Director of the Geopolitical division that focussed on international strategic communications and advised individuals, corporates, ministries, and governments, with a main focus on Africa.
Charles decided to leave Bell Pottinger in 2016 and then joined Tavistock in September 2017.
Sophie joined Tavistock in September 2016, and is working with a range of clients within AIM and the Main Market.
Prior to joining Tavistock, Sophie worked in the in-house recruitment teams of PwC and Gazprom Energy. She holds an honours degree in History from the University of Manchester.
Edward joined Tavistock in 2016 and works across the financial and corporate communications practice advising clients in the natural resources and financial services sectors.
Prior to Tavistock Edward worked at a leading corporate public relations firm where he advised financial and professional services clients in the UK, Europe and emerging markets.
Edward graduated with a degree in History from University College, Oxford.
Jos is Chief Executive Officer of Tavistock and joined the business in 2010. Jos is a senior adviser to Tavistock clients and has extensive experience advising both private individuals and listed businesses across a broad range of campaigns.
In the listed arena, he has advised Boards and companies across all manner of communications challenges including complex M&A activity, equity and debt financings, IPOs and reputation management issues.
Jos attended Birmingham University and the University of Aix-Marseille where he graduated with a degree in French studies.
Kirsty joined Tavistock in October 2015 and specialises in public relations in the real estate sector. Prior to this, she spent more than two and a half years in a global consultancy firm working across both financial and corporate communications in its real estate team.
She holds an Honours degree in Media, Culture and Society from Northumbria University.
Jeremy Carey, Chairman of Tavistock Communications, has over thirty five years’ experience in the public relations industry.
He formed Tavistock in collaboration with a number of colleagues in 1991, prior to which he was a founder director and subsequently Chief Executive of City and Commercial Communications, then one of the top financial and corporate consultancies in the UK.
Jeremy’s experience spans both corporate and financial communications working with both public and private sector organisations across the full range of public relations issues including reputation management, flotations, mergers and acquisitions and crises.
James advises clients in real estate, fund management, financial services and emerging markets on all aspects of financial and corporate communications including online strategy and investor relations.
He holds the CFA’s level 4 Investment Management Certificate (IMC), the Google Individual Qualification (IQ) in web analytics and has a BSc in Biology from Imperial College London, which included a year studying at the École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier.
Prior to joining the PR industry, he served as an officer in the British Army and worked as an operations manager at BT.
In his free time, he enjoys alpine mountaineering and spending time with his family.