Providing strategic advice and campaign delivery across issues at the intersection of local communities, politics and the media

Portland’s Local expertise ranges from contentious planning applications and major infrastructure projects, through to community campaigns and stakeholder engagement.

As part of our work, we enable a number of the UK’s leading businesses and organisations to engage effectively with local communities and decision makers.

From advising on the practical implications of the devolution agenda, to the impact of new models of local service provision, our specialist team helps clients to understand emerging risks and opportunities in a rapidly evolving policy and political landscape.

Specialist areas:

Grassroots campaigning – From high-profile, large scale public consultations to bespoke local engagement programmes, we have the understanding and the experience to ensure you get results.

Campaign design – All our consultants are recruited for both their knowledge and their experience of ground campaigning. We use this experience to identify and communicate the risks your business faces, identify and mobilise key stakeholders, influencers and silent supporters and establish an open and effective dialogue with media and politicians at a local, regional and national level.

Local and regional public policy support – Whether it is planning, licensing, public health or service procurement, Portland Local is best placed to help you understand the local policy landscape on a national scale, identifying risks and opportunities for your organisation. We have unparalleled experience in mapping the local political landscape across the UK and helping our clients to maximise the impact of their activities.

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