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Established in 2004, Rowan Public Affairs helps businesses and NGOs in the South West get heard by government and parliament. The role of our highly experienced directors, who have worked with some clients for over 20 years, is to explain complex commercial and social issues to the political world, industry and the public, and to influence decision-making on new legislation, regulation and market development. As Devon and Cornwall’s only registered political consultants, we are the best placed to do this for businesses in the region.

Find out more about our people and standards, the lobbying, public relations, strategy consulting and marketing communications services we provide, and then get in touch to talk about how we can help your organisation set the agenda.

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The complexities of lobbying are understandably tricky to get to grips with for anyone not used to dealing with government departments and processes. If you have questions about any aspect of lobbying, our role as lobbyists, or our lobbying training courses, please do get in touch for an informal, no-obligation chat.

Lobbying Training Courses

How To Lobby (London – 31st January 2020)

£600.00 £540.00 per person (ex. VAT)

How To Lobby (Exeter – 28th February 2020)

£600.00 £540.00 per person (ex. VAT)

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What Do Public Affairs Companies Actually Do?

Public affairs companies often seem like mysterious black boxes of dark arts. Chris Hodder seeks to demystify the sector. There are lots of public affairs companies all over the world. They generally get a bad rap with assumptions that all sorts of nefarious and morally dubious activities are taking place ...

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The Parliamentary Milk Pail

What is the biggest threat to your carefully planned lobbying strategy? Chris Hodder explains. If you've ever tried to do anything in politics, you'll know the feeling: you spend months building a relationship, you're just at the stage where certain things are unsaid but understood and then somebody resigns, and ...

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Inside the Sausage Machine: Lobbying in the EU

Rowan director Chris Hodder explains the overarching principle of lobbying in the EU. Whatever happens with Brexit, businesses which trade with the EU will certainly have to deal with EU rules and regulations for the foreseeable future. In fact, if plans for a common rulebook still end up being adopted ...

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