Planning & Local Government
The primary purpose of a public affairs strategy is to ensure a competitive advantage for clients.
We understand that better than most
NKA is a leading public affairs agency, providing strategic communications and public affairs advice to organisations large and small, on how best to engage with government at all levels.
We understand that politics and public policy impacts all organisations and our strength is our ability to engage and work with government locally and nationally.
Appointing a strategic communications agency can help you to deliver real value and a return on investment, by ensuring maximum impact from engagement with government and other policy influences and maintaining positive dialogue with your key audiences.
What We Do
We engage with key stakeholders and influencers on issues which could impact upon your organisation’s ability to operate successfully. We help you to influence public policy, build and maintain a strong reputation and find a common ground with these stakeholders on your behalf.
Planning and Local Government
We know that every planning issue is political and with that in mind, we bring our first-hand experience to assist clients in navigating the planning process, to undertake community engagement and eventually to secure successful planning outcomes.
Anticipate, prepare and respond to unforeseen change to help your business prosper. We will work with you to help you find out how we can help you build your resilience and capacity in an ever changing political landscape.
We understand that strategic relationships are critical to the success of every organisation, and we ensure that these relations are understood, developed and maintained ensuring that your key messages are understood wherever necessary.
What clients are saying
I was looking for someone to support a review of our Public Affairs strategy and turned to Nick who I knew as a respected political strategist. He provided challenge to our current thinking and approach, creating the environment for debate within the team to develop our future plans.
Ivan Jepson – Northumbrian Water
Nick has shown great expertise and capability in helping position and improve the perception of the company in our public and private market places. I recommend Nick without hesitation - he delivers.
Nigel Perry, Board Member and former CEO – Centre for Process Innovation
Nick Kemp is an extremely well informed and well-connected individual which enables him to really make a difference. He not only knows who to speak to on a wide range of issues; he knows how to contact them and then how best to approach them to communicate the right message.
James Ramsbotham, Chief Executive – NE Chamber of Commerce
Nick is one of the brightest and most analytical thinkers in the region. He uses his intelligence on his work, achieving great results. His approach is truly refreshing and he's great to work with. A great addition to any project, team or company.
Si Bailes, CEO – BDaily
Nick has consistently and determinedly delivered the highest results in his works with us. His services to us have encompassed complex and difficult communication tasks. His ability to identify and access key decision makers has been of great importance.
Chris Pywell, MD – Industrial Strategies
Nick is astute and talented and puts maximum effort into his role and each assignment he undertakes. He is used to working in complex situations requiring skill and diplomacy and he applies his broad and powerful network effectively, to deliver the best outcome for the North East and for his clients.
Neil Mundy – Elliingham Associates