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    We are pleased to be short-listed in The Corporate Engagement Awards 2014

    Best arts and culture programme and most effective long term programme categories together with HighTide Festival Theatre

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    Delighted to be short-listed for the Breaking The Mould awards

    Breaking The Mould celebrates firms and public sector bodies that support women in the boardroom

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    Banking on PR - Driving Footfall for New Banks

    Lisa Elliott writes on new banking entrants and how PR can help drive commercial success in a competitive marketplace

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    We will remember

    We are proud to be taking part in the nation’s poignant act of remembrance

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    PROI Worldwide Leads Global Ratings

    Our Agency is proud to be part of PROI Worldwide which Leads Global Ratings in $12.5 Billion Market

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    Future of Financial Services Conference

    After the success of our Future of Financial Services Conference last week we have produced a summary of the day.

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    The Lansons Budget briefing

    A Budget for savers, pensioners, manufacturers, those who play bingo and like beer...

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    The value of employee engagement

    Hear the head of our Change and Employee Engagement practice explain why it is a "business imperative" to engage employees.

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    Emerging from the crisis

    Lansons is hosting our next event, in conjunction with the Financial Services Forum, on Thursday 27 March.

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    Women in the media - inspiring change

    Pernille Taylor reflects on the, 'Women - we need you!' event hosted at Lansons in support of International Women's Day

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    A campaign from Oslo

    Rimmi Shah writes about a campaign from our Oslo partner Släger that reached around the world

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    Q1 Newsletter

    Read our February newsletter with insight into engaging employees to drive business & making the most of trade shows

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    We've changed

    Ahead of our 25th year in business, last week we changed our name from Lansons Communications to Lansons.

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    Getting the PR magic and sparkle right at Christmas

    In an article for PRCA, Lisa Elliott, Associate Director at Lansons, discusses how crucial it is for brands to get their PR right in the run up to the biggest retail period of the year.

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    In or Out? Britain’s Future in Europe

    Lansons Public Affairs and Cambre Associates commissioned research from Opinium into the UK, France, Germany, Poland and amongst British businesses into Britain’s future in Europe.

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    Lansons Newsletter - Oct 2013

    Read our October newsletter, with a special report by Andrew Silverman on the recent party conferences and a piece from Chief Executive Tony Langham on why reputation is vital for a successful business, and much more

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    Promoting, protecting and maintaining reputations is at the very heart of the Corporate practice

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Working with you

Business today can be uncertain and the myriad ways in which an increasingly disparate set of audiences communicate and influence means you have to be constantly ahead of the game. At Lansons, we are here to help.

We like to stretch ourselves, surpass expectations and take great pride in surprising and delighting those with whom we work. Whether it is a Lansons’ director or one of our team, you will partner with entrepreneurial and talented individuals from a range of backgrounds – professionals who care, who deliver and who, we believe, are different.

At Lansons, we take great pride in those businesses that have been with us for much of our journey as well as new clients who discover the difference our approach can make to their world.


Our people

Building, securing and nurturing the best talent

The heart of our success lies in the creativity, experience and knowledge of our employees; from our senior people right down to the juniors at Lansons. Our consultancy is driven by a strong leadership team which has unrivalled strategic, creative capabilities and a proven wealth of industry expertise, obtained from diverse backgrounds and sectors. Find out about our senior team and how to get in touch at the links below:

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Beverley Aujla

A former national news journalist, Beverley joined us in 2001 and is now a director and partner focusing primarily on our consumer finance accounts. She is responsible for strategic communications for clients including Metro Bank, and NatWest International and uses her wide-ranging background and experience to ensure a client’s communications objectives are carefully aligned to the needs of the target media.

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Clare Parsons

Clare is the co-founder and chair of Lansons. Passionate about the agency, its respected position as an employer and the work it does for clients – many of which have been with her from the start – Clare places great emphasis on the company’s ethics, its principles of inclusion and responsibility, and its increasingly important work within the international arena. Over the two decades running Lansons, she has also been actively involved both in the PR industry as a whole and with the not-for-profit sector. She spent five years on the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) City and Corporate committee as well as on a number of internal CIPR committees, and three years on the marketing committee of ProShare. Clare’s work has increasingly taken her into the charitable and not-for-profit sectors. She is a trustee of both HighTide (who share Lansons’ offices) and Getting On Board (promoting senior volunteering), has worked on the RSC’s London Development Committee, is a GASP (Great Almeida Supper Club) committee member of the Almeida Theatre, and – as the parent of a sufferer - spent many years as a trustee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Clare was recognised with the Stephen Talent Award by the CIPR for her contribution to the industry, is one of Real Business magazine’s Top 100 Women UK Entrepreneurs and a fellow of both the CIPR and the Royal College of Art.

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David Masters

With 18 years’ experience in the investment industry much of which has been spent as a specialist in asset management and capital market transactions, David is a board director of Lansons and Head of our alternatives and institutional practice. Reflecting a changing market and the need for more information and debate, David is a regular blogger on his areas of expertise and the implications for the way business communicates.

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Henrietta Guthrie

Henrietta has 25 years’ experience in financial services PR and joined us as a board director in 1990. Prior to Lansons, she spent six years at Dewe Rogerson where she was involved in all the major privatisations, working closely with finance and broking teams. Henrietta has also worked on a wide range of investment client accounts, handling of corporate reputations, the rebuilding of Jupiter Asset Management following the departure of John Duffield, and directing the strategy to build Pictet & Cie’s presence in the UK market over the past seven years. In addition, Henrietta heads up our investment company division and also works with, and provides support to, a number of company boards.

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Helen Proud

Helen joined Lansons in the early 1990s and has played a hands-on consultancy role with clients in the financial services, consumer finance and corporate sectors. She now concentrates on bringing this experience to the HR and ‘people’ side of our business, nurturing talent, encouraging genuine career progression and ensuring our position as one of the best places to work in the UK.

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Laura Hastings

Laura has been with Lansons since 1997 and is a partner and our joint managing director. Her career spans a number of consumer, B2B and investment clients, including Fidelity International, Alliance & Leicester, TescoCompare and LV=. Laura created and orchestrated Fidelity’s campaigns from 1997 taking it to a position where it became the best known and most respected fund manager in the UK with the number one media coverage against its competitors every year. For Alliance & Leicester, she created the award-winning ‘switch to a better account’ campaign, helping to ensure the company exceeded targets by attracting customers away from the ‘big four’ banks. Laura was previously with Ludgate Communications as director of its financial services division.

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Louise Bullock

As a strategic communications consultant, Louise brings together expertise in marketing communications, crisis management, thought leadership positioning and media relations. Much of her work has involved building new financial services brands, most notably PruHealth and financial and travel services for the Post Office as well as working across a range of investment management companies. Louise became a Lansons’ partner in 2001 and a member of the board in 2007.

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Lyndsay Haywood

Lyndsay is a board director and partner at Lansons. She directs the inward investment communications programme for the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development, promoting key sectors including Financial Services, Manufacturing and eBusiness. Lyndsay also advises the Island’s Chief Secretary’s Office which includes working directly with the Ministers and Civil Servants on international public relations and public affairs activities and issues. Lyndsay also directs communications for the world’s leading eGaming software provider Microgaming and outsourcing group Xchanging. Lyndsay was Young PR Professional of the Year Finalist at the PR Week Awards and before becoming a PR consultant was a journalist at the BBC. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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Ralph Jackson

As a Lansons’ board director, Ralph advises clients in the corporate and financial services arena and – in particular – provides insight into the professional services market. In addition, he is a senior strategist and advisor to our Public Affairs & Regulatory Consulting Practice. He regularly contributes articles, comment and blogs to industry titles, speaks to client and industry forums and chairs stakeholder round tables. Ralph has over 25 years’ experience – both in-house and consultancy – and has managed a number of international accounts.

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Rebecca Mayo

Rebecca is Lansons’ joint managing director and has spent 12 years in senior management teams constructing multi-media PR programmes from brand building to corporate positioning and issues management. Rebecca’s skills combine the bespoke analysis of the communication challenges facing business and creating integrated programmes that are as likely inspired by public policy or digital trends as consumer insights. As a result, she is the architect of multiple award-winning campaigns and, in addition to her client and management responsibilities, leads the Brand & Consumer Practice at Lansons.

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Richard Hobbs

Richard advises Lansons' clients on all aspects of regulatory policy and regulatory compliance in the financial services sector.

He was formerly a board director and in early 2010  he set up Lansons’ regulatory consulting practice. His first career was in the Civil Service mainly focusing on various aspects of consumer protection policy and latterly as a senior insurance regulator. In the late ‘90s he was Head of Life and Pensions at the Association of British Insurers dealing mainly with the reputational consequences of the pensions mis-selling crisis. In 2002 he set up a successful regulatory consultancy for a city law firm. Today he advises a wide range of financial services clients on regulatory issues, problems and opportunities.



Shirley Collyer

Shirley joined Lansons from J.P. Morgan in 1994 and is a director and partner. She provides strategic advice to - and implements programmes for - a range of our clients, and brings experience of working in Spain and Belgium to head our international team. Shirley’s experience has included launching and providing ongoing strategic advice for NOW: Pensions, directing the programme for the institutional investment business at J.P. Morgan, providing strategic advice and implementing a programme for the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry and advising Societe Generale Securities Services.


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Sophie Lilley

Sophie’s experience over the past 15 years has centred on advising organisations how communications and reputation management can support their business goals and tell their story

As a partner and director at Lansons, Sophie has worked with start-ups and long established brands; product manufacturers and service providers; CEOs and communications managers. 

Briefs have included the launch of businesses, divisions and products; communication strategy; creative campaigns; content production; awareness drives; managing reputations; crisis and issues management as well as thought leadership.

As a communications consultant, Sophie believes in engaging whichever channels and audiences are appropriate to deliver an organisation’s goal – often utilising events or exhibitions, social media, press work, political engagement, advertising or employee engagement.  

Experience includes: American Express, Boost Capital, Capital Safety, Direct Line Group, GMAC-RFC, LinkedIn, One Savings Bank, PayPal, Threadneedle, Towry and

Prior to joining the PR industry, Sophie worked with a film production company, Totem Media.  Sophie is also a trustee for the RJC (Restorative Justice Council), who are responsible for representing restorative practitioners as well as setting the standard for restorative practice across criminal justice, education, care and communities.


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Stuart Graham

Stuart is Finance Director & Joint Managing Director of Lansons.  Stuart looks after the partnership finances, along with being closely involved in the day-to-day running of the agency.  Additionally, Stuart supports the acquisition, investment and growth strategy of the business.  A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, with over 20 years’ experience in the media and research industries.

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Tony Langham

Tony co-founded Lansons in 1989 and has advised Governments, organisations and financial services companies on their image and reputation for over 25 years. He is Lansons' Chief Executive and also heads the agency's Corporate Practice, which includes our crisis and transactions teams. He retains an active consultancy role with clients, primarily in the corporate and financial services arenas.

Tony's work has largely been split between building reputations for companies growing rapidly in the market and protecting the reputations of those with a leading position to maintain. He worked in financial communications with Dewe Rogerson in the 1980's, having begun his career in market research with MORI in 1982.

In January 2014 Tony was named as one of the UK's 500 most influential people by Debrett's, in conjunction with The Sunday Times. In November 2013 he was elected Vice-Chairman of the PRCA's PR Council, the think tank for the UK PR industry, where he runs the "Economics of Reputation" workstream. He received a 'lifetime achievement' award for outstanding contribution to the UK PR industry from the Public Relations Consultants' Association (PRCA) in 2004 and is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

He holds several Non-executive positions including Chairman of financial technology firm

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Scott McKenzie

Scott is Director of the Change and Employee Engagement practice, with extensive experience of managing complex and high profile change and employee engagement programmes for some of the world’s best-known organisations including Deutsche Bank, Hewlett Packard, Pfizer, Statoil, Merck, Shell, Prudential and AstraZeneca.

Scott believes that engaging employees is essential for economic growth, as engaged employees are more productive, more innovative and more committed. He also believes that great leaders create great workplaces, and is proud to have worked with some genuinely inspiring leaders to initiate change throughout his career.

Before joining Lansons, Scott was Head of Change and Internal Communications at Hill & Knowlton. He has also held various roles at Royal Bank of Scotland Group, including heading up the internal and external communications for the Private Banking business.

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Andrew Silverman

Andrew leads the Public Affairs Practice at Lansons and is a Board Director. He has worked at a senior level in both the Government and the private sector.

His career includes roles within the UK government in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence, Department of Transport and the Home Office. He was Private Secretary to Peter Mandelson, the Minister without Portfolio, between 1997 and 1998 then worked as a member of the Strategic Communication Unit at No 10 Downing Street. Following this he undertook senior political consultancy roles with Brunswick Group LLP and Kreab Gavin Anderson, together with Public Affairs Director roles at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and He has advised a range of leading international companies including Gazprom, Vattenfall, Glencore, Statnett, Anglo American, British Airways, Alliance Boots and Hitachi.

He specialises in delivering strategic counsel on economic, cultural and social policy mandates.

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We have won over 60 major awards over the last 20 years for the powerful campaigns we deliver for your clients.We have been named the UK’s ‘agency of the year’ seven times…showcasing our industry-leading creativity and experience in delivering first class campaigns on behalf of our clients.


The PRCA Dare Awards (South East & East Anglia)

Winner: Corporate, Financial and Stakeholder Relations Award. Lansons and Nutmeg

The Sabre Awards

Winner: United Kingdom and Ireland (50-100k). Lansons and borro


The Financial Services Forum Awards

Winner: Unbiased: Value of Advice

Commended: Xuber: Launching Xuber

PR Week Awards

Young PR Professional of the year: Beth Murray, Lansons 

Corporate Engagement Awards

Best arts and cultural partnership (Silver) - Lansons / HighTide

Social Impact Awards 2013

Winner Best Corporate Partnership - Lansons / HighTide

Sabre Awards 2013

Certificate of Excellence - Media Broadcast (placement) - Hutchison Ports - Lansons 

List of awards from previous years