We were asked by the UK’s only remaining manufacturer of passenger trains to coordinate a campaign of protest against a Government decision to award a major contract overseas.
We liaised with MPs, local authorities, trades unions, journalists and members of the public to create from a standing start the biggest industrial campaign in a generation. Tactics deployed included parliamentary questions and debates, the first ever parliamentary inquiry into train building, Freedom of Information requests, media articles and programmes, letter-writing campaigns and the imaginative use of social media.
The effect of the campaign was to trigger a complete review of UK procurement policy not just in rail but across the economy, and for the acceleration of another Government-backed train order which our client secured.
A leading figure in the company said of Cogitamus:
“You are the most professional group of advisers that I have ever dealt with”.