A trade body for the construction industry appointed us to mitigate the political impact of an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
Phase 1 involved meeting with key politicians, officials and other relevant individuals to establish their degree of awareness of, and support for, the investigation by the OFT.
Phase 2 consisted of activity to mitigate the impact of the OFT investigation so that historic malpractice by some construction companies did not lead to yet more difficulties for an industry weathering the effects of a very serious recession. In particular, it was necessary to make Ministers and senior civil servants aware of the importance of successful construction companies for the delivery of modernised public infrastructure and the maintenance of high levels of employment.
At the end of the assignment, the client said:
“Cogitamus has provided efficient and effective support…supplementing our own public affairs capability at a time of intense activity. We have always found Mark Walker and his team to be professional and quick to respond to our needs, providing an impressive bespoke service. Their excellent Westminster contacts and informed counsel have proved to be an invaluable resource. We would have no hesitation in working with Cogitamus in the future or, indeed, in recommending their services to other organisations.”