Taylor Keogh Communications was established in 2003 offering strategic communications to the energy, water, environment and clean-tech sectors. We also work with clients in Property and Infrastructure.

Management

Paul Taylor Paul Taylor Managing Director
Paul established Taylor Keogh in 2003. He has more than 20 years' experience in corporate communications and public affairs, with a career that has spanned senior in-house and consultancy roles. Paul was formerly Head of Corporate Affairs at London Electricity Group/EDF Energy and has worked with clients in the energy and utility sectors for a large part of his career. His client work encompasses public affairs, financial communications / M&A activity through to media and community relations and business marketing. Paul is a member of the Energy Institute and the All Party Parliamentary Renewables and Sustainable Energy Group.
Clodagh Keogh Clodagh Keogh Director
Clodagh is a marketing specialist with over 15 years experience in business who has worked with multinational companies in Dublin, Brussels, Italy and the UK. She has advised clients on all areas of the marketing-mix including product launches, design and print, internal marketing and communications. Clodagh's responsibilities also include corporate marketing, quality control and financial management.

Specialist Associates

Simon Gordon

Westminster & Whitehall

Simon is a former Head of Public Affairs at the Electricity Association and a former Head of Communications at the National Landlords Association. During his time at the EA, he designed and implemented public affairs strategies for the Association, individual member companies and provided a political intelligence service. In addition, Simon lobbied the European Commission on competition policy and the opening up the energy market across the EU.

Politically, Simon has worked at Conservative Central Office and stood for the European Parliament in 1994 and for the UK Parliament in 1997. He was part of Iain Duncan Smith’s campaign team and private office at one time, and he retains strong contacts with the political parties both at Westminster and in Brussels. He is a former Chairman of the Government Affairs Group of the UK Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Clive Moffatt

Regulatory Affairs

Clive has been at the forefront of many leading developments in the UK and EU energy market in the last 20 years. He is a former Treasury economist, merchant banker (Guinness Peat Group), business editor at the BBC and at the Financial Times.

In 1988, he set up Moffatt Associates, which became a leading research and strategic consultancy specializing in the wholesale and retail gas and electricity markets in the UK and EU. His clients in the energy sector have included Enron, the Electricity Pool, RWE, APX, Endesa, Tennet , OMNIE, MEUC, OMV, BOA/Merrill Lynch, Barclays Bank and the EU Commission. He is an advisor to Stag Energy with regard to the implications of the new Energy Act.

Kate Hinton

Public Relations

Kate is a PR/communications consultant who specialises in CSR, sustainability and environment issues. She has over 18 years of experience and has held senior communication roles with the Environment Agency, the Energy Saving Trust, Greenergy and London First. Kate’s expertise includes developing communication campaigns that engage a range of audiences: consumer, corporate, trade, political and internal stakeholders.

Her key achievements include launching the UK’s first biodiesel blend; organising a multi-ministerial event to launch the UK’s White Paper on Welfare reform; a PR campaign to influence the introduction of greenhouse gas reporting; working on the introduction of one of the first tax incentives for cleaner fuels and technologies; doubling the media coverage with half the budget at the Energy Saving Trust; and the introduction of the Environment Agency’s first league tables of environmental polluters.

Jason Nisse

Financial, Corporate & Crisis Communications

Jason Nisse spent 20 years on British national newspapers, including six years as a business editor. He’s was director of media relations for Barclays plc before moving into consultancy, firstly at Fishburn Hedges and then as a founding partner of Newgate Communications. At both firms he led the special situations and crisis communications disciplines, also providing media and message training as well as board level communications consultancy to clients in the energy, financial and technology sectors. He has lectured on crisis communications at Harvard University and King’s College, University of London.

Ashleigh Lezard

Financial Communications

After moving from financial journalism to PR, Ashleigh specializes in the energy, environmental and financial services sectors. Ashleigh has extensive experience working with cleantech and renewables investment funds as well as growth companies, developing communications campaigns to raise profiles to B2B, B2C and investor audiences. Other experience includes financial communications for AIM listed cleantech companies, fund raisings and preparation for IPOs.  Before being an associate to Taylor Keogh, Ashleigh was Financial Communications & Investor Relations Manager at CDP, a not-for-profit providing investor research to institutional investors; she has an excellent understanding of what drives institutions’ investment decisions around environmental risk as well as broader policy affecting sustainable finance.

Kate Garratt

Energy tech/corporate communications

Kate is an experienced PR/communications consultant for organisations of all shapes and sizes working in distributed generation and energy networks. Her interest in the pipes, wires and backbone of the UK’s critical Infrastructure is driven by a firm belief that optimisation at grid level will make a powerful contribution to decarbonisation. She was one of PR Week’s 29 under 29 in 2012 and has held in-house and agency roles supporting organisations across the energy landscape from technology start-ups to government advisors. She has worked with Baringa Partners, Elster, UK Power Reserve and ICIS.

Niall stuart

Government/Public Relations (Scotland)

Niall is a former Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, the representative group for Scotland’s renewable energy sector.   He brings 15 years’ experience of engagement with politicians, policy makers, and has led the development of a wide variety of policy proposals and reforms, securing important changes in areas as diverse as renewable energy targets and business rates.  He has also been a regular contributor to Scottish and UK media.  He was a member of Scotland’s First Minister’s Energy Advisory Board and co-Chair of the Scottish Government’s Renewable Industry Advisory Board.

He is currently working on local stakeholder engagement for a number of infrastructure projects, as well as providing strategic communications advice to companies in the low carbon energy sector.

Cyra Parkes

Planning and Infrastructure PR

Cyra has an in-depth understanding of the PR issues associated with the planning and development of renewable energy projects in the UK. Her work encompasses stakeholder research, political audits, community relations, public consultation and media relations. She has worked in the renewable energy sector for more than 10 years and has worked on onshore and offshore wind projects as well as biomass and waste management schemes. She also has extensive experience of working on major regeneration schemes, as well as industrial and residential developments.

UK Energy Hub

Budge PR

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Based in Glasgow, Budge PR is an award winning PR and marketing consultancy that has an extensive involvement in the energy sector. Budge works with clients in wind, both onshore and offshore, marine energy, solar, hydro and biomass and its principal, David Budge, is a long standing member of the industry body, Scottish Renewables.

budgepr.com

Resolute Public Affairs

BELFAST, IRELAND

Based in Belfast, Resolute PR offers public affairs and PR services to clients operating in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Established in 2010, Resolute’s Managing Partner Terry McErlane has extensive experience of the energy sector, working with clients that have included Gaelectric, the Northern Irish Energy Regulator and the Northern Irish Energy Agency.
resolutepa.com

Grasshopper UK

CARDIFF, WALES

Based in Cardiff, Grasshopper specialises in managing media, community and stakeholder engagement for energy, infrastructure and property clients in Wales. The Grasshopper team has extensive experience of working on large scale infrastructure projects, including CHP and gas-fired power stations, onshore wind projects and water industry schemes.

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Peter Ellis

NORTH EAST, ENGLAND

Peter supports Taylor Keogh’s work in the North East of England, primarily with regard to stakeholder relations and planning issues in the region. He is a chartered town planner who has worked for many years on Teesside. He has been focused on economic development since the 1980s with both County and Borough local authorities, leading inward investment and local development teams. In 2002 Peter established Renew Tees Valley Ltd. – a not for profit company backed by One North East and the local authorities to help develop and support new renewable energy and resource recyling projects across Tees Valley.

Jessica Topham

EAST ENGLAND

Jessica manages public and stakeholder consultation for a range of renewable energy and property proposals. She has 10 years’ experience of planning and delivering research-based, strategic community engagement, media relations, consultation events and reporting on and analysing feedback. She has delivered consultation for solar farms, wind farms and biomass plants, as well as housing developments, commercial property, sports and leisure schemes and church projects. She is particularly passionate about digital engagement, advocating the use of online consultation to engage a broader audience in the planning process.

Christopher Biggs

SOUTH WEST, ENGLAND

Christopher has been an independent communications and marketing consultant since 2001, and over the past decade much of his work has focused on renewable energy and sustainable development issues for SMEs, major PLCs and membership organisations.  His career has spanned consultancy and in-house corporate communication roles with companies such as Hilton, Aegis, Arjo Wiggins Appleton and Antalis.

Partnerships

Leafstorm – Film production

An award-winning film production company, Leafstorm offer films and broadcast services to our clients.  It has produced film content for a range of broadcasters, agencies and clients including the BBC, KPMG, the World Health Organisation, MTV, JP Morgan, Shelton Fleming and Guardian News Media.  Leafstorm, which has won BAFTAs for its work, produced the film on the UK’s industrial innovation on behalf of UK Trade & Investments (UKTI) and which has been shown across the UKTI’s international network and the UK’s overseas embassies.

leafstorm.com

Verkeer – Digital Marketing

Verkeer Digital, founded by Nick Wassink, is an online marketing agency that specialises in delivering ROI-focused results via SEO, Pay Per Click and Social Media.

verkeerdigital.com

JBC Design – Creative Digital Agency

JBC develops corporate websites, apps and landing pages for Start-ups, SMEs as well as Enterprise teams like IBM, Microsoft and Lenovo.

Led by James Brown, JBC is a multi-disciplinary design team who apply a unique blend of Brand, Marketing and Visual UX Design skills to create innovative digital solutions which engage and inspire your audience.

jbcdesign.com

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