Giles Kenningham, former head of political press for David Cameron has launched Trafalgar Strategy, a strategic communications consultancy.
The consultancy is based in Covent Garden, central London. It provides strategic advice on reputation management, campaigns, public affairs and complex communication challenges.
Trafalgar works across the corporate affairs, public affairs, sports, arts and entertainment and charity sectors and has secured clients across these sectors.
Kenningham is joined by Elliott Burton, former special adviser to the Business Minister Anna Soubry. He worked with Kenningham in the Conservative Party press office on the 2015 General Election campaign.
Kenningham said: “Having dealt day in, day out with the scandals, crises and issues that have led TV bulletins and dominated the front pages, we specialise in guiding clients through high stakes communications and business challenges.
“Too many comms agencies roll out directors on business pitches who then don’t do the actual work for clients. We are different. Having advised Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers, we are not afraid to tell it how it is and have the frank conversations needed to devise the strategies that work.”
Burton said: “From my time in the Business department I know businesses operate best in an environment of certainty. With Brexit bringing one of the most uncertain business environments in recent times, no nonsense informed advice becomes even more important. And the role for business in shaping the course of Brexit negotiations will become even greater in coming years.”