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LG Public Affairs works with a team of recognised industry leaders to give clients an impressive resource of knowledge and experience for their public affairs campaigns.

Ian Farrow
Ian is a local government public affairs and communications specialist. He has over 15 years experience working within politics and local government providing expert advice to some of the leading local authorities in the country.

Ian has helped councils to deliver complex and sensitive lobby strategies in areas such as census challenges, migration population estimates, Local Authority Business Growth Incentives (LABGI), community cohesion, social care provision and local government funding.

The campaigns Ian has worked on have won national industry awards such as CIPR and PR Week awards for internal communications, public affairs and research planning and evaluation.

Ian offers senior management level strategic advice blending a powerful mix of public relations, government relations and marketing experience with a detailed knowledge of local government and contacts with the key influencers within Parliament and the media.

LG Futures
Financial management and advice

Local Government Futures provides high quality financial and management consulting services to the public sector. A strong group of consultants and associates including service specialists and nationally recognised experts in local government finance and accounting enable us to give clients the best advice available for their public affairs campaigns.

Pepper Media
Communications counsel and reputation management
Adrian Pepper

Adrian Pepper has been advising businesses, governments, political parties, non-profit organizations and individuals on their reputations for the past fifteen years.

In addition to working with leading politicians as a Special Adviser in Whitehall, a research assistant in the House of Commons and a press officer in the European Parliament, Adrian has advised global corporations such as News International, Nike, JCB, HSBC, BSkyB and GlaxoSmithKline.

His work has taken him to Africa, China, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Adrian Pepper is the author of many publications on public policy and provides clients with excellent advice and contact within and external to Parliament.

Political and stakeholder market research and opinion polling

Populus has been pollster to The Times since 2003. One of the UK's leading research agencies, Populus offer a range of products using the most up-to-date research tools to help clients understand the impact of opinion on their business, organisation or issue. This invaluable expertise give clients the best available insight into their audiences and issues.

The Research Unit
The Research Unit are specialists in complex social research and public engagement. We have experience of involving the public in major regeneration projects and supporting communications with insight. We offer the full range of traditional market research techniques and are experts at engaging hard-to-reach groups, and mystery shopping with citizens. We have undertaken public affairs research campaigns for LGPA providing research with new migrant communities and undertaking stakeholder interviews with local government chief executives.