Established in 2005, Principle is a small but growing company of dedicated professionals. We bring fresh thinking and an innovative perspective to all our projects and have a proven track-record in providing successful campaigns for some of the UK’s most forward thinking charities.

Our approach is unique: we integrate our support into your organisation, working closely with your team, working from your offices whenever required.

The team…

Jane Cox – Director

Jane joined Principle Consulting in 2007 and quickly developed a reputation as a first class policy analyst and public affairs specialist. Over these years, Jane has developed and implemented impactful public affairs strategies and co-ordinated campaigns for a variety of charities including the Open Society Foundations, Refugee Council, Publish What You Pay, Drinkaware, The Hepatitis C Trust, Amar International Foundation and Citizens for Sanctuary.

Prior to joining Principle Consulting, Jane worked in Parliament as researcher to the Rt Hon Sir Andrew Stunell MP and as Welfare Officer for Sheffield University Student’s Union. Jane holds a degree in History from Sheffield University and Certificate in International Development from Birkbeck College.

Becky Hug – Director

Becky delivers strategy, co-ordination, support and training in policy, public affairs and campaigns. Becky’s work for The Hepatitis C Trust won the 2014 Communique Award for “Excellence in Communications – policymakers” and was shortlisted for the 2014 Third Sector Excellence Awards’ “Big Impact” Award.

Becky joined Principle from Parliament where she worked as Researcher to Helen Southworth MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for children who run away or go missing and for Looked after Children and Care Leavers. She holds a 2:1 degree in History from St Catherine’s College, Oxford and an MSc with Merit in International Politics from SOAS.

Becky’s current and previous clients include: The Children’s Society, Depaul UK, Missing People, Lumos, the Refugee Council, The Hepatitis C Trust, the National Aids Trust, the British Psychological Society, OCD Action and the Nurture Group Network.

Grace Everest – Senior Consultant

Grace joined Principle Consulting in January 2014. Before joining Principle Grace worked for a number of charities including Nacro and the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, as well as working in the Westminster office of a Shadow Treasury Minister.

At Principle, Grace currently leads on policy and public affairs strategy and delivery for a number of clients including The Hepatitis C Trust and the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology.

Grace holds a First Class Honours degree in Politics and International Development from the University of Sussex, and an MSc with Distinction in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics. Whilst at the LSE, Grace was awarded the Titmuss Prize for outstanding performance.

Neil Cowan – Senior Consultant

Neil joined Principle Consulting in March 2014. His work at Principle spans Westminster and the devolved parliaments including leading The Hepatitis C Trust’s policy and parliamentary work in Scotland and Wales.

Neil holds a First Class Honours degree from the University of Glasgow in Politics and English Literature, and an MSc (Distinction) in China’s International Politics also from the University of Glasgow, where he was awarded the C.L. Hsia Prize for the most outstanding student in a China-related degree.

Prior to joining Principle, Neil worked at SOAS, University of London and has experience of working for an MSP and for a Uyghur human rights NGO.

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