About Principle

Established in 2005, Principle is a small but passionate company of smart, dedicated professionals. We were founded with one aim in mind: to help charities and socially-driven organisations get their voices heard when it matters.

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 simple and effective: we integrate our support into your organisation, working closely with your team, working from your offices whenever required. All that matters to us is that we help your message stand out.

Meet the team

Jane Cox

Director

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Jane's background

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, 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.


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Neil Cowan

Account Manager

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Neil's background

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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Becky Hug

Director

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Becky's background

Becky delivers strategy, 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 the 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, The Nurture Group Network, and the Refugee Council.

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Jane Cox

Director

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Jane's background

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, 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.


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Becky Hug

Director

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Becky's background

Becky delivers strategy, 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 the 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, The Nurture Group Network, and the Refugee Council.

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Grace Everest

Senior Consultant

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Grace's background

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.

Grace has led on policy and public affairs strategy and delivery for a number of clients including The Hepatitis C Trust, the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology, and The Nurture Group Network.


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.

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Neil Cowan

Senior Consultant

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Neil's background

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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“Principle immediately understood what we needed, and not only hit the ground running, but felt like a member of the team from the first day.”

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Policy Director, The Children’s Society