Charities have valuable insights and solutions to offer to policymakers but, without a great deal of prior experience in public affairs work, it can be difficult to know how to most effectively engage. As experts in the UK’s parliaments and how to engage with them, we offer training, mentoring and capacity-building that will provide you with the tools you need to undertake public affairs work with confidence.
What will training and capacity-building help you to better understand?
Through the right training, mentoring and capacity-building package, we can help you to understand how best to approach public affairs work, now and in the future.
Whether as a series or a one-off session, we can provide you with engaging and informative training on:
* Parliamentary procedures and processes
* Current parliamentarians and how to identify which you should be engaging with
* The different layers of government and what each is responsible for
* How to develop messages and content that will engage your political targets
* How to create and then deliver a parliamentary influencing strategy.
Is there an individual or team within your charity who would like to engage in public affairs work but would benefit from guidance and support on how best to do so? Our capacity-building and mentoring support can provide them with this backing. We will meet regularly with the individual or team - and be on hand throughout the week via email - to build knowledge, provide strategic advice and answer questions as they arise.
Principle have quickly become an essential part of our team once more, improving our engagement with MPs and other stakeholders, and raising our profile amongst policy makers. We find their perspectives and insight from across the charity sector a fantastic resource, whilst their ability to adapt to our organisation’s ways of working, their can-do attitude, and clear dedication to our cause are all greatly appreciated.Laura Lehman, Head of Marketing and communications
Principle Consulting have made a real impact with our work to see improvements in migraine careRob Music, chief executive of The Migraine Trust
Achieving cut through during the pandemic has been challenging, but thanks to the expertise and support of Principle Consulting, the work we did to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on our community gave us the platform we needed to raise the profile of rare autoimmune conditions with key decision makers and the opportunity to help shape solutions.CO-CHAIR, RARE AUTOIMMUNE RHEUMATIC DISEASE ALLIANCE (RAIRDA)
I consider the call to bring Principle on board in March last year as one of my very best decisions as a leader.James Radford, Director of Strategy & Communications, St John Ambulance, July 2021
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Principle. Our Consultant hit the ground running and was an integral part of the team.John James, Chief Executive
Principle Consulting made sure that our voice was heard when it mattered most. As an organisation whose people and services felt the worst ravages of the pandemic, we needed a consultancy we could trust to help us lobby behind the scenes and raise our voices in public – and Principle have done just that.Emily Bird, Head of Communications, MHA
As a result of receiving ongoing support from Principle, we've had huge successes in our advocacy work. In the past year our parliamentary profile has increased a vast amount, Principle helped us to secure a meeting with the immigration minister as well as put our agenda in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee.We Belong
Principle Consulting have bought extensive research and public affairs expertise to the Patient Information Forum’s work on integrating the provision of health information into the delivery of care. From day one, the consultants have felt like members of our team, getting up to speed with the topic area quickly, and driving the project forwards. We really appreciate their committed, proactive and flexible approach.Joint Head of Operations, Patient Information Forum
Principle Consulting (trading name) is the same company as Principle Affairs Ltd, company number 05467588 (full details available on Companies House).