Our Success

DevoConnect is the premier UK agency providing research, analysis, advice, communications support and training to help inform and shape the devolution landscape. This page highlights some of the clients we have worked for and on behalf of over the past year.



Manchester Airport Group (MAG)

MAG partnered with DevoConnect to deliver the highly successful Devo Question Time fringe events at the Labour and Conservative party conferences in 2016, attended by several high profile Metro Mayor candidates. The events were picked up in various news stories in the media.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

JRF sponsored the production of the ‘DevoNext’ report on the opportunities and challenges for housing devolution in England, which we partnered with the Smith Institute to deliver. It was launched in Manchester with a panel of housing experts.

University of Birmingham City-REDI

City-REDI partnered with DevoConnect to deliver the highly successful Devo Question Time fringe events at the Labour and Conservative party conferences in 2016, covered in national media. They are also supporting fringe events for the 2017 Labour and Conservative conferences.

Barrow Cadbury Trust

Barrow Cadbury Trust are supporting a high-profile event at the 2017 party conferences on civic renewal and philanthropy, in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation and New Philanthropy Capital.

Abellio

Abellio are working with DevoConnect to run fringe events at the 2017 Labour and Conservative party conferences, themed around transport, connectivity, and growth; in partnership with Manchester Airport Group, Living Streets, TransPennine Express and Birmingham University City-REDI.

National Housing Federation (NHF)

DevoConnect ensure NHF are up to speed with the devo-housing agenda, with regular monitoring reports and bespoke pieces of detailed research and analysis for the Metro Mayor regions and nationally.

Charities Aid Foundation

DevoConnect are working with CAF to run a high-profile event at the 2017 party conferences on civic renewal and philanthropy, in partnership with Barrow Cadbury Trust and New Philanthropy Capital.

Greater Manchester Housing Providers

GM Housing Providers support the newly established Greater Manchester APPG, which DevoConnect runs the secretariat for. The APPG will bring together MPs and Peers to help maximise future investment and growth for the benefit of everyone in the region.

Living Streets

Living Streets are working with DevoConnect to run fringe events at the 2017 Labour and Conservative party conferences, themed around transport, connectivity, and growth; in partnership with Manchester Airport Group, Abellio, TransPennine Express and Birmingham University City-REDI.

General Motors

DevoConnect have been commissioned by General Motors to provide in-depth research on the devo-transport agenda.

New Philanthropy Capital

New Philanthropy Capital are regular event partners with DevoConnect, supporting the highly successful Devo Question Time fringe events at the Labour and Conservative party conferences in 2016, as well as upcoming fringe events at the 2017 party conferences.

Shelter

Shelter sponsored the production of the ‘DevoNext’ report on the opportunities and challenges for housing devolution in England, which we partnered with the Smith Institute to deliver. It was launched in Manchester with a panel of housing experts.

United Utilities

United Utilities support the newly established Greater Manchester APPG, which DevoConnect runs the secretariat for. The APPG will bring together MPs and Peers to help maximise future investment and growth for the benefit of everyone in the region.

BEAMA

BEAMA supports the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings for which DevoConnect is the secretariat. The APPG brings together Parliamentarians and industry experts to ensure that our homes and buildings are built to highest standards of safety and quality.

Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain supports the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings for which DevoConnect is the secretariat. The APPG brings together Parliamentarians and industry experts to ensure that our homes and buildings are built to highest standards of safety and quality.

Sustainability hub on Vision 10

DevoConnect work with sustainability hub on Vision10: a cross-party programme seeking solutions to tackle the problems confronting energy, technology and industry by building a green, low-carbon Industrial Strategy.

National Right to Fuel Campaign

DevoConnect help the National Right to Fuel Campaign engage with parliamentarians and key stakeholders involved in issues of energy, housing and fuel poverty.

Airtopia

Airtopia supports the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings for which DevoConnect is the secretariat. The APPG brings together Parliamentarians and industry experts to ensure that our homes and buildings are built to highest standards of safety and quality.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express is working with DevoConnect to run fringe events at the 2017 Labour and Conservative party conferences, themed around transport, connectivity, and growth; in partnership with Manchester Airport Group, Living Streets, Abellio and Birmingham University City-REDI.

Core Cities

Core Cities is working with DevoConnect to run fringe events at the 2017 SNP conference, themed around how cities can build a fairer, stronger Scotland.



Delivering Success

We apply creative and original thought to help you meet your campaign and communications objectives. Our approach and principles deliver success.

Gill Morris, FCIPR

Gill Morris, FCIPR, founder of Connect Communications and described as “the most influential woman” in public affairs has over 30 years’ experience and is widely recognised for her achievements in redefining public affairs, increasing lobbying transparency and improving public affairs practices in the UK.

Gill is a Fellow of the CIPR, was the first winner of the Public Affairs Awards for Outstanding Contribution and Douglas Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. There are few, if any, communications professionals who have been acknowledged by the industry in this way.

Achievements include

  • Winning the CIPR Excellence and PRWeek awards for best public affairs campaigns
  • Working with BAAF to amend the Adoption and Children’s Act to allow unmarried couples the right to adopt
  • Creating a coalition: the Campaign for Local Policing which successfully changed the Government’s mind and fought off police funding cuts and planned restructuring

Other award winning and highly commended campaigns include:

  • Created the grass roots Fair Pint campaign to protect tied publicans, where they united to get a fair deal and statutory code
  • Winning the Public Affairs News Award for best Party Conference activities and events


If you need help with your communications and public affairs always come to DevoConnect first.

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