Connecting the UK

Politics is changing and how you shape, inform and influence policy and decision making needs to change too.

DevoConnect is a consultancy with a purpose: to build more and better devolution across the UK, with public, private, and voluntary organisations and citizens. We design and deliver communications strategies, political consultancy, training, and event organising for organisations across the UK focusing on adapting to the future of devolution.

We are at the forefront of devolution and Metro Mayor plans and will help you communicate your ambitions to shape and influence tomorrow’s decision making process today.

The DevoConnect Network brings together the very best communications professionals in the UK to help you get your voice heard ahead of the rest. Our DevoIntelligence Service keeps you up to date with the latest developments across the UK as they emerge.

Devolution News & Views

Devo Intelligence

Our expert panel give their verdict on how the campaign is going so far, and key issues to watch over the coming weeks

by DevoConnect on November 15, 2019

Joe Dancey: This week has seen clear blue water start to emerge between the main parties. Boris Johnson’s desire to …

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DevoConnect’s Top Tipster explains why he thinks all General election bets are off – for now!

by Steve Barwick on November 15, 2019

Having correctly predicted – before this year’s Party Conferences – that the UK would not leave the EU by 31st …

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Britain may be about to face a General Election like no other

by Martin Liptrot on November 15, 2019

Historically, the transfer of power backwards and forwards from the centre-left to the centre-right has largely served to simply nudge …

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Eight key seats to watch across the North

by Jack Hutchison on November 8, 2019

The General Election has started. What was once a grand occasion five years in the making is now arguably too-regular …

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Keep your HS2 East promise Boris

by Gill Morris on November 1, 2019

The General Election will unleash a frenzy of promises from all parties stating their commitment to better transport in the …

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What’s going to happen in the General Election?

by Jack Hutchison on November 1, 2019

Jack Hutchison’s predictions for December 12th We are about to enter the most important, fraught, volatile election in living memory. …

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Transport for the North offer a unique solution to a unique challenge

The North needs both HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

by DevoConnect on October 31, 2019

Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director at Transport for the North HS2 – the plan to deliver a transformative high-speed …

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Amid national political turmoil, Local Industrial Strategies are the way forward for regions

by Ben Houchen on May 30, 2019

In both the recent local and European elections, we have seen a massive shift in the political landscape that cannot …

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The work of the Metro Mayors so far

by Joe Dancey on May 1, 2019

When the history books are written about the first wave of England’s metro mayors, it will be a story of …

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How Metro Mayors and Brexit are transforming the North’s power map

by Gill Morris on May 1, 2019

If we are to conclude anything from the past ten years, it must be that a politics centralised in Westminster …

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