Issues-led communications specialists The Whitehouse Consultancy, owned by Isle of Wight Councillor, Chris Whitehouse, (Cons. Newport west) has been shortlisted in the communications agency of the year categories for the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards and Renewable Energy Association Awards.
The shortlistings follow a number of client wins for the agency in the renewable energy sector. Among the clients signed up by Whitehouse in past weeks are REG Bio-Power and Hoolan Energy. The Whitehouse team was also retained by IMH Conferences and Exhibitions to support the running earlier in May of a major financial services conference on investment in Cyprus, sponsored by Eurobank and including keynote speeches from the Cypriot finance minister and the head of the European Development Bank.
Meanwhile, Whitehouse director Carl Thomson and political consultant Jack Taylor have been elected respectively to the Management Committee and Young Consultants’ Committee of the Association of Professional Political Consultants, while associate director John Punter has been co-opted as vice-chair of the Public Relations Consultants’ Association’s Property, Construction and Infrastructure Group. Punter joins fellow Whitehouse associate director Chris Rogers, who serves on the PRCA’s 2016 council and is vice-chair of their Reputation Group.
Whitehouse also recently climbed four places in PR Week’s list of top twenty public affairs agencies, ranking 9th compared to 13th place in 2015.
Cllr Chris Whitehouse , Chairman of The Whitehouse Consultancy, said:
“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious renewable energy industry awards and to have climbed up the PR Week rankings for the second year running. This is evidence not just of the expertise within our team, but reflects the growing recognition of the Whitehouse brand and our continued development as a major player within the public affairs industry.”
Carl Thomson, Director of The Whitehouse Consultancy, said:
“It’s an honour to be joining the Management Committee of the Association of Professional Political Consultants and I look forward to putting my experience to good use in helping to meet some of the challenges faced by our industry – not least the current unsatisfactory regulation of the lobbying industry and the need to promote high standards and professional development across the sector.”
Cllr Whitehouse has recently returned to full Isle of Wight Council involvement following a period of leave of absence for illness. “It’s great to be back and firing on all cylinders” adds Cllr Whitehouse “Normal belligerence has been resumed!”.