London based agency Newington, part of the SEC Group, has become a finalist in six categories at the prestigious UK Public Affairs Awards 2016, taking place next month, including consultancy of the year.

Mark Glover, Chief Executive and founder of Newington, said: “These six nominations demonstrate the breadth of our team’s expertise across the full range of public affairs disciplines, including political and community engagement, and campaigning, for a diverse mix of clients.”

As well as consultancy of the year, the fast-growing public and corporate affairs agency has been nominated in the following awards categories:

  • Planning Campaign of the Year for Newington’s community and political engagement work on a major expansion of teaching and sporting facilities at Chesham Prep School;
  • Consultancy Campaign of the Year for its support to the Independent Renewable Energy Generators Group (IREGG) – a coalition of eight companies – in making the case to Government for onshore wind;
  • Chris White, Associate Director, is nominated for consultant of the year. The former special adviser to three Conservative Cabinet Ministers is credited with setting up a new public affairs team, specialising in supporting clients in highly regulated environments, from financial services to transport regulation. Among his clients are: the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, Octopus Investments and the Rail Delivery Group.
  • Best Campaign in Scotland for Newington’s political engagement programme for the Horticultural Trades Association;
  • Best Campaign in Wales for its public affairs support to the Rail Delivery Group.


The Public Affairs Awards 2016 take place on Thursday 8th December in London.