and advocacy
experts for the
built environment.


The built environment will be central to the UK’s post-COVID recovery and is at the heart of the Government’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda.

The new era of big government is back, with interventionist policies shaping investment in all areas of the UK economy, picking the winners and losers, and managing growth with a very visible guiding hand from Whitehall.

It is a time when public and private sector clients need expert advice on how to engage with policymakers in central and local government.

BECG Group is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary collective of communications experts working for public and private sector clients, across the built environment, helping them to take advantage of the opportunities the government’s agenda presents.

Bringing together built environment specialists from BECG, Cavendish Advocacy, Liberty One, and CrowdControlHQ, the BECG Group offers an integrated team of diverse communications professionals who can connect you with the local, regional, and national spheres of influence that leads to success.


Our people have backgrounds in Government, Parliament, civil service, local government, political parties, think tanks and journalism.

We have insight into the UK’s political process, how policy develops, who matters, when they matter, the windows for influence and messages that resonate.

We can offer clients advice and support on every tier of Government in the UK. Our political reach includes Westminster, Whitehall, local government, directly elected mayors and Devolved Administrations.

With a regional network of offices across the UK, BECG Group is not constrained by geography.

Always going above and beyond. Consistently
positioning us with the best possible chance of success.

Matt Suggitt, Development Director, ilke Homes


Alex Challoner
Board Director

Sarah Wardle
Associate Director

Max Camplin

Andrew Howard
Managing Director

James Bird

Jenny Riddell-Carpenter

Ali Craft
Associate Director

Kevin Whitmore

Steven Park
Managing Director

Chris Ricot
Associate Director

Adam Farrell
Account Director

Sean Fielding
Account Director


Our political intelligence and advocacy is informed by an expert board of advisors chaired by former government minister and businessman Steve Norris. Our advisors include:

Steve Norris

Judith Salomon

Julian Bell

Ryan Houghton

The BECG Group are sector specialists

We understand the built environment and the political and policy agenda that drives it.

Whether it is our housing, retail and commercial property sectors, energy and transport infrastructure; or the schools, hospitals, sport and leisure and hospitality facilities we depend on, the BECG Group provides strategic and tactical support for private and public sector projects in every area.

The politics of our sector is at a defining moment. The government policy agenda will have wide-ranging implications in every area of the built environment.

Our specialist team has extensive experience delivering effective consultation and political engagement through both Development Consent Order (DCO) and Town and Country Planning Act (T&CPA) regimes, along with supporting Hybrid Bills and DCO applications as part of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP).

Together, the BECG Group brings together specialists in all forms of communication, and in all areas of the built environment.

National Infrastructure Strategy

Aviation, Ports, & Trade

Decarbonisation & Sustainability

Net Zero


Planning Reform

Levelling Up

Social Value


Building Beautiful

Building Safety

Social Housing

Championing the built environment

We champion the built environment sectors through the work we do with our partners from fundraising and
pro-bono communications support to thought leadership roundtables and surveys. We are also signed up to the
UNFCCC’s Race to Zero, which commits us to reaching net zero as quickly as possible.

BECG have been an integral part of Stonewater’s
journey over the last three years, helping us to navigate
through the political environment to proactively raise our profile amongst policy makers.

Wendie Gardiner, Corporate Communications, Stonewater