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At a time when businesses are scrutinised more than ever before, what does a model corporate citizen look like? How should leaders behave? How can organisations differentiate themselves?
Powerscourt faces up to these challenges every day, navigating the City, society, politics, media and technology to promote and protect the reputations of our clients.
Based in London and Dublin, Powerscourt is a multi-award winning communications consultancy.
Our mission is to help organisations, individuals and ideas to be better understood.
We specialise in advising clients on financial and capital markets communications, corporate communications & campaigns, political & regulatory affairs and crisis communications, backed by deep industry sector expertise.
Communicating a game changer in UK banking
Our specialist banks team advises CYBG on all aspects of its financial and corporate communications. In 2018, we worked with the bank on its transformational £1.7 billion acquisition of Virgin Money creating the UK’s sixth largest bank with over six million UK customers and some £84 billion of assets.
Integral to an ageing Britain
We provide comprehensive support to McCarthy & Stone encompassing financial and corporate communications, fully outsourced IR, campaigns and government affairs. Our work focuses on positioning the company’s retirement communities as integral to the UK’s housing needs.
Launching Kazakhstan’s privatisation programme
Powerscourt advised Kazatomprom, the world’s largest producer of uranium for the nuclear power industry, on its successful IPO in November 2018. Kazatomprom raised $451 million, valuing the company at over $3 billion, in what was the first international Central Asia privatisation since 2006.
A top performer
We have advised SSP, the number one operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations, since 2009. This has included advising on a complex financial restructuring programme before the company became public, the communications around its highly successful IPO in 2014 and, since then, providing ongoing financial calendar management advice to one of the leisure sector’s best performing stocks in recent years.
Powerscourt advised S4Capital on its combination with MightyHive
S4Capital is the digital advertising and marketing services company established by Sir Martin Sorrell in 2018. The $150 million merger with leading programmatic business MightyHive in December 2018 was S4Capital’s second acquisition. Powerscourt is the Company’s retained financial communications advisor.
Telling the story of Ireland’s national champion
We advised French telco investor NJJ on its €3.5 billion takeover of eir, Ireland’s former national telecoms company, in December 2017 and we continue to advise the company on all its communications. Our work includes financial results and debt investor relations, its relationship with government and regulators and ongoing communications surrounding a large investment programme in its fixed and mobile networks.
“The team at Powerscourt has worked side by side with us to deliver a wide ranging brief. Recently, they have supported us through a period of intense scrutiny as we dealt with two aborted public offers, a challenging operating environment and a high profile leadership transition. Their work has been exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Matthew Roberts, CEO, Intu Properties
“The team quickly demonstrated an understanding of the business, brought ideas to the table and executed well. They’re well informed, well organised and well connected.”
Sir Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman, S4Capital
“Powerscourt continues to deliver a top class service. It’s not just creativity or proactivity Airbus requires, it’s delivery and this is what we get. We also get access to talent and expertise at all levels, day or night; this is what makes them stand out and this is why we place our trust in them.”
Jeremy Greaves, VP Corporate Affairs & Strategy, Airbus UK