Public consultation & community engagement
We provide carefully-planned public consultation and community involvement services to help organisations engage stakeholders - from local residents to business people, interest groups, politicians and statutory bodies.
We're specialists in using face-to-face methods to achieve in-depth engagement, alongside surveys and other broader mechanisms.
We've supported many regeneration and development initiatives and handled sensitive issues including the location of Gypsy & Traveller sites.
And we've won several awards for our work in the consultation field.
Presenting a Chartered Institute of Public Relations Gold Award for Best Public Sector Programme, the judges found one of our exercises 'an outstanding example of the extensive involvement of local people' in an urban development scheme:
'TK Associates showed confidence and creativity in finding out what local stakeholders really felt … and helped to deliver impressive support from 82% of the community.'
For another exercise, an Excellence in Local Government Award for Best Consultation recognised our 'thoroughness, transparency and effectiveness in engaging all parts of the community including hard-to-reach groups.'
We also won a Best Corporate Communications Award for our campaign to help National Grid engage communities across London, with a particular focus on inspiring young people to pursue careers in engineering and science.
“TK Associates ran a first-class, seven-month public consultation for us. I would strongly recommend them. The team was efficient, responsive, enthusiastic and quality-focused. They were proactive and demonstrated excellent professionalism throughout. In short, this was excellent work.”
Peter Mead, Pebsham Development Project
“We’ve been consistently delighted with TK Associates’ service.”
Abigail Gilbert, Communications Manager, Sea Space
“This has been the most comprehensive campaign I’ve ever been involved with.”
Richard Harding, Director, Bray Fox Smith
“I strongly recommend TK Associates as a highly professional communications firm.”
Peter Mead, Head, Pebsham Project
“They are tenacious and produce results.”
Eva Tyler, Communications Director, Presentation Group