Community engagement

And public consultation services

Need to engage your stakeholders or consult the community on a new initiative?

We provide first-rate services to help you engage residents, business people, interest groups, politicians, council officers, statutory bodies and more.

We’re specialists in using face-to-face methods to achieve in-depth engagement, alongside surveys and other broader mechanisms. We talk in a language that communities understand.

We’ve supported many regeneration and development initiatives and handled highly sensitive issues including Gypsy & Traveller site proposals.

And we’ve won several awards for our community engagement work.

Presenting a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Gold Award for Best Public Sector Programme, the judges found one of our exercises  to be:

‘An outstanding example of the extensive involvement of local people in an urban development scheme. TK Associates showed confidence & creativity in finding out what local stakeholders really felt … and delivered support from an impressive 82% of the community.’

For an exercise to help establish a new countryside park, we won an Excellence in Local Government Award for Best UK Consultation. This 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 and inspire young people about careers in science.

In addition to consultation and engagement exercises, we help organisations connect with communities by producing user-friendly, plain-English copy and materials. See, for example, our project to write Runnymede Borough Council’s 600-page web site.

Get in touch to find out how we could help you deliver an exemplary consultation or community engagement exercise.

And visit the community engagement section of our blog for more on our approach.