WHAT WE DO
LP Brussels is an integrated communications company, specialising in public affairs and public relations. For almost a decade we have helped clients achieve results, get their voice heard and effect change.
Having a positive reputation is a vital asset for your brand – it opens doors and mitigates risk. Whether as part of a long-term strategy or crisis management, we help clients to build their reputation and to achieve their public affairs and public relations goals by positioning them as leaders in their field and trusted partners.
The EU is about politics, power, beliefs and people, not just institutions, procedures and processes. We believe in free thinking, free trade, an effective single market and a forward looking and global approach to innovation, competition and sustainability. We help create a favourable regulatory environment for our clients, built on evidence-based policy making and proportionate regulation.
An effective public relations campaign can help you build your brand and your reputation. It is more than just tweeting a press release – it is building relationships, making arguments and most of all, getting yourself heard. We help our clients get their message across to targeted audiences, by ensuring that the right message is delivered at the right time, to the right people and on their terms.
WHO WE ARE
Our team has first-hand experience of working at different levels of government, think tanks and corporate communications and offer broad and wide ranging experience having worked on a diverse portfolio of clients.
Oliver co-founded LP Brussels together with Mark Watts and has and 15 years of experience in Brussels. Before LP Brussels, Oliver worked for five years as an advisor to senior MEP Syed Kamall in the European Parliament.
Oliver believes in the power of effective communication at all levels. Communication ensures reputational capital is built up for when times are good, and mitigates risks for when times are tough. He advises on a range of areas.
Working in the European Parliament, Oliver was involved in the legislative process on a wide range of policy areas at all levels, including committee, plenary and trilogue negotiation. He has worked on two European Parliament campaigns, a UK Parliament campaign, a London mayoral election and local council campaigns. Experienced in media relations, Oliver managed his former MEP’s press, and continues to build clients’ reputation with members of the Brussels press corps.
He is the currency chair of the British Conservative Association in Belgium and secretary of the PSI Alliance. For many years he has been involved in the running of UK FC in the EU Institutions league and is the current treasurer.
Oliver is a Manchester University graduate and speaks French and intermediate German and Italian.
Andreea Kaye is a Director at LP Brussels advising clients mainly from the transport, energy and environment sectors. Andreea first worked for LP Brussels in 2012 and re-joined LP Brussels in July 2018. She brings extensive experience in the different facets of interest representation – including as a former director of government affairs for a global corporate, a policy specialist for several major European trade associations and experience working for the Commission and a leading Brussels think tank.
A strategic thinker, Andreea has a passion for communications and political campaigns. She has a proven ability to effectively influence different EU, international and business audiences in the campaigns she designed and implemented on policy issues such as urban transport, transport emissions, electrification, refrigeration and HVAC, noise emissions, energy efficiency and buildings, sustainability, renewable energy and climate change.
Andreea studied at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (ASE) and the London School of Economics (LSE). In addition to her native Romanian, Andreea is fluent in English and also speaks French and Spanish.
Ryan advises clients from the transport, energy and insurance sectors. Ryan joined LP in October 2017, having previously worked at the International Transport Forum at the OECD and the Korea Transport Institute in South Korea.
Having studied and worked in EU politics, Ryan has a proven record in understanding the EU legislative process but also in his awareness of the key European political trends. Ryan has helped deliver successful communication and legislative campaigns on the behalf of clients on a variety of topics ranging from cyber risk, GDPR, and cyber insurance to Brexit preparedness, renewable energy and refrigeration. He is the deputy co-ordinator of UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE) and also the co-ordinator of the Informal Brussels Network on Brexit, a coalition of associations and companies impacted by Brexit in Brussels.
Ryan has a Bachelors’ Degree in International Politics from Aberystwyth University and two Master’s Degrees from Maastricht University and KU Leuven. Ryan is a native French and English speaker.
Mark was a Member of the European Parliament for ten years, and co-founded LP Brussels in 2010, part of IDA Group. He has provided strategic counsel to some of the world’s most well-known companies and organisations.
Mark is an expert in EU policy and regulation and has helped major regulators, trade associations, companies, governments and parliaments navigate the EU to protect their interests, raise their profile, enhance their reputation and extend their influence.
Mark was a member of various Parliamentary Committees. He was UK Labour Transport and Tourism Spokesperson from 1995-2004 and was a key architect of a number of EU laws. He was appointed by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair as an advisor to the UK’s Cabinet Office on better regulation and enhancing Britain’s influence in the EU.
As a former legislator, who had first-hand experience of drafting European law through the trilogue and co-decision procedure, he is able to use unique insight and experience to advise clients on how best to influence EU policy and legislation.
Mark studied at the LSE (BSc and MSc Econ) and is a Member of the Court of the University of Kent. In recognition of his success in communications, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2009.
Described as a veteran Conservative campaigner, Nicholas has a wealth of experience in all areas of Westminster and Whitehall but particularly transport and ports.
He ran both the British Ports Federation and the National Association of Port Employers in the 1980s and following his very effective campaign to repeal the Dock Labour Scheme he went on to run the highly successful Transport lobbying organisation called Waterfront, finding time along the way to be a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. Nicholas puts his vast network at the service of clients who want the inside story on what is happening in the Brexit negotiations in Westminster and Whitehall.
Kai is part of IDA’s Advisory Council with a vast amount of experience in working with the EU institutions and stakeholders in several different fields. His main competences are with legislative files and processes in the fields of Transport, Internal Market, Telecoms, Environment, Energy and many other areas. Working inside two of the main EU institutions has given him deep insight into the decision making processes of the EU and an extended contact network throughout Brussels.
Kai has previously worked representing British business interests at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKREP) for nearly 8 years.
Since then, he has worked as a consultant with customers such as UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), Finnish Rail (VR Group) and RAY (Finland’s Slot Machine Association). He has also previously worked at the European Parliament as an advisor to Pertti Paasio MEP.
Ian has been managing corporate communications for 20 years and been working for CEOs directly since 1997. He is a trusted head of communications, who has protected the reputation of governments and multinational companies, including crisis response. He has developed integrated customer-focused strategies, nurtured high performance teams and encouraged innovative rethinking of systems to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and consistency of corporate communications. His experience ranges from small family businesses to the Royal Navy, US Navy, US Army, NATO, MoD, UK Home-Grown Cereals Authority, NYK and the World Shipping Council. Additionally he was the shipping industry expert and Head of Operations for the BBC 'Box' project.
Ian's professional qualifications include:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM)
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR)
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
- Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of World Traders.
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