Boscobel is a specialist communications firm offering bespoke public affairs and financial PR advice to clients. Our sector experience includes asset management, banking, Fintech, natural resources, infrastructure, education and charities. We have also worked for prominent individuals.
Boscobel’s ethos is distinctive. We believe passionately in the need to heal the rift between business and society which opened up as a result of the financial crisis, a simultaneous acceleration in digital technology and which has been confirmed by subsequent political upheaval. Businesses are now expected to have both a commercial and a social purpose and to articulate these to multiple audiences.
The founder of Boscobel is George Trefgarne. He began his career at the Telegraph Group where he held a variety of editorial positions over more than a decade and developed a reputation as a respected economic and political commentator. He subsequently spent three years at BP as a communications adviser to the chief executive, before spending six years at Maitland as a partner. He founded Boscobel & Partners in 2015.
George is a research fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies and an advisory board member at Open Europe. In 2012 he published Metroboom: Lessons from Britain’s Recovery in the 1930s and he continues to write for publications including The Times and The Daily Telegraph. He was educated at Bristol University, where he studied history, and at the College of Law.
Charlotte joined Boscobel in 2016 as a partner. Her specialism is providing communications advice and in-house support notably to financial services organisations, including alternative and long only asset managers, brokers and market infrastructure providers. Prior to joining Boscobel she was a consultant at Argentus and at Maitland.
Charlotte holds a Certificate in Investor Relations and is fluent in Spanish. She was educated at Bristol University where she studied Spanish and politics.
We advise clients on how to develop their positioning and narrative and how to communicate their messages to different stakeholders via numerous channels.
Our advice is based on years of experience working on complex and critical situations. These include engagement with the media, Government, Parliament, and regulators; campaigns (including advertising); capital raises and IPOs; M&A; proxy fights; fund launches; restructurings; litigation; crisis management; reputation management; and thought leadership.
Boscobel has the capability to speak to the media and issue public statements, including RNS statements, but our belief is that communications work best when targeted directly at stakeholders and clients succeed when they find their own, authentic voice. We therefore add the most value by providing tailored advice and acting as a discreet external viewpoint, a sounding board, a supportive friend and strategic adviser.
Our skills include advising on strategy and positioning, counselling on positioning and language; branding; opinion research and intelligence; drafting letters, press releases, scripts, articles and Q&A; rehearsing clients and coaching board members; working alongside other professional advisers; and building in-house capability.
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Boscobel & Partners Limited
53-59 Chandos Place
London WC2N 4HS