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Water Communications & Engagement 

We are experts in water communications and engagement. We have delivered successful campaigns for water companies, trade bodies, partnerships and charitable trusts working in the water sector and are ideally placed to help you land your message and influence those that matter to you.

Specialists in water communications

Cavendish has an established track record of leading effective customer communications and behaviour change campaigns, managing reputations, delivering effective stakeholder engagement and community consultation programmes. We work closely with our clients and their technical consultants across the water sector.  

Our teams have established links with politicians, civil servants and regulators across the UK, along with national and international media and specialist water and utilities correspondents. We underpin this industry-specific knowledge with cutting edge in-house creative, digital and marketing specialists. 

  • We understand the issues 
  • We know your stakeholders and how to communicate with them 
  • We’ve got the expertise to deliver impactful integrated campaigns 
  • We know how to influence and change behaviours 

Our water sector experience ensures an informed approach – staying abreast of developments in this fast-moving area. 

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Samantha Clough
Executive Director
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Samantha Clough
Executive Director

With a passion for water conservation, Sam has collaborated with industry leaders such as Southern Water, United Utilities, and Anglian Water. Working closely with her clients to craft and deliver behaviour change campaigns, impactful videos, and engaging content to promote responsible water usage. She is passionate about fostering a water-conscious society collaborating with her teams and clients to design strategies that inspire communities towards sustainable water habits. 

Tom Bradley
Director
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Tom Bradley
Director

Tom has advised some of the UK’s leading organisations and businesses, helping them to achieve real cut-through with Government and regulators. He has extensive experience in working with highly regulated businesses, with particular expertise in the utilities sector. He has previously worked with companies such as the Canal & River Trust, Water Industries Commission for Scotland, and the Environment Agency. Prior to entering consultancy, Tom worked in both Westminster and Brussels, providing policy advice to Conservative MPs and MEPs.  

A Conservative Party parliamentary candidate at the last election, Tom has an extensive network within Westminster and the regions. He currently serves as a local councillor and is Deputy Chairman of one of the country’s largest and most successful Conservative Associations. Outside of work, he is a trustee and Non-Executive Chairman of a rural charity. 

Matthew Crisp
Director
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Matthew Crisp
Director

Matthew creates impactful consultation strategies that generate excitement and engage target audiences. He has advised the public, private and third sectors for over a decade, devising campaigns, managing reputations, securing consents and reducing risk for clients. His water sector experience includes providing stakeholder engagement and public consultation services to United Utilities, Water Resources West and the Environment Agency, include projects that cross multiple local authority boundaries.   

George Mayhew
Strategic Advisor
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George Mayhew
Strategic Advisor

George Mayhew is a communications executive with over 25 years of experience spanning multiple industries across the UK and US. The former Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Thames Water where he was responsible for all comms and government relations. Prior to that George was the Group Director of Corporate Affairs at National Grid for 12 years managing a team split between the UK, US, and Brussels. Before National Grid, George held several roles at BAE Systems including four years as Chief of Staff. 

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