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Crisis & Risk Management Guide 2022
UK Crisis PR & Communications
Band 1

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Provided by DRD Partnership

DRD works to protect and build value, moderating those factors which can have an impact on our client’s brand, their licence to do business, their access to capital markets or their relationships with stakeholders. Its clients range from large corporates and institutions to start-ups, SMEs and individuals. 

DRD's team has five partners with expertise across a full range of issues, disputes and conflicts. It includes former practicing lawyers, investment analysts, public affairs experts and former members of large well-known agencies and in-house corporate affairs teams.

DRD works across communications disciplines, sectors and geographies to deliver analysis, insight and multi-channel, multi-stakeholder programmes, aligned to business goals.The team is available at short notice to assist managing crises on both a national and international level. Triggers include: internal events, for example governance failures, regulatory scrutiny, health & safety, cyber attacks or activist interventions; or external factors, such as political unrest, economic or regulatory upheaval, supply chain disruption and climate change. In the longer term, DRD helps clients protect and build value in their operations and understands the constraints and opportunities of communicating during legal and regulatory processes.

In many instances DRD works with its public affairs and regulatory teams to understand the impact and influence of political audiences in challenging or contentious situations.

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What the team is known for

Boasting an expanding team of seasoned crisis and reputation experts, DRD Partnership combines the level of client attention and commitment of a boutique consultancy with the experience and seniority of a national-level advisory firm. Advising clients ranging from large corporates and institutions to startups, SMEs and individuals, the team also carries niche expertise in the education and charity sectors, enjoying a roster of clients spanning independent schools, trustees, public bodies and industry groups. Clients highlight their high-level strategic insight and diligent, responsive service.

Notable practitioners

Partner Kate Miller is a key contact.


Provided by DRD Partnership

Claire Davidson

Jon McLeod

Kate Miller

Lawrence Dore

Pete Bowyer


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DRD does not disclose its client list


Provided by DRD Partnership

Arts & creative industries

Charities, schools and institutions

Energy & renewables

Financial services

Gambling & Gaming


Industrial & engineering

International governments & embassies

Leisure, travel & tourism

Local & municipal government

Natural resources

Pension funds

Private clients & trusts

Professional services

Property & construction



Technology & media

Trusts and funds