Getting the country to chat VAT

In a campaign backed by Bourne Leisure and Merlin Entertainments, Blackstock was engaged to lead a high impact media campaign that would support behind-the-scenes lobbying efforts to convince the government to cut VAT for the tourism industry.

Creating, implementing and driving a holistic business strategy for a renowned architecture practice

Assael Architecture is an award-winning architecture practice based in London, with international offices in Bahrain.

Branding Britain’s first clean and green innovation campus

Blackstock was appointed to help merchant bank Salamanca with the branding and marketing of Gravity, the first clean and green innovation smart campus in the UK.

Launching a nationwide housing brand

Blackstock was appointed by Moda in early 2015 to build up its corporate profile with UK investors, business media and the wider property sector; while helping develop its brand narrative and consumer profile across national press.

Moving the dial on modular housing

Blackstock was appointed by TDR Capital in 2019 to drive up the presence of its modular housing company ilke Homes, advising across a range of functions including corporate communications, media relations, business development and public affairs.

Positioning business founders as thought leaders

We have been retained by Great Marlborough Estates since 2017, working closely with the business’s co-founders Dean Clifford and Grant Lipton (son of Sir Stuart Lipton) to position both as thought leaders.

Beating the drum for construction modernisation

In January 2016, we helped former Arcadis directors Mark Farmer, Joe Thornton and Neil Brearly launch Cast, gaining widespread media coverage.

Major policy report looking at progressive reforms to planning

In 2019 Blackstock conceived, created and launched an incisive and visionary report to unlock the economic potential of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc powerhouse, home to home to some of the UK’s most innovative life sciences and tech businesses such as AstraZeneca, Apple and Microsoft. This piece of work included a multi-disciplinary campaign across media, digital and public affairs with stellar results.

Building the brand of the UK’s leading modular developer

Blackstock has worked to build Vision Modular Systems’ corporate profile since 2016. The team has generated extensive media coverage on the benefits of building modular, with Vision Modular Systems widely accepted as pioneers in this construction sector.