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.

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.

Building up a vertically integrated platform in a new sector

Blackstock was appointed to promote investment manager Apache Capital’s vertically integrated multifamily housing platform with Moda Living, one of the first in the UK to be geared towards regional cities.
Modular Housing

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.

Promoting build to rent

We’ve played a crucial role in supporting Britain’s build to rent market, working alongside leading names and supporting every inch of their evolution from the drawing board to fully-let buildings.

Strategic communications & crisis support for student housing pioneer

Blackstock was appointed in mid-2020 to advise Europe’s leading student accommodation brand on strategic communications, B2B and B2C media relations and crisis management.

London studio of global architecture redesigning workspaces post-pandemic

We have been retained by the London studio of global architecture practice Perkins&Will since 2019. The London studio specialises in corporate design having created offices for some of the world’s largest firms, with experience across the life sciences, hospitality and tech sectors.

Rebranding a pan-European investment manager and driving fundraising

Private equity real estate investment manager Meyer Bergman (now MARK) appointed Blackstock at the start of 2020 to lead corporate and financial communications across Europe, managing local PR agencies in the process, with the overarching aim of supporting fundraising. 

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.