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.
Using data to drive business rates debate
Blackstock’s in-house research team have generated significant national press coverage in recent years around business rates and the growing chaos the regime is in.
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.
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.
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.
Blackstock Consulting Daily Briefing
We launched the Blackstock Consulting Daily Briefing in response to the emerging Covid-19 crisis to update existing clients on pandemic’s implications for the real estate, retail and hospitality sectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supporting clients through crisis
Blackstock was appointed by Notting Hill Genesis (NHG) in October 2020 to provide strategic crisis communications support in regards to a building-safety issue, and the subsequent decision to decant, at the Paragon Estate.
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.
Proptech PR support & strategic consultancy for deposit protection pioneer
Blackstock were appointed by flatfair in summer 2019 just as the digital deposit protection provider raised £11m in funding through Index Ventures, Revolt and other investors.