Chelgate is an independent, international strategic PR agency, headquartered in London, with branches in Brusselsand Bucharest, and a network of associates around the globe.
They offer their clients – companies, charities, governments, schools and individuals – a comprehensive range of professional services, including PR, reputation management and reputation protection, public affairs, crisis management and international PR. From their London HQ, just a short walk from London Bridge, they also deliver international PR campaigns on behalf of governments, corporations and individuals, with special experience in Europe, West Africa, India and the Far East.
A proudly different PR firm
It is an unusual characteristic of Chelgate that they maintain a low profile for ourselves, and they choose not to advertise the great majority of their clients on their website. Many of their clients entrust them with challenging assignments. Sometimes these may be crises, or sensitive strategic issues. They know that they have not only the experience and expertise to respond to these challenges, but also the professional commitment to protect their confidentiality. It is an important principle of Chelgate’s that – in all of their work – the client, and never the agency, should be the only story that matters.
Since they were established in 1988, Chelgate executives have combined experience, talent and independent thinking. All senior managers – including their Chairman and Chief Executive – run important accounts in person. It’s one of many rare practices that they uphold today, and it’s one that sets us apart from the market. Chelgate has always been, and aims to continue as, a proudly different PR agency.
About Chelgate – our history
The firm was founded in 1988 by Terence Fane-Saunders. Chelgate’s own style is unusually discreet and low-profile, but its clients include some of the UK’s best-known businesses and a broad spread of major multinationals. At the same time, the firm is equally at home working with small and medium size companies, professional bodies and associations, as well as distinguished individuals.
International PR is one of the firm’s strengths. In addition to its headquarters in London, Chelgate has branch offices in Bucharest, Romania, and in Brussels, Belgium, as well as a network of carefully selected associates throughout the rest of the world, ensuring the effectiveness of its multinational programmes. Their Bucharest office, Chelgate Romania, has grown rapidly since it opened in 2006 to become one of Romania’s leading PR practices, serving major clients including the European Parliament, Vodafone and the Romanian Banking Association.
Chelgate’s management team offers a wealth of professional expertise. Every Chelgate executive has a track record of proven, relevant experience and this ensures that client business is never delegated to inexperienced or unqualified personnel. Programme management and account handling structures are very flat: the approach is closer to a law partnership than a typical PR firm.See more