Public affairs tailored for your organisation
As a charity or social enterprise, engaging in a public affairs campaign shouldn’t be daunting. Every government will listen when you make your case well. In an increasingly competitive sector, it’s important your organisation is heard and makes an impact.
mjr harris ltd is a public affairs and campaigns consultancy especially for charities, NGOs and social enterprises. Since 2009, the company has effectively lobbied and campaigned with a number of high-profile successes including the Libel Reform Campaign (which culminated in legislation), the WageConcern campaign and advocacy and PR support for Farms Not Factories.
Whether a major international campaign, or a smaller niche public relations strategy, mjr harris ltd will be able to help you maximise your impact.
For more information, or an informal meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Case study: The Libel Reform Campaign
mjr harris ltd was brought in to support and develop the public affairs strategy for the Libel Reform Campaign, a coalition of Index on Censorship, English PEN and Sense About Science. The campaign has been acknowledged as one of the most successful UK advocacy campaigns in recent years. Working with 100 organisations and 60,000 supporters, it put the impact of libel laws on free speech at the heart of mainstream debate. The need to reform the libel laws in England and Wales was recognised by all three main political parties and entered the new coalition government’s agreement. With this commitment to a Bill, the campaign continued its pressure on parliament, with on-going support from mjr harris ltd. Finally, the campaign secured the Defamation Bill which completed its passage through Parliament to become the Defamation Act in April 2013. The Act came into force on 1 January 2014, greatly enhancing freedom of expression.