The company responsible for Doc Marten’s shoes and boots has
appointed its first ever public affairs consultancy.
DLA Upstream, the lobbying arm of top ten UK law firm Dibb Lupton Alsop,
started work last week for the Griggs Group, the company that makes and
distributes ’Docs’ in the UK and around the world.
The privately-owned company, based in Northampton, was already a client
of the law firm, and has now drafted in its public affairs team to
provide access to opinion-formers in government, the civil service and
Parliamentary monitoring and a contact-building programme are central to
the DLA brief, with occasional strategic advice available when
’Doc Marten’s is recognised as a quintessentially English brand and the
firm wants to ensure that the brand and the company is known by the
decision-making community,’ said Kevin Craig, UK account director at DLA
Craig will lead a team of three on the account, reporting to Griggs’
group administration director Howard Johnstone. ’Our sector is
fast-moving and faces a lot of challenges. It is important that our
size, heritage and activities are understood by government,’ Johnstone
Griggs employs over 2,500 staff in a number of factories across
Northamptonshire, Somerset and Leicestershire.