Public affairs consultancy Advocacy has won a two-way pitch to
handle public affairs for South West Enterprise, the organisation
representing private sector businesses in Devon and Cornwall.
South West Enterprise counts 250 members including South West Water,
South West Electricity Board, BT, the Federation of Small Businesses and
the South West Chamber of Commerce.
Advocacy is working for South West Enterprise on a project basis and the
account will be headed by Advocacy director Robin Squire. It will lobby
Government on the Regional Development Agency Bill which proposes to set
up nine development agencies across England to promote regional
development, regeneration, efficiency and investment.
South West Enterprise wants the new agencies to support existing
businesses as well as helping to start new ones or giving money to less
Paul Davis, chief executive of South West Enterprise, said: ’We need to
make sure the winners we’ve got remain winners as well as helping other
businesses become competitive.’