Cogitamus provided turnkey communications support to an alliance of local authorities and business organisation embracing North Wales and North West England known as ‘Growth Track 360’ in campaigning for rail investment in their cross-border region.
Our longest running campaign work, since 2007 we have been working with organisations committed to preventing the further expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport by means either of an additional runway or the more intensive use of the existing runways.
The GNGE project included the largest ever level-crossing enhancement programme undertaken by Network Rail (92 crossings along an 84 mile route) and the reconstruction and renewal of 68 bridges – a programme of works adversely impacting on a broad range of stakeholders.
The South East Wales Transport Commission was set up by First Minister Mark Drakeford MS with Lord Terry Burns appointed as Chair to lead a rapid yet detailed assessment of sustainable alternatives to reduce congestion on the M4 following the Welsh Government’s decision to cancel construction of a £1.4bn M4 Relief Road in 2019.
We worked with the company’s leaders and in-house communications team to liaise with MPs, peers, local authorities, trades unions, journalists, the business community and members of the public in the creation – from a standing start – of the biggest industrial campaign in a generation.