Central Lobby Consultants (CLC) is an independent parliamentary and public affairs consultancy. We have more than 25 years experience working in Westminster, Whitehall, the EU and the devolved administrations. Our success has been founded on attention to detail coupled with a thorough understanding of the political climate in which our clients operate. We distinguish ourselves from others by focusing primarily on decision-making processes and the steps necessary to bring about legislative change.
One of our particular strengths is in providing specialised secretariat services for a range of umbrella organisations, mostly but not exclusively in the charity sector. Secretariat services are not just about arranging meetings and keeping minutes: they involve monitoring and intelligence-gathering, briefing, communication with government and scrutiny of draft legislation and policy as they develop. In short, what we aim to provide is "secretariat plus".
CLC works with charities, NGOs and development agencies as well as trade associations and a range of other private sector clients. The solutions we provide are tailored specifically to each individual client. We never offer formulaic solutions, nor do we propose activity for its own sake.