Keene Communications – Where were you in 1992?

Keene Public Affairs Consultants Ltd. last changed its name in 1992. In that year, the Maastricht Treaty was signed, John Major was the Prime Minister and the Queen celebrated her Ruby Jubilee. Intriguingly, the number of computers connected on the internet passed the one million mark.

Ever since then, the agency has striven to be the same but different. In the intervening twenty years, we’ve not only offered our clients a consistently high standard of service, but also different types of services to suit their business needs. We’ve endeavoured to stay close to our core values, while embracing change as a positive factor. And we’ve worked hard to ensure that our client’s messages are communicated accurately, and that our recommended programmes are effective, irrespective of the channels of communication that we’ve used to convey them. In short, both Keene and communications have evolved.

Today sees us evolve again. We’re changing our name to Keene Communications Ltd. so as to better reflect the widening mix of communications tools that we use, and the greater variety of briefs that clients give us. We’re proud of the fact that the majority of our income still comes from public affairs, but delighted that clients now use us for public relations, representation and consumer marketing too.

We’ve taken the opportunity to refresh our logo and make our web and email addresses easier to remember.

Will we change our name again in 2032? Who knows. But we’ll definitely still be here, providing a first class service to our clients.

Jake Rigg

Jake Rigg

Jake is the Managing Director at Keene Communications, specialising in government relations activities on financial services, tax and competition in the UK and the EU. He also specialises in planning and stakeholder engagement.

He was formerly Head of Policy at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). With degrees in history and economics from the Universities of Oxford and London, Jake is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a trustee of the European Association of Philanthropy and Giving and advises several governments on public policy. He also advises clients on CSR and philanthropy activities.
Jake Rigg

About the Author

Jake is the Managing Director at Keene Communications, specialising in government relations activities on financial services, tax and competition in the UK and the EU. He also specialises in planning and stakeholder engagement. He was formerly Head of Policy at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). With degrees in history and economics from the Universities of Oxford and London, Jake is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a trustee of the European Association of Philanthropy and Giving and advises several governments on public policy. He also advises clients on CSR and philanthropy activities.