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EUK London was originally founded in 2000 to provide public affairs and government relations services. Over the years we have expanded our offering to comprise a comprehensive service of global regulatory intelligence and analysis, high-level strategic counsel and stakeholder engagement support.

EUK Consulting Ltd is a member of the Public Affairs Board of the Public Relations Consultants Association and is registered with the statutory UK Register of Consultant Lobbyists.

The EUK London Team

John Roberts

John Roberts

Managing Director

John Roberts has been a public affairs adviser for over 40 years, working mainly as a consultant but also in-house. Primarily based in London, John’s career also includes seven years living and working in Brussels. He was a Director of public affairs consultancy IGA in London and opened their Brussels office in 1989. John joined Philip Morris in the UK in 1993, becoming Vice President responsible for EU Government Relations and the EU Institutions in Brussels in 1997. He founded EUK Consulting in January 2000 and continues to head the consultancy today. In addition, he works with a number of charities pro bono to raise both awareness and funds.

David Bertram

David Bertram

Director

David Bertram has over 30 years’ experience in public affairs. He graduated with a double First and research degree from Cambridge, during which time he undertook work in a political Party’s HQ and in Parliament. He then worked in-house at London Underground and British Gas before joining Philip Morris in 1996, first as Corporate Affairs Manager for the UK & Ireland, then in the EU Region HQ and later being appointed Director of Public Affairs for Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. David joined EUK in 2001.

Rebecca Barnett

Rebecca Barnett

Director

Rebecca has fifteen years’ experience in global regulatory affairs consultancy, joining EUK in 2009 following experience at a public affairs agency and a constitutional reform campaign group. She was appointed as a Director in 2016, and now specialises in global regulatory intelligence, analysis, foresights and data management across multiple sectors and issues. Rebecca holds a degree in Modern History and Politics from the University of Oxford. She speaks German as well as her native English. 

JOE WRIGHT

JOE WRIGHT

Director

Joe joined EUK in October 2016 as a Research Consultant and was promoted to Research Manager in March 2019. Previously he worked as a Research Fellow for the think tank Civitas, where he researched and wrote about UK industrial and business policy. Before this, he completed internships for a Labour MP and a constitutional reform campaign group. He has a BA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Bristol.

MARCO VADAGNINI

MARCO VADAGNINI

Director

Marco joined EUK in February 2012. Previously, he worked as a consultant for the Italian Government and completed internships with the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union in Brussels and an international peace building NGO. Marco holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Bologna and an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He speaks Italian (native), English and French.

Radu TASCA

Radu TASCA

Account Manager

Radu joined EUK Consulting in March 2022. Previously, he interned at the Romanian Foreign Service, working at the Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Romanian Embassy in London on issues of international law and Brexit preparation. Radu also has experience at Deloitte, in the Mergers & Acquisitions division. He holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), as well as a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Groningen, Netherlands. Radu speaks Romanian (native), English and French.

Aaliyah Vayez

Aaliyah Vayez

Research Manager

Aaliyah joined EUK Consulting in May 2022. Previously, she worked as a Political and Security Risk Consultant at Castor Vali analysing political and security issues across Southern and West Africa. Before this, she interned at the South African Institute for International Affairs in Cape Town where she worked closely with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation on issues of natural resource governance and democracy. Aaliyah holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as Bachelor of Social Science and Honours in International Relations degrees from the University of Cape Town. Aaliyah speaks English (native) and Afrikaans.

SAUMYA ARORA

SAUMYA ARORA

Senior Research Consultant

Saumya joined EUK Consulting in August 2022. Previously, she worked at the Ministry of External Affairs in India, where she worked closely with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Saumya also worked as a Research Assistant at ORF, India’s leading think tank, prior to which she interned with the Government of Delhi. Saumya holds a first class MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, where she received the Christ’s College Award. She also holds an MA in Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Delhi. Saumya speaks English and Hindi.

EFRAIM CARLEBACH

EFRAIM CARLEBACH

Senior Research Consultant

Efraim joined EUK Consulting in September 2023. Previously, he worked as a freelance researcher, building on his experience in corporate intelligence research and parliamentary reporting. He holds an MA in philosophy from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy and a BA in English Literature from the University of Oxford.

LAMEEZ SIDDIQUI

LAMEEZ SIDDIQUI

Research Consultant

Lameez joined EUK Consulting in February 2023. Previously, she interned at Opportunity International EduFinance, focusing the intersection of microfinance and global education. She also has experience at KPMG, working within the audit department. Lameez holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, and a BA (Hons) in International Development from Kings College London.

LUKE O'DONNELL

LUKE O'DONNELL

Research Associate

Luke joined EUK Consulting in April 2023. Previously, he worked as a Parliamentary aide to a UK Cabinet Minister. Before this, he was a Fellow of the Washington Ireland Program, working with the Irish Government and the Northern Irish Assembly to solve key policy issues, and he also previously interned at the Think Tank Bright Blue, where he worked on devolved governance and environmental policy. Luke holds a BA (Hons) in History from Kings College London, where he was also a Civic Scholar, working as a mediator for the charity CHIPS to help address youth violence in deprived areas. 

SARAH HINCK

SARAH HINCK

Research Associate

Sarah joined EUK Consulting in May 2023. Previously, she interned at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London, working on issues of international trade and economic development. Sarah holds an M.S.c in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), as well as a BA in Political Science and Communication from the University of Washington, in Seattle.

TOM THORPE

TOM THORPE

Non-Executive Director

Tom was a founder of EUK Consulting, alongside John Roberts, in 2000. Tom established and developed EUK’s research function, and in doing so was instrumental in expanding EUK’s services from the original UK-centric political monitoring to the global regulatory intelligence service that we offer today. Tom remains a Director of the company and currently serves in a non-executive capacity.

What our clients say

McCain

As a long-standing partner to our business, EUK offer excellent counsel through their thorough understanding of our company and the broader external context in which we operate, both in the UK and Europe.

It is a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable team of experts who continue to support our business.

McCain

Client 2003 – 2021

Areas covered

Dietary policy, food, ingredients, pesticides, environmental issues, CSR and sustainability

Radiocentre

The team at EUK are not only incredible experts in their field with fantastic contacts across the Commission, the Parliament and beyond, but they are a true delight to work with.

From the start, they were realistic about what could be achieved and set about giving it their best shot, resulting in greater success than we had ever anticipated. Their attention to detail is phenomenal. As clients, we felt incredibly well looked after. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

RADIOCENTRE

Client, 2015 – 2018

Areas covered

EU Consumer Policy

ARXADA

EUK has been a tremendous partner for our company. EUK understands our company and our business environment. Based on this they provide counsel and consultancy services in a cooperative manner that enables the company to be recognized and accepted as an important player across our industry.”

Arxada

Client since 2016

Areas covered

Biocides, Chemicals

Emergent

EUK consulting has been a tremendous asset for Emergent in the EU and beyond. EUK has been a great partner, providing us with strategic counsel and sound advice on policy, market access and the ever changing political climate.

We very much appreciate our long term relationship and value their counsel.

EMERGENT

Client since 2008

Areas covered

Counterterrorism, Defence Procurement, Health Security

Colgate Palmolive

EUK is a true business partner because we have a long-standing relationship that makes us feel like EUK is one of us. EUK understands our business environment.

EUK is quick to factor in the competitive business environment, and therefore think and react like one of us, whilst bringing an external dimension.

EUK is highly flexible, always available and provides a positive and solution-oriented perspective.

COLGATE PALMOLIVE

Client since 2002

Areas covered

Oral health, cosmetics and detergents, chemicals, environment, internal market issues, CSR and sustainability