Policy development


Regulation begins with policy.  Long before hard regulatory rules start to bite, ideas are discussed and refined in Brussels, Westminster and Whitehall.  The choices made as policy develops will affect business for years and decades to come.  Early, well-targeted intervention can be very effective.

Our experience is that sound policy ideas, presented clearly to the right people, will make a difference. We help clients develop clear and effective thinking on complex policy questions.   This is then packaged in an appropriate form – a report, correspondence, presentations – and presented to influential stakeholders for maximum impact. 

We have experience in dealing with all the major government departments.  We are very used to dealing with Civil Servants at all levels. 

As well as senior officials, we regularly deal directly with politicians on behalf of clients - with MPs, Select Committee members and Chairs, Ministers and with MEPs and Commissioners.


'Well respected by Ofcom’ and in the telecoms community generally, Paul Brisby is praised by clients for his regulatory and competition expertise. He is also noted for his “practicality and healthy understanding” of the industry,” (2007)

“This compact but highly expert firm has carved out a commanding niche in the market.”
Chambers & Partners

Paul Brisby of Towerhouse Consuting “an outstanding strategic thinker”