Graeme Taylor

Graeme Taylor
  • Name. Graeme Taylor
  • Position. Consultant
  • Tel. 0121 277 4608
  • Email. Email Graeme

Services to Businesses: 

Strategic advice 

  • To create new opportunities using a global network of high-value strategic relationships in industry, governments and NGOs 
  • Understand and prepare for new EU & UK legislation
  • Lobbying,  influencing,  alliance building, and advocacy  to address regulatory threats 
  • Submission of successful tenders to EU and UK Government

Political and regulatory monitoring, and intelligence gathering 

  • Analysis of current and coming issues with the potential to impact on the business;

Communication strategies to support businesses objectives to

  • Influence Government policy
  • Manage reputation  and  crises
  • Demonstrate value to customers

Workshop and training course facilitation 

  • EU & UK public affairs 
  • Communication issues
  • Tender submission

Speaking or moderating at, international conferences and seminars.

Background

A Politics graduate, Graeme brings 15-years of experience working in Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Food policy in public service at a national, international and multilateral level as a:

  • Civil servant for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; 
  • Diplomat for the Foreign Office, at the UK Representation to the EU; and latterly,
  • Communication Adviser for the European Commission.

Experience

In this time, Graeme has developed a unique set of public affairs and communication skills through:

  • Cross-Whitehall and EU policy coordination; 
  • Policy development; 
  • Implementation of legislation; 
  • Trade negotiation; 
  • Stakeholder engagement; 
  • Promoting UK interests within the EU through devising advocacy strategies, front-line negotiation, and representation; 
  • Advising and briefing Senior Government officials, Ambassadors, Ministers and Commissioners; 
  • Advising on communication strategy, speech writing, event management and chairing major conferences.  

Graeme has a network of high-level strategic relationships in the UK & Brussels; has been at the forefront of UK & EU responses to major animal health & food crises (FMD, AvI, Bluetongue, E-Coli and the horsemeat scandal) and has secured major EU policy changes for the UK Government.

As well as policy, advocacy and communications work, in Graeme’s time at the European Commission he was closely involved in preparing Calls for Tender, evaluating proposals, managing contracts for both individual events and larger framework contracts.  This gave Graeme a deep understanding of the tendering process, and the factors that make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful proposal.