High level of expertise in both UK and EU politics with an instinctive ability to perceive political trends and knowing where power lies.

Political Consultancy

Political Consultancy

National politics can be a nightmare. At the EU level it can seem just as obscure but even more remote. We offer to advise, guide, explain and engage both at the domestic and the European level.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the political structures of the UK, EU and other European political structures (including the European Economic area and NATO).

We know where political competences are shared between the UK administration and the EU. We also know who has the lead role in every policy field.

Our senior partner has 25 years' experience in working for the European Commission (latterly as Political Editor based in Brussels) which included 10 years in London working as Chief Political Correspondent reporting on the activities of the UK Parliament during which time he was a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

In-depth Knowledge

In-depth knowledge

We have a network of experts from across the policy spectrum who can offer in-depth knowledge of Governmental matters both at the UK and European level.

This includes policies relating to the European Commission, European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers as well as UK Government issues (including powers devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).


Service 3

We offer bespoke training courses on subjects such as:

  • How the EU Works
  • How to lobby in the EU
  • The UK and the EU
  • Parliament Explained
  • And more...


To find out more details of our training courses, please get in touch using the form below or call us:

About Peercourt

Tim McNamara

Tim McNamara, Senior Partner

Tim was until last year the Political Editor at the European Commission, based in Brussels for over six years. Tim chaired the Editorial Board, responsible for all political reports from the Commission’s representations in the EU member states as well as several regional offices.

Tim has also been Chief Political Correspondent at the European Commission’s office in London for six years from 2001 to 2007. He reported to the Commission on significant political events in the UK from an EU angle and monitored political developments across Whitehall and Westminster, as a member of the UK Parliamentary Press Gallery. He liaised closely with the Deputy Heads of Mission and the political sections of the embassies of the other EU Member States.

For four years, Tim was Head of Sector, UK Regional Relations at the London Office of the European Commission where he liaised with politicians and stakeholders in the regions and major cities in the UK.

Tim was also the European Commission’s official observer to the International Maritime Organisation from 1999 to 2001. From 1988 to 1997, he was a case-handler in European Commission anti-dumping investigations, based in Brussels, where he worked on complex anti-dumping investigations into allegations of price-dumping by multi-national companies from Asia.

Kevin Doran

Kevin Doran, Senior Partner

Kevin is a seasoned public affairs professional. He has held senior positions at both Bell-Pottinger and Grayling. He was Managing Director at Grayling Public Affairs - the largest British political consultancy in Brussels – between 2011 and 2013. He was responsible for the output of 25 political consultants and advised a range of blue-chip multinational companies and trade associations, including PepsiCo, Heinz, Kraft Foods, Nissan, BSkyB, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment and Heathrow Airport

Kevin was also Director at Bell Pottinger Public Affairs for five years from 2006 based in London and Brussels. He devised and implemented high-impact UK and EU engagement campaigns for a number of clients including Permira, Inmarsat, National Grid, National Express, Birds’Eye, the Government of Belarus, Royal Mail and BUPA.

Before joining Bell-Pottinger in London, Kevin was for four years Head of the Brussel Office of the British Medical Association, representing the interests of the UK’s 123,000 doctors. Kevin has also been a lobbyist for the Alliance of Maritime Regional Interests in Brussels and was at the European Parliament for four years advising the then leader of the Labour group of MEPs.

Kevin has worked at the House of Commons for two senior Labour MPs – Nick Brown MP and Maria Eagle MP. He was last year selected by the Labour Party to be a candidate in the European elections in the North West.

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