TWC Associates

Strategy Consultants

About Us

TWC was established in 2008.

We are a small boutique consultancy specialising in the development of political strategy for a wide range of corporate and non-corporate clients.

Based in London, TWC comprises highly experienced professionals, capitalising on many years participation in both UK and international politics and business.

As external advisors, TWC does not attempt to represent the specific experiences of our clients since they will always have a greater understanding and knowledge of their own business.

Our expertise lies in understanding the political landscape and how it works; and our role is to help guide our clients through what appears to many outsiders as a very complicated structure.

We provide insight and knowledge on the difficulties of the parliamentary and legislative system using our expertise to overcome these complexities.

We help our clients to craft political strategies that are relevant to their own needs; and then we assist them in creating the best arguments to further their strategic and corporate objectives.

As they put that strategy into practice, we advise them on opportunities and potential pitfalls throughout the process and work with them to help deliver successful outcomes.

Services

We share

our profound understanding of how public policy is shaped.

We ensure

our clients understand how they can best be plugged in to the political process.

We advise

our clients how to manage the policy development process to protect commitments that might be made.

We build

long-term strategies with our clients and work with them closely to deliver the best results.

Chairman of the Advisory Board

  • Stuart Polak CBE

    Lord Polak of Hertsmere

    Chairman of the Advisory Board

    Lord Polak is Chairman of TWC Associates’ Advisory Board. He has been active in the Conservative Party for more than 30 years, during which he was the Director of Conservative Friends of Israel for some 25 years. Stuart is also a senior consultant to Jardine Lloyd Thompson and has also held a number of other non-executive positions in the commercial sector. He received his CBE in May 2015 and, in August 2015, was made a life peer.

Advisory Board

  • Justine Zwerling

    Justine is the Head of Primary Markets Israel at the London Stock Exchange Group; she supports companies to list, scale and access financing through ELITE. Prior to this, she spend several years at DIT as Deputy Director of Trade and Investment where she was responsible for driving foreign direct investment into the UK, supporting British companies in Israel and connecting companies to the UK/Israel ecosystem. She sits on the Board of Directors of Vibe Israel.

    Gil Lemel

    Gil is a serial entrepreneur, innovator and investor, providing guidance and mentoring to a broad base of entrepreneurs and founding teams. Gil was a co-founder, board member or investor, in BornFree, Kyozou, Cure Diva, and FST Biometrics, among others. Gil was the general manager at BornFree until 2011. Prior to BornFree, Gil founded and served as CEO in the high-tech arena at Kyozou and at Comfy Ltd. Gil began his high-tech career managing one of the first Apple stores in Israel in 1991.

    Natascha Engel

    Natascha previously served as Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, from 2005-2017.During her tenure she served as chairman of the influential backbench business committee from 2010-2015 before being elected as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 2015-17. Parliamentarian of the Year in 2013, she garnered a reputation as a “democracy purist,” championing backbench interests across Parliament. Previous to her election she worked within the Labour Party as the Trade Union Liaison Officer.

Who We Are

  • Scott Hamilton

    Scott Hamilton

    Partner

    Director of International Affairs for the Conservative Party under Margaret Thatcher, Scott was also the first Secretary-General of the IDU - the global organisation of non-socialist parties. He later became Chairman of the then largest private pan-European government affairs company in Brussels before returning to the UK in 2009 to help found TWC Associates. He is an occasional visiting lecturer to the Institute of Humane Studies, Washington DC.

    Greg Weingarten

    Greg Weingarten

    Partner

    Greg joined TWC Associates shortly after it was founded. He was previously Parliamentary Affairs Adviser at the Association of British Insurers and spent two years in Brussels as Political Counsellor to the UK Conservative Party in the European Parliament.  Greg is also studying for an MBA through Warwick Business School.

    Richard Blunt

    Richard Blunt

    Associate

    Richard joined TWC in June 2016. He previously worked for two members of Parliament as a researcher and studied for his BA at the University of Hull. He also recently graduated from King’s College London with an MA in Conflict, Security & Development.

Clients

We have advised clients across many sectors.


  • Defence

    Energy

    Financial Services

  • Health

    Retail

    Sport

  • Tech

    Education

    Trade Bodies

Our current clients include:

Client references are available upon request.

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