Guy is an experienced communication strategist with extensive experience in advising on communications across the public sector including extensive experience of procurement complementing his years on the advertising agency side ‘pitching’ for work.
For six years Guy was a strategic consultant with the Central Office of Information (COI) Strategic Consulting team. He led over 60 consultancy projects across government many involving procurement. He has sat on programme boards with Senior Civil Servants and supported the procurement of millions of pounds’ worth of communication services for the government including OJEU procurement. He was regarded as one of the most experienced consultants often entrusted with ‘difficult’ clients/projects and participated in the training in workshop facilitation of new consultants and analysts. He led the sensitive review of DFID promotional activity in the UK reporting to the Secretary of State as one of his final projects within the Civil Service. Guy wrote the business case that released £18 million from Treasury for the successful promotion of the Early Years qualifications programme.
His clients included: Cabinet Office, DCLG, DfE, DH, DFID and the Welsh Government. Before joining the Civil Service, he worked in the charity sector for a number of years and started his career in marketing communications in marketing agencies. In the private sector his clients included Honda, Royal & Sunalliance, Legal and General and M&S Financial Services.
As a trainer Guy has extensive experience delivering over 200 courses in the last five years, mostly for the Civil Service but including training Bahraini, Nigerian and Latvia senior civil servants. He designed the long running two-day course in developing communication strategy for government communicators. As an associate trainer for Civil Service Learning (CSL) he has trained many of the CSL ‘core syllabus’ including ‘Working Across Boundaries’ and ‘Introduction to a Consultancy Approach’. He was commissioned to design and deliver training in the procurement of communication services by the Government Communication Services in 2013-14 which different phases of the commercial cycle.
Guy has Masters Degrees in Political Communication (LSE, 2012) and Information and Communication Technology (Queen Mary College, 1988) as well as a post-graduate diploma in Change Agent Skills and Strategies (Surrey, 2000). He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration part-time at the London School of Economics.