Our team has held leading roles with listed companies, strategic communications agencies, and the international media. We put that experience to work for our clients, developing and delivering integrated communications strategies to effectively meet the challenges that shape society.
Bickerton is an independent agency, based in the Netherlands, providing financial, internal and external communications, public policy and governmental affairs advice to corporations, funds, institutions, industry organisations, politicians, and NGOs.
Our clients face multiple and complex challenges that touch all areas of society. Our integrated approach meets their need to balance all interests and to engage with all stakeholders in order to create sustainable value.
Our services are a fundamental part of our clients’ business operations. We work as an embedded partner and a trusted counsel; a key ally in defining communications strategies and ensuring effective stakeholder engagement.
Whether in ongoing business or special situations, we help our clients communicate in a clear and understandable way.
What we do and how we work
We’re experts at what we do. We’ve been doing this a long time, and at a senior level. We cut our teeth on some of the biggest issues of recent times, from the financial crisis to political upheaval. We advise on:
Working in partnership to develop and deliver sustainable communications strategies across all stakeholder constituencies
We work hard to understand your business; we don’t cut corners; we make complex matters understandable; we try to make the best choices for the best outcome
We’ll tell it to you straight; we won’t promise what we can’t deliver
We trust our clients; we’ll defend their interests & protect their reputation; we are independent; we have no hidden agenda
We expect to be judged by our work and the results we deliver
We have a strict internal code of conduct ensuring confidentiality, preventing conflicts of interest, and barring direct investment in listed companies
Ian was the Netherlands’ correspondent for the Financial Times for nine years until 2007 and has spent the last decade as the trusted communications advisor of Dutch and international companies and organisations navigating complex strategic situations including transactions and reputational issues.
David headed communications and investor relations departments at Hoogovens, Corus Netherlands and Delta Lloyd from 1999, following eight years in general management. He moved into consultancy in 2016, focussing on finance, strategy, litigation and internal alignment questions.
Ilse started her career in EU Affairs in Brussels and was then Director Public Affairs for TNT and PostNL for 10 years. Since 2014, she has worked as an independent advisor, helping businesses and organisations design effective public and governmental affairs strategies.