Community and Stakeholder Engagement


Our services during COVID-19

Over the last eight weeks, Athene’s Community Engagement team have been adapting their approach to consultation for our clients. With social distancing in place, public exhibitions for developments were unable to go ahead.

We wanted to ensure that our clients and the communities they were liaising with did not miss out on any opportunities during this time. As a result, we quickly adapted to new ways of working and have successfully run a number of consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

If you would like to discuss your consultation requirements, including how to run online consultations, including:

  • Webinars
  • Q&As
  • Online surveys
  • Online focus groups
  • E-newsletters
  • And much more.

Please email Kelly Linay, Director of Community Engagement at [email protected] to find out more.


Our community engagement team are communication professionals who specialise in delivering stakeholder engagement and consultation for residential, commercial, educational and major infrastructure projects, helping our public and private sector clients secure planning consent.

Services we provide:

  • Stakeholder research
  • Communication planning and strategy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Political and public consultation
  • Consultation reports to support the planning application
  • PR and media support
  • Event management
  • Design and print
  • Digital media
  • Public affairs (working in partnership with our partner Cogitamus)

We have an excellent track record of working with developers, investors and planners to maximise support for planning applications (including Development Consent Orders) of all sizes, enhancing the financial returns of new developments by reducing friction in the planning process.

We have a dedicated Major infrastructure team delivering consultation for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, working within the Development Consent framework.

Our Housing and Commercial team support a range of clients in delivering pre and post application consultation. We also provide post consent community engagement, including our highly successful community liaison service that helps smooth the construction process.

For more information on all our Community Engagement work, please contact Kelly Linay on 01733 207342 or email [email protected]