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An independent, agile agency to complement and supplement clients' in-house communications and public affairs capabilities.

Working With the Best Clients and Partners

About us


From its foundation in 2012 Riverside Communications has provided clients with a bespoke consultancy service delivered by highly experienced professionals. 


We aim to act as an extension of our client's existing comms and public affairs functions. Whether you are faced with a one-off crisis, or the need to review or restructure, we can help you to meet those challenges.


Our philosophy has always been to invest in talent and expertise rather than structures, and our regular team, with decades of experience between them, can be reinforced by our extensive network of specialists as and when required. 

Dave McCullough

Managing Director

Dave founded Riverside in 2012 after more than a decade in public affairs and communications working across the Westminster Parliament, the institutions of the European Union, trade bodies and agencies.

Michael Burrell

Senior Counsel

Michael is one of the UK’s most experienced public affairs and media relations advisers. A former political journalist, with experience in the Parliamentary press gallery, Michael founded UK lobbying firm Westminster Strategy, in 1986. He has worked in senior European roles at Edelman and APCO Worldwide.


Warwick Smith

Senior Counsel

Warwick Smith served for 16 years as a Whitehall official, as a policy adviser, international
negotiator, and ministerial aide. He subsequently worked as a consultant lobbyist, principally in the UK and the EU.

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What Clients Say

Having worked with Riverside since 2012, I have come to rely on their trusted counsel and their razor sharp analysis of international public affairs. Their integrated communications offering, in several different markets, makes for a seriously professional outfit.

Dominick Moxon-Tritsch

Director of Regulation & Public Policy, Bolt


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