Two award winning public affairs firms join forces to deliver a comprehensive transatlantic service to their clients in the U.S and E.U.

WASHINGTON, DC & BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Tuesday, May 26, 2020) Brussels firm Vulcan Consulting and Washington DC based firm VH Strategies today announced the forging of a strategic partnership between their two operations that will allow the firms to provide comprehensive transatlantic services to their clients. Industries and organisations with transatlantic business interests will be serviced by trusted partners with a proven track record of excellence and expertise.

VH has been consistently recognised as one of Washington’s top lobbying firms, most recently by Bloomberg News and The Hill.  Vulcan Consulting was voted Best Boutique Consultancy in Brussels in 2020

VH Strategies Founder and CEO Bob Van Heuvelen said: “Lucinda Creighton and her colleagues at Vulcan have remarkable reputations for effectiveness and integrity. Best of all, they are a reputable firm with a proven track record of accomplishment. With the challenges of the pandemic upon us, we look forward to helping our clients recognise opportunities and meet the challenges they face.  Our firms have a broad range of subject matter competencies, and an impressive record of accomplishment in many areas, including trade, healthcare, telemedicine, energy, water, environment, financial services, agriculture, and technology. We look forward to bringing the strengths of our two enterprises together, to enhance the quality of our offerings and to serve our clients with even more impressive results.”

Vulcan Founder and CEO Lucinda Creighton said: “Our clients across the board are facing disruption and uncertainty. Above all we intend to guide them and find solutions. We have the knowledge and experience to do this in Europe and now, through this exciting partnership, we will be able to assist them in the United States too.  We are really excited to develop our excellent working relationship with the VH team. Among other challenges, we anticipate that clients will benefit from our collective advice as they develop strategies regarding the U.S./U.K. trade negotiations and T-TIP.”

Both firms enhance their clients’ business outcomes by providing strategic counsel, legislative and regulatory advice, policy insight and analysis, stakeholder outreach, coalition building and strategic communications. By joining forces, clients will benefit from a broader reach, deeper insights, and advocacy resources across both continents.  From the point of view of European exporters, Vulcan and VH Strategies will be able to add particular value in navigating US market access and regulatory hurdles.

Lucinda Creighton, the founder and CEO of Vulcan, is a prominent political analyst in Dublin and Brussels. Having served as an MP in the Irish Parliament, she also served as Government Minister for European Affairs and Vice President of the European People’s Party – the largest pan European political party.

Since its foundation in 2016 Vulcan has worked with a range of world-renowned entities, steering them through policy and regulatory challenges.  They include Johnson & Johnson, Viiv, Bank of America, Intel, viagogo, Invest Barbados and the Counter Extremism Project

VH Strategies (VHS) is a highly regarded advocacy firm in Washington, D.C. The Principals at VHS, including Stephen Ward, Valerie West, and Bob Van Heuvelen, have deep experience in Washington, both in the public and private sectors. This partnership comes as VH Strategies continues to rack up wins for its clients. Most recently, the firm secured an exclusion from the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods, ensured passage of legislative authorisation to resolve a 40-year old mineral rights dispute, and helped secure the extension of a critical renewable energy tax credit.

While this partnership has been in the pipeline for some time, Covid-19 and its impact on global business and trade have expedited the firms’ collaboration, as European and American exporters are facing challenges in relation to trade, regulations and supply chain disruptions on both sides of the Atlantic. Never before has it been so important for firms to have reliable and competent guidance available to help them deal with both markets.

For further information please contact:

Lucinda Creighton, Founder and CEO


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