What We Do

We help companies navigate regulatory hurdles and shape policy by identifying and implementing an effective strategic plan, tailoring messaging and advising them on their engagement with key policy and public stakeholders to facilitate successful outcomes for business.

Vulcan Consulting is ideally positioned to assist clients in their engagement with European policy makers. We utilise our broad network of contacts across the European Union Member States, as well as in the Brussels-based EU institutions, to ensure that our clients know exactly what regulatory changes are brewing and how they will impact on their business.

Unlike other government and regulatory affairs firms, we are positioned to draw on the knowledge and insights of our strategic partners in every single EU/EEA Member State through our membership of the Fipra network. This allows us to provide clients with quick and reliable intelligence from across the EU and global markets.

 

Our Services

At Vulcan Consulting, we know that effective engagement on public affairs needs to be carefully planned and executed. Politicians, public officials and regulators, as well as a wider set of stakeholders often require bespoke messaging. Finding common ground – the ‘win-win’ between their objectives and the wider public interest – is the key to overcoming regulatory challenges.

Understanding our clients and their needs is at the core of what Vulcan does. Delivering effective, practical advice requires genuine insight into our clients’ objectives and culture. We develop an in-depth understanding of their issues, exploring potential scenarios and defining the best strategic approach in order to capitalise on opportunities and mitigate risks. Our team continuously prove themselves to be true thought leadership partners for our wide variety of clients. We place a firm emphasis on defining objectives carefully and ensuring that a strategic approach is central to Vulcan’s client servicing.

 

  Strategic Planning
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Strategic Planning

Vulcan helps clients achieve their public policy objectives by bringing a suite of analytical, innovative and forward-looking approaches to strategic planning and developing solutions to make the more conceptually difficult issues tangible.

  Horizon Scanning and Intelligence Gathering
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Horizon Scanning and Intelligence Gathering

Using our knowledge and insights across the European institutions and local and national governments, Vulcan keeps clients up to date on upcoming regulatory changes and political developments.

  Regulatory and Political Monitoring
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Regulatory and Political Monitoring

To maximise the effectiveness of their public affairs engagement, we ensure that our clients are, at all times, fully aware of the political and policy environment in which they operate.

  Communications Strategy
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Communications Strategy

Our expert team comprises leading communications specialists, who can assist companies with public relations strategies, social media planning, and media engagement and monitoring.

  Stakeholder Mapping
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Stakeholder Mapping

Vulcan identifies key stakeholders - organisations and individuals - which are critical for companies to engage with.

  Risk and Crisis Management
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Risk and Crisis Management

With its finger always on the pulse, Vulcan pre-empts risks emerging in policy decisions, media relations and financial markets that have the potential to become crises.

Our Sectors

  Financial Services
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Financial Services

Our team works closely with clients on anticipating critical legislative developments in the financial services sector, offering businesses in-depth insight into the European policymaking environment.

  Retail and Consumer Services
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Retail and Consumer Services

Vulcan’s team works with clients from the consumer services sector that include manufacturers, SMEs and multinational retail outlets.

  Healthcare
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Healthcare

Our policy experts in Brussels and Dublin bring diverse and deep experience to help clients engage with legislative and regulatory developments.

  Energy and Renewables
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Energy and Renewables

Energy policy and action to address climate change are the key issues of our day, encompassing forestry, renewable fuels, environmental conservation and recycling.

  Transport
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Transport

Using our broad network of contacts with policymakers across the EU, we help clients understand the regulatory landscape of the transport sector.

  Technology and Communications
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Technology and Communications

In an industry where innovation poses both an opportunity and a threat, Vulcan helps technology and communication companies to compete and thrive.

  Brexit
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Brexit

Vulcan’s team is made up of diverse policy experts, including former EU officials and Irish Government Ministers, who have the expertise and insights to advise clients on the politics, processes and likely outcomes.

  Aerospace and Defence
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Aerospace and Defence

We advise our clients how best to manage this complex web of regulations and international law, especially in the face of issues such as climate change, cybersecurity and Brexit.

  Property
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Property

An ever more competitive and crowded sector, our clients benefit from Vulcan’s strategic advice and policy monitoring to maximise the opportunities for their businesses.

  Gaming
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Gaming

Our team at Vulcan gives clients key insights into the latest regulatory developments in this area, advising on stakeholder engagement and developing strategies to leverage their technologies.

  Agriculture
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Agriculture

Our advisors in Brussels and Dublin work with clients to influence policy and help businesses quickly understand key legislative developments and political debates.

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