Regional researchers

Part of the GCS Local team, the team of four provides specific tailored briefing for all the PM and Chancellor regional visits and engagement.

The GCS regional researchers team provides local campaign insight to support key government campaigns at a local and regional level. Part of this insight is gained through the team acting as a ambassador for government within regions building valuable stakeholder relations.

The team also produces cross whitehall products such as a monthly regional communication narrative distributed to over 200 government communicators and production of a weekly ministerial grid.

The regional researchers are currently playing a leading insight role with Directors of Communications across government, aimed at listening to disengaged communities to improve insight into government communication.

If you require further information about the team, or have any questions, email

Locations  and contact details

  • North of England (Newcastle): John Kay  – 07771 840527
  • Midlands (Nottingham): John Ambler –  07778 928378
  • South East and East, South West, London: Sara Bashford – 0207 276 5196
  • Northern Ireland (Belfast): Ruth Barry