SNAPDRAGON WHO WE ARE

We are a team of Built Environment specialists who work across offices in London, Cambridge, and Birmingham, and have consultant reach to the South East and South West of England.

We employ an intelligent, analytical, and bespoke approach to every campaign we work on. We also have a network of Built Environment researchers who support the team in delivering individualised services to clients.

Our Team

Rebekah paczek

Managing Director

Rebecca Wakefield

Account Director

Will Savage

Head of birmingham

SIMON DARBY

Head of East of england

Jade Bennett

Account Executive

Sam Pugh

Account Executive

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Rebekah Paczek

Managing director

Founder of Snapdragon Consulting, Rebekah has over 15 years experience specialising in providing policy & political analysis and advice; community and media relations and planning support to the property and regeneration sector.

Working across national and local government, Rebekah has covered a breadth of industry sectors and issues, particularly focusing on projects and proposals which require sensitive guiding through the community, stakeholder and political aspects of planning and development.

Projects have included: Strategic land planning; Sustainable Urban Extensions; Energy from Waste proposals; Urban infill; Retail, residential, leisure, commercial, and mixed-use developments.

Rebecca Wakefield

Account director

With experience garnered over six years as a planning communications consultant, Rebecca understands the need to implement tailored consultation strategies and communicate effectively with decision makers to achieve success.

She has successfully gained planning approval for clients across the country on a wide range of projects from residential to renewable energy and is proud to boast a 100% approval success rate at committee.

Rebecca’s professional achievements include the redevelopment of Crystal Palace FC’s Main Stand at Selhurst Park, overturning a recommendation for refusal for a care home in Stroud, securing a Local Plan allocation for a 3,500 home site in Kent and unanimous committee support for a revamped Tech City tower in Islington.

Will Savage

Account director

Will initially joined Snapdragon in 2014 after completing his Masters at King’s College London, alongside a brief spell working for an MP in Westminster.

Having contributed to a number of significant land promotions in London’s Green Belt, Will joined a Birmingham-based agency in 2016 before returning a year later to spearhead Snapdragon’s expansion into the Midlands. After working on the region’s biggest development schemes, Will has a specialist understanding of the area and can deliver across a range of projects.

Jade Bennett

Account Executive

Jade joined PLMR in 2019 and is based in the East of England regional office, working on accounts across the area. Specialising in planning policy and the built environment, Jade works predominantly in the Snapdragon team however she also supports and leads on a range of clients across the Public Affairs sector.

Jade provides strategic communications and media relations support across a variety of sectors, including environment, health, technology, planning and Life Sciences.

Having graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Politics and International Relations in 2019, Jade has a strong knowledge of regional, national and international policy.

During her time at University, Jade focused her studies on environmentalism and climate change, and she is passionate about the green aspects of planning policy; particularly the future of sustainable placemaking and the national agenda to achieve Net Zero.