SNAPDRAGON

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

Josh Woolliscroft

Account Manager

Harvey Tournant

Senior Account Executive

Emily Tester

Senior 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.

JOSH WOOLLISCROFT

Account Manager

Josh is an Account Manager at PLMR Snapdragon. Previously he has worked in the offices of a number of Members of Parliament and is a Politics graduate from Queen Mary, University of London.

Before joining PLMR Snapdragon, Josh worked in a variety of political and communications roles. Building on his experience in Parliament, Josh is well versed in stakeholder analysis, political engagement, and media relations.

Harvey Tournant

Senior Account Executive

Harvey joined the East of England office in November 2017 and provides invaluable support to a number of client accounts.

Harvey joined the East of England office in November 2017 and provides invaluable support to a number of client accounts.

Harvey graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in Politics, and holds an MA in Political Communication.

During his studies, Harvey carried out large scale analysis projects into the coverage of Brexit and the 2017 General Election, specifically on social media, this has given him an acute understanding of how social media can be utilised effectively during campaigns.

Emily Tester

Account Executive

Emily is one of the newest members of the Snapdragon team, joining us as an Account Executive in 2018 having obtained her bachelor’s degree in Government from the London School of Economics.

Prior to joining Snapdragon, Emily worked for an MP in Bristol as a campaigns intern, assisting the campaign operation for the 2015 General Election. Emily has also served as a town councillor in her home-town, and stood as a parliamentary candidate in the 2017 General Election. Emily is passionate about British politics at both the local and national level, bringing a particularly strong knowledge of elections, policy development, and party politics to the team.