Costs for PR

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

According to a response to a parliamentary question some time ago a list of 17 agencies have been employed by HS2. They are:
JBP Associates, Blue Rubicon, MHP Communications, Brand and Deliver, Brandnew, M-is, Precedent
Communications, Crown Business Communications, PRgloo, Booz & Company, SKV
Communications, Emergn, Stairway Communications, Gorkana, Hopscotch Consulting, Weber
Shandwick, Westbourne Communications.

Please could you provide an up to date list of all PR companies HS2 Ltd have employed and fees paid to date.

Yours faithfully,

Marrk Keir

FOI Request, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

 

 

Dear Marrk Keir,

 

Thank you for your email to HS2 Ltd. 

 

We are considering your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and aim to reply as soon as possible and no later than 13 October 2021. 

 

Your reference number for the request is FOI-21-4397.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

 

On behalf of Carl Bird | Senior Manager Briefings, Correspondence and
Freedom of Information | HS2 Ltd      

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [1][HS2 request email] |
[2]Facebook | [3]Twitter | [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA  | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

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FOI Request, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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Dear Marrk Keir,

 

Please find attached our response to the above mentioned request.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

On behalf of Carl Bird | Senior Manager Briefings, Correspondence and
Freedom of Information | HS2 Ltd      

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [1][HS2 request email]|
[2]Facebook | [3]Twitter | [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA  | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

 

 

 

From: FOI Request
Sent: 17 September 2021 07:40
To: [FOI #791385 email]
Subject: FOI-21-4397 - Keir - Cost for PR - Acknowledgement

 

 

 

Dear Marrk Keir,

 

Thank you for your email to HS2 Ltd. 

 

We are considering your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and aim to reply as soon as possible and no later than 13 October 2021. 

 

Your reference number for the request is FOI-21-4397.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

 

On behalf of Carl Bird | Senior Manager Briefings, Correspondence and
Freedom of Information | HS2 Ltd      

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [6][HS2 request email] |
[7]Facebook | [8]Twitter | [9]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA  | [10]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

This email is scanned and cleared by Websense. HS2 Ltd is registered in
England and Wales. Registration Number 06791686, Registered office High
Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4
6GA, England. The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and
may also be subject to legal privilege. It is intended only for the
recipient(s) named above. If you are not named above as a recipient, you
must not read, copy, disclose, forward or otherwise use the information
contained in this email. If you have received this e-mail in error, please
notify the sender (whose contact details are within the original email)
immediately by reply e-mail and delete the message and any attachments
without retaining any copies.

References

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1. mailto:[HS2 request email]
2. http://www.facebook.com/HS2ltd
3. http://www.twitter.com/hs2ltd
4. http://www.linkedin.com/company/high-spe...
5. http://www.gov.uk/hs2
6. mailto:[HS2 request email]
7. http://www.facebook.com/HS2ltd
8. http://www.twitter.com/hs2ltd
9. http://www.linkedin.com/company/high-spe...
10. http://www.gov.uk/hs2

Dear FOI Request,
There is something amiss in your answer. You seem to have trouble discerning truth. A response to a Parliamentary Written Request in 2017 contradicts your present response to me. Please send me the information requested.
Yours sincerely,

Marrk Keir

FOI Request, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Dear Marrk Keir,

Thank you for your email to HS2 Ltd.

We are considering your request for an Internal Review under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to reply to you as soon as possible and no later than 20-working days.

Your reference number for the request is FOI-21-4397-R.

Yours sincerely,

J Palmer | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Adviser | HS2 Ltd      
Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [HS2 request email] | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , The Podium, 1 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 2DN | www.gov.uk/hs2

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Dear Marrk Keir,

 

Thank you for your email to HS2 Ltd.

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Your reference number for the request is FOI-21-4397-R.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

J Palmer | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Adviser | HS2 Ltd      

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [1][HS2 request email] |
[2]Facebook | [3]Twitter | [4]LinkedIn

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , The Podium, 1 Eversholt Street, London, NW1
2DN | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

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Dear FOI Request,

Your response is quite disingenuous. It is absolutely clear from my question the information I seek. At the time of Ms Sandbach's request HS2 had contracts with c.240 companies. How many more now? How hard to look through those lists to see which offered PR services to HS2? Is your accounting so shambolic you don't know what you spend your (OUR!) money on? Is this indicative of the openness and transparency you are happy to shout about?

Yours sincerely,

Marrk Keir

FOI Request, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Mr Keir

As stated in our response, no firms undertake, or have undertaken, PR on behalf of HS2 Ltd.

If you are unhappy with our response, your next step is to go to the Information Commissioner.

I will take this opportunity to remind you of the ICO's guidance on how to make a request, which is available here:

https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

In particular you may wish to read the "Information request dos and don’ts" section.

Thank you

Carl

Carl Bird | Senior Manager Briefings, Correspondence and Freedom of Information (BCFOI) | HS2 Ltd      
Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [HS2 request email]| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA  | www.gov.uk/hs2

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Dear FOI Request,
As I stated earlier their seems to be a problem with a lack of candour to be overcome:
"The PR companies included Blue Rubicon ( https://www.agencyspotter.com/blue-rubicon ), MHP Communications(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHP_Comm...), Brand and Deliver (https://www.brandanddeliver.co.uk/), Weber Shandwick ( https://webershandwick.co.uk/about-us/) , and Gorkana (https://www.gorkana.com/) . Hopscotch Consulting was awarded a £280,000 contract to deliver an educational course to primary school children living along the route, extolling the benefits of HS2.

My parentheses.

Yours sincerely,

Marrk Keir

FOI Request, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Dear Marrk Kier

If you are unhappy with our response, your next step is to go to the Information Commissioner.

Thank you

Carl

Carl Bird | Senior Manager Briefings, Correspondence and Freedom of Information (BCFOI) | HS2 Ltd      
Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [HS2 request email]| Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA  | www.gov.uk/hs2

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