Blakeney was formed to bring creativity to Public Affairs, and our work in 2019/20 has exemplified that approach. Our work included: supporting Andrew Lloyd Webber to save British theatre during COVID; securing political support to get planning permission for a new arena in Manchester; getting Cher and The Rolling Stones involved in Public Affairs to help secure 1.57bn for British Live Music; and helping Octopus Energy change the UK's energy market for the better. The agency has grown by over 40% in the last year, and has a diverse team of 50% women and 27% BAME colleagues.