Client case studies

Cemex is a multinational building materials company operating strategically in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Cemex has significant share of the cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete market, as well as products in the roof tile, rail sleepers and concrete-block sectors with more than 41,000 employees worldwide. As one of the world’s leading global building materials supply companies Cemex works at local, National and International level with government bodies, NGOs and other interested parties across a broad spectrum of issues, from legislation to sustainability, working in the community to distribution. Such a broad remit means Cemex remains closely engaged with the progress of Parliamentary bills across both Houses in the UK and with European Institutions such as, the Commission, Parliament and member states.

How we help Cemex

  • Vital updates
    WDeHavilland provides vital daily updates enabling Cemex to keep on top of the big issues. Cemex requires the latest and most accurate information about key politicians, political imperatives and forthcoming legislation. With over 500 locations across the UK business alone, Cemex also needs to disseminate information effectively and quickly throughout the organisation and to make sure that action points are taken forward by the right person on a UK or European level. That’s where DeHavilland comes in.
  • UK and EU delivery
    Cemex chose DeHavilland because of the up-to-date information the service provided. Our prompt daily delivery and the database of politicians with contacts and background biographies, whether in the UK or EU is vital for Cemex.
  • Big picture industry information
    The public affairs team at Cemex need to keep fully appraised of the big picture when it comes to the myriad of issues impacting Cemex on both the national and international stage. On a daily basis Cemex receives information on their industry and the issues that matter to them, which helps them to build their strategy and fill in any gaps.
  • Tracking influencers
    Cemex uses DeHavilland to keep track of day-to-day politics and policy and identify legislation and politicians influencing the debates on a European level. When Cemex is alerted to pertinent information from DeHavilland it will move into action. Cemex has been delighted with the evolution of DeHavilland’s European contact database through our PeoplePoint feature and use it to track engagement with relevant politicians and influencers.


Client Case studies


UCB is a multinational global biopharmaceutical company focused on creating value for people living with severe diseases in immunology and neurology now and into the future.

National Policy and Patient Group Engagement Lead, Rob Thomas, has used DeHavilland for five years to monitor and inform on the key issues and challenges the company faces: NHS performance, strategy and affordability; and political updates around lobbying, Brexit and Covid-19. Real insight that cuts through vast reports, white papers and media coverage is where DeHavilland comes in.


Cadent owns, operates and maintains the largest natural gas distribution network in the United Kingdom, transporting gas to 11 million homes and businesses across North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London.

A lot of Cadent business is focused on decarbonisation – helping the UK to reach net zero and using their network to transport biogas and hydrogen to homes and businesses. The Cadent Government Affairs team looks at how they can play a part in helping political stakeholders at all levels, from local authority to Westminster and Whitehall, to reach their net zero ambitions. The Cadent Government Affairs team have been with DeHavilland for two years now. They have a tailored, user-friendly service – we work very much as a partnership. We take the time to get to know what’s important to the CG business.


MCS is an industry-led quality assurance scheme for renewable energy products and installation companies. MCS certification demonstrates that a company installs or manufactures to the industry-expected level of quality every time. MCS: Microgeneration Certification Scheme – a Government-created charity foundation – is the sole shareholder in MCS.

European Magazine Media Association

EMMA’s mission is to protect and promote the interests of European magazine publishers within the institutions of the European Union: the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council. Representing more than 15,000 magazine publishers (print and online), EMMA promotes media pluralism and diversity, and ensures that Europe’s periodical press industry remains competitive and vibrant.

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Hattie Ireland

Hattie has been at DeHavilland for three years working across the policy and content team, and now leads our infrastructure policy team, specialising in transport policy.

She enjoys being able to work with a range of clients at the forefront of the issues of today, from recovering from the pandemic to efforts to decarbonise the sector.

Before joining DeHavilland, she graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first class degree in History and Politics where she also spent a year abroad in Washington D.C.

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Michael Cameron – Policy Consultant

Michael joined DeHavilland in August 2022 having previously read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Keble College, Oxford.

He looks after the housing, construction, and local government portfolio, within the wider infrastructure team. Within the housing sector, he particularly enjoys watching the ongoing debate about how and where the UK can build more homes.