We know how to explain complex energy projects to local communities, and work with a full range of stakeholders to provide accurate information, tackle misleading claims and secure public support for your project.

With Coast’s expertise in public affairs, we can also reach decision-makers and keep you up to speed with policy developments as energy and planning take centre stage in UK politics

Meet the Coast Energy team:

Liz Waugh

Liz is the Managing Director of Coast having founded the company in 2005. She has been a strategic communications practitioner for over 25 years, with a wealth of experience in crisis management, strategic development and influencer engagement. She has an extensive network of contacts, developed through working in private and public sector.

  • Strategic communications and political strategy
  • Critical communications and reputation management
  • Stakeholder engagement, influence and external affairs

Kathryn Williams

Kath is an established communications manager with substantial experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors.  Her expertise in the energy and waste sectors is particularly valuable, ranging from running recycling campaigns to planning and procurement of energy facilities.

  • Strategic internal and external communications
  • Campaign development and relationship management
  • Community relations and public consultations

Becky Appleby

Becky has a background in specialist technical research but has moved into major infrastructure accounts including highways, energy and waste. She has developed socio – economic impact studies for flooding and tourism. She is experienced in creating the political and business cases for funding for infrastructure and community developments.

  • Community relations
  • Public consultation and parliamentary events
  • Public relations technical research and associated copywriting

Dr John Moorcraft

John is an experienced public affairs consultant with a detailed knowledge of parliamentary procedure, having worked directly for cabinet ministers, shadow secretaries of state, party spokesmen and MPs. 

  • Public affairs
  • Political strategy and insight
  • Political and influencer engagement