About Us

Commucan is a small but perfectly-formed communications consultancy based in London's iconic Somerset House. Nigel Kennedy, former Group CEO of Grayling, who was an adviser to the founders, acquired Commucan in 2013. Our team of senior consultants, alongside our expert advisers, offer high quality services to a small number of interesting and receptive clients whose opportunities and challenges we embrace.

We do not confine ourselves to any particular sector or service because our collective experience is as extensive as it is multi-disciplinary. We apply the best range of skills to the problem or opportunity - be it providing sound corporate advice, handling issues and crises, engaging with stakeholders and the media or launching new products and services. Recent client activity has involved us in commercial property and planning issues, football, diet and fitness, recyclable coffee cups and other green packaging, solar powered street lighting, oil and gas, golf clubs, education, a charity feeding people in food poverty and an aerodrome.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY & PLANNING

Led the campaign for a football club aiming to prevent land it leases around its stadium from the  local council being seized for a private property developer.  

SPORTS & LEISURE

Promoted an entrepreneur-led British life sciences company which analyses DNA to provide genetically guided training and dietary programmes.  

PACKAGING

Launched an innovative packaging technology business and its range of eco-friendly containers including the first fully recyclable takeaway coffee cup.

ENERGY

Supported the trade body for upstream oil and gas, a fabricator of oil and gas platforms and a developer of solar powered street lighting. 

EDUCATION

Helped a school devise and prepare its fundraising and marketing collateral, and advised another on handling a serious issue. 

CHARITIES

Partnered with a charity feeding people in food poverty in the UK, and advised another working with disadvantaged children in India.  

Our Team

NIGEL KENNEDY

NIGEL KENNEDY

Chairman

Nigel is Commucan's Chairman and former Group CEO of international consultancy Grayling. His early career was in the oil industry in London and Paris.  

ANDREW BARROW

ANDREW BARROW

Consultant

Andrew spent 33 years in commercial real estate with a leading London law firm. He now acts as a property consultant and is a shareholder in Commucan. 

JOSH BARROW

JOSH BARROW

Account Manager

Josh graduated from Durham University with a degree in Economics. He manages the day to day contact with Commucan's clients.

JENNIFER ROBERTS

JENNIFER ROBERTS

Consultant

Jennifer is a consultant with over ten years experience in agency working with clients in energy, industrial, technological and environmental sectors.  

Our Work

Launched DNA based diet and fitness programme which is individually tailored
Supported a food charity feeding people in poverty in the UK
Advised the inventor of an intelligent solar powered street light
Assisted a charity working with disadvantaged children in India
Worked with an aerodrome earmarked for potential garden village development
Crafted the communications to help members of a golf club acquire their freehold
Created a school's marketing materials and advised another on handling a crisis
Publicised the sail away of one of the largest UK built oil platforms in 25 years
Guided a major professional football club on community engagement
Provided a wealth management firm with a full suite of communications collateral
Launched the world's first easy-to-recycle takeaway coffee cup
Raised the profile of a leading serviced office provider