About us

The Counsel House in an independent consultancy which specialises in providing interim management, consultancy and crisis management services to corporate, public sector and voluntary sector clients.

Founded in 1987, the firm has pioneered the concept of interim management in corporate communications, PR and marketing.

The firm's managing partner, Robin Swinbank, has established a reputation as one of the foremost consultants who specialises in undertaking senior-level interim management assignments. His expertise lies in strategic planning; media relations; marketing communications; business development; stakeholder communications; issues and crisis management; and general PR consultancy.

Since establishing the firm's reputation for interim management in the early 1990s, he has undertaken a number of high profile assignments for clients such as Eurotunnel, Logica, Nabarro and Vickers plc. Most recently, he has undertaken assignments for SCQuARE International (a management consultancy specialising in business planning) and on the PR and lobbying for a proposed redevelopment of New Covent Garden. He also provides an on-call crisis management service for the policy holders of Markel Assist, a major international insurance company.

Through the firm's network of over 250 independent freelance consultants, also established at this time, The Counsel House is able to offer clients access to a talent pool of some of the most seasoned and experienced PR professionals in the country, both geographically and by market sector experience.