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About Vulcan Consulting

Brussels Office Since


Firm Description

Vulcan Consulting is a dynamic, award-winning EU regulatory and public affairs firm that offers specialist advice to growing businesses, multinational companies, trade associations, governments, international associations and NGOs on complex regulatory and public policy issues. We pride ourselves as being innovative, nimble and solution oriented. We effectively effectively work with our clients to provide impactful services and specialist advice.

At Vulcan Consulting, we know that effective engagement on public affairs needs to be carefully planned and executed. Politicians, public officials and regulators often require bespoke messaging. Finding common ground – the ‘win-win’ between their objectives and the wider public interest – is the key to overcoming regulatory challenges.

Understanding our clients and their needs is at the core of what Vulcan does. Delivering effective, practical advice requires genuine insight into our clients’ objectives and culture. We develop an in-depth understanding of their issues, exploring potential scenarios and defining the best strategic approach in order to capitalise on opportunities and mitigate risks. Our team continuously prove themselves to be true thought leadership partners for our wide variety of clients. We place a firm emphasis on defining objectives carefully and ensuring that a strategic approach is central to Vulcan’s client servicing.

Ownership Structure

Vulcan is a private Limited Liability Company.

International Network

Vulcan has offices in Brussels and Dublin. Vulcan is also a member of the Fipra International Network, which means we are positioned to draw on the knowledge and insights of our strategic partners in every single EU/EEA Member State.

Key Strengths

We have extensive expertise working with clients in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Medtech, Advanced Manufacturing and Financial Services sectors.

As an award-winning EU-Irish consultancy we are well-positioned to provide tailored services to our clients. Under the leadership of our CEO Lucinda Creighton, a former Minister for European Affairs, we boast an impressive team of former government ministers, ambassadors, economists, European Commission officials, funding, state aid and policy experts.

Number of Public Affairs Consultants

We have 16 full time public affairs specialists across our Dublin and Brussels offices.

Key Clients

Amazon, Apple, Analog Devices, Eli Lilly and Company, Intel, Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association, Revcap, Bank of America, Counter Extremism Project, US Cranberry Marketing Committee, British Toy and Hobby Association, Forest Industries Ireland, Johnson & Johnson, Almond Board of California.

Testimonials and why clients like to work with us

‘Our partnership with Vulcan has been hugely beneficial – the team is dedicated and understands our cause. Vulcan’s insight into technology, security, and defence policy has been in-depth and comprehensive. Their strategic guidance and unparalleled understanding of the E.U. political and regulatory landscape has been vital in progressing our aims in Europe.’

David Ibsen, Executive Director, The Counter Extremism Project.

‘From the beginning, Ann has been proactive and understood the needs of the BTHA and our members. I would recommend Vulcan’s services to anyone in the consumer sector – efficient, flexible and reliable, their team offers invaluable expertise on EU policy, regulatory compliance and Brexit planning and have been a pleasure to work with.’

Natasha Crookes, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, BTHA

‘Faced with the impact of Brexit and other policy challenge, Forest Industries Ireland (FII) engaged Vulcan to assist our new industry association with its efforts to build deep and enduring relationships with policymakers in Ireland, the UK and Brussels. Vulcan’s bespoke political analysis, attention to detail, and experienced professionals have become a key asset. Adding their perceptive eye for strategic planning to the service offering is making them our ‘go to’ advisor.’

Brian Murphy, Chair, Forest Industries Ireland

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