Industry Affairs

Cavendish is an independent public affairs agency and supports companies, charities, campaign groups and public bodies to ensure their voice is heard by policy makers at all levels of Government.

Their team has been recruited from Parliament, the civil service, local government, political parties, think tanks and journalism and possess a keen insight into the mechanism of Government and the Parliamentary process.

At Cavendish, the BTA is currently supported by:

Gareth Morgan

Gareth has over a decade's experience in advising leading brands on relations with policy-makers in Westminster/Whitehall, City Hall, Welsh Assembly and local authorities. Prior to working in public affairs, Gareth was a think tank researcher and he is also active in local party politics.

Thomas Woolhouse

Thomas is an experienced public affairs professional and has worked across a broad range of sectors including financial services, pharmacy, aviation and the creative industries. Thomas has a background in Parliament working for George Eustice MP, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and Stewart Jackson, formerly MP for Peterborough.

Cavendish is a full member of the APPC and PRCA and adheres to their codes of conduct. 

Influencing Policy

A major challenge for any organisation seeking to influence Government policy is ensuring their voice is heard amongst the numerous stakeholders competing for Government time and resources.

The BTA - supported by public affairs agency Cavendish Communications - works to ensure that the business travel management sector has a clear voice in shaping policy, whether through direct meetings and relationship building with politicians and officials, or by responding to consultations and inquiries. Cavendish also supports the BTA through disseminating regular political updates and helping to secure political speakers for industry events.

The BTA will also soon establish a new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Business Travel. This Group will be comprised of a cross-party team of Parliamentarians supportive of the Business Travel industry and who will work to champion a policy environment that can enable the sector to thrive.

To find out more about the BTA public affairs programme and its partnership with Cavendish please contact

Informed, Evidence Led Influencing

To ensure that the BTA story is underpinned by robust data, we work with our members and partners to research and submit compelling evidence that achieves cut through with policy makers and key influencers.

This data provides valuable insight into UK travel trends and is an important tool in highlighting the importance of our sector to the UK economy. The BTA also conducts regular surveys of our members to identify where their priorities lie in regards to infrastructure investment and transport policy.

This data is then disseminated among key political stakeholders and serves as an important tool in the BTA influencing arsenal.