Temple Strengthens Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Service

06.11.2023 2 min read

Temple is pleased to announce the expansion of our stakeholder engagement and consultation service offering and the hiring of Silvia To. Our goal is to provide strategic, effective, and robust stakeholder engagement and consultation services so that our clients are placed in a prime planning position.

Working closely with the Temple team as well as our clients this will further strengthen Temple’s end-to-end service offering for our clients.

Our stakeholder engagement and consultation encompass a wide spectrum of deliverables, including:

  • Advice on stakeholder engagement and consultation at all stages of a project development
  • Development and delivery of stakeholder engagement and consultation plans
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and issues
  • Production of necessary reports and documents required under planning policy, (such as Statements of Community Involvement and Statements of Common Ground)
  • Maintain a meticulous audit trail of stakeholder engagement and consultation records

The team will be led by Silvia To, who is a stakeholder engagement professional, with over 10 years of experience, specialising in major infrastructure projects. Silvia has led the delivery of the stakeholder engagement strategy for a wide range of stakeholder cohorts for the Lower Thames Crossing project (LTC) – a multibillion-pound Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project promoted by National Highways. This included engagement with major industry asset owners, local authorities, and environmental bodies for the development phase. Silvia also coordinated the development and successful implementation of political and industry stakeholder engagement during the LTC options phase, as well as engagement with the community through various public consultations. Silvia is also experienced with campaign and targeted engagement, including hard-to-reach communities, particularly in her role at HS2 – Phase 1.

The expansion of services aligns with Temple’s dedication to delivering expert guidance and support for clients seeking to implement sustainable practices and development, and want to adhere to the highest standards of environmental compliance.

“I am excited to be part of Temple that shares my passion for creating meaningful environmental and social change. I look forward to sharing my experience and expertise to help our clients navigate stakeholder relationships and public consultation, in order to achieve the most optimal project position at all stages of the planning process.” – Sylvia To, Associate Director

Key Contacts

Silvia To Associate Director - Stakeholder Engagement
Gary Sargent Divisional Director – Planning and Communities