About us

Supporting Companies, Governments, and Candidates internationally to achieve their priorities.

exceptional insights and
unparalleled expertise

Arden Strategies is an internationally renowned advisory and communications firm. Based in London, our team is made up of truly outstanding individuals with proven experience in business, government, strategic communications and politics.

Arden offers insight, judgement and a sense of shared values which enables us to provide strategic counsel to corporates, candidates and governments from across the world.

led by the former UK Cabinet Minister, the Rt Hon. Jim Murphy

At the heart of our team is our founder, the former UK Cabinet Minister, the Rt Hon. Jim Murphy. For more than two decades Jim has successfully led exceptional professionals from across the public and private sector on policy development, messaging strategy, international elections, and high profile public persuasion campaigns.

Jim is Arden’s founder and Managing Director as well as one of the UK’s most experienced government Ministers. He was a Labour MP for almost two decades and has held multiple ministerial portfolios including as a cabinet minister.

He was leader of the Scottish Labour Party and was a senior member of Labour’s election winning teams. His roles included Minister for Technology and Public Service Reform at the Cabinet Office, Minister for Employment and Welfare Reform, Minister for Europe, Russia and Public Diplomacy as well as Secretary of State for Scotland. In opposition, he served as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, for Defence, for International Development.

Jim is also a member of His Majesty’s Privy Council.

Our team

Adam Scott
Account Director
During his eight years in Westminster, Adam briefed and advised more than 20 Labour Shadow Secretaries of State across a range of policy roles. For six years, he played a pivotal role in the Labour policy unit, overseeing a diverse portfolio of domestic policies including transport, housing, culture, and energy. His contributions directly influenced the development of the last two Labour general election manifestos. Adam will serve Arden’s growing corporate client base, as well as contribute to finding and winning new contracts.

committed to excellence

We are proud of the work that we do across our specialisms:

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Strategic Communications
  • Global Services
  • Labour Directorate
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Thought Leadership

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book a table

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If you would like to reserve a table in our lounge, please use the booking form below.

Please note that due to high demand for this space, bookings are limited to one table per person per day. If you would like to make additional reservations please contact your account manager or email labourdirectorate@ardenstrategies.com

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book a table

We have a limited number of two and four person tables available to reserve in our lounge. Our conference lounge is the most prestigious lounge at Labour Party Conference venue, and is the ideal space for your informal meetings.

Please note that due to high demand for this space, bookings are limited to one table per person per day. If you would like to make additional reservations please contact your account manager or email labourdirectorate@ardenstrategies.com

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