Crisis Management


Much of Buchanan’s crisis management and issues management advisory work takes place behind the scenes. Crisis situations demand clear perspective and analysis, sound judgment and most importantly, experience.

Buchanan has been advising company boards for over 30 years, proving invaluable support and strategic insights to protect shareholder value in a wide range of situations including profit warnings, boardroom disputes, executive changes, industrial accidents, employee litigation, fraud, competition enquiries and trade union campaigns.

Buchanan’s experienced team helps clients to identify potential areas of risk, ensuring that they have an effective crisis communications process in place, guiding them on how to handle hostile audiences and helping them to mitigate any potential issues in order to best preserve and protect reputation.

As well as developing communications strategies and supporting materials, Buchanan provides a 24/7 press office capability handling direct liaison with the media during crises and, when required, acting as company spokespeople.

Example Crisis Communications

Stakeholder communications to support the Company Voluntary Arrangement proposal, which achieved over 95% vote in favour by creditors.

23 Mar 2016

Stakeholder communications re pre-packaged acquisition of the business and assets of The Polestar Group.

24 Mar 2016