People 

Janine Newton

Communications Consultant, London

A proactive and collaborative approach to consultation and engagement is key to Janine’s eleven year track record of quality and integrity working with private and public sector stakeholders.

BA(Hons) English Literature and Language, University of Oxford
MA Housing Practice, Westminster University
MSc Urban Regeneration, University College London
Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing
Licentiate member of the RTPI

Drawing upon her built environment and regeneration expertise, Janine’s work at Communications Potential focusses on stakeholder and community engagement for large scale, mixed-use developments comprising multiple developers, funders and political parties.

Prior to joining Communications Potential, Janine spent three years in Land and Planning for a national housebuilder. Presenting new business tenders and managing the planning and partnership processes on a multi-phase, mixed-use 1,000 home development, she confidently addressed obstacles and competing priorities in a complex project including myriad drivers and stakeholders.

Before moving into the private sector, Janine spent four years in resident engagement, housing management, development and policy in the public sector. This was followed by three years leading on Local Authority stakeholder consultation and community engagement for a South London estate regeneration scheme. Her successful development of the complex project’s masterplan and supplementary planning document is testament to a pragmatic approach, negotiating balanced messaging whilst building positive, solution-focussed, relationships with partners.

Janine actively encourages female talent in the development industry. As well as regularly lecturing to University of Westminster Housing and Urban Regeneration students over a five year period, she enjoys speaking at educational events.

Outside of Communications Potential, Janine can be found managing her house renovation, photographing brutalist buildings, at spin classes and whiling away hours at the V&A in order to escape the renovation!