Claire Barratt

Associate Director

Claire has been working in communications for over 15 years, and has led teams covering media relations, public affairs, and stakeholder engagement for a number of household names. Before joining Newington, Claire was the external communications lead for the energy supply business at EDF Energy, advising across the consumer and B2B space, as well as supporting their brand building activity. Prior to that she spent a number of years working in the in-house media relations team at Lloyds Banking Group, where she took on a number of roles within their Retail Banking team which included the Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland brands. Whilst at the FTSE 100 listed bank, she also took on a secondment in their Corporate team, which saw her taking on the project management of the shareholder AGM. 


Claire began her career in Formula One, supporting the McLaren Formula One team, their drivers and key team personnel, and their sponsors on and off the track in all proactive and reactive media activity.