Francis has over 10 years’ political and communications consultancy experience, working with large companies including lead members of the property, infrastructure and public services sectors. He advises clients on government relations and the broad spectrum of communications where government policy and decisions are important to their business strategy. His work as a consultant includes projects with Eurotunnel, the g15 group of housing associations, John Laing and the Home Builders Federation. He also helps property developers deliver major regeneration projects through the planning process, leading teams working with clients such as British Land, Legal & General, Tesco and a number of house builders.  Prior to consultancy he worked for the National Farmers Union and a parliamentary whip.