Culture is everything.

We’ve built a culture at Acumen to meaningfully shape policy and deliver impact that lasts. It’s the Acumen way.

The Acumen way

We're really not like other agencies. We have a distinctive culture and a unique approach to the business of public affairs. Let us show you.

Built for you

Built for you

We adapt to your needs. Your pace. Your reality. All with agility that’s only possible because we removed the hierarchies, unnecessary costs and business models that cause inflexibility and crush creativity.

Vigorously independent

Vigorously independent

We’re an independent agency without any big corporate structure. This independence is absolutely fundamental to the energetic debates, fresh ideas and go-getter attitude that we’re known for and that clients seek in our counsel.

More than public affairs

More than public affairs

We’re all public affairs specialists, of course. But our talent extends far beyond policy and politics. Our team includes scientists, digital strategists, social media pros, former journalists and more.

Nerdy and we like it

Nerdy and we like it

Being a policy nerd is a badge of honour at Acumen. We do battle with long, dense and technical subjects everyday. We triumph because we’re armed with uber-smart talent that relishes these tough intellectual challenges.

Beyond Brussels

Beyond Brussels

We’re based in Brussels, but we think globally about your challenge, and act locally where and when you need it. This means you get flexible support at national, European and international levels on your terms.

No pitch and switch

No pitch and switch

The team at the pitch is the very same one doing the work. You get the top talent and expertise your challenge demands with the experience to deliver results. And if we say we can do it, trust us, we can.

35+ person team
15 languages spoken
16 nationalities

At your side

We bring more than experienced counsel and a winning record to the table. We pride ourselves on being the kind of advisers you actually want at your side during your most complex, difficult decisions. We delight in what we do and look after our clients.

Meet the team
Elaine Cruikshanks
Partner
We live and breathe policy and politics with clear-eyed pragmatism. We tell you what we honestly think and need to know, not what you want to hear.
Giles Keane
Partner
You need a bold sparring partner to unleash the best ideas. Trust us to challenge you on your assumptions and ask the tough questions until we do.
Nikos Manaras
Partner
Achievement unlocks more ambition at Acumen. We are always seeking to do and be more for clients.
Max Von Olenhusen
Partner
We cultivate curiosity. About the issues, policies, people, politics and processes. We then develop the strategy and are relentless in our execution.

Ready to shape your policy future?

Built for you

We adapt to your needs. Your pace. Your reality. All with agility that’s only possible because we removed the hierarchies, unnecessary costs and business models that cause inflexibility and crush creativity.

Vigorously independent

We’re an independent agency without any big corporate structure. This independence is absolutely fundamental to the energetic debates, fresh ideas and go-getter attitude that we’re known for and that clients seek in our counsel.

More than public affairs

We’re all public affairs specialists, of course. But our talent extends far beyond policy and politics. Our team includes scientists, digital strategists, social media pros, former journalists and more.

Nerdy and we like it

Being a policy nerd is a badge of honour at Acumen. We do battle with long, dense and technical subjects everyday. We triumph because we’re armed with uber-smart talent that relishes these tough intellectual challenges.

Beyond Brussels

We’re based in Brussels, but we think globally about your challenge, and act locally where and when you need it. This means you get flexible support at national, European and international levels on your terms.

No pitch and switch

The team at the pitch is the very same one doing the work. You get the top talent and expertise your challenge demands with the experience to deliver results. And if we say we can do it, trust us, we can.

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