Linmark Consulting / Martin Richards was able to assist us at short notice on a significant communications project which involved working to a tight schedule, a comprehensive understanding of the global challenges of biodiversity, land use and water, issue management sensitivity, and excellent writing skills. The project was completed successfully and efficiently and contributed significantly to our strategic communications thinking on global issues and policies affecting agriculture.

Lionel Stanbrook – Head of Issue Management – Syngenta Corporate Affairs

Linmark Consulting led a project for us on the acceptance of biocides in European ecolabels. We were impressed with the way that Martin Richards started with the stakeholder analysis, developed position papers and then gained acceptance by the all the Europe-wide downstream user companies and associations. At all times, Martin was imaginative, reacted rapidly to changing situations, communicated well at all levels among the stakeholders and delivered on the agreed objectives. We would strongly recommend Linmark Consulting for any complex advocacy project where there is a need to gain agreement among many players with conflicting views.


Dr Peter Stutte – Head of Research & Development – Sanitized AG


Syngenta is a company dedicated to provide new solutions that help growers increase crop yields and productivity. In 2009, Linmark Consulting assessed for Syngenta the water inputs and outputs at all levels of the value chain, collating and processing the data in-house. The project was successful in identifying major water flows of our operations and the water embedded in our Crop Protection and Seeds products. Martin Richards also identified water efficiencies provided through our products at the use level on the farm. He worked very well with us as a team member, delivering quality work at agreed deadlines and we would certainly work with Linmark Consulting again.

Dr Juan-Gonzalez-Valero – Head Public Policy and Partnerships – Syngenta AG