Externally-enforced code

Thorncliffe | Your Shout are pleased to announce approval for their own externally-enforced code of conduct from the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (ORCL), an independent statutory office holder that receives funding via a sponsor government department. 

Only companies with an ORCL-approved code, either an individual code or one through a membership body, are able to declare their code with ORCL. ORCL have very strict requirements that codes must be externally-enforced to gain their approval.

Managing Director, Richard Patient, said “We thank the Registrar for approving our code earlier this year, and we are pleased to be leading our professional industry in ethical standards. Together with our Investors in People Gold award, we are proud of the work we do, the best practice we have and the very high standards that we achieve.”

To receive this approval, Thorncliffe adheres to an externally-enforced Code of Conduct, which protects and strengthens public confidence in what we do. 

Key points within our code are:

  • Conduct within the code is overseen by an Independent Adjudicator, who is a member of the Bar Council or Law Society.
  • Thorncliffe’s Code of Conduct is part of all colleague’s employment contracts and has been operating since 2005, albeit continually being revised.
  • We have our own register to monitor our communications with national politicians and the UK Government
  • Our triple-lock means colleagues have to adhere to the law, their council code (if they are also councillors) and the company code.