A political consultancy focused on the built environment

We truly understand politics, local communities and our clients. We appreciate that the best results can only ever be secured in a trusting partnership between all parties involved.

Eversleigh represents organisations from across the housing, education, sports and not for profit sectors. Together, we have helped deliver tangible benefits for the communities in which we have worked.

At Eversleigh we do things differently.


In the community.

Eversleigh takes its commitment to community seriously and has supported numerous charities across London and the UK.

Jason Roberts Foundation

The Jason Roberts Foundation boasts more than a decade of success, a permanent community hub, and a global network of partners united in empowering communities through grassroots health, education, and inclusion projects.

Caius House

We are delighted to assist our near neighbours Caius House as they continue to work with young people in Wandsworth to help fulfil their potential. Caius House provides a safe place to go where local young people can try new things, develop talent further and have fun. More information on Caius House can be found on their website.


Similarly, we are proud to work with LandAid. LandAid is the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK. Working with charity partners across the UK, LandAid awards life-changing grants to renovate existing or build new, suitable, safe and affordable accommodation for young people experiencing homelessness. You can learn more about LandAid’s excellent initiatives on their website.

Our people.


Christian Klapp

Christian Klapp established Eversleigh in September 2018.
Christian has a record of over a decade of delivery for his clients and remains focused on providing strategic advice to all of Eversleigh’s clients across various sectors. 
Christian is particularly proud of Eversleigh’s role delivering tangible benefits to local communities across London by assisting our clients to provide homes, jobs and public health and educational opportunities for local people. 
Christian is committed to working with the Eversleigh team to expand our offer across the UK and continue to do things differently. 
Christian previously was a Director at Terrapin Communications and, prior to that, a Senior Consultant at Bell Pottinger.

Senior Adviser

Sir Merrick Cockell

Sir Merrick joined Eversleigh as a Senior Adviser in June 2021. He brings a wealth of experience to our advisory board and is unrivalled in his understanding of local government.

Sir Merrick was appointed the first Chairman of the UK Municipal Bonds Agency in early 2015 having pioneered the case for greater local government fiscal autonomy. From 2010 he served on the Board of the London Pensions Fund Authority and was Chairman 2015–2019. He was key to the creation of the £18+bn LPP pool with Lancashire and Berkshire pension funds and GLIL infrastructure fund. 

A councillor from 1986 until 2015, Sir Merrick served as Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 2000-2013.  He was Chairman of London Councils from 2006 until 2010, leading local government in London and chaired the Local Government Association from 2011-2014. He was also an Audit Commissioner, sitting on the Audit Commission Board 2009-2011.

Head of Operations

Jane Nkune

Jane Nkune joins Eversleigh as Head of Operations, bringing a wealth of experience from across many industries including PR, News, Sports and Music.

With over 10 years experience within business administration, operations and event management, Jane leads on Eversleigh’s busy event schedule, both in-person and virtual, and all operational functions.

Jane has worked with previous employers such as organisations like the Bell Pottinger, BBC, the Football Association and UEFA.

Senior Adviser

Lord Wharton

Lord Wharton joined Eversleigh as a Senior Adviser in June 2021. James has a unique insight into the government and managed Boris Johnson’s campaign to become Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.

Under Prime Minister David Cameron, James served as the Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse in the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2015 to 2016. Here, he took the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act through Parliament and coordinated the government’s local growth, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Enterprise Zones programmes. During this period, James also oversaw onshore minerals and renewables planning and flooding recovery for the department.

In 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May moved James to be Minister for Africa at the Department for International Development. Here, he oversaw the government’s £5 billion aid programme in Africa and had responsibility for global funds.

PropTech Consultant

Ben Moreton

Ben consults and guides on all of Eversleigh’s digital offerings.

Ben started out as an Interactive Designer for a small digital agency in London’s booming tech scene and learnt from some of the best designers, artists, animators and programmers.

He progressed to become a Digital Creative Director for EY leading multi-disciplined teams on large-scale creative projects. This experience, coupled with his love for all things digital and creative, as well as a degree in civil engineering, make him perfectly placed to help drive Eversleigh’s digital offering.

Director | Public Affairs & Communications

Sophie McCubbin

Sophie McCubbin joined Eversleigh in January 2022, bringing two decades of experience working in communications and public affairs across a variety of sectors, from retail and sport to NGOs and politics.

Sophie joined Eversleigh following four years as a senior Labour Party adviser, managing media communications, political campaigns, stakeholder relations and overseas visits for Labour’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade teams, and most recently, working on secondment in the party’s press office overseeing broadcast media appearances for the Shadow Cabinet and Labour Party spokespeople.

Before moving into politics, she enjoyed award-winning success as Head of PR for West Ham United FC, as well as working in-house with CAFOD, Action for Children and Fabric, and in client-facing roles with Speed Communications and Mongoose PR.

Sophie is expert in developing results-focused communications strategies and campaigns, and getting her clients’ brands, messages and people in front of the right audiences, whether securing broadcast coverage or shaping political debate.

Sophie has advised a variety of high profile individuals, from senior politicians to Premier League footballers and household name celebrities, and prides herself on providing dedicated support tailored to the needs of each individual client.


Get in touch by phone or email or visit our office at Battersea’s Plantation Wharf.