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Kevin Craig is an accomplished business-person, philanthropist and political campaigner. Having been brought up by Irish immigrant parents on a south London council estate, Kevin has gone on to build one of the country's most successful communications agencies, PLMR. He is also an investor and shareholder in innovative start-ups, as well as being a non-executive director for AIM-listed tech business, Elecosoft PLC. and Community Shop, a social enterprise that uses surplus food for social good.
At the heart of all of Kevin's work is a strong sense of philanthropy and giving. Since his company's foundation, he has committed to giving 5% of annual profits each year to charity. He is a trustee of Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope (ELOH), a charity supporting child amputees across the world. Kevin has contributed over £50,000 of support to this charity since its inception. In 2012, Kevin was nominated to carry the Olympic Torch through London, in recognition of his work with ELOH. Kevin has also raised thousands of pounds for Trinity Hospice, the hospice that cared for his mother before her passing in 2012.
Kevin is an experienced political operator who has campaigned alongside some of the most significant figures in recent British political history, including Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. At the 2017 General Election, Kevin was one of the largest personal donors to the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. He has also financially supported the campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union and for Scotland to remain as part of the United Kingdom. Throughout his career, Kevin has worked alongside cabinet ministers and global organisations to provide high-level strategic political counsel and advice.
Kevin regularly appears in the media, using his political and business experiences to provide unique insight into the major news stories of the day. He has recently appeared in the Financial Times, Irish Times, Sky News, BBC News, LBC and Al-Jazeera. Links to a number of Kevin's media appearances are below.
Throughout his life, Kevin has campaigned on a number of key issues that are close to his heart. From fighting for equality as far back as 1994, to highlighting the flawed housing market, championing social mobility, to advocating for the NHS during General Election campaigns as a Parliamentary Candidate, Kevin has played an important role in shaping today's political agenda.
KEVIN : AT A GLANCE
Grew up on a south London council estate, raised by Irish immigrant parents
CEO & Founder of multi-million pound communications agency, PLMR
Served more than a decade as a Labour councillor
Trustee of charity supporting child amputees, Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope
Investor and Non-Executive Director of listed-company, Elecosoft