What a tangled web they weave

The South Essex Heckler - Archive

You’ve probably heard of the revolving door where local councillors quit their roles and re-emerge working for a consultancy that’s in the pockets of property developers and their ilk. Well, Cllr. Gavin Callaghan (Labour) who represents the Pitsea North West ward on Basildon Council is going one better by combining his role as a ward councillor with that of being a director for Cratus Strategic. This is how Callaghan is described in the Our People section on the Cratus website. Who the heck are Cratus Strategic you may well ask? Let’s take a look and see what kind of outfit Cllr. Callaghan is working for.

Cratus Strategic is one of a number of divisions of Cratus. In their words, this is how Cratus describe their activities:

At Cratus our ethos is ‘our world is local’, this defines us and drives everything we do. We recognise the importance of decision making…

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