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Nikki da Costa


Nikki is a professional coach providing support to communications professionals, particularly in the public affairs sector. Nikki also works with those in Westminster or Whitehall, who would like additional support as they build their careers in politics or in the civil service. Her aim is to help others achieve success with less struggle – to offer tailored support from someone who understands the world of communications and public affairs.

Nikki combines political experience working in high profile leadership roles – she was Director of Legislative Affairs at No.10 – in-house expertise (leading the public affairs function at AQA and Serco) and insight from agency life (former Managing Director of Bellenden Public Affairs and now Senior Counsel at Cicero). In 2019 Nikki was recognised as the most inspirational woman in Public Affairs by PolicyMogul and Women in Public Affairs, and in 2013 by Management Today as one of their ‘Top 35 Women under 35’.