James’ note to Lloyd: “Lloyd, you and I are students of history, have been a part of history, and I believe will be a part of making future history. This is my gift to you in recognition of that partnership. What it has done, and all it will do. And John Turner nerd stuff.”

As many of you know, our colleague and friend James Bullbrook passed away suddenly on January 26, 2022.

We are thankful for everyone who reached out to our team to send their condolences. James was very deeply loved by all of us at LRC, and by the clients he so ably served.

Shortly after he joined the company, James sent me a copy of John Turner’s book, “The Politics of Purpose.” James and I were very fond of the former PM – and of his uncompromising and unshakable belief in the power of public service. In his note to me (see the picture to the right), James referenced the fact that we had both been political speechwriters, and expressed his belief that the two of us would go on to continue having a positive influence on our world.

James did a lot of good work for a lot of good people during his time with LRC. He urged clients and colleagues alike to be authentic, and liked to remind us that “authenticity is the coin of the realm” in communications.

Now that he’s gone, I know I speak for all his colleagues (past and present) when I say we’ll continue to be authentic, and to do good work, and to be purposeful and purpose-filled as we change our part of our world for the better.

It’s what our friend wanted.