Gabriel has advised clients over 15 years on a wide range of projects in the housing, strategic land, student accommodation, retirement, waste, retail and public sectors. This includes major schemes such as redevelopment proposals for St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on behalf of the Imperial NHS Trust, a number of major regeneration projects for Tesco, town centre retail schemes and the redevelopment of Erith Quarry in South East London. He has also assisted clients with projects that involve new schools, university expansion and a new concert hall. He has worked in every London borough as well as in many areas across the South East.
He brings significant experience in understanding the complex challenges involved in major regeneration projects and in devising and implementing communications programmes that are tailored to the communities involved, their elected representatives and the local media environment.
Prior to becoming a consultant he worked in Parliament for a number of MPs. He has a degree in History from the University of Leeds and has been active in the Labour Party across London.
Although politics has always been his passion Gabriel has experimented with other possible career options in his late-teens and early twenties. He taught English in Madrid for a couple of years after finishing university – his experience of the teaching was so-so but he learned valuable lessons in how to handle sangria and can speak passable Spanish. He has also dabbled in acting and appeared in a number of radio programmes in his teens, as well as a stint at the Royal Shakespeare Company and a (very brief) appearance in a Christmas edition of In Sickness and in Health.