The idea for the name Northedge came after assignments from the Cabinet Office to help with the implementation of Citizen’s Charters and Charter Marks. In the end Northedge would become more of a Dutch enterprise. The contacts with the British government remained, leading to other quality initiatives, including the organization of several benchmarking tours of Dutch civil servants to projects in the UK. A new Conservative government came with the idea of the ‘Big Society’. Again, this was brought in The Netherlands. By then, Peter Noordhoek was contact person for the CDA to this party and a regular columnist on ConservativeHome, a leading opinion making website. However, Brexit came between this. In regular blogs the process of Brexit was followed, with disappointing results.