Michael Stanworth

Cratus swoops for Stanworth

21 September 2016

Cratus Communications has hired Curtin&Co associate director Michael Stanworth to spearhead a recently-established London division.

Stanworth spent four years at Curtin&Co and...

Connect Communications staff

The power of five at Connect

20 September 2016

Connect Communications has announced five new hires in the wake of this year’s management buy-out.

The agency has made the junior and mid-level hires as it also celebrates a number of...

Lobbyists at Shepherd's

Industry heavyweights in Brexit summit

14 September 2016

Public affairs industry heavyweights have gathered in at Shepherd’s restaurant to dissect the Brexit result.

At last week's meeting in the heart of Westminster, the senior figures...


A reflection on politics and public affairs

21 September 2016

For the last thirty years I have been at the forefront of what is called the public affairs industry. I have run some of the most successful and famous campaigns and advised many of the most...

Social media

When will digital public affairs get serious?

15 September 2016

Almost ten years ago, social media crashed into the public consciousness. While social media already existed in many forms – from message boards to Facebook via MSN – it was the rise of Twitter...

Michel Barnier

Michel et moi: Dealing with the EU's Brexit negotiator

29 July 2016

Michel Barnier, the man who, from 1 October, will lead the European Commission’s efforts to negotiate a Brexit Treaty, is probably pretty familiar with being demonised in the British press.

George McGregor

Lunch with… George McGregor

19 September 2016

I meet with Interel’s George McGregor in the midst of Labour’s latest crisis, with Corbyn apparently on track for his second leadership victory. I joked that George must be happy with the world...

Chris Pond

Chris Pond interview: I would not want to be an MP now

8 September 2016

Politicians have various methods of coping with crushing defeats. A common response is to grow a beard. Or to go on Strictly Come Dancing.

Since losing his Commons seat in 2005,...

Phil Hickley

Lunch with... Phil Hickley

22 July 2016

The tone of this interview was very different to most of the PAN interviews I’ve enjoyed over the past year.

Now please don’t take offence, previous lunch guests. I'm not necessarily...