Shepherd's restaurant

Election night lobbyists' party plan

13 April 2015

Public Affairs News is linking up with the PRCA and JBP to host a general election party for industry figures at Shepherd's restaurant in Westminster.

The event, also supported by PRWeek...

William Hague MP

Hague aide takes agency post

9 April 2015

Public affairs and planning specialist Bellenden has hired William Hague's former special adviser Chris White as an associate director.

The independent agency has moved for White following...

Lottery winners Dave and Kathleen Long

Lottery operator in lobbying review

2 April 2015

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited is set to hold a competitive pitch process for its public affairs agency support.

Camelot has been the operator of The National Lottery since its introduction...

George Osborne presenting the Autumn Statement

Peter Bingle: It is George Osborne who will win the election for David Cameron

16 March 2015

It is no secret that I am a fan of George Osborne. Ever since I first met him when he joined CRD I have liked him. He is good company and understands that there are some things which are much more...

Margaret Thatcher in 1987

Jon Craig: Gearing up for my seventh election heaven

13 March 2015

I am about to embark on my seventh general election campaign as a political journalist. And since election campaigns are my idea of heaven, I guess that means I’m in seventh heaven!


Sydney, Australia

A look down under reveals a flawed register

5 March 2015

I am pretty sure that the Statutory Register is not fit for purpose and I think most will concede that our Lobbying Act  is flawed and more likely to deliver less transparency.  

Gurpreet Brar

Getting innovative at Edelman

9 February 2015

It is less than a year since Edelman’s public affairs boss was at Bell Pottinger and he admits to having experienced something of a culture shift since making the move.

“There are very...

Lisa Nandy

Leading Labour's lobbying overhaul

22 September 2014

If Labour has problem with lobbyists, then Lisa Nandy does a good job of hiding it.  The Wigan MP is overseeing Labour’s...

Catherine Worboys

The youthful MD with growth on her mind

8 July 2014

Just over five years ago, Catherine Worboys was the sole employee of Curtin&Co, the new agency set up by Tom Curtin, the founder of Green Issues Communications.
"In today's...

Ballot box

Who will triumph in the general election? Expert predictions from the public affairs world

8 January 2015

It's the election that's too close to call. Nevertheless we asked some of the UK's top public affairs consultants to gamely get off the fence and give it their best shot...


Ed Miliband buys a bacon sandwich

2014 Stakeholder Awards: Full list of winners

23 December 2014


Winner: Dame Tessa Jowell, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

As Ed Miliband struggled with a bacon sandwich at New Covent Garden...

A man drinks a large glass of beer

The power of the pint

20 November 2014

For many pub landlords, it was triples all round this week in the wake of a shock Commons defeat for the Government.

The vote to change a law tying thousands of tenant landlords into beer...

Connect summer party 2014

Connect celebrates end of term

22 July 2014

Connect Communications held its annual end of term summer party in Westminster.

Westbourne summer party 2014

Summer party season starts now!

6 June 2014

The summer party season got under way this week with Westbourne Communications holding a classy soiree at Carlton Gardens West, in the heart of Westminster.

Connect Communications event

Election results analysed

4 June 2014

Connect Communications assembled a panel of political pundits to examine the recent local and European election results.