Alex Deane

Deane boosts FTI team with two hires

19 May 2015

FTI Consulting has strengthened its public affairs team with the appointment of two senior directors.

The agency’s public affairs chief Alex Deane...


Uber splits from Westbourne

18 May 2015

Uber has appointed Portland to handle UK public affairs following a competitive pitch.

David Cameron with Tory MPs

Tory group brings in comms help

15 May 2015

Renewal, the Conservative campaign group whose mission is to broaden the appeal of the party, has appointed Westminster Policy Institute to handle its communications.


David Cameron at number 10 Downing Street

Cameron's message for all Tory MPs: Keep your nose clean and there’s hope yet

15 May 2015

There I was, standing on the green opposite Parliament, waiting to interview Angus Robertson after his re-election as the SNP’s Westminster leader at a meeting of the party’s 56 MPs in the Grand...

David Cameron with Tory MPs

John Lehal: How to engage with the new government?

12 May 2015

Let’s put away the Cabinet manual and familiarise ourselves with the Conservative manifesto” was my advice to clients on Friday.  

While Cameron will...

House of Commons

Nick Williams: Power to the backbenchers

1 May 2015

The result of the general election will bring a new government, and with it significant challenges for anyone involved in public affairs, consultancy-based or in-house.

Despite the fact...

Stephen Day

Conservative lobbyist seeks current and controversial clients

4 May 2015

In many respects, Stephen Day has a typical Tory lobbyist's CV. He was head of the Conservative Association at university before going on to work for a Conservative MP and then making the switch...

Charlotte Cool

Cool, calm and collecting plaudits at John Lewis

22 April 2015

Charlotte Cool might just be the most popular employee in the John Lewis Partnership right now.

The public affairs chief for the group covering both John Lewis and Waitrose scored a...

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...

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...