Alison White

Registrar reveals register charge

26 February 2015

The lobbying tsar has revealed details of how much it will cost consultant lobbyists to appear on the Government's lobbying register.

It means an annual charge of £700 per firm and £12.50...


Edelman in fight for Diageo

24 February 2015

Edelman is fighting to hold on to a key public affairs account after drinks giant Diageo kicked off a pitch process in the UK.

The consultancy picked up the big-money public affairs and...

Matthew Parris

Times man slammed for 'scapegoating'

24 February 2015

One of the UK’s top political commentators has been slammed by industry bosses for “misrepresentation and scapegoating” of lobbying following the latest cash for access sting.

The Times...


John Lehal: Parliament must get its house in order

23 February 2015

That rogues' gallery featuring Stephen Byers, Geoff Hoon, Patrick Mercer, Tim Yeo, Lord Jack Cunningham and Lord John Laird has been joined by two new members as Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw...

David Cameron and Nick Clegg

Rory Scanlan: The importance of planning for political uncertainty

20 February 2015

The biggest risk facing business is political uncertainty. That was the stark warning from a survey of CFOs by Deloitte as they considered the risks ahead for business in 2015. And they’re right....

David Cameron and George Osborne

Peter Bingle: Tories' negative election campaign is shambolic and embarrassing

18 February 2015

In recent days I have become increasingly bemused by the Tory election campaign. It is time to vent my frustration.

I have never regarded Grant Shapps as a heavyweight politico. Likewise I...

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.