Andrew Gimson

Lodestone signs Gimson as associate

22 July 2015

Strategic communications and public affairs consultancy Lodestone has signed up senior political journalist Andrew...

Amber Rudd

Rudd lobbying link controversy

22 July 2015

Energy secretary Amber Rudd has come under fire for failing to reveal close links to a top lobbyist in official parliamentary records.

Under new rules brought in for this parliament, MPs...

Tom Harris and Carolyn Harris

Ex-MP sets up shop with wife

13 July 2015

Former Labour MP Tom Harris and his wife are setting up a lobbying and PR consultancy called Third Avenue Communications.

Harris spent 14 years as a Labour MP for Glasgow South before...

Traffic and skyscrapers in Beijing

Gill Morris: Sweet Chinese dreams

12 June 2015

Public Affairs does not exist in Communist China.  What does exist is Government Relations or GR.  Being a GR professional in China is more about getting the message defined, agreed and...

Traffic and skyscrapers in Beijing

Gil Morris: Sweet Chinese dreams

12 June 2015

Public Affairs does not exist in Communist China.  What does exist is Government Relations or GR.  Being a GR professional in China is more about getting the message defined, agreed and...

Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper

Kevin Maguire: Labour's pains over its lumbering leadership election rules

1 June 2015

Labour MPs are mumbling the elections for a leader and deputy leader are flawed a fortnight before nominations are closed or a single vote is cast.

The gripes I've heard most are over the...

Robert Condon

Sketching out ambitious plans

15 July 2015

If some in the lobbying world are not familiar with Hume Brophy, Robert Condon is planning to change that over the next few years.

The PR and public affairs agency recently raised eyebrows...

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...

James Turgoose

Lunch with... James Turgoose

2 July 2015

The last time I saw James was at the PRCA election night party, kindly supported by JBP. And it’s fair to say that the ambience at Shepherd’s was slightly different - as James volunteers...

Gill Morris

Lunch with... Gill Morris

18 June 2015

How to follow Peter Bingle for lunch? There’s only one answer of course –deploy Gill Morris, doyenne of the...

Peter Bingle

Lunch with... Peter Bingle

3 June 2015

Lunching with Peter Bingle in Shepherd’s shortly after the Tories have won an election is like dining with the proverbial Cheshire Cat - much merriment, laughter, and grinning. Particularly...