Tesco store at night

Tesco trio on the move

30 June 2015

A trio of former senior figures in Tesco’s public affairs and communications teams have taken up new roles elsewhere.

The firm’s community director Greg Sage recently left to become...

Nicola Sturgeon at SNP conference

SNP comms chief's agency switch

22 June 2015

The SNP’s strategic communications director Kevin Pringle has been snapped up the Edinburgh and London-based communications consultancy Charlotte Street Partners.

Pringle, a former special...

Anne McIntosh

Hume Brophy hires ex-Tory MP Anne McIntosh

17 June 2015

Former Tory MP and select committee chair Anne McIntosh is joining the lobbying firm Hume Brophy after her Commons career came to an end this year.

McIntosh was elected as Tory MP for...

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

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...

David Cameron

The new premium on Tory lobbyists

27 May 2015

The general election may have been more than two weeks ago, but many in the public affairs world are still adjusting to the new-look Westminster parliament.

Along with the pollsters, few...

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...

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...