John Greenshield

Quatro expands with Greenshields hire

30 November 2015

Planning and property lobbyists Quatro have hired former Labour aide John Greenshields to an expansion of their public affairs activity.

John Greenshields joins the 20-strong agency as...

Field Consulting

Rumfitt rebrands shop as Field Consulting

23 November 2015

Former Edelman public affairs chief Chris Rumfitt has rebranded his agency as Field Consulting.

Rumfitt set up his own shop as Corporate Reputation Consulting in early 2014, shortly after...

Esther Mcvey

Hume Brophy swoops for McVey

18 November 2015

Former employment minister Esther McVey is to join Hume Brophy as a senior adviser, Public Affairs News can reveal.

The ex-Conservative MP takes up the part-time role six months after...

Alison White

Iain Anderson: Hats off to the lobbying tsar

3 September 2015

The Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC) has long been critical of the Government’s Lobbying Act and the flaws inherent within the statutory lobbying register.


Jeremy Corbyn

Nick Laitner: How can business engage with a Corbyn-led Labour Party?

26 August 2015

It is now an article of faith among most commentators and Labour MPs that Jeremy Corbyn...

Jeremy Corbyn by David Martyn Hunt

Kevin Maguire: Smug Tories should be careful what they wish for

12 August 2015

Labour’s tournament felt like a game of Snap when the four players at the table would slap down policies at an endless round of hustings...

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...

A picture of the Whitehall sign with an image of a stack of fifty pound notes beside it

How to navigate the politics of public sector procurement?

25 November 2015

Over the past two years, the UK public sector has spent roughly 70% more than UK businesses on IT services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

This transformation, spurred by the need...

Mark Glover

Lunch with… Mark Glover

23 November 2015

My lunch with Mark Glover begins in a way that none of my previous Shepherd’s interviews have –discussing creativity. The agency’s just won a Holmes Report award. And Glover is clearly a happy man...

Carl Thomson

Lunch with... Carl Thomson

17 November 2015

The political earthquake has happened; the plates have settled down; Jeremy Corbyn’s team is in place at Labour HQ. Elsewhere in Westminster, I am lunching with Carl Thomson. Before our plates...