Ian Wright

Honour for top Lib Dem lobbyist

27 August 2015

The respected Liberal Democrat lobbyist Ian Wright has been made awarded a CBE in the dissolution honours list published by Downing Street.

Wright is currently director general of the UK...

Institute of Directors HQ on Pall Mall

IoD appoints campaigns chief

25 August 2015

The Institute of Directors has hired a head of campaigns as part of a rejig following the departure of its communications chief to edit financial freesheet City AM.

The business...

Steve Webb

Webb lands Royal London role

13 August 2015

Former pensions minister Steve Webb is to oversee policy and communications at savings mutual Royal London.

The ex-MP for Thornbury & Yate moves into the new role after five years...

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...

George Osborne - Budget 2015

Jon Craig: Osborne's transition from pantomime villain to Tory rock star

9 July 2015

Less than three years ago, George Osborne was greeted by a chorus of boos as he presented medals in the Paralymic Games in the Olympic Stadium.

Now, after his first all-blue Conservative...

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...

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...

Pete Digger

Lunch with... Pete Digger

13 August 2015

I caught up with Pete Digger in Shepherd’s shortly after the budget. What did he make of it?

"Politically, absolutely fantastic.  Previously, I hadn’t necessarily bought into this...

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...