Watch: PRCA boss Francis Ingham eats the lobbying register

15 August 2017

"I’ll have what he’s having," said none of the diners at Shepherd’s restaurant as Francis Ingham got stuck into his first course.

Back in 2015, lobbying registrar Alison White confirmed...

MHP splits with corporate and public affairs boss Lomax

14 August 2017

MHP Communications chief operating officer Jonathan Lomax has left the agency in a shock departure after 12 years, PAN has learned.

Lomax was elevated to the role of COO three years ago...

APPC chair says clients should demand more transparency

10 August 2017

The new chairman of the APPC has called for clients to quiz all agencies on whether they are a member of the APPC or PRCA.

But he has rowed back on a previous call for mandatory APPC...

Francis Ingham: Prime predictions from two years of lobbying lunches

17 July 2017

In the summer of 2015, we began this series of PAN interviews, each of them conducted at Shepherd’s Restaurant. Two years on, and 22 interviews later, it’d be fair to say that rather a lot has...

John Lehal: Real power once again resides on the backbenches

26 June 2017

British politics has moved at an astounding pace since 2015, but the days since the 2017 general election seem to have passed by at a snail’s pace. The inconclusive election result, punctuated on...

Lunch with... Paul Bristow

11 August 2017

I caught up with Paul Bristow almost immediately after he’d taken over at the APPC, and just a a little while after the General Election. So, our first topic of conversation was obvious. What did...

Lunch with... Nerys Evans and Cathy Owens

1 August 2017

After two years of PAN lunches, it seemed time to mix things up a bit. So my first post general election lunch broke new ground in three respects: it wasn’t in Shepherd’s; it wasn’t in London; and...

Lunch with...Nikki da Costa

19 May 2017

Some of my PAN lunches are fun. Some of my PAN lunches are serious. Happily, my lunch with Nikki da Costa was both. She takes things seriously, but she doesn’t take herself too seriously....