Sainsbury’s mounts lobbying offensive following Fairtrade furore

14 July 2017

Lobbyists from Sainsbury’s are set to meet MPs in a bid to diffuse a damaging row over its decision to drop Fairtrade tea.

The supermarket giant has been criticised by MPs, shareholders...

Burson-Marsteller promotes its top Tory lobbyist in the UK – again

13 July 2017

Burson-Marsteller has named public affairs chief Stephen Day as CEO of its UK operations.

Day steps up from his current post as UK public affairs managing director and UK chief operating...

Pagefield pounces for top Sky News politics producer

12 July 2017

Pagefield has snapped up Sky News head of interviews Giles Winn as an associate partner.

The appointment is the latest hire at the public affairs firm after it recently bolstered its team...

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...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....

How Brexit fears have shaken the foundations of UK public affairs

13 April 2017

"It’s more like therapy than consultancy,” says one leading lobbyist of his work advising clients on Brexit. "They all think: Oh my God what's next?"

The leap from lobbying to therapy may...

Lunch with... Robert Khan

12 April 2017

In an industry where people tend to switch jobs more frequently than Douglas Carswell switches parties, it’s gratifying to find someone with loyalty to an organisation. Or to two organisations in...