APPC chair offers an olive branch to PRCA merger opponents

10 October 2018
Paul Bristow has sent out a letter to APPC members in the wake of the merger verdict.

Tory lobbyist Stephen Day resurfaces in partner post at FTI

2 October 2018
The former Burson Marsteller boss will focus on crisis communications and issues management.

Ben Mascall: Business can be more upbeat after the PM's speech

5 October 2018

There are many speeches at a Conservative party conference, but even allowing for Boris there is really only one. And all but the Prime Minister’s most ardent critics will acknowledge...

George McGregor: The case for the APPC-PRCA merger

14 September 2018
An APPC-PRCA merger would create the strongest possible voice for our industry, one that unites around effective self-regulation and higher ethical standards. 

Emma Petela: The case for an independent APPC

14 September 2018
Public affairs businesses, jobs and the reputation of the sector as a whole are far better protected with an independent APPC. This was the majority view of consultants at the recent discussion...

Lunch with... Leon Cook

16 October 2018

Until earlier this year, Leon Cook was a director at APCO Worldwide. He is also a former communications director at the European Azerbaijan Society. He and I caught up over lunch at the usual...

Lunch with… Chris Rumfitt

5 September 2018

Chris and I sat down to lunch as division tortured the Tory Party; claim and counter-claim tortured the Labour Party; and much to their chagrin, nobody appeared fussed enough to torture the Lib...

Lunch with… John Higginson

2 July 2018

I met up with political journalist-turned-public affairs agency boss John Higginson in the usual place and began with a standard opener: what did he make of the political scene at the...