Gavin Devine

Share price scare for Newgate owner

17 October 2016

The company that owns lobbying firms Newgate Communications and PPS Group is making a desperate bid to rally its share price following a steady decline over the past year.


David Cameron

Top Cameron aide scolded by Acoba

12 October 2016

One of David Cameron’s top advisers has been sternly rebuked by the government body responsible for policing the so-called revolving door between politics and business.

Ameet Gill is...

Abbie Sampson

Sampson gets Energy UK gig

12 October 2016

Which? head of news Abbie Sampson has been appointed as director of external affairs at trade body Energy UK.

Sampson takes up the new post in January, after five years at Which? Before...


The lobbying battle over airport expansion isn't over yet

26 October 2016

The Heathrow-Gatwick battle has re-opened some old rivalries. Not just in politics, but in the world of spin and lobbying too.

Zac Goldsmith and the Liberal Democrats will now go head-to-...

West Ham payers celebrate

Public affairs is now a team sport

20 October 2016

What qualities make a great public affairs practitioner? It’s a standard interview question and one which I have often asked, but is there a secret ingredient?

This is the point at which...

Southern Rail

The curious case of the Southern communications fail

11 October 2016

The fallout from the recent Southern advertising campaign targeting the RMT union is likely to last far beyond the next round of strike action.

The call for passengers to tell the RMT how...

George McGregor

Lunch with… George McGregor

19 September 2016

I meet with Interel’s George McGregor in the midst of Labour’s latest crisis, with Corbyn apparently on track for his second leadership victory. I joked that George must be happy with the world...

Chris Pond

Chris Pond interview: I would not want to be an MP now

8 September 2016

Politicians have various methods of coping with crushing defeats. A common response is to grow a beard. Or to go on Strictly Come Dancing.

Since losing his Commons seat in 2005,...

Phil Hickley

Lunch with... Phil Hickley

22 July 2016

The tone of this interview was very different to most of the PAN interviews I’ve enjoyed over the past year.

Now please don’t take offence, previous lunch guests. I'm not necessarily...