Remarkable rebrands as Built Environment Communications Group

5 December 2017

PR and public affairs firm Remarkable Group has rebranded as Built Environment Communications Group (becg) in a bid to underline its status as the largest specialist communications agency for the...

Recently-elected Labour MP looks for public affairs firm

4 December 2017

Labour MP Darren Jones is looking for a public affairs firm to run a campaign in his Bristol constituency.

The MP for Bristol North West has said he wants to appoint an outfit for a "fixed...

Belfast lobbying firm MCE buys up struggling rival outfit

1 December 2017

Belfast-based public affairs and PR agency MCE has completed the acquisition of fellow Northern Ireland firm Stakeholder Communications.

Stakeholder, founded by former Social Democratic...

Philip Brooks: Opportunities lie in the uncertainties of Brexit

20 October 2017

Never has a quote by Donald Rumsfeld, which at the time was somewhat mocked, been so apt.

"There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns;...

Giles Kenningham: Political mines await the PM at Tory conference

28 September 2017

My old boss Eric Pickles used to say that no one ever remembered successful conferences. And he was right. To some extent you have everything to lose and not a lot to gain.

Events are...

Mark Flanagan: The perils of predictions in public affairs

1 September 2017

When you hear the names Dogger, Fisher, German Bight you immediately think of the Shipping Forecast, which has just celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Met Office claims the forecast is accurate...

Lunch with... Tim Rycroft

21 November 2017

Where do you interview the corporate affairs chief of the Food and Drink Federation  -a man who knows a fair bit about food and drink and politics after all? Shepherd’s of course! And in true...

Lunch with... Burhan Al-Gailani

14 November 2017

Burhan Al-Gailani and I met up for lunch as one of the craziest party conference seasons in years was making its impact felt. So. How did he see the political scene?

"There’s a new reality...

Getting cosy with Corbyn: how lobbyists are ‘doing Labour again’

4 September 2017

If the 2017 general election was a political earthquake, then few professions in the UK have felt the reverberations more than lobbyists. When Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader in 2015, he...