Weber Shandwick nabs senior Edelman lobbyist Anthony Marlowe

9 March 2018

Weber Shandwick has hired Edelman’s public affairs second-in-command in a bid to grow the firm’s lobbying practice.

Anthony Marlowe takes the newly created role of managing director at...

Field brings in Ovo public affairs chief for energy push

8 March 2018

Field Consulting has hired the top lobbyist at Ovo Energy, Rob Jeffery, oversee a new energy practice.

Jeffrey makes the move to Chris Rumfitt’s agency after approaching three years at Ovo...

Newington nabs Mastermind contestant to oversee transport practice

7 March 2018

Newington Communications has hired two associate directors to head up its transport and infrastructure and energy and environment teams.

The fast-growing public affairs agency has nabbed...

Dirk Paterson: How I have fought against 'cash for access' lobbying

26 February 2018

Influencing is not about cash for access anymore. Good lobbying is about three things: strategy strategy strategy.

When I first said this in a board meeting I had a full-on row the CEO who...

Simon Petar: There are opportunities in Labour’s housing hash

13 February 2018

Despite my long-term party membership, I have come to the conclusion that Labour’s approach to housing policy is both tragic and an opportunity in equal measure.

Tragic because the ability...

Lunch with... David Wild

28 February 2018

A man walks into Shepherd’s wearing a Bates hat. No, not a very lame joke. Just the beginning of my lunch with David Wild, Chairman of Lodestone, and wearer of very fine hats (I myself own two...

The 2017 Stakeholder Awards: Full list of winners

22 December 2017

As usual, these highly prestigious awards were decided by a heavyweight one-strong judging panel comprised of the UK’s leading public affairs journalist....

The full list of the lucky (and...

The disruptors: how new lobbying firms are rebooting the old order

20 December 2017

In recent years, the UK public affairs industry has resembled the Premier League before Leicester City took the title. A host of heavyweight agencies have dominated proceedings by bossing pitch...