Lobbying firm brings all the top Tory boys to the restaurant
Sean Worth and Nick Faith were spotted breaking bread at a posh restaurant in Birmingham...
A few agencies at last week's Tory conference signed up journalists to hang out with over dinner. Other firms entertained MPs. And some agencies did both.
Fresh from their acquisition of Westbourne Communications, the folk at Cicero Consulting pushed the boat out with what they called their “biggest conference dinner ever” in Birmingham. One the bill were solicitor general Robert Buckland, City AM editor Christian May, The Times policy editor Oliver Wright and Labour adviser-turned-top commentator Ayesha Hazarika.
Impressively, guests at the dinner raised a four figure sum for the Albert Kennedy Trust, which works with 16-25 year old LGBTQ+ young people who are homeless or live in a hostile environment.
But the prize for most impressive dinner cast list surely goes to WPI Strategy. My mole at Marco Pierre White’s The Cube restaurant in Brum reports seeing WPI bosses Sean Worth and Nick Faith breaking bread with top Tory MPs Oliver Dowden, Neil O’Brien and John Hayes. Also said to be at the dinner were No 10 adviser Raoul Ruperel, Philip Hammond’s special adviser Tim Pitt and Matt Hancock’s spad Jamie Njoku-Goodwin.
A source involved with the dinner said that “lots of wine” was consumed…