Miller will take a consulting role at Citigate

Public Policy Unit head Charles Miller is to relinquish his managerial responsibilities and become a consultant when his agency is merged with Citigate Westminster later this month.

Public Policy Unit head Charles Miller is to relinquish his

managerial responsibilities and become a consultant when his agency is

merged with Citigate Westminster later this month.



The merger was announced this week and creates a public affairs outfit

worth pounds 3.5 million in fees. The deal involves a cash payment but

no transfer of equity, but PPU will trade as Citigate Westminster, which

itself belongs to Incepta. PPU’s client book, which includes Rolls Royce

and Procter and Gamble, and its 12 staff, will move to Citigate’s

Victoria headquarters.



PPU’s one-person Brussels operation will also be merged with Citigate’s

European five-strong lobbying outfit.



In his new role, Miller will work on a freelance basis, overseeing the

clients he has brought from PPU to Citigate. The only client he is not

taking to Citigate is the British Air Transport Association, which he

will work for on a personal basis, as its policy director.



Miller said: ’We are a natural fit. Citigate Westminster is the sort of

place where people want to work. Our staff are very supportive of the

move, which has also been welcomed by our clients.’



He added that, although the two agencies’ expertise overlaps in areas

like transport, local government and utilities, there were no client

conflicts.



- The APPC is considering hiring a paid secretary from outside lobbying

to run the association at its AGM next month. The current secretary is

Charles Miller.



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