Public Affairs: The week in lobbying

The Carbon Trust is looking for an agency to provide public affairs, stakeholder management and corporate comms services. The government-funded body helps businesses and the public sector to cut carbon emissions. It has recently used Weber Shandwick and Grayling.

Eurostar has appointed London-based Open Road and Brussels-based Strategis Communications as its retained public affairs and corporate comms consultancies for UK and EU stakeholder activities respectively. Both will report to comms director Simon Montague. PRWeek reported last week that Eurostar had stopped using Consolidated Communications.

Ian Hagg has resigned from leading Consolidated Communications' public affairs practice. The former British Gas and Hill & Knowlton executive leaves the agency after three years without a new role lined up. He said: 'We have gone our separate ways and I am now pursuing new opportunities.' The agency is understood to be restructuring its corporate and public affairs teams.

DeHavilland, the political intelligence provider, has launched a service for PR and public affairs agencies. It will provide forward planning, monitoring, research and contact relations, from a range of sources.

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