Public Affairs: The Week in Lobbying

Bell Pottinger Public Affairs has landed a brief with Jacobs, a large global engineering and technical consulting firm.

Business Link London is on the hunt for an agency to provide public affairs and corporate media support.

The Chartered Insurance Institute has appointed Open Road for a project to define and communicate ethics and standards in the profession.

Patrick Horgan, former MD of APCO Worldwide in China, has been appointed MD of its EMEA-Asia business.

An All Party Parliamentary Food and Drink Manufacturing Industry Group has been launched to develop the profile of the UK's largest manufacturing sector and promote its interests in Parliament.

The Labour Party has called in Derek Draper to advise MPs, parliamentary candidates, staff and activists on how the party should communicate its message. The part-time, unpaid appointment was revealed last week by The Guardian. Ten years ago, Draper left GPC Market Access, having told an undercover reporter: 'There are 17 people who count. And to say I am intimate with every one of them is the understatement of the century.'

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