NEWS: Restaurateurs pick APCO for lobbying drive

The Restaurateurs Association of Great Britain has hired APCO to serve up some extra lobbying bite.

The Restaurateurs Association of Great Britain has hired APCO to serve

up some extra lobbying bite.



The association, which has 1,100 members, needs to tackle a number of

key political and social policy issues ranging from liquor licensing and

working hours to the minimum wage.



APCO was approached because of its connections and experience in the

leisure sector, said RAGB chief executive David Harrold.



‘It’s an organisation that in the past has not focused a lot of time on

lobbying or political communications,’ said APCO managing director Nick

de Luca.



‘But they want to make sure that their interests are not overlooked.’



The business, believed to be worth around pounds 40-50,000 a year in

fees, was not put out to pitch.



The Restaurateurs Association contacted APCO on the back of its work for

leisure sector bodies the British Entertainment and Discotheque

Association and Business in Sport and Leisure.



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