The select committee published its controversial report at the start of the year (PRWeek, 9 January). The CIPR’s draft response says proposals for statutory regulation of lobbying should complement the CIPR code of conduct. The CIPR will now put out the draft for wider consultation with members. Director-general Colin Farrington said: ‘We are committed to high standards as are our members, which is why we are inviting them to have an involvement in our response to the committee’s report.’
Quintus Public Affairs has secured a major crisis brief for dermatology specialist Galderma. Quintus won the five-figure brief following a competitive pitch. It will conduct international crisis planning and training sessions to begin later this month.
Quintus has recently undertaken similar work for climate change business Sindicatum Carbon Capital and renewable energy company Prenergy Power.
Conservative Party press officer for the West Midlands Mike Flower is to join McDonalds’ regional communications team. Flower will take up the new post later this month.