Politics International and Ian Greer Associates emerged as the biggest
losers of last year in terms of numbers of clients, according to the
Association of Professional Political Consultants’ second annual
According to the register, which lists any organisation for which the
APPC’s 12 members have worked between June 1995 and end of May 1996, PI
dropped 13 organisations from its client list and added nine new names
including Virgin Atlantic.
IGA stopped working for 15 clients including Prudential, British Steel
Tinplate, the Article Number Association, Boeing and British Alcan
Aluminium. On the plus side, it added ten new clients including Acorn
Computers, Carlton TV and Swiss Life.
Among those gaining were Westminster Communications (net gain 18
clients); GJW (net gain 17 clients); Public Policy Unit (net gain 14
clients) and Westminster Strategy (net gain three clients).
Overall APPC members saw a large turnover of clients. APPC secretary
Charles Miller put this down to a move away from retainers to project
work and a tendency for large clients to use several different firms.
P GPC Market Access is to open an office in Edinburgh in November. GPC
Market Access Scotland will be headed by Jane Saren, currently a
purchasing and commissioning manager with City of Edinburgh Council.