Lobby agency Ian Greer Associates has lost one of its longest-standing
accounts to APCO UK.
The Association of International Courier and Express Services (AICES)
has appointed APCO as its new parliamentary adviser after more than ten
years with IGA.
The account, thought to be worth about pounds 25,000-pounds 40,000 a
year, will be headed by John Fraser, who managed the association’s
account at IGA until he joined APCO last year. IGA was not invited to
repitch and there were no other contenders.
Fraser said he thought that APCO had secured the business due to its
‘fresh approach’ to public affairs and because both he and APCO managing
director Simon Milton - another former IGA staffer - had previously
worked on the AICES account.
He said APCO’s work for the association, which represents 95 per cent of
the UK-based international express courier industry, would focus on the
impact of a possible future Labour government and on both political
parties’ plans for the postal sector.
Jeremy Sweeney, IGA UK MD, said he was ‘naturally sad’ to lose AICES’
business but that he wished it well.