Trainline, the online rail and coach booking and information platform, has hired former Portland international managing director Martin Sheehan to the new role of chief corporate affairs officer.
The Conservative Party has appointed Alex Wild, the former research director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, as its director of comms, PRWeek has learned.
Communications agency PLMR has acquired Midlands-based Advent Communications as part of a seven-figure deal, it announced today.
Boris Johnson delivered a confident speech to the party faithful at the Conservative Conference in Manchester on Wednesday lunchtime, during which he sought to define the party’s central policy of ‘levelling up’ while simultaneously launching attacks on the Labour Party, to the delight of his audience.
Clementine Cowton, director of external affairs at Octopus Energy Group, told a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference yesterday that she was attacked in her hotel bar earlier that day by a drunk man who was a delegate at the event.
Ben Nunn, the Labour Party’s former director of comms, will join Lexington as senior counsel next month, the agency announced this morning.
Robert Oxley, a former press secretary to the Prime Minister, and Lucy Noakes, ex-associate partner at Finsbury, have survived last week’s cabinet reshuffle in which many spads lost their jobs when their ministers were sacked, PRWeek has learned.
Industry bodies are divided over the findings of the Boardman review’s recommendations on lobbying, with the PRCA welcoming them while the CIPR says they ‘do not go far enough’.
Labour in Communications has created a plan aimed at helping the party win the next general election, which calls for Labour to simplify its messaging and win back public trust in its management of the economy.
Former Conservative minister David Gauke has been appointed senior public policy adviser at Instinctif Partners.
The PRCA has sent an open letter to the government calling for reform of lobbying rules, PRWeek has learned. It comes as the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists launches an inquiry into ex-Chancellor Lord Hammond’s email activity.
The recent bout of panic-buying at the petrol pumps is a reminder of how important good communication is in a crisis.
First it was non-essential shops, then restaurants, bars and sports stadiums, as nature began to heal and venues were able to reopen after the lifting of restrictions, but this autumn - to the excitement of political wonks - it will be the turn of party conferences, at least in part.
As the dust settles on last week’s reshuffle, I’ve been thinking about how the regular moving around of the ministerial deckchairs impacts those of us with the professional responsibility to help our clients understand and navigate the ever-shifting sands of government relations.
The BBC’s response to the Martin Bashir scandal has been to announce a “Review of Editorial Policies” and an investigation into the re-hiring of Bashir by the Corporation in 2016.
Whether it's been badged as "rebalancing the economy", or as Theresa May's short-lived "industrial strategy", the concept of 'levelling up' has been at the centre of political and economic thinking for years.
Whenever you see a UK Government minister nowadays, you invariably see a flag. What’s going on?
Given his previous role as director of corporate affairs for Carlton, now part of ITV, you would be forgiven for thinking that David Cameron would be well equipped to handle his own personal PR crisis.
When David Cameron famously warned 11 years ago that lobbying would be the 'next political scandal', many of us hadn’t realised he was not sounding a warning, but making a promise.
PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR pros who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the big players in political comms and public affairs.
Imagine the scene. You’re the Chancellor’s comms Spad, and you’ve had a great idea: a video – the story of the young, popular Rishi Sunak, tracing his progress from unexpected Chancellor to author of a generation-defining Budget; the Budget that will get us out of the COVID-19 crisis.
Care Quality Commission, Homebased - Flexible, United Kingdom
Cherish PR, London
ThirdEyeMedia, Lisbon (PT) or remote
Porter Novelli, London
University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire