News, comments and events

Every year we host over 40 events, meet amazing people, and are at the centre of the communications and advocacy community.

European Corporate Affairs Remuneration Report

Following hot on the heels of our European Association Remuneration study, this new report is dedicated to the thousands of people who work in EU ...more

Written by Mark Dober

The Risk To Business From External Campaigns

Last year we ran a breakfast round-table looking at planning for political risk – you can view the blog here. There was clearly an appetite for ...more

Written by Nicola Bates

The Women in Communications Careers Network (WCCN) Westminster Relaunch

Ellwood Atfield founded the Women in Communications Careers Network in 2014 as a group for senior women leaders in communications. The group ...more

Written by Nicola Bates

Salaries in Trade Associations – The report

The Trade Association Salary and Benefits Survey compiles responses from 79 trade associations employing 1,112 staff and representing every sector of ...more

Written by Gavin Ellwood

Olam International to make two key communications hires

Olam International’s team of 70,000 full-time, seasonal, contract, and temporary employees work to bring essential agricultural products to homes ...more

Written by Rufus Bullough

Women in Communications Careers Network

WCCN is group for senior women leaders in communications. The group facilitates networking among peers to share best practice in order to develop ...more

Equal pay for equal work: as simple as it sounds?

“I do not want to be remembered as the woman who complained about money” Carrie Gracie, BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 8th January 2018. ...more

Written by Gavin Ellwood

Upcoming ALA sessions

Association performance and employment law compliance We wish to invite you to our annual edition of "Association performance and employment law ...more

Written by Dr Rachel Barlow

Global Infrastructure Investor Association to double its workforce

Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) members are responsible for half a trillion dollars of infrastructure assets. GIIA works with ...more

Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017

George Osborne, Ellwood Atfield's guest of honour at Political Cartoon of the Year awards evening - standard! The winners were announced during a ...more

Written by Ben Atfield

Attributes of the Modern Corporate Affairs and Communications Practitioner

Reputation, resilience, renaissance Business model disruption, the speed of digital connectivity and geopolitics has created a new landscape ...more

Written by Rufus Bullough

UK Finance building new External Affairs team

UK Finance represents nearly 300 of the leading firms providing finance, banking, mortgages, markets and payments-related services in or from the UK. ...more

Written by Renee Wo

Event: Crisis? What crisis?

At our most recent event, co-hosted with the CIPR, John Underwood from the Centre for Health Communication Research shared some of his experiences and...more

Written by Geraldine Hetherington

Autumn PR Quiz

Following on from the great success of the Spring Quiz earlier this year, the Company of Public Relations Practitioners and Ellwood Atfield are ...more

Written by Gavin Ellwood

Ellwood Atfield acquires Mondo Executive Search

September 2017. Ben Atfield commented on the acquisition "I am delighted to announce that Ellwood Atfield has acquired Mondo Executive Search, an ...more

Plan or fail – Addressing Global Political Risk

Shortly before Christmas Eve last year, the shareholders of Lockheed Martin were oblivious to an avalanche that was about to hit them, decreasing ...more

European Association Remuneration Report 2017

The new twenty-four page 2017 European Association Remuneration Report is dedicated to the 2,265 associations based in and around Brussels, which have...more

Written by Mark Dober

Do’s and Don’ts of working with self-employed contractors

NOVEMBER 2017. This Association Leadership Academy session was hosted by Sophie Maes in the spacious Claeys & Engels theatre meeting room. Sophie ...more

Written by Dr Rachel Barlow