News, comments and events

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

Olam Cocoa to hire a Brand and Digital Experience Manager for their Amsterdam office

Olam Cocoa Olam Cocoa is an important business within Olam International’s team of 70,000 full-time, seasonal, contract and temporary employees who...more

Written by James Green

Brussels, The USA and Jiu-Jitsu – Mark speaks with the PAC

Mark Dober caught up with Public Affairs Council (PAC) in a very snowy Washington DC to discuss the new European Corporate Affairs Remuneration Report...more

The Textile Services Association to hire a Head of Membership & Communications

The TSA launched a new five-year plan at the start of 2017 and this is an exciting period as the Chief Executive and Board seeks to transform its ...more

Written by Renee Wo

Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017

The awards celebrate the UK’s national newspaper cartoonists and are well attended by the Westminster elite. ...more

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

How to ask for (and get) a pay rise

All too often people ask for a pay rise at the wrong time. Either the request is long overdue and can sound like a demand, or too soon and the manager...more

Written by Gavin Ellwood

For greater openness, face-to-face lobbying must be registered

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations hosted the Scottish Lobbying Register Breakfast Roundtable on Wednesday 14th...more

Written by Joshua Clements

“The General Data Protection Regulation for associations: the challenge of compliance”

FEBRUARY 2018: Report of the Association Leadership Academy session on “The General Data Protection Regulation for associations: the challenge of ...more

Written by Dr Rachel Barlow

European Corporate Affairs Remuneration Report

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

We looked specifically at the risk to businesses from external campaigns and how these can be addressed....more

Written by Nicola Bates

The Women in Communications Careers Network (WCCN) Westminster Relaunch

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

The leading agri-business operating in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 23,000 customers worldwide....more

Written by Rufus Bullough

Women in Communications Careers Network

WCCN is group which facilitates networking among peers to share best practice in order to develop their careers, and to aid progression ...more

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

Should salary be determined based on the role’s demands and value, rather than people’s perceived market worth?...more

Written by Gavin Ellwood

Upcoming ALA sessions

Brexit through the Looking Glass: Focus on highly impacted business sectors - May 2018 Why attend? This is the Association Leadership ...more

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

Written by Renee Wo

Lord Chadlington in conversation with Lord Bell

Last month I became Senior Warden of the Company of Public Relations Practitioners; a membership organisation, part of the City of London’s livery ...more

Written by Gavin Ellwood