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

Sustainability Careers – What Next?

May 2018- We are often asked about how to take the next step in progressing sustainability careers. With options to go either into a consultancy or ...more

Written by Rufus Bullough

Global Public Affairs – 10 Tips for Brexit

In all my experience of working with public affairs experts, I don’t recall very many people with as much global experience as Stephen Crisp. I ...more

I don’t want to spend time (almost) alone with you!

Why do the leaders of so many recruitment and executive search firms take their “high achievers” away on holiday? And why do hard working ...more

Written by Ben Atfield

High Performing Association Secretariats Survey

We first wrote about High-Performing Secretariats as one of the seven ‘Key Success Factors for European Associations’, and now the Association ...more

It’s An Exciting Time To Join This Specialist Regulator’s Communications Team

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK’s aviation regulator. With the aviation industry facing huge opportunities and challenges, this is an ...more

Women in Communications Careers Network – Event Schedule 2018

The Women in Communications Careers Network are delighted to announce the events programme for 2018. Speakers will include Ann Furedi, Vicky Pryce, ...more

Diversity Survey of the Communications and Advocacy Profession

We take our responsibilities as headhunters seriously. By filling out this survey, you will be helping to answer some fundamental questions about ...more

Written by Tom Ewen

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

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

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 Private: 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

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

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