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.

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 ...read 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 ...read more

Event: Crisis? What crisis?

Ellwood Atfield’s Health Practice is hosting “Crisis? What crisis?”, an evening seminar with Professor John Underwood, Director of the Centre...read more

Written by Geraldine Hetherington

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...read more

Written by Mark Dober

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

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

Written by Rachel Barlow

Influence and Media Messaging for associations

Sticky messages, led by Laura Shields, hosted by KPMG Laura led an interactive workshop on developing media messages that “stick” for ...read more

Written by Rachel Barlow

Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme

We are delighted to continue our support of the Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme as the fifth year of interns join the programme.  ...read more

Written by Nicola Bates

The Five Rooms of Internal Communications

Ellwood Atfield and Engage International hosted ‘The Five Rooms of Internal Communications Workshop’ on 13thSeptember, which was run ...read more

Written by Lottie Gunn

Speaker’s internship programme

The 10 successful applicants of the Speaker’s Internship Programme have finished their nine month paid placement within Parliament. Whittled down ...read more

Chris Floyd exhibition at ellwood atfield gallery

Join us for an exclusive evening of networking drinks and to hear from the man behind the camera, award-winning British photographer Chris Floyd. ...read more

Written by Gavin Ellwood

Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017

Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017. Who will win this year? We are delighted to host the awards again this year on Thursday 23rd November ...read more

Written by Ben Atfield

Making the leap from Head to Director, with Catherine May

Ben Atfield and I were delighted to host a seminar for 20 exceptional Heads of Communications, on making the leap to Corporate Affairs Director, at ...read more

Written by James Green

Interim roles and going freelance

The Public Affairs Leadership Series, in partnership with Women in Public Affairs, recently looked at what it means to be freelance; what to think ...read more

British Academy to reshape communications team

The British Academy is a voice that champions humanities and social sciences. As a national body they support the study of people, cultures and ...read more

Written by Renee Wo

The ‘ideal’ board and how to achieve it

In the first part of this interactive workshop, Maria Teresa and Susanne used a presentation with the Key Success Factors for Association Boards (from...read more

Written by Rachel Barlow

The story of purpose

Another great Engage International event attended by HR and Internal Communications professionals; hosted by employee engagement agency NKD.  ...read more

And the winner of ‘Best Association Supplier’ is…

…headhunting firm Ellwood Atfield. Gavin Ellwood, Director of Associations and Foundations at EA cannot be here tonight, but sent this message…...read more

Written by Ben Atfield

Public Affairs and theory of change

As part of Ellwood Atfield’s NCVO sponsorship programme, we hosted a breakfast event for campaigns and public affairs specialists working in the ...read more

Written by Jules Shelley