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.

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

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

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

Written by Gavin Ellwood

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 ...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 ...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 ...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...more

Written by Rachel Barlow