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

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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Association Leadership Academy Sessions

The Latest in EU Trade Policy for Trade Associations - October 2018 Why attend? Whether the industry that you represent has been affected directly, ...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

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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

Attributes of the Modern Corporate Affairs and Communications Practitioner

Instability has promoted the importance of the role of the Corporate Affairs and Communications Practitioner....more

Written by Dani Brown

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

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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

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

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

Written by Jules Shelley

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

NOVEMBER 2017: Do’s and Don’ts of working with self-employed contractors....more

Influence and Media Messaging for associations

September 2017: Influence and Media Messaging for associations....more