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  • FleishmanHillard UK expands international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) capabilities with new appointment

    October 12, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK has boosted its international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) offer with the appointment of Tim Harding, who joins from the UK Department for International Trade (DIT). At the DIT, Tim was a specialist in foreign trade, investment and economic development into the UK, with a focus on Asian markets, and brings more than a decade of government experience advising on trade policy, inward investment and international business opportunities for the UK and...

  • Beijing’s CPTPP mischief is another headache for Washington in the Indo-Pacific power struggle

    October 12, 2021

    Over recent weeks headlines have been full of the announcement of the AUKUS defence partnership. In an unsurprisingly rapid response China, the unspoken target of the new submarine capabilities in Oceania, announced their application for accession to CPTPP. Although they had previously made no secret of the ambition to apply to this multilateral agreement, with full awareness of the irony that it had been originally created to contain their regional economic dominance, it was nonetheless...

  • Previewing the Conservative Party Conference 2021

    October 3, 2021

    By Tomos Davies, director As Conservatives gather this week for their annual Conservative Party Conference 2021, the first in-person meeting since Boris Johnson’s triumphant 2019 general election victory, they do so against a turbulent and uncertain political backdrop. As Britain’s forecourts run dry, the cost of living spirals, and with warnings of a winter of discontent on the horizon, Conservatives congregating in Manchester will hope for a dash of that fabled Johnsonian tonic to banish...

  • Labour Conference 2021 Round-up: Five things we learned

    September 30, 2021

    Labour Conference 2021: Starmer slays the Corbyn dragon, but will he now resonate with the public? Four days of Labour Conference is quite enough Conference for most. However, I hugely enjoyed being back amongst party members, MPs, peers and the wider business community for the first in-person Labour Conference since 2019. It’s safe to say that Brighton 2021 was a mixed bag for the party, but there are clear signs that Labour is now once...

  • Inside Labour Business Day 2021: Finding a new normal

    September 27, 2021

    The party conferences are back and with them the challenge of speaking to multiple audiences – to the party faithful, to the general public and to competing interest groups. But where does business feature in this mix? At Labour Business Day 2021, the party is signalling that it cannot achieve the better future it seeks for the workforce, the planet and for local communities without working better with business. But how will it cultivate this...

  • Head of public affairs Tim Snowball elected to PRCA Public Affairs Board Executive Committee

    July 30, 2021

    Partner and head of public affairs, Tim Snowball has been elected to the PRCA Public Affairs Board Executive Committee for 2021/22. Tim joins sixteen other elected committee representatives from across the UK, the PRCA NextGen Public Affairs Group, and PRCA Public Affairs Board members to help the PRCA continue its work in promoting ethical standards in the industry and a wider understanding of public affairs including its contribution to society. Contact us...

  • The Future of the Multilateral System: Learnings from the Global Solutions Summit

    May 28, 2021

    With the global community continuing to grapple with impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that questions are being asked about whether the multilateral system can not only steer us through the pandemic, but also address other key policy challenges such as climate change, social inequality and trade disruption. It is these very challenges that have stimulated debate over the last two days at the Global Solutions Summit. As the official communications partner...

  • Johnson Reigns Supreme

    May 11, 2021

    The Prime Minister begins the new parliamentary session on the back of impressive gains in local elections across the UK and prized victories in Hartlepool, Teesside and the West Midlands and has used today’s Queen’s Speech to set the legislative stage for a post-Brexit Britain as we start to emerge from the pandemic. Remarkably for a party in power for 11 years, the Conservatives continue chipping away at traditional Labour heartlands. These new Tory voters...

  • FleishmanHillard in conversation with Seb Payne, Whitehall Editor at Financial Times

    May 6, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK Online Event: In Conversation With…Sebastian Payne, Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times, Thursday 13th May 2021 at 12.30pm (BST) Join FleishmanHillard UK’s head of public affairs, Tim Snowball, in conversation with Seb Payne, Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times during a discussion on what’s next for local and regional politics in the UK. Taking place shortly after the Queen’s Speech, Hartlepool by-election and local and devolved elections, the event will provide an opportunity for Seb...

  • The New Race to the Top: Learnings from the Leaders Summit on Climate

    April 26, 2021

    With questions over the impact of COVID-19 on the COP26 climate summit in November, the importance of the Biden Administration’s 2021 Leaders Summit on Climate in entrenching global commitments to tackling the climate emergency this year cannot be overstated. Carbon emissions are expected to rise sharply in 2021 as countries seek to stimulate their economies following the devastation of the pandemic. Yet even with fiscal pressures, geopolitical tensions and more, we may have seen an...