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  • The Queen’s speech 2022: Elizabeth rests, Boris re-sets

    May 10, 2022

    Speculation over this year’s Queen’s Speech focused on three things: Who would deliver it? What would be in it? And would the Prime Minister survive long enough to reach it? With Her Majesty notably absent from public engagements in recent weeks, it was Prince Charles who took centre stage for the first time. He unveiled 38 bills in the Government’s new legislative agenda, and the event delivered something of a re-set moment for an embattled...

  • Former Prime Minister’s office head of campaigns Charley Green joins FleishmanHillard UK

    April 27, 2022

    After four years of growth for the UK Public Affairs practice, FleishmanHillard UK has hired former Cabinet Office head of campaigns, Charley Green, as an associate director. This appointment will help support the next phase of development of our integrated approach to the discipline. Charley will become part of FleishmanHillard UK’s Public Affairs leadership team and will work across the business and with Omnicom sister agencies to support the delivery of public sector campaign briefs...

  • FleishmanHillard UK shortlisted in 2022 EMEA Purpose Awards! 

    April 26, 2022

    We’re delighted announce that FleishmanHillard UK has been shortlisted in the 2022 EMEA Purpose Awards for our work with the  to launch WeThe15, Sport's largest human rights movement to advance the lives of 1.2bn people with disabilities. WeThe15 has been named a finalist in two categories: Collaboration - Best Equality and Inclusion Cause Campaign. Charity/NGO - Best Equality and Inclusion Cause Campaign. Winners are announced on June 10th.   Contact us...

  • Mike Kelly joins FleishmanHillard UK International Affairs team

    April 7, 2022

    Amid continued and significant growth over the last two years, FleishmanHillard UK has bolstered its International Affairs offer with the appointment of Mike Kelly as director. Mike joins FleishmanHillard UK from health-tech scale-up Cera, the UK’s second healthcare unicorn, where he built the company’s public relations and public affairs function across multiple markets. Prior to this, Mike spent almost five years with Edelman as part of its International Affairs practice, advising governments, private sector organisations...

  • Spring Statement 2022: Britain’s feeling the squeeze

    March 23, 2022

    Times are only going to get tougher. Prior to the Spring Statement, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said that already-squeezed living standards in Britain are expected to fall at the fastest annual rate since the mid-1950s. Faced with rapidly rising inflation, weakening economic growth and increasing uncertainty in the context of the war in Ukraine, this Spring Statement was perhaps always going to underwhelm. Chancellor Rishi Sunak himself has been open that he cannot...

  • FleishmanHillard UK crowned Best Agency for Public Affairs

    February 17, 2022

    FleishmanHillard UK is PRWeek UK Corporate, City & Public Affairs Awards winners, scooping the top prize for Best Agency for Public Affairs! It was expressed that high-quality client work and creative campaigning, for the likes of UKHospitality, impressed the judges. The judges said: “Good growth, impressive diversity stats, quality client work and creative campaigning combine to make this the winning entry.” Read the write-up in full on the PRWeek.com website. Contact us...

  • From populist to unpopular: why a reliance on opinion polling is coming back to bite Boris

    January 20, 2022

    Despite a predilection for governance by opinion poll, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been left staring into the abyss after falling foul of public opinion. But bad behaviour at Number 10 should not be interpreted as a weakness of the value of data insights in government or communications. Not long ago, the Johnson administration could be best characterised as “government by focus group”. Voters were asked – often on a daily basis – for their...

  • COP26 Wrap-up: Five Priorities for Climate Engagement in 2022

    December 3, 2021

    Seizing the Post-COP26 Communications Mandate After an intense two weeks at COP26 in Glasgow, the world’s climate advocates, scientific experts and policy gurus have earned a welcome respite. But as stated repeatedly by attendees, the hard work is just beginning. That’s even more true for the private sector, which will be expected to lead the charge to develop new technologies, improve supply chains, and make even greater commitments to cut their carbon footprint. So how...

  • What lessons can businesses learn from COP26?

    November 18, 2021

    Lessons from COP26 After two long weeks of intense talks, debates, and negotiations in Glasgow, COP26 finally came to an end last weekend. For the private sector, this COP has been unlike any other. The role businesses play in contributing to climate change has become so apparent that it is now necessary for them to become leaders in tackling the issues. So, what lessons can businesses learn from COP26? What are the key takeaways? 1...

  • COP26 Preview: Answering the call to action, or putting climate solutions on hold?

    October 29, 2021

    In the twenty-three months since COP25 concluded in Madrid, the climate crisis has become ever-present in our lives, with devastating floods, scorching heat waves, frightening fires, increased weather extremes, and evidence of the growing impact upon nature. Forces could align at COP26 in Glasgow to agree on tangible, game-changing solutions, or could leave the world further behind in the fight to stop the changing climate. As we enter what may be a contentious, challenging two...