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  • FleishmanHillard UK Panel Event: The UK After COVID-19

    February 19, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK Online Event: The UK After COVID-19, Thursday 25th February 2021 at 12.30pm (GMT) FleishmanHillard UK is delighted to host a panel event on 'The UK after COVID-19', focusing on what's next after lockdown. This virtual panel event, taking place 12:30-13:30 (GMT) on Thursday 25th February. Hear from: Gagan Mohindra MP, PPS to the Department for Transport, Chair of the APPG on Regeneration and Development and Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire Nicolas Bosetti...

  • FleishmanHillard Davos Digest World Economic Forum 2021 – The Davos Agenda

    January 29, 2021

    The view from around the world Stephanie Bailey, Senior Partner, Managing Director of Corporate and Head of FleishmanHillard COP26 Unit What a year. What a year. At the WEF Davos Summit last January, there was hardly a mention of the new coronavirus emerging from Wuhan, China. Barely a peep. Nothing really given what was about to hit the world. One year on and Davos is radically different. The reverberations of a genuine global crisis have...

  • Government’s COP26 Portal open for businesses signals FleishmanHillard Fishburn COP26 Unit

    January 21, 2021

    Launching today, the Government's COP26 Portal opens for businesses, organisations and civil society to apply to get involved at COP26, Glasgow in November. Opportunities include the hosting of events, creative installations, and exhibition space — across both the Blue Zone and Green Zone. This year marks the first time that the UK will host the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) from 1-12 November 2021. The conference will be the biggest international summit...

  • Public Affairs leaders are ready to make an impact in 2021

    January 15, 2021

    Tim Snowball, Head of Public Affairs, FleishmanHillard Fishburn At the end of 2020, FleishmanHillard Fishburn launched its first major survey of in-house public affairs leaders. We left most of the questions open-ended to allow respondents the freedom to share what was really on their minds. The participants covered a wide range of sectors. Most were not current FleishmanHillard clients. This is a summary of what we learned:   Brexit and Covid-19 made progress on wider...

  • New Year = New Approach to Public Affairs?

    January 11, 2021

    Liam McCloy, Partner, Public Affairs, UK Although the year is young, I'd like to offer the following thoughts on how businesses might develop their relationships with political decision-makers and opinion formers over the year ahead: False dawns v. new horizons With a Brexit deal done, approved vaccines starting to roll out across the country and a global summit to host on climate change, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been keen to trumpet 2021 as a year of opportunity for...

  • Biden and Britain: Can the Special Relationship be Built Back Better?

    December 17, 2020

    By Michael Hartt, Partner and Head of International Affairs, London Fireworks in London, church bells in Paris, and celebrations in the streets of Berlin. While the reaction across Europe to the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris may have been exaggerated – American media would benefit from a search for “Guy Fawkes Night” – there’s no question that their victory was warmly welcomed by many political leaders and citizens on this side of the...

  • Sarina Kiayani elected to PRCA NextGen Public Affairs Committee

    December 9, 2020

    Congratulations to senior account executive, Sarina Kiayani who has just been elected to the PRCA NextGen PA Committee! NextGen PA represents public affairs professionals in their first ten years of working in the industry. Its primary focus is to provide a network, and support, for new practitioners. As an alumnus of the Taylor Bennett Foundation herself, in her role as a committee member, Sarina says she would like to help improve diversity in Public Affairs...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn launches COP26 Unit

    November 23, 2020

    With one year to go until the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, FleishmanHillard Fishburn has launched a dedicated COP26 unit to advise its UK and global clients in the lead up to, during and after the COP26 meeting. The cross-practice, fully integrated team brings together senior advisers with extensive experience in environment and sustainability issues from across the business, spanning corporate reputation, public affairs, international affairs, digital and social, and content strategy...

  • Restart & Recovery: Conservative Party Conference Boris’ big relaunch

    October 6, 2020

    By Tomos Davies - Director, Public Affairs.   The Conservative Party Conference, like so many aspects of daily life, was quite a different affair this year. Few public affairs practitioners will have mourned the tedium of attending the 8am fringe event, the customary rabble-rousing from the main conference hall or the warm (and cheap!) white wine. And whilst this year’s affair was devoid of the political theatre of previous conferences, the adulating Tory faithful and...

  • A Tricky Conservative Conference 2020 for International Trade

    October 5, 2020

    By Michael Hartt, Head of International Affairs, and Luke Downham, Senior Account Executive, Public Affairs.   This year’s Conservative Party Conference was meant to be a high-water mark of Boris Johnson’s leadership of a party grateful for the 80-seat majority he handed to them back in December. Instead of basking in the warm glow of an adoring party, the Prime Minister is faced with multiple crises and a battle to resurrect his premiership. With his...