Conservative roundtable series – Alan Mak MP

Westminster Advisers was delighted to be joined by Conservative MP Alan Mak MP on Thursday 25th February, in the latest in our series of events examining the Conservative party in government. This was a chance to consider the Conservative Party’s 2015 intake of MPs, what they’re like, and how they’re likely to behave. With manyRead more

Westminster Advisers shortlisted for Private Equity Awards 2016

Westminster Advisers is delighted to have been shortlisted for Specialist Adviser of the Year in the Private Equity Awards 2016 – the second year in a row that we have been nominated at these prestigious awards. Now in their 16th year, the Private Equity Awards are the oldest, most respected accolades bestowed on the private equity industry andRead more

A look at the EU referendum campaigns – message and execution

Regular readers of this blog may remember us recommending Tim Ross’ excellent book, ‘How the Tories Won’ on our pre-christmas reading list. A lucid depiction of how a great campaign works, its narrative showed how a combination of a resonant message, relentless message discipline, a respected leader, and high quality organisation all contributed to anRead more

Unlocking a legacy

Earlier this week, Cameron became the first Prime Minister for 20 years to give a speech solely devoted to the subject of prisons. That fact alone marks his comments out as important. However, for those looking at the direction the Conservatives are travelling, it was the content, in addition to the subject Cameron was addressing,Read more

The Carter Review: Does the NHS know the price of everything but the value of nothing?

The long-awaited, and heavily trailed, Carter Review into productivity in English acute hospitals was finally published last Friday. After eighteen months of research the report sets out its findings on inefficiencies and variations across all resource areas in the acute sector, including in terms of costs, hours of care per patient day and stockholding days,Read more

Conservative roundtable series – Graham Brady MP

Westminster Advisers was delighted to be joined by Graham Brady MP, Chair of the 1922 Committee on Thursday 4th February, in what was our first in a series of social events to examine the Conservative party in government.   Following a ‘dry January’ for much of the company, Westminster Advisers invited guests for Thursday evening wineRead more