The business of energy – Iain Wright MP breakfast

The deckchairs of government were subject to a major reshuffle after last summer’s EU referendum, and with it, the parallel Parliamentary committees scrutinising them.  One man who’s seat was moved even closer to the helm of Parliament was Iain Wright MP, chair of the BIS Committee which now operates as the Business, Energy and IndustrialRead more

The peers versus the people

The government has won the first round in their battle with the Lords to secure authority for triggering the Brexit process by the end of next month as peers gave an unopposed second reading to the Brexit Bill this week. Tensions were high throughout the two-day debate. Lord Mandelson called for a second referendum, sayingRead more

WA appointed by the National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) for strategic public affairs and communications brief

WA has been appointed by the National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) to support the trade association and manage its strategic public affairs and communications during a vitally important period in the association’s development. NJUG is a trade association representing utilities and their contractors on street works issues. NJUG works on a UK-wide basis with nationalRead more

Sacre bleu! Macron talks tough on Brexit

If you’re hoping to become the President of France, it’s probably a good idea to get the sixth largest French city on side. Emmanuel Macron certainly thought so, bringing his independent centrist campaign En Marche! to London on Tuesday in an attempt woo the 300,000 French voters living in the UK capital. Macron is undeniablyRead more

Investing in the future – the training market and political risk

For the investor concerned about workforce, the media’s constant lamentation of the UK’s chronic lack of skills makes for grim reading. With the government showing no signs of softening its rhetoric on immigration post-referendum, companies across the UK economy have been left scratching their heads about where to source the skills needed to survive, letRead more

WA Investor Services shortlisted for Specialist Adviser award

WA Investor Services (formerly Westminster Advisers) is delighted to have been shortlisted for Specialist Adviser of the Year in the Private Equity Awards 2017 – the third year in a row that we have been nominated at these prestigious awards. Now in their 17th year, the Private Equity Awards are the oldest, most respected accolades bestowed on theRead more