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

Labour: A party under siege

As an indication of the situation Labour finds itself in, YouGov’s latest poll makes for grim reading. In Wales and the West Midlands, traditionally a Labour heartland, the party is 12 points behind the Conservatives. More broadly, the opposition now sits 24 points behind the government. Labour appears to be a party increasingly under siege.Read more

Pharma, Brexit and the Industrial Strategy: a lasting relationship or a brief affair?

“It is hard to think of an industry of greater strategic importance to Britain than its pharmaceutical industry”. These were Theresa May’s words on the Prime Ministerial campaign trail in July 2016, and they were echoed last week in a leaked government document listing pharma as a high priority industry in the wake of Brexit.Read more

By-elections: what do they really tell us?

The importance of parliamentary by-elections can often be exaggerated by those observing – and winning – them. In reality, while the results can dominate news headlines for 24 hours, their longer term implications are usually more limited and they rarely fundamentally alter the political landscape. The leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron claimed atRead more