Driverless but not rudderless? The self-driving Department for Transport

Chris Grayling is having a rough old time of it. He has listed from bad headlines to calls for his resignation over the fluffed Brexit ferry contract, faced ire over pricier rail tickets that annually signal the end of the Christmas holidays, and had his past dragged up over the collapse of his flagship probationRead more

WA shortlisted for PR Moment Awards

WA is delighted to have been shortlisted for Independent Agency of the Year in the PR Moment Awards 2019. The PR Moment Awards are a major fixture in the UK PR and communications calendar and are judged by eminent industry professionals. The awards celebrate excellence and recognise and reward exceptional campaigns and talent in theRead more

New home, same Brexit – WA’s office warming party

Last night, we marked the next milestone in our development – moving in to our new offices at Artillery House in Victoria. WA is cementing itself as the consultancy of choice for organisations with complex reputational, policy and regulatory issues, and has experience sustained year-on-year growth and our new office is the latest sign ofRead more

Fast growing WA Communications starts 2019 with new hires and promotions across the company

Following 25 percent growth in revenue in 2018 across core public affairs, health and investor services, WA Communications is starting the year with a raft of new hires and promotions. These follow a game-changing year for the company, achieving high-profile clients wins and expansion in its service offer across public affairs, investor services and corporateRead more

Re-engineering apprenticeships

Last week the government launched its new apprenticeship campaign #FireItUp. But, with apprenticeship starts still lagging behind target, does the government need to refresh its strategy? At the 2015 General Election, David Cameron’s manifesto committed to a target of three million new apprenticeship starts by April 2020. Theresa May repeated this commitment at the snapRead more

A shot in the arm for the vaccine industry? Implications of the NHS Long Term Plan for vaccine providers

Medicines manufacturers could be forgiven for feeling overlooked by the NHS Long Term Plan, with its clear focus on prevention over pills. Their colleagues in the vaccine industry may in contrast have good reason to be optimistic. Immunisation is a cornerstone of prevention, and NHS England’s ambition is clear: there will be both investment andRead more