Starmer’s speech hits home

by Lee Whitehill

Senior Associate Director, Corporate Affairs
September 30, 2021

Starmer’s speech hits home

It is the perceived wisdom that one of the reasons Tony Blair was so electorally successful was that he ‘took on’ the left of his party. The truth is somewhat nuanced. In 1995 when the party conference voted to drop Clause 4 of its constitution, which committed Labour to nationalising the commanding heights of the … Read more

Unleashing the power of neurodiversity at work

15% of the UK workforce is estimated to be neurodiverse. It’s a benign-sounding term, but when you consider it accounts for a range of conditions including dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, autism, dyspraxia, and mental health there is reason for pause. That 45 of our colleagues may, knowingly or unknowingly, have at least some degree … Read more

Reflections from the Labour Party Conference

Monday morning at the Labour Party Conference. I awoke to a storm but it has evaporated into sunshine – a metaphor for the Keir Starmer’s first in-person conference since becoming leader? Only time will tell. If conversations in the bar last night are anything to go by, the mood is very different to the last … Read more

Starmer sets out his offer

Next week’s conference in Brighton will be the first outing for Keir Starmer as Labour leader in front of a big live audience. Behind in the polls, faced with a dominant Boris Johnson and beset with sniping from his left flank his conference speech, due on Tuesday, is being talked up in some quarters as … Read more

Energy crisis talks on the road to COP

With all eyes on the UK as we gear up to host this year’s COP Climate Summit, it’s already an extraordinary time to be in the energy business. With just six weeks to go until the summit opens, and a weekend spent in crisis talks with energy companies and the regulator, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng … Read more

Johnson shuffles the pack

After weeks of speculation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally announced a major reshuffle of his Government yesterday. He has made sweeping changes to the Cabinet and more changes to the junior ranks of his administration are still expected. For a man who hates the business of reshuffles and the controversy they cause, the extent of … Read more

NEWS: H+K London expands ESG expertise with three senior executives

7 September 2021, LONDON – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of the world’s leading public relations firms, has expanded its London Better Impact team with two senior hires, Tom Fern and Libby Wyman, and the secondment of Megan Castilla from H+K’s LA office. The Better Impact team provides sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) consultancy … Read more

The Metaverse & Why Brands Should Be Entering It

The metaverse is considered to be the next stage of how we use technology — the successor of the internet age. It can extend to digital products, social media, augmented reality, virtual stores, video games and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), meaning that many brands began dabbling in metaverse principles even before the term became commonplace. It’s an … Read more