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Are you ready for the UK-EU referendum?

The UK plans to hold a referendum on whether to stay in, or leave, the European Union. Whether this will be in 2016 or 2017, and whether Brexit happens or not, there will be huge impacts on (British) businesses.

Businesses need to get ready – and get ready soon. Remember the run-up to the Scottish […]

By |May 21st, 2015|Government|

Food crisis: Why lobby? Tips for when, where, and how

Food & Drink companies shiver when they think about a next food crisis: ‘when will it happen?’ What will it be about?’
Thinking back of past food crises – BSE, or Horsemeat – they know that reputation and customers will be lost as a result.

What many forget is, that a food crisis is also the […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Lobbying|

Who’s a succesfull lobbyist?

Successful lobbyists harnass a wide set of skills and talents.

They know how to combine them to create art and deliver success.

 

You can learn the skills and talents it takes to become a succesful lobbyist.

But it takes time, patience and practice.

Look at the map to find out what you need to work on.

 

See also: The […]

By |June 30th, 2014|Lobbying, Tips|

Government Affairs Manager – the first 90 days

Or how to set yourself up for success in your new job in the Regulatory Affairs Department
Many of you will know Michael Watkins’ book ‘The First 90 Days – Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels’, which is a great read for everyone who wants to take on a new role or […]

Tim’s TopTenTips for better Government Affairs

Own organisation first! Create internal consensus on your most important issues, before lobbying on them. Too many companies create huge problems for themselves, and even spun off whole business units, because they couldn’t agree what their most important issues were. Most of the time, it’s up to setting up the right structure an processes, […]